Urban Decay Naked Palette £37
The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are so hyped and coveted that I'm surprised it took me so long to purchase one! The original Naked palette has actually been out for four years and now has two 'sister palettes' in Naked 2 and Naked 3. There are so many affordable dupes of the Naked Palette available that I convinced myself I didn't need the original, until I had some Debenhams vouchers to spend!
Along with the 12 shadows there is a mini Primer Potion and a good quality flat brush that is great for applying shadow all over the lid. The only thing I'm not keen on is the felt type material on the palette casing, I just have a thing about this sort of material (cotton wool, velvet etc *cringe*) but it's not really a problem just a personal preference.
Virgin - A shimmery nude great for highlighting the inner corner of the eye and brow bone. I love wearing this on it's own all over the lid for a bright every day look.
Sin - A pink/champagne shimmery that is more frosty than Virgin. I like to really blend this out to get a subtle sheen on it's own or to layer it over other shadows to increase the sparkle factor!
Naked - A matte light beige-brown tone that I like to use as a base shadow or as a soft crease contour. It also looks lovely worn on it's own when I fancy a simple matte look.
Sidecar - A shimmer rose gold shade with a mix of brown. It's so pretty and one of the shadows I use the most because of how versatile it is.
Buck - A slightly darker version of Naked. When blended together Buck and Naked make a lovely neutral smokey eye. I also like using this through the crease.
Half Baked - A gorgeous golden-copper brown, it looks stunning with any of the shades from the palette. It's perfect for day or night looks and is definitely one of my favourite shadows ever.
Smog - A dark bronze shimmer that pairs well with Half Baked for a deep smokey/glitzy look. I like to use a small amount through the crease and in my outer corner to add some depth.
Dark Horse - Also works really well through the crease and outer corner of the eye, it's a dark chocolate brown with gold flecks that isn't too shimmery.
Toasted - A deep rose-gold shade that blends really well to add a slightly different take on a bronze look. Really pretty with a shimmer/frost finish.
Hustle - A rich brown with plum tones and a hint of rose gold. It works really well for a more intense smokey eye or in the crease and outer corner.
Creep - A dark black with silver shimmer that is great for a smudy liner look or deepening a smokey look. It's really versatile and great for evening looks.
Gunmetal - The only shade I don't really use. It's a blue/silver/grey mix that is very shimmery and dramatic. It is perfect for creating a unique and smokey look.
All the shades are soft and buttery, blend incredibly well and are very pigmented. They last all day on me even without a primer and I personally haven't experienced any fall out from any of the shadows.
I've tried many dupes from different price points but since getting this I barely use them. I really think this is worth the money if you love these sort of tones. I don't think I've used one make up item so much ever!
You can definitely live without it if you have tried and love a cheaper dupe, but I think some things are worth treating yourself too and with this you can't beat the original.
If you have the money and know you'll use it then I think this is worth the investment. Now I am lusting over Naked 3.
Do you own any of the Naked Palettes?