Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review: Urban Decay 'Naked' Palette

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Yes yes, I gave in to the hype of this palette and snagged one from ulta.com! Was it worth it? Keep reading to find out!




So first off, my experience with ulta.com: Shipping time was relatively quick (less than a week, which is good for an AK girl! ha-ha); Shipping was NOT free for me because I don't live in the continental U.S. (boo), and even though they tout "3 free samples" with the order, they don't really invite you to pick any- it's weird. Oh, and other parts of my order were not available at time of shipment so they just canceled it! Instead of waiting til it was restocked (which happened like 2 days later), they just flat out canceled it. Overall and odd experience but I'm glad the Naked palette was available.

I digress...on to the palette itself.

This thing is huge! I was not expecting it to be quite so large. I took pics comparing it to the AIW palette, which of course is much bigger, but it still gives you an idea of how big this one is. But I guess since it houses 12 full-size shadows, it is only expected to be big!

It also comes with a small Primer Potion and a dual-ended liner pencil in brown and black.

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Then, I opened it and...
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Flash

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Non-Flash

Ooh Ah!! Beautiful!

I have to say, I was not expecting this palette to be so pretty. It looked just like a bunch of blah neutrals in the photos I've seen- and maybe in my photos it looks the same. But in real life, these babies are gorgeous!

They are grouped in to three sort of "sections" - 1) light beige-y colors, 2) deeper shimmery bronzes, and the 3) smokey, nighttime colors. It's kinda cool that there are so many looks grouped in to one palette.

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l to r: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

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l to r: Buck, Half-Baked, Smog, Darkhorse

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l to r: Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

The shadows themselves are definitely up to par to my expectations of the quality. I have to admit (and don't kill me!!) that I am gradually becoming a bit fonder of UD's formula over MAC's. They're just so smooth and creamy! I love the shadows with glitter because they're big enough to see when applied.

Anyways, without further ado, some swatches:
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l to r: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

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l to r: Buck, Half-Baked, Smog, Darkhorse

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l to r: Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal


And so? What do you think of UD's Naked Palette?

10 comments:

l0verlada said...

I have been totally fighting off my urge to order this forever. I love neutrals but...I feel I have a good selection and should save my $44...but still it's gorgeousssss.

BoldAsLove said...

I'm obsessed with mine....but used it for the first time today and am disappointed in Sidecar-- can you say glitter bomb?

Great review :)

Cydonian said...

Did a review on my blog as well... now that I've done some looks with it, I really like it! I think my only complaint is the usual with UD, the fallout. I wear contacts so some days, it can be a real nightmare and just uncomfortable with the lenses in. But love the colors!

JC said...

ooooh, that's a pretty, pretty compact. :)

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