♡ Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

February 10, 2013

I spent a while contemplating whether i really needed this palette, (after all, I do own the other two Naked palettes), though in the end the urge to complete the set took over! This is an almost all matte palette, with just one slightly shimmery highlight shade ('venus'), and despite containing 'full sized' shadows, it's a lot smaller than the previous two Naked palettes. Unlike the others the packaging is more rubberised (quite similar to Nars), and though this does have a tendency to get dirty quickly, i really like the feel of it. It's a lot lighter than the metal casing of the Naked 2 palette, yet much more sturdy than Naked 1. 

I really like the selection of colours as there really is everything you need for a basic everyday look. It's also quite versatile as the black can be used as a liner, the darker brown for eyebrows, and the yellow toned shadow 'foxy' is great for setting concealer. All this combined with the compact packaging makes this palette perfect for travelling, and it's probably this that attracts me most (and that's not just because it means more room for an unnecessary quantity of lipstick and balm...I like choice!).

As with all Urban Decay eye shadow  the quality and longevity of the shadows are amazing and considering the palette is only £20 for six eye shadows, it's really good value as well. Though I usually prefer shimmery eye shadows, I have been really enjoying the subtle matte finish, which I've found is perfect for a more natural everyday look. I've been using my Naked Basics palette virtually everyday over the past few weeks and I have a feeling that this little palette is going to become just as well loved as its older siblings!

What do you think of the Naked Basics palette? Have you tried it yet?

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  1. i haven't gotten the gist of applying eyeshadow yet :p what would you reccomend my first pallet be? maybe the naked or naked 2? thanks!


    1. Well i don't think you could go wrong with either. Naked 2 has slightly more cool toned eye shadows, which i personally prefer (and a little bit more of a durable case!) but it really depends on your skin tone and personal preference (: Either would be great as a starter kit as they have everything you need (:

  2. I have the naked palette, so can't justify spending money on this, but I really really want too :( hmmmm, maybe I should I mean technically they are different shades, so it's okay...right...



    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey!


  3. I just got the first Naked palette but I will be getting this one this week or next week because I love mate eye shadow and I've decided that I just NEED it! :)


  4. wow i think that's really must-a-try, since ill be needing it on some occassions..
    what do you recommend for a beginner?
    btw, like you blog what about following each other> just let me know..
    promise ill follow back..



  5. I've been debating buying this for soooo long you wouldn't believe and I think your post has finally convinced me to buy it!
    Lovely blog, will be following from now on :)


  6. I want this palette so bad! x


  7. I am eyeing on this palette for quite a long time already. Such a lovely palette. :)

    The Sun Kissed Girl

  8. These pictures are stunning! As I already own Naked 1 and 2, I feel as though I must purchase the Basics palette to complete the set hahah x

  9. I've seen this palette on so many blogs it looks so good!

  10. omg I want that palette so bad! It looks really good! love it! by the way, you have such a lovely blog! I hope you could visit mine :)xx


  11. Great blog and amazing post you're doing a really good job!
    Would be amazing if you could visit my blog too. Maybe we could follow each other as well? Let me know what you think.


  12. Everytime I walk past the urban decay counter at boots,I always want to have it all,I love products with gorgeous packaging,and I alwasy assumed UD was expensive,but £20 for six eyeshadows is a good price.
    I love the selection of colours in this pallette too.Gorgeous photos and blog x
    Hope you have a fab day

  13. You take such pretty photos :)

    I think I'll be caving in to the hype around this shortly, it looks like it would be great for travelling x


  14. This looks like such a good colour range!

    Your photos are gorgeous and your blog is lovely, just followed :)


  15. I want it! Great palette and I love Urban Decay :)



  16. love your blog! I followed! would love you to check out my blog! keep in touch! x

  17. I don't own this palette but do you find it wearable? Theres only one brown shade in there, all the others seem quite light. I'd definitely be tempted by the other Naked Palettes.

    Lindsey. x

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  19. This palette looks amazing! You take such nice photos too :)
    Such a lovely blog, glad I found it, will like it now :)

    gracierosee.blogspot.co.uk xx

  20. I love my naked2 palette so I will definitely check this one out:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  21. Great post, it looks amazing! I actually use a dupe of the Urban Decay Naked Palette from Sleek called Au Natural, have you heard of it? It works for me and you get more colours! Although I still can't resist Urban Decay :)

    http://www.ragsoflove.com/ xx

  22. This looks like a really good investment. I'm useless with applying eye shadow (it just never looks right!!! ARGH!) but these colours are really neutral and I love the crave colour too. I've heard lots about UD palettes so must investigate.


  23. I need this in my life! i love the matte-ness

  24. Everyone raves about this palette! Looks like a great collection of shades, so it's no wonder why!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  25. Hi sweetie, new follower here :-D This palette is a absolute must! Really like your blog and think you would be a great addition to our Aloha Friday Blog Hop. It is a great way to meet other bloggers, get some exposure for your blog and find new readers and followers. Feel free to stop by anytime and join us :-D Happy weekend !

    xoxo Pakize (Keke)


  26. I don't even own this palette but I can already tell I love it!

    Becky x


  27. Hi Laura, I have nominated you for the Liebster award.
    Please check out the post and my blog here: http://rebeccalouise-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/ive-been-nominated-for-liebster-award.html

    Becky x

  28. Hey! Like Rebecca I've nominated you for the Liebster award!! Have a look here for details!


  29. Hi I was about to comment to say that I've nominated you for the Liebster award and it seems that i've been beaten to it! Like Rebecca and Lettie i really love your blog, so if you would like to add my nomination to your collection then pop on over to http://therabbitandthedeer.blogspot.co.uk/
    I think all of these nominations definately represent how good your blog is!

    Maddie xx

  30. Hi! I have to agree with the fine ladies and say that your blog IS definitely amazing! And for the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, I have just fallen in love. The colours are gorgeous! It must make a fantastic natural smokey eye effect!

    Martine :)


  31. omg that palette is just lush. Of course u needed it!!

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  33. I've wanted this naked palette for ages but it keeps getting pushed to the back of my wishlist!

    Your blog looks wicked so I am a new follower! Your pictures are ace too! I need more natural light for my blog but its so hard when you work so many hours! I just did a photography post called urbexing, maybe you could check it out?


  34. I'm dying to get this palette!! I have Naked 2 though :) <3
    I will follow your blog now <3

  35. I've beenwanted to get this for a while now, and I think I will it looks so much prettier than on the website here.
    Definitely a new follower here :)

    Gemma xx


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