Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Monday, 6 July 2015


Obviously the internet does not need another blog post about these palettes. Ever since the first one came out these are everywhere. Everytime a new one comes out the hype is almost palpable. The reason why I'm writing about these palettes is because to this day I still get questions about these palettes, which one's the best and which one they should buy. So probably there's not enough writings about these palettes then? It doesn't matter because I'm writing about them anyway... ;) Here's my quick thought on the Urban Decay Naked palettes.



I really like these palettes. I love them. As you can see, they are very well loved. For the longest time I even thought I wouldn't ever need other palettes. These three were all the eyeshadows that I owned. They are versatile, they have beautiful shades, they have great blendability, pigmentation, but all have fallouts. In terms of need, if you need palettes you can wear for everyday, for parties, for night outs, these are more than enough. They all have shades for highlight, all over the lid, for the crease, for definition near the lashline and to deepend the outer v. What's different about them is (obviously) the shades and the overall tone of the palette. The only shade that came out in two different palettes is Half Baked which is in both the original Naked and in the Naked 2. The original Naked has warmer neutral tones, Naked 2 has cooler warmer tones, and Naked 3 has rosy neutral tones.

Which one is the best one out of the three? Whenever someone asks me this I'm honestly always confused. Quality-wise, they're similar. I have seen people compare which one has worse fallouts but to me they just all have fallouts. It all comes down on what you're looking for, tone and shades wise. Plus I think the packaging of the original Naked is the most sturdy and compact out of the three, if it had a bigger mirror like its counterparts it would be perfect. As you can see, one of the shades in the Naked 2 is broken because the palette fell from my table. If the question is "Which one I reach out for the most", then the answer is the original Naked palette. This palette is also what I use most on other people. I don't know why but I just tend to reach out for it the most, maybe because it suits Indonesian skintones which tends to be more yellow. It's just easy, very reliable and you cannot go wrong with it. I've had a phase where I prefer the Naked 2, I wore it exclusively for I think almost a year. But overall, the original Naked is my most used palette out of the three. So if you are really confused and you really have no idea which one to get, but you need a reliable eyeshadow palette, I would say go for the original Naked palette. The Naked 3 has all of the most beautiful, subtle rosy neutral shades, but because they're not neutral browns I'm afraid you won't like them forever if you know what I mean. I go through phases with Naked 3.

Will I add more to my collection? The new Naked Smoky is kind of interesting, but I won't be getting it anytime soon. I just don't see anything special about it for the time being. As for the Naked Basics, I will not be getting them because despite them being travel friendly and great for everyday, my Tarte Tartelette palette is already a very beautiful matte eyeshadow palette and I just don't think the Naked Basics are worth it. And for the Naked Flushed and Naked On The Run, I can't really care about them really, I just have zero interest with them. So for now, these three are good for me.

I'm going to tell you how I usually use these palettes for everyday look:

  • Naked palette: Naked all over the lid, Buck on the crease, and under the eye, Sin on the inner corner
  • Naked 2 palette: Suspect all over the lid, Tease on the crease and under the eye, Foxy on the browbone.
  • Naked 3 palette: Burnout all over the lid, Nooner on the crease. And if I want sparkle, I would tap Dust on the center of the eyelid.

My favourite shades from each palette:
  • Naked palette: Sin, Naked, Buck, Smog, Darkhorse, Hustle
  • Naked 2 palette: Foxy, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Busted, Blackout
  • Naket 3 palette: Burnout, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot
My least favourite shades aka shades I will probably never use:
  •   Naked palette: Gunmetal
  • Naked 2 palette: Verve, Pistol
  • Naked 3 palette: I have nothing I truly dislike from this palette!

What about you? Which one is your favourite? Which one would you suggest others to go and buy as their first Naked palette?

Much love, x

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