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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Naked Part-3. It's like I've been living on only Urban Decay Naked palettes for over a year, no? Okay, I will change that this year. I will go get some new eyeshadows & palettes this weekend. Sleek plan of action!
For now, we'll have to finish our conversation about the last one of the trilogy. Good Urban Decay  L'Oreal, please let it be the last one!*
*L'Oreal bought Urban Decay..... like a boss.

  • Venus - Soft, off-white (demi-matte). This is the only one that is not totally matte. It has a pearly finish, which makes a great highlighting color for your cheeks too.
  • Foxy - Cream bisque (matte) . This is also present in Naked 2 Palette. It has yellow undertones which makes it a nice base color to even out your eyelids.
  • Walk of Shame - Very light nude (matte). This is a pinky nude. I like to use it as a lid color when I'm doing a cut crease look.
  • Naked 2 - Taupe (matte). Fantastic blending eyeshadow. It's my favorite.
  • Faint - Warm, dusty brown (matte). Also good for brows if you are a brunette.
  • Crave - Deepest, darkest brown/black (matte). It's simply a black to me. I'm glad there's almost no fallout with this.
Venus, Foxy, W.O.S 
Naked 2, Faint, Crave
Top: Venus, Foxy, W.O.S
Bottom: Naked 2, Faint, Crave
If you're wondering how small it is.....

The Good:
  • The eyeshadows are all amazing. They are pigmented, very soft, silky & are very easy to blend. 
  • It's tiny, so it's ideal for travelling + you can easily keep it in your handbag. Portable palette of 6 eyeshadows.
  • I love W.O.S, Naked 2 & Faint. I see myself using them a lot. Naked 2 is such a nice blending color. 
  • Everyday wearable. It's got all the basic neutral colors, including black to use as eyeliner.
  • Mirror is included. 

The Bad:
  • Although the packaging is small & cute, I hate it. It's SO HARD to open most of the time. Because it's tiny, it's difficult to grip it and open it at the same time. You'll break your nail(s) if you try to open it- guaranteed. I almost pinched a shadow or two when my fingers slipped inside jerkily in one attempt to open it. Sometimes it frustrates me so much I want to throw it at the wall. They should have made it magnetic or something.
  • I really think they should have included a little brush. Then it would have been more than perfect. I would easily forgive it for breaking my nails then.
  • They repeated Foxy, which is in the Naked 2 Palette. I like having 2 of everything, but only if they are not exactly the same.
Here, I used all the eyeshadows in the palette: W.O.S all over lid. Naked 2, Faint & Crave in the crease, Foxy on brow bone, Venus to highlight inner corners. I used Faint on brows too. To see full look & both eyes, please go here.
It's a nice palette and all, but the colors aren't extraordinary. I think you will be able to find cheaper dupes or similar shades. I just find it incomplete & somewhat "complacent". 

Price ~ £20 (Rs.1755). So........ Rs.293 per eyeshadow. Why? Why does that sound reasonable??? 
From:  Debenhams (UK only)
My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥  3/5

What do you think? 

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


  1. Not too excited about the Basics palette though your EOTD is fab!

  2. Why does L'oreal purchase anything & everything? :P.. The palette looks nice tho.. But I somehow like the bigger ones better :)

    1. I know! I wish I was Loreal :D Bigger sure is better in this case :)


  3. omg ! It looks so pretty ! Love how you did your eye make up :D
    xoxo <3

  4. Awesome EOTD Cynthia.....Am glad that I gave this a miss ;)

  5. The packaging sounds scary. lol. I totally love the look you created. I have my eyes on NAKED2 ;)

  6. Like Naked 2 n Faint..such a perfect travel palette..

  7. this looks really useful shade-wise but the packaging would also drive me INSANE! love you're eotd though :) "like a boss" indeed lol x

  8. I dont know how L'Oreal is going to affect Urban Decay coz they made YSL very very good so I dont know what's UD's future.
    For me this is one palette which I wud never ever like coz the colors are so dupe-able and one plus point is that they are very soft buttery and amazing in texture.
    anyways...lovely review.

  9. awesome review CZ :D :D i lovedddd the soft look you created dear :D
    am confused if i want this :( :( on my skintone no idea if the color would actually show up :(

    1. Thanks Rash :) I don't think you should have any prob with the colors, coz they are really good quality & pigmented.


  10. First 3 shades are very light and looks almost similar.. I liked dark matte shades in palette

  11. I only have the Naked palette and I think that's enough for me. I'd like to try all of them at some point because I love the first palette but I don't think there is much need for all of them at the same time for me personally because I'm extremely happy with my Naked palette :)

    If you have time, I'd love for you to check out my new blog!

    - TSOH

  12. Love your eye makeup skills..I wish mine would turn out this neat.

  13. Hello Cynthia! Amazing review! And I love your EOTD...
    Could you please recomment me some Indian online store which sells the UD products?

  14. I am also indian - light olive coloring. Will these colors show up on me?


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