Today we’ll be looking at the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette. This has quickly become my favorite shadow palette, hands down.
But first, some weirdness, or else it wouldn’t be my blog. I woke up this morning and immediately smashed my shin on the corner of our bed. Now, I should preface this with letting you all in on a not-so-well-kept secret: I’m incredibly clumsy. Like, not in a funny way, in a did-that-girl-just-legitimately-hurt-herself kind of way.
Clumsiness has been as much a part of my life as my love of pizza, and I do not remember a time without it. I remember one of my parents saying to me at one point, “How are you so clumsy when you take so many dance classes?”
I don’t know. Maybe I grew taller than I was supposed to. Perhaps I have an undiagnosed inner ear problem.
At any rate, my husband is extremely familiar with my, um, ailment, so prior to moving into our current house, the bed had been, well, “Amy-proofed.” He put foam bumpers on all the exposed corners so that if *cough*when*cough* I ran into them, I wouldn’t hurt myself.
However, as we were moving the foam fell off, and it hasn’t been replaced. So this morning began with a super duper gash to my shin. And the day just kind of went downhill from there. My computer kept crashing. The internet was going down at pretty regular intervals.
The only saving grace for this day is that I managed to use the word “druthers” and the phrase “clap back at you” during some banter with my husband. And I ate a lot of chocolate Chex, which helped.
Urban Decay Naked Palette
So back to the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I have the original, but there are several other iterations of it, Naked2, Naked3, Naked Heat, and Naked Smokey. There’s even a smaller one, Naked Basics, which has only six colors. For the purposes of today, I’m referring to Naked…original.
The palette consists of 12 colors in gorgeous neutral shades, perfect for a natural look or smoky, if the mood strikes.
I was really late to the game on this one. Having tried a bunch of imitations, I finally decided to just spend the money and get the real Naked palette. Boy, did I waste my time with the others. There is something about the quality of this eyeshadow that really makes it worth the price. I think UD refers to it as their “Pigment Infusion System.”
Each palette comes with double ended brush, fluffy on one end and stiff and straight on the other. The colors included in the Urban Decay Naked Palette are:
Virgin: cool pale beige shimmer
Sin: pale nude shimmer
Naked: nude matte
Sidecar: beige shimmer with silver glitter
Buck: fawn brown matte
Half Baked: golden bronze shimmer
Smog: deep coppery bronze shimmer
Darkhorse: deep mocha shimmer
Toasted: antique copper penny shimmer
Hustle: plum-brown satin
Creep: black shimmer with sparkle
Gunmetal: dark metallic gray shimmer with silver glitter
Most of the time, I use Naked in the crease, Sin on my lids, and a light line of buck under my eyes. I finish with some brown gel liner on my upper lashes and occasionally blend Darkhorse over the line.
Cost and Where to Buy
You can pick up the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette on the Urban Decay website, Sephora, or Ulta, and it’s listed on all three for $54. I know, it seems a little expensive, but think about this: a) you’re getting 12 colors and b) as I said, I’ve tried the knockoffs. This is the best quality. Plus all three of these sites have free shipping over $50.
Just briefly, since I haven’t tried them but they are similar, here are breakdowns of the other two palettes’ colors, courtesy of the Urban Decay website.
Foxy (cream bisque matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Bootycall (cork shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Verve (oyster shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer) and Blackout (blackest black matte)
Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Darkheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle)
Ounce (ivory shimmer), Chaser (light nude matte), Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte), Low Blow (brown matte), Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift), He Devil (burnt red matte), Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red), Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer), Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte), En Fuego (burgundy matte), Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte), Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)
High (pale pink-nude shimmer w/ micro-sparkle), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/ iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/ tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/ micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe), Thirteen (light beige satin)
If you’re looking for a great palette of neutrals, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette is definitely the way to go. I love mine and I can’t wait to check out the others.
Have you tried a different Naked palette? Got a different favorite eyeshadow? Leave me a comment or message me here!