The Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay

The Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay is the latest addition to their Naked line, following the huge successes of the original Naked Palette and Naked 2 Palette. I own both the Naked and Naked 2 and they are essentially the only eyeshadows I use because of the high quality, plus I like to use neutral colors on my eyes. So, it only seemed appropriate to invest in the Naked Basics Palette, that was probably made due to the demand for more matte colors. Last weekend, I went ahead and picked up one at my local Ulta.

Naked Basics Palette box

The photo above actually makes the palette look a lot bigger than it really is. The palette, when folded, is smaller than an iPhone. It’s very portable and definitely very light.

Naked Basics Colors: Venus, Foxy, W.O.S., Naked 2, Faint, Crave

This palette comes with four brand new shades. The only repeat between the three palettes is “Foxy.” While the shades are beautiful, I do wish they had switched out one of the very light shades with a medium shade. I would only really use the light shades for highlighting, so I’m not in need of three.

The case itself isn’t the best quality. It seems like they skimped on quality in order to mass produce this palette at it’s price point. It doesn’t seem very durable—my nails could scratch off the paint. Also, when I opened the packaging, there were remnants of shadow all over the place, including inside the palette. Maybe mine was the only one, but that definitely shouldn’t be happening, especially since it didn’t happen with my other Naked products. However, I wouldn’t say the case should stop anyone from purchasing the product, unless they really want this only for travel.

Another con to this palette is that it didn’t come with a brush. I would have probably paid a little more to get a travel-sized, high quality brush from UD.

All in all though, for $27 this is probably a great investment, especially if you wear eyeshadow every day (like me!).

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