I have recently purchased the Naked Smoky palette which now completes my collection of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I don’t have any of the palettes from the Naked Basic’s range (yet!), however, As I now have all 4 of the Naked Palettes I thought I would do a mini review and comparison for anyone considering purchasing these palettes.
Naked Palette From Left to Right:
Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep & Gunmetal.
The original Naked Palette is my favourite of the 4 palettes. The formula of these shadows are very buttery and pigmented as with all Urban Decay shadows that I’ve tried. The packaging for this palette is quite simple and classic in appearance and then it has a magnetic closure for easy access. The only thing missing from this palette in my opinion is a black!
- Half Baked
Naked 2 Palette From Left to Right:
Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted & Blackout.
The Naked 2 Palette was actually the first of the Naked Palettes that I owned and I have had to re-purchase this palette as I hit pan on a couple of the shades. The formula is the same as the first palette. The packaging for this palette is quite simple however I must admit that I do find it quite difficult to open! With that being said, that could be a plus for travelling. The Naked 2 palette is still a light-ish neutral palette, maybe slightly more cooler toned than the original palette and they have incorporated the black which I felt was missing from the first palette.
- Half Baked
Naked 3 Palette From Left to Right:
Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz, Trick, Nooner, Liar, Factory, Mugshot, Darkside & Blackheart.
This palette is probably my least used palette, not because I don’t like it, I just find I tend not to reach for it! I do tend to use more nude/brown shades on my eyes on a daily basis so that is probably why. This palette mainly consists of pinks and rose gold/copper shades which I love, however, I do find a couple of the shades tend to have a lot of fallout (“Dust” in particular) so I would recommend doing your eyes first with this palette. The packaging for this palette is the same as the Naked 2 but just differs in colour, pattern and slightly in font.
Naked Smoky Palette From Left to Right:
High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust & Thirteen.
I haven’t had the Naked Smoky palette for long but so far I have been extremely impressed! The formula of the shadows are very buttery and pigmented, maybe even more so than the rest of the palettes, and the colours are quite unique. The packaging for this palette is my favourite out of the 4 because this palette is very sturdy and has a magnetic close which I find the easiest to use.
Overall I would recommend purchasing at least one of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes because they really are great quality. Each palette includes a range of great transition shades, darker shades for the crease and pigmented shimmery shades for the lid or highlighting. The formula of the shadows in each palette are easy to blend and pigmented which is the two most important things with eyeshadows in my opinion.