Hope you are well and that you've got all your Christmas shopping sorted! Can you believe it's only one week to go till Christmas!
Well other than buying presents for other people I have also decided to treat myself this month!
Urban Decay have bought out yet another Naked pallet. I own both the original Naked pallet and Naked 2 pallet already, and after seeing Leesha from Xparkage's make up tutorial on YouTube using the Urban Decay Basics pallet, I decided I need this in my collection!
If you're in the UK, you can buy this pallet online at Debenham's for £20. Click here for the link!
The first thing I noticed when I got the pallet is how tiny it is. Here is my baby Urban Decay Naked Basics pallet next to my Naked 2 pallet and my MUA Undressed pallet.
Tiny, isn't it?
In the Urban Decay Basics pallet you get 6 full size eye shadows (1.3g each) The finishes are either matt or satin, so no shimmery shades.
Venus is similar to Virgin in the original Naked pallet and Bootycall in the Naked 2 pallet.
Foxy is also in the Naked 2 pallet.
Walk of Shame (WOS) is similar to Foxy but pink rather than yellow toned.
Naked 2 is a cross between Naked in the Original Naked pallet and Tease in the Naked 2 pallet.
Faint is a slightly darker shade to Buck in the Original Naked pallet.Crave is a matt black shade which is very similar to Blackout in the Naked 2 pallet.
Here are the colours swatched on my arm:
The colours are a lot more vibrant and intense when using the Urban Decay Primer Potion. So if you are thinking of getting this, I would recommend investing in an eye primer as well. You can especially notice the difference in Faint, Crave and Naked 2.
My overall thoughts on the pallet?
So I think the Urban Decay Basics pallet is a great little pallet for creating neutral eye looks suitable for places like the office. The shades are quite similar to some of the shades already released in the other 2 Naked pallets and the pigmentation isn't as good as you get with MAC eye shadows. But for £20 this pallet works out at £3.33 per eyeshadow which isn't bad at all!
If you own lots of shimmery eyeshadow and are looking for some matt shades then I would really recommend checking this pallet out! It's also a very handy travel size that would fit into any make up bag, no matter how small!
But out of the 3 Naked pallets, this one is sadly my least favourite.
I will be using my Urban Decay Basics pallet alongside some shimmery eye shadows.
Do you own any of the Urban Decay Naked pallets? Which one is your favourite?