Urban Decay Naked Basics Pallet Review

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Hey Lovelies,

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 pigmentation isn't bad but not quite as brilliant as I would expect from Urban Decay. So I decided to swatch the shades again, this time using an eye primer. In keeping with the Urban Decay theme, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
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?
Nuala xxx
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36 comments

  1. aww it's so tiny!! too precious lol great review hun :) xox

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  2. it looks nice, but it's really small and idk, the shades are so similar to a lot of palettes i already have (and the other naked palettes themselves!) great review though, do you have a review of the MUA palette in comparison to naked palette?
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    1. Thanks hon! I have't yet but I'm planning on doing one soon :)xx

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  3. It is amazing how much difference a primer makes. This really is a tiny palette, I can't get over how small it is. x

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    1. I know that's what I thought! The primer makes a massive difference! xxx

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  4. :3 I'm a shimmery person so i dont know if this would be for me but it's neat they have a basics now! I have the first palette and love it.

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    1. The first pallet is my favourite. I like the Naked 2 as well but it's not as good as the Original. I'm def a shimmery person too :) xx

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  5. I really want this palette but I dont know if I need it. Love wearing matte neutrals but I think I already own dupes for these shades..nice seeing a matte palette though:)

    Sara xx

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    1. I know what you mean, it is nice but a few of the shades are quite similar to ones I already have. It's a nice pallet but perhaps not a nust have if you alrady own lots of similar shades :) xxx

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  6. Even with primer, mine is pretty chalky & not as pigmented. Maybe I should exchange mine to see if I received a bad batch.. D:

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    1. I found that with mine as well, it was a lot better with the primer though. not sure if it's the formula or just a bad batch xxx

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  7. After reading this and seeing that there are similar colors in the other two Naked palettes (which I have), I definitely am going to be passing on this. I've got enough duplicate Sin shadows and Walk Of Shame ones in the build your own palette, which I have (even though I've not bought shadows to go in it) Thank you for doing this! =^_^=

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    1. Thanks hon I'm glad you found my review helpful :) xxx

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  8. This is lookslike it is right up my street! I want it so bad but I have soooo many eyehadows i dont know if I can justify it haha zxx

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    1. Lol I know what you mean. It's so similar to shadows I already own but still had to get it ;) xxx

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  9. wow what a difference primer makes! i love the colours x

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    1. It sure does :) the colours are lovely xxx

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  10. Thank you for leaving me the link to your review, you've done a fab job! I'm tempted now to order but I just don't know!? I'm not too fond of Foxy so £20 for 5 eyeshadows is a fair bit compared to the 12 for £36.

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    1. Thanks hon! I prefer the other 2 pallets to this one. But the Basics one is still quite cute and I will use it. I guess it depends if you like collecting loads of shadows (I do!) and all shades are good staple shades to have but already very similar to the ones in the other 2 pallets. Let us know what you decide :) xxx

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  11. I like this because it fits in the back pocket of my bag and I love travelling with a palette and the Naked palettes are far too big... yay :D Adore the shades in this one too :) xx

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    1. I know it's so tiny and all the shades are really nice too :) xxx

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  12. I've been eyeing this palette for a few weeks, you've made me want to run out and get it now! xx
    Beauty by T

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    1. Yay! I hppe you like it when you get it let me know if you do a review as well :) xxx

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  14. This is the tiniest palette I've seen in ages, so cute! Gorgeous swatches :) x

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  15. love your blog and love the Naked palettes!! I just started using the Naked 2, and was so pleased to now stumble across the Naked Basics. Thanks for sharing :) following GFC

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  16. Love this review! The shades are lovely, but very similar to ones I already own. I dont think I'd buy it for that reason however it would make an excellent pressie! Great for someone starting out in make up xx

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    1. Thanks hon! your right hon def a brilliant pressie for someone starting out in make up. I know what you mean a few of the shades are similar to the ones I already own as well xxx

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  17. I was thinking about getting this palette-looks great :)
    Lucia
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    x

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  20. Lovely post. Im still unsure whether I need this or not. But your swatches have tempted me more!

    Hayley.
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