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The other day I finally caved and treated myself to the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.
I had been eyeing this up for the longest time, as although I am not really an eyeshadow wearer, I thought the Naked Basics palette would be the perfect place to start my little eyeshadow collection.
With 5 matte colours and 1 satin, all neutrals, I thought it would be perfect for any eyeshadow newbie like myself.
So the 5 colours you get are (L to R): Venus - an off-white satin shade, Foxy - a matte cream shade, Walk of Shame - a light nude matte, Naked 2 - a matte cool toned taupe, Faint - a matte dark brown and Crave - a deep matte brown/black.
From Left to Right - Walk of Shame, Foxy, Venus.
From Left to Right - Naked 2, Faint, Crave
For me, I love all of the colours. I do think Venus, Foxy and W.O.S are quite similar, but with Venus being a satin and Foxy having a yellow undertone compared to W.O.S which has more of a pink undertone, they all do look slightly different on the lid. I love these colours as an all-over the lid shade, or as a highlight.
I love Naked 2 as an everyday shade to slightly deepen up the crease and add more dimension. I have also found it to be a great eyebrow shade for softly filling in the odd sparse bit. Faint is a beautiful dark, chocolate brown, which I think looks gorgeous when used on the crease or as an everyday liner shade. Lastly, Crave would be amazing for a dark smokey eye, but I also love it for a natural liner, as it can be blended out which is really nice for everyday.
The quality of these eyeshadows is incredible.
I find them to be non-chalky and very smooth and easy to apply. They last all day on me, and bearing in mind I do have oily eyelids.
They can be really packed on with a damp eyeshadow brush to be more intense, or really sheared out (like above) for a more natural look.
I am so happy with the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, and can see myself using it on a daily basis.
I purchased it for £18 from Debenhams as they were having a 10% off sale on the day, which I don't think is bad at all as it makes each shadow £3 each.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette?
If so, please leave a comment down below!
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