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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette | Review + Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is Urban Decay's first matte palette. Urban Decay describes the six shadows as smooth, velvety, suede-like feel with a luxe finish that never looks chalky or powdery. Urban Decay says these shadows have "colour that stays on your lids."

"While this palette is small, we loaded it with full-size shadow pans, just like our other Naked palettes. Every shade features our Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for colour that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietary blend of ingredients allows colour to weave itself through the Eyeshadow formula.

What does all that mean? Insane colour payout. Colour that stays on your lids. Sparkle that doesn’t fall. And velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability."

- Snippet from Urban Decay's Product Description

The Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette is available for $29 in the US at Ulta, Sephora. If you are in the UK it is available for £23 at Debenhams. You can also find it for $29 on or find a store near you on UD's Store Locator.

Here is my experience with the Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette.

I was so excited to try this palette. I love matte makeup and I'd never tried Urban Decay before. I'd heard a lot of great things about this palette and had to try it for myself.

The colours looked great and I love how small the palette is. It is so little it could fit in my bag so easily!

The palette is mag of a had plastic and feels like suede on the outside. It has a mirror in the lid the full length of the palette. It snaps together well and stays shut in my bag.

The shadows are spaced far enough apart that the powder doesn't get into on another. The palette is a perfect size! A lot of companies make the palettes way to big and you end up with more packaging than product.

There are 6 shades in this palette. Five are matte and one is shimmer. The matte shades are Crave, a brownish-black, Faint, a warm light brown, Naked 2, a taupe, Walk of Shame (W.O.S. in the palette), peachy nude, and Foxy, a cream coloured nude. Venus is the shimmer shade and is an off white nude.

See them below from right to left.

These shadows are smooth, soft, and as UD's description says, feel's like velvet. There is a ton of product in those pans. The pigmentation is pretty great as UD promises.

The colours build and blend very well and wear all day. Crave can look like a dark brown or black depending on how you blend or build it. WOS is very close to my skin tone so you can't see it all that well below. I really like that it is that close. It's great for days when I just want to even out my eyes without putting on colour.


Top one is with sunlight from a window and no flash. The bottom is with sunlight and flash. Swatches are from left to right as they appear in the palette.

All of the shades look beautiful on the eyes and go well with any other eyeshadow colours you could want. They are great base colours and look great on there own or as the background for other eye looks.

Nudes are great because they go with any eye colour which is one of the best things about this palette.

All the shades remove with a little makeup remover and water and didn't stain my arm during my swatch or my eyelids when I wear them.

Was it worth the hype? I heard a lot of good things about this palette before I got it and it has really lived up. I love this palette! It is probably one of my most used makeup products.

Was it worth the price? I really think that it is. I really love this palette and use it almost every day!

I really love that 5 of the shades are matte and I really love the colours. I love to use Faint on my bottom lash line with WOS on my lids and Crave in my crease with Foxy in my inner corner and on my brow bone.

I really love this palette! It is a great basic palette that can be used for a look all on its own or as the base for whatever look you want.

That's it for this review. Thanks so much for giving it a read! I hope you enjoyed it! Have you tried Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Photo Credit: All photos in this post were taken by me with a Canon Rebel T5 with an 18-55mm Lens.

**This post was not sponsored**

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