I'm so excited to finally have this post ready to share with you! I'm assuming by now all of you have seen and/or read about the newest all-matte palette from Urban Decay, Naked Basics, so I apologize if you're tired of hearing about it by now. Unfortunately, you're about to hear another rave review of it. I know it's a simple idea- a six color, matte eyeshadow palette in shades of brown (and a black) sounds pretty mundane, but if you're a fan of easy, everyday looks, I think this is an awesome little thing. And my mind went straight to, "I'm obsessed with my Naked Original palette, so I have to fall in love with this."
Enough talking though, keep reading for pictures, swatches, and a quick eye look!
Obviously it comes with six eyeshadows:
- Venus: Pearl with shimmer
- Foxy: Yellow/ivory matte
- Walk of Shame: Light pinkish beige matte
- Naked 2: Light brown matte
- Faint: Medium brown matte
- Crave: Rich black matte
Like Urban Decay's original Naked palette (the only other UD eyeshadows I've personally owned, I believe), the eyeshadows are smooth, have great pigmentation, and last all day. I've been wearing these on top of my Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer and have had no issues with fallout or the like. One thing to note: I did notice that they performed better on the eyes than in swatches, and Foxy seems slightly less pigmented than the other shades.
I think this is a great, versatile little palette. It's small (fits in my hand), making it a convenient palette to take along for trips- last weekend I went to Michigan to visit my friends and this was the only eyeshadow I brought with me. You can also use it in a variety of ways. If you don't prefer to wear an all-matte eyeshadow look, you can break up the shades and use them in combination with other eyeshadows in your collection. (I use shades like Naked 2 with my more shimmery eyeshadows all the time!)
For this look I started with Foxy (light ivory) all over my eye area, and then patted Naked 2 all over my lid blending into the crease. I followed with Faint and Crave in the outer corner/crease area, layering the two so they blended together more evenly. I then finished with a light dusting of Walk of Shame all over my brow bone and to soften the edges of the crease.
(Sorry about my eyelashes! This eye is having major issues lately. Oof.)
What do you think? Have you picked this up yet- or is it something you feel you can live without?
Thanks for reading!