Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette £20 

I have used this palette everyday since I opened it for testing over my New Year break in Cornwall.  That’s because when I swept the brown shade on, the depth of colour was extremely impressive. It’s incredibly densely pigmented, in a very flattering shade for a mid-blonde with a death pallor complexion like my own.

I tried shading my lower lids with the brown, blending up into the paler Naked 2 colour, and loved the relaxed smokey-eye-for-blondes feel it gave me with minimum effort. (Anything darker, and I would look like I had walked into a door.)

I particularly like the palette because the eyeshadows are matt, not being a fan of the sparkle school of makeup. (Anyone over thirty needs to tread very careful in the land of glittery faces.) The neutrals can be worn alone, or blended  to  contour, line and highlight for the perfect neutral matte eye.

It’s perfect for my travelling life as, although it’s a pocket-sized palette, it contains full-size shadow pans, with all the colours I need to take me from day to evening,. The two darker shadows can also do double duty respectively as an eyebrow colour, and an eyeliner. (I tried used a damp eyeliner brush to very good effect.) And top marks for not wasting space with useless applicators.

The colours included (with four new shades) are: Venus (News: soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (New: taupe matte), Faint (New: warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (New: deepest, darkest brown/black matte).

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette £20 

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I am loving the size of the palette, it seems much more bag friendly than the other Naked’s. I will have to look into this.

Thanks for sharing.



Yes like poor old Angela Rippon the other day on telly. The most awful heavy eye make up on her, blonde/greying hair backcombed to within an inch of its life and a “smokey eye” looking as if shed gone ten rounds with mike Tyson! dreadful


The UD Naked palette is lovely. Just bought it for myself before holidays and it helps make me look less deathly pale and perfect for work-day make- up.


Just ordered this! Can’t wait to try it. Looks like it will be great for simple neutral eyes as well as a chic smokey eye.

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