I finally jumped on the band wagon and purchased Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette. I use matte eyeshadows everyday but usually only for blending in the crease or for setting eyeliner, so I was debating purchasing this palette. However, it's compact size and perfect shades for a complete eye look won me over in the end. And now I just might be a matte shadow convert.
Venus | Shimmery White Highlight
Foxy | Matte yellow-toned nude
WOS | Matte beige with pink undertone
Naked 2 | Matte darker beige/light brown
Faint | Matte medium brown, neutral tone
The shades are typical UD quality, pigmented & creamy. It was difficult to photograph the lighter colours since they closely match my skin tone. I have been loving using this palette, and I have used it everyday since I bought it.
But....with the other Naked palettes do you really need this one too? To hopefully help answer this questions, I decided to swatch comparisons of colours in the Basics palette with colours in the previous Naked palettes.
Blackout is the blackest black imaginable. Crave is, though appearing black, a very dark black-brown.
So if you have the previous Naked palettes and aren't much of a matte user you may want to pass on the Basics palette. If you are a matte eyeshadow lover than this is a great palette, or if you are a frequent traveler Basics is great for it's size and versatility. You can purchase this palette at Urban Decay's website or at Sephora for $27.
What's your favourite UD Naked palette?