On 11/29 Urban Decay will launch their newest Naked palette, the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. The UD Naked Basics palette is a matte palette companion to the UD Naked Palettes 1 and 2. It’s the palette that belongs in every woman’s makeup bag because the colors let you create the perfect neutral matte look or compliment bolder looks. These 6 shades are über-wearable and will work on everyone’s skintone. The palette contains one of my favorite pale neutrals, Walk of Shame.
I love that the back of the palette has both UD’s tagline of “Beauty with an Edge” as well as “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?.
One of the few complaints that I’ve seen about the Naked and Naked 2 palettes were the lack of enough matte shades, so this palette is great to compliment to those two palettes. However, it really does work with any other palette you have out there because you can use these shades to highlight and contour your eyes like a pro!
The packaging is very sleek and reminds me of the new Vice palette. It’s soft to the touch. I’m surprised at the fact that all 6 shades are full size!
Venus is the only demi-matte in the palette. It’s new and exclusive to this palette.
Foxy is an all time UD Staff favorite.
Walk of Shame came from the Build Your Own 6 palette.
Naked 2, Faint and Crave are all new to this palette.
The following shades are all swatched on bare skin.
Venus – soft, off-white, demi-matte.
Perfect for at the inner corners to highlight. To me it’s a creamy white.
Foxy – very light yellow-beige matte.
Yes, definitely a yellow-tinged ivory type shade.
Walk of Shame – very light pinky-nude matte.
I feel it’s a palest peachy-pink matte. I love this for blending on the browbone.
Naked 2 – rosy taupe matte.
I’m no taupe expert, but it does seem like a taupe brown to me. This works well as a lid shade on me or to blend out colors in the crease.
Faint – warm, dusty brown matte.
To me it’s a slightly deeper than mid-tone brown. It’s a good crease shade for me.
Crave – deepest, darkest brown/black matte.
Blackened brown, or deepest brown, either way it’s an awesome shade to have in my makeup arsenal. This is my favorite shade, aside from Walk of Shame. It’s perfect for a crease shade or liner. It’s super easy to blend.
This was taken under my daylight bulbs.
This was taken with flash.
$27 for 6 full-size shadows (.05 x 6 = .3).
Normally 6 UD shadows would cost you $108, so at $27 for 6, it’s a steal!
I swatched all the shadows on my bare skin. They’re made with the UD Pigment Infusion System that we first saw with the UD 15th Anniversary Palette, and the reformulated shadows this year. These mattes are a silky smooth, easy to use and a dream to blend.
Crave was used in the crease here and it was very easy to blend out.
As you can see, the palette fits in my hand. It can easily fit into any makeup bag. This palette fills a void in my makeup collection as it contains all the neutral shades in one place that I could need. The palette is perfectly sized for travel.
This look uses all shades in the Basics palette except for Foxy.
Do you need this palette?
Well, given my penchant for bold looks, I like having mattes to balance them out, so I definitely do! I love mixing textures with mattes and sparklies. Additionally, at $27 for 6 full size UD eye shadows? That’s a steal. And if you’re a neutrals girl, you’ll find that these shades fit into your routine easily. So yes, I think you need this palette.
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.