Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review- Urban Decay Naked Palette & Mini Look Book

Hello Lacquered Lovelies and Makeup Freaks,
This is the first review that I promised you yesterday, I thought I would post it today since I have until Sunday to announce something for this up coming holiday.

Urban Decay's Naked palette was released store wide on August 1st. 2010, I think I had purchased mine somewhere close to August 1st. 2011. This palette comes with 12 neutral shades, a mini eyeshadow primer, and a brush, the original palette came with a double sided eyeliner in Zero and Whiskey. I don't mind that there is a brush instead but I would have rather seen the eyeliners. I think this palette will be great for this up and coming fall.
 I know you have probably seen like 100000 and 1 reviews on this palette but I just thought I would make mine stand out a little more.

The colors are great, perfect for a natural look, a smokey look, or even an evening look.
  • Virgin is a satin-y nude color, it's not a shimmer but not a flat matte finish. More frostier than anything but not too overly done. I wouldn't use it as a highlight because of the frostiness but it is a good all over wash.
  • Sin is a champagne color with a pull towards pink. This is a frosty finish. It is a part of the permanent line so you can buy it separately. It also makes an appearance in the Book Of Shadows Vol. 4, the Fun Palette, and Ammo Palette.
  • Naked is a matte taupe-y brown. I find this is a great color to go all over your lid.
  • Sidecar is a jam packed sparkle light brown. This color is really hard to work with. There is a lot of sparkle fall out, my suggestion is to pat the eyeshadow on and not sweep it on. I heard this is from the Book Of Shadows Vol. 1.

  • Buck is a matte medium beige-y brown. It is almost a darkened version of Naked. I use it in the crease with Naked.
  • Half Baked is a metallic frosty bronze gold color. I actually think this is my favorite of the 12 colors. A permanent color. In the Vegan Palette as well, the Sustainable Palette, .
  • Smog is a deepened bronze color with a coppery sheen to it. Again it is a shimmery finish. Also a permanent color. Also in the Vegan Palette, Ammo Palette, the Summer of Love Palette, and the Book Of Shadows Vol.3 .
  • Darkhorse is a darker bronze color that pulls a little towards the plum side. it is a shimmer. In the Rollergirl Palette, the Feminine Palette, 

  • Toasted is a medium brown with a pull towards pink. It is a frosty finish. It is a permanent color.
  • Hustle is a plum chocolate with a shimmery finish. I love this color with Half Baked.
  • Creep is a black with multi colored shimmer. Urban Decay said that is was gold shimmer but I don't see any gold. 
  • Gunmetal is a dark grey color with a metallic finish. It shows up in the Dangerous Palette and the Book Of Shadows Vol. 4. 
The eyeshadow brush is called the Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush. It is a 100% Vegan brush. Similar in shape to Sigma E60, it is a flat eyeshadow brush with a deep c a the end of the hairs. I actually don't use it very much. That is why I said I was a little disappointed with having a brush rather than a eyeliner. If bought alone this brush would cost you $26 which is comparable to MAC prices. The packaging of this brush when it is alone is really cute.

The Urban Decay Primer Potion, I like this stuff a lot but I think I like Benefits Stay Don't Stray more, I want to try Too Faced Shadow Insurance. The primer is a clear based primer. I notice for me that I still have creases. This is only a mini version of the primer, I think primer usually comes with all of the Urban Decay Palettes. The original size costs $18 but they have the new squeezy tube which is a $1 more. Personally I would rather spend the extra $1 because at the end you will have to dissect the primer bottle to get the rest out. The minis on the Urban Decay Website cost $9 which isn't too bad. They also have the Sin and Original Primer Potion duo for $26, I think this is the best deal.

Overall this palette costs $48 at many places like Sephora and Ulta for 12 Eyeshadows, 1 Mini Primer Potion, and 1 Eyeshadow Brush. Individually this would cost me $239 to purchase. It would have been cheaper if they would have kept the eyeliner. I actually purchased this for $38 because I had a $10 off coupon for standing in line at the Grand Opening here in Idaho. Score right?

Here is my little look book.
Eye look one.
This is Naked all over the lid with Buck in the Crease and Sin as the highlight and inner corner highlight. I applied Buch on the outer half of my lower lash line and Naked on the inner half.
Eye look two.
This is Half Baked all on the inner half of the lid and Smog on the outer half. Darkhorse in the crease and as liner on the bottom half. 
Eye look three.
This is Creep all over the lid. Hustle and Toasted in the Crease. Sin as a brow bone highlight. Half Baked as a inner highlight and bottom lash line liner. Creep is on the waterline. 

Each look was with Maybelline's Colossal mascara in black. 

I have an Urban Decay Wish List.
  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Alice and Wonderland. Very hard to find, not available on the website or stores.
  • Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol. 4
  • Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection Palette
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Baked, Lounge, Maui Wowie, Mildew, Perversion, Polyester Bride, Roach, Strip, Woodstock, and YDK
  • Urban Decay Cream Shadows in Moonshine, Mushroom, Rehab, and Whipped.
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadows in Honey, Ransom, Ruthless, Scratch, Shag, and Underground
  • Urban Decay Star Dust Eyeshadows in Space Cowboy
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Bourbon, Mildew, Oil Slick, Ransom, Yeyo, and Zero
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliners in Baked, Distortion, Glam Rock, Metal Head, and Stagedive.
  • Urban Decay False Lashes in Baby Doll, Vamp, Queen, Plush, Lure, and Black Velvet
  • Urban Decay Urban Defense in Halo
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
  • Urban Decay Afterglow in Bang, Crush, Quickie, and Score. 
  • Urban Decay Lipstick in Indecent, JailBait, Naked, Peroxide, and Wanted
  • Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Naked, Crush, and Peroxide
  • Urban Decay Pocket Rocket in Kirk, Max, and Collin
  • Urban Decay The Revolution Eyelash Curler
  • Urban Decay Good Karma Shading Brush
  • Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder in Honey
Hahah Huge LIST.

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

1 comment:

  1. great looks. I can't get enough tutorials with this pallets. I just got mine in June and I'm not particularly talentes with makeup. thanks