Eyeshadow palettes are a bit like a season of “The Bachelor” for me. Even though I bought it for all the “right reasons” (multiple awesome colors allowing you to obtain a variety of looks and ideal for travel), after you become acquainted with it, I am invariably disappointed by its relative uselessness. In other words, I end up not using all, or even most, of the colors, the formulation is not great resulting in the staying power of an engagement from “The Bachelor”, and I overall end up feeling like I have wasted my money. Until, I met the Urban Decay Naked3 Palette. It has become my Holy Grail of eye palettes. It contains a mixture of finishes – matte, shimmer, and metallic and I have used every single color! I can get a smoky eye night out on the town look as well as a subtle natural look all from the same palette! There are 3 other versions of the Naked palette from Urban Decay – original Naked, Naked2, and the Naked Basics. All of the palettes are slightly different and work with probably any variety of skin tones and eye colors possible.
Brief description of each:
Naked – combination of warm and cool undertones, variety of finishes
Naked2 – taupe and beige with cool undertones, variety of finishes
Naked3 – all warm undertones, variety of finishes.
Naked Basics – 6 shades, all matte
I do like all of the palettes, but for my green eyes, the warm hues in the Naked3 mean that every single shade is flattering. Although the $54 price tag can seem a bit daunting, for 12 eyeshadows that are all used regularly and a quality double ended eyeshadow brush, it definitely is worth the price.
Link to product and image from Sephora
I love my Naked Basics palette! I believe there’s a Naked Basics 2 palette that came out this past year but I haven’t tried it yet.