I’ve been using the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette as my ‘go to’ eyeshadow for when sparkle isn’t my jam, for most of the winter season. So I thought it was time I wrote down all my thoughts because when you start using a palette every day, chances are you think it’s very good!
Consisting of twelve super wearable shades, the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is durable and in my opinion, worth the near £40 price tag.
Top row – Blow (Light Nude Demi-Matte), Nude (Soft Pink Nude Matte), Commando (Light Taupe Brown Matte), Tempted (Pale Brown Matte), Instinct (Medium Pink Taupe Matte), Lethal (Reddish Brown Matte)
Bottom row: Pre-Game (Pale Yellow Matte), Extra Bitter (Burnt Orange Matte), Faith (Medium Warm Brown Matte), Lockout (Rich Neutral Brown Matte), Magnet (Smoky Gray Matte), Blackjack (Warm Black Matte)
My favourite combo’s have been ‘Instinct’ all over my lid with a bit of ‘Lethal’ running through my crease or ‘Faith’ all over my lid and ‘Lockout’ in the crease. ‘Pregame’ is great for a bold, under eyebrow highlight whereas ‘Blow’ is much more subtle and I use it in my inner corners. The only colour I don’t think I’ll be using is ‘Extra Bitter’ but only because orange does not go with my skin tone. Longevity wise, the shadows are up to the Urban Decay standards and are long lasting.
I’m never usually a fan of brushes that come with eyeshadow palettes but I have to say, I am impressed with the brush in the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette. One side is a soft, eyeshadow brush which is perfect for packing colour onto the lid. The other side is a smaller bristled round topped brush which is very good for sculpting your crease line or applying and blending shadow out on the lower lash line. However neither side of the brush is any good for blending everything together.
Overall I think that the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette is a fantastic investment, especially if you’re looking to boost your matte eyeshadow collection. Is it the best Naked palette? It’s difficult to compare (the original Naked palette will always be my bae – ‘Sidecar’ and ‘Half Baked’ 4 eva!) but in terms of the Basic palettes, it’s the most versatile.
Have you used the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette? Is it your favourite Naked palette?
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