I had NO idea how awesome these Naked Palette’s were. NO idea! So after trying the Naked2 Palette, I wanted more. The first palette that started it all is way too bronze based for me. I like browns and neutrals but more toward the cool side of brown. Enter: Naked Basics.
Naked Basics is a smaller palette – there are only 6 shadows – than its predecessors. And 4 of the 6 colors are very neutral. None have shimmer. All are matte. The colors included are:
Venus – soft, off-white demi-matte
Foxy – very light yellow/white matte
Walk of Shame – very light nude matte
Naked2 – taupe matte
Faint – warm, dusty brown matte
Crave – deepest, darkest brown/black matte
What I love about this is that it’s really perfect for daytime. I can wear a naked smokey eye and not feel overdone. I can also use this palette in conjunction with the Naked2 Palette and mix and match matte with shimmer to create a really polished look.
The colors are very versatile and I don’t think there’d be a problem with darker or lighter skin tones. And the shadow’s themselves are super silky and I get a good 5-6 hours out of them before I notice any fading. Urban Decay has created a “Pigment Infusion System™” which is a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its super soft feeling, the color and the ability to be blended while still maintaining some sort of staying power.
Naked Basics is sold at Sephora and costs $27 – which is in line with pricing for the larger palette ($50). You’ll get miles of usage out of a palette like this and even if you’re like me and don’t really know what you’re doing with eye shadow, this palette has colors you can’t make a mistake with. Anyway… don’t you want to say you got Naked?
I couldn’t resist! Cheesy is my middle name!