Urban Decay have certainly made a name for themselves in the way of their palettes, NAKED's 1 and 2 especially stirred up quite the hype and I'm not sure I know any beauty obsessive who isn't a proud owner of at least one (the very first being my personal fave!) but now, a new member has joined their palette parade and with this latest offering they have well and truly stripped things down...
The NAKED Basics palette is one for the matte finish lovers, a much more wearable, daytime array of neutral-ness. Made up of six colours and arranged in order of application, the selection includes a highlight, several all-over-the-liders which also double up as harsh-line blending shades, a crease definer and a lash liner. Venus is the only pick with a slight satin finish but as an off-white it does the trick at giving a hint of sheen to the inner corner and brow bone. The biscuit shade of the bunch is Foxy, a simple base shade - as well as Walk of Shame, a pale pink. Another one for the lid is Naked 2, a pinky taupe, or as a subtle definer for the socket, followed by a blending of Faint, a warm medium brown, through the crease and outer corner. Lastly, Crave is the deepest dark brown, almost black which smudged into the upper lashes as a liner makes lashes look extra luscious and adds a bit of definition. Quality-wise, you can't ask for a lot more - pigmented, buttery and blend-able, just like any other UD shadow then!
A quick play about and a handful of dirty fluffy brushes later, I'd conjured up the ultimate every day eye. As always, I used a slick of Primer Potion for a base followed the routine as above, with Walk of Shame being my chosen lid colour. I do like to tone it down and sport more natural numbers on the eyes as an occasional bold lip wearer, so this palette is right up my alley, plus its dinky size makes it handbag and travel friendly!
The NAKED Basics can be found Urban Decay counters now and adding this to your palette pile will cost you £20, not too badly priced if you ask me. Expect to see this crop up in more raves and faves, I can see it's going to be very, very well loved - especially paired with my latest lip love, that's a whole other post!