13 February 2015

NAKED Palette Rediscovered & My Top 3 Combos



Leading up to the shipping of my entire makeup collection from one country to another, I came across products in the archives that I'd almost forgotten I had - some items were packed well in advance to ensure they weren't left behind, oldies got binned, unused handed to friends and for others, the love was seriously rediscovered - one of those being the Urban Decay NAKED Palette. Cue one of those where-have-you-been-for-the-past-year-of-my-life moments, but let's just say in the last month or so there's been no love lost as I've worn a selected blend of shades most days. For the record, I don't think I've ever dipped my brush into the black or grey, but every other shadow is taken to my lids regularly in order to rustle up my top three combinations...








The Subtle Everyday Two-Step. For seriously low-key makeup days, I whittle it down to the two matte members in the palette, sweeping Naked, a pinky-brown nude, all over the lid with Buck, a fawn brown, through the crease. My friend Casey sports this duo on a regular basis and I just had to ask what her shadow secret was as it looks seriously lovely against blue-green eyes - ever since she told me it was this pair put together, it's a look I've now been donning with a light base, slick of mascara and a hint of pink on the lips. 

The Go-To Bronzed Smoky. When I think smoky eye, I play safe with browns and bronzes, nice and neutral but with a hint of depth about it and this is the three-shadow combo that I've got the most wear out of from this palette - it goes a little something like Half Baked, a golden bronze, all over the lid, a blend of Smog, a coppery bronze, through the crease and along the lower lash line, and a touch of Darkhorse, a deep chocolate mocha shimmer, on the outer corner. I feel the yellow hues brighten up my eyes and the darker ones serve up some heaviness, but not in the way of the standard blacks which make me look more soot smeared as opposed to sultry smoky. 

The Purple/Taupe-Toned Smoky. If I'm feeling change, and a slight wash of colour, my most recently discovered and worn four-way-fusion is slightly purple and taupe in tone. Virgin, a MAC-Naked-Lunch, cool pale beige shimmer kinda shade, in the inner corner, just a touch, Sin, a pink champagne shimmer, all over the lid with a blend of Sidecar, a taupe  shimmer with silver glitter, Toasted, described as an antique copper penny, warmed through the crease and Hustle, a plum-brown satin goes on the outer corner and along the lower lash line. I'm just all over how beautiful these colours couple-up, though this one's a bit more dressy eye-wise, so it's something I muster up for evenings out or for something that requires a little more sparkle - you get me?

I'm yet to find an all-neautrals palette that lives up to the insane pigmentation, ease of blending and longevity of the shadows housed inside. NAKED, I'm sorry you were abandoned for so long - let's kiss and make up?

15 comments:

  1. This really is a beautiful palette and the hype is so understandable! I love the looks you created.

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  2. Toasted is such a gorgeous colour, probably my favourite of the whole palette!

    Claire x
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  3. This has to be my favourite Naked palette. The others just don't compare.

    Aaliyah | www.pyaribeauty.com

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  4. I'm wearing the exact same thing as your third look right now! The rosier, purpley shades are my favourites from this palette, but I think the Naked 3 would be a bit much for me.

    ellabooxo | beauty & lifestyle

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  5. Such pretty looks! I have the Naked 2 palette - this post has inspired me to pull it out again :)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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  6. I'm so obsessed with all 3 of the Naked palettes, but i definetly reach for this one the most!

    xprincessjas | ♥

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  7. I still haven't tried any of the naked palettes! Gorgeous shades x


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  8. It's SO beautiful, I agree! Thank you :-)

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  9. Agreed Claire! I don't have anything else like it :-)

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  10. I don't have either 2 or 3 because I seriously think this one comes out top ;-)

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  11. Me too Ella! This one is just an all round winner ;-)

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  12. Ah glad you liked Kate! :-)

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  13. They're amazing shadows! I don't have either 2 or 3, I think this one comes out top ;-)

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  14. Make this one your first Heather ;-)

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