So yeah, have you heard about the new matte palette from Urban Decay? It’s full of basics. Yes, indeed. That’s why they call it the Naked Basics. Funny how that worked out.
I fully realize that is likely the most unexciting palette picture that I will ever post. But, hey! I spiced it up a tad by adding the UD logo and a little blurb for you to know that this is a very important palette.
Because really, these are the shades that everyone always seems to run out of first in a palette, right? The boring, basic shades that you suddenly find yourself reaching for over and over. That when you hit pan, you start to cringe, because what will you wear over your lid with every other shadow that you own?
All of the shadows are matte, except for that Venus on the far left, which has just a very faint shimmer. It makes it just the perfect highlighter for your brow bone. The rest of the colors are the basic ones that every one needs.
My friend Aprill from Gliter.Gloss.Garbage also swatched this palette, on both herself and her mom. If you have a darker skin tone and were a bit unsure about this palette, you need to go and check out her Urban Decay Naked Basics swatches. She declared this palette “Black Girl Friendly”, so it’s worth checking out no matter what your skin tone is!
The palette is a decent size for 6 shadows, but still a little on the compact side. This makes it great for travel!
Finally, I wanted to share how I’ve been using this palette the most. This is a great, quick and dirty every day eye look. 3 shadows, but they’re all right there and it literally takes 2 minutes. Maybe 3 if you use 2 liners like I did.