Urban Decay Naked Basics

In just three days the brand spankin’ new Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette launches!

This stripped down, simplified palette features five matte shades and one demi-matte shade. These are all shades that are really easy for pretty much everyone to wear. Four of the shades are new and exclusive to this palette.

The palette itself is small and feels smooth and silky. It opens up to a good sized mirror and the six eyeshadows. No pesky (aka useless) applicator here!

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Swatches
Venus, Foxy, W.O.S. (Walk Of Shame) (over primer)

Venus is the one shade here that isn’t matte, but rather a demi-matte. It’s a nice white/vanilla shade with very slight sheen. Super soft, great pigmentation.

Foxy is a pale vanilla/beige matte. Soft with just ok payoff.

Walk Of Shame is a pale pink/beige matte. Soft with just ok payoff.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Swatches 2
Naked2, Faint, Crave (over primer)

Naked2 is a medium taupe matte. Really pretty shade, would work well for eyebrows also!

Faint is a deep warm brown matte. Gorgeous, pigmented and super soft.

Crave is a dark brown almost black matte. Nice pigmentation, very dark!

Overall: Two of the shades (Foxy and W.O.S.) were a wee bit less pigmented than I would prefer and seemed a little bit chalky at first. I had to work a bit to get more color from them. The other four though were really quite nice. I like the size of the palette because it’s very travel friendly. I like that these shades are all very easy to wear for a huge variety of people. Like they said, these really are the basics!

Availability: Starting on November 29th at Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s.

Pricing: $27.00 for 0.05 oz each.

Now I want to hear from YOU! What do you think about Naked Basics? Do you love the matte shades?


Note: Urban Decay is cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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