Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset Swatches, Photos & Review

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun

Do you know about Naked Cosmetics yet? I have recently been introduced to them myself!

Naked Cosmetics pigments are made with the highest grade of Mica, which gives you a really good pay off. They contain no talc, waxes, oils or fillers in them. You can buy their pigments as separate pots or as a collection of six (shades pre-determined for you).

I had a discount with them so I kind of went hog wild and bought three collections. This one here is called Desert Sun and features very wearable earthy warm shades. The shades don’t have actual names other than a letter/number combination.

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sunset 2

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun 3

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun 4

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 03

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 02

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 06

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun Swatches
DE-03, DE-02, DE-06

DE-03 is a warm goldish/olive green.

DE-02 is a warm medium pink.

DE-06 is an intense pinkish/bronze.

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 01

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 04

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun DE 05

Naked Cosmetics Desert Sun Swatches 2
DE-01, DE-04, DE-05

DE-01 is a pale golden/yellow.

DE-04 is a bright medium pink.

DE-05 is a medium warm purple.

Overall: The pigments are really soft and fluffy and for the most part you only need a very small amount to go a long way. None of these were swatched over primer, and you still get really good pay off. I think the least pigmented one was DE-05, but it still was good. Another couple things to note about these pigments. You can use them wet for a more intense look. But you can also use them as liner, on the lips or as bronzer/blush shades. They even have instructions on the box for how to use them as nail polish or hair highlights!

Now about the packaging. These come in plastic jars with a screw-off cap and no sifter. They feel decent overall, not too cheap. However I do wish they had a sifter inside of them. I also wish the individual shades had actual colors instead of the letter/number system they use. They are sort of stackable but don’t click together, so they slide right off if you stack them.

The biggest drawback however is the price. I think they are the most expensive pigments I have ever bought. I would be a lot happier if they were 40-50% less…

Availability: Naked Cosmetics.

Pricing: For the set of 6 $59.99 or $14.99 each (they are .05 oz).

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Note: Naked Cosmetics is cruelty free.

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  • December 14, 2012

    Houuu I love it ! I’m gonna try

  • December 14, 2012

    Wow, some of these are truly stunning (not to mention pigmented)! I love the olive as well as the pink.
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  • December 14, 2012


    Want! Get onto my eyelids now!
    Agreed, though, pretty expensive.

  • December 14, 2012

    Lovely colors! Doubt I’d pay that price though.
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  • December 14, 2012

    I must say I love the colours but yes they are expensive.

  • December 14, 2012

    So pretty! i always have fallout issues with pigments though, it makes me so sad. =(
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  • December 14, 2012

    the pink looks beautiful! i wish i could try it out but i doubt i’d pay the full $15 for just one :/

  • December 14, 2012

    I remember seeing these at a make-up show. I thought they were gorgeous but the price was just killing me – even at the discounted price! A drop of 50% would definitely peak my interest though, because the colors are lovely.

  • December 14, 2012

    06 and 02 are particularly gorgeous, but ouch, the price tag! Although with such great pigmentation, you don’t have to pile on loads at a time.
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  • December 14, 2012

    They are gorgeous ( I feel in love with them at IMATS) but I couldn’t justify the price.

  • December 15, 2012

    I have the shock effect set and I LOOOVE it. Thankfully I only paid $30 for my set since I got it at The Makeup Show. I am so happy with them though! They are extremely beautiful, bright and just all around awesome!!
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  • December 15, 2012
    MRZ. AmAnDa M.


  • December 15, 2012

    I get a discount through Naked as well and just haven’t made the plunge yet. I’m excited to see the other sets you picked!
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  • December 15, 2012

    These are beautiful, but I can’t see myself purchasing too many of them, I have so many shimmery eyeshadows and tend to favor mattes and satins nowadays. -03 is such a lovely color. DE-02 looks a bit like Stila Kitten.
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  • December 15, 2012

    Definitely pretty. I wonder if the pinks and golds can be mixed with clear lipgloss…Any thoughts on that ?

    • December 16, 2012

      Yep, they can be used on lips or anywhere!

  • December 15, 2012

    All of these are gorgeous but DANG that price tag!
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  • December 15, 2012

    Your swatches of these are so pretty. :)

    Thanks for reminding me indirectly that I need to start using my Naked Cosmetics pigments that I bought from IMATS 2 years ago! Forgot about them…haha!
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  • December 16, 2012

    “I had a discount with them so I kind of went hog wild and bought three collections”.

    I would do this. 😛 I’m waiting for a gift card or a discount so I can try out Naked.
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