In one word, Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette is unadulterated. In its simplest and purest form, Naked Basics is a perfect starter palette or for the girl on the go.
Six shades are held within a petite rubberised container -- each colour conjures something familiar, a second skin, if you will.
Venus - new; a soft champagne shimmer with yellow undertones
Foxy - repeat; a pale yellow based matte
W.O.S (Walk of Shame) - repeat; light pink based matte
Naked 2 - new; matte light tan
Faint - new; matte taupe
Crave - new; matte carbon black
In late November I was under the impression this palette was to hit shelves the first week of December, alas I was misinformed. During my visit to the States I had P-Cakes take me to every Sephora within a 10-mile radius; as luck would have it, I tracked my palette down on the very last day of my trip. I tell ya, it was fate!
This palette is a great compilation and there really isn't a clear star; each colour is meant to bolster each others' spirits in order to create a perfect day or night time look. Working with such "basic" shades helps in the goof-proof department -- tho, I will admit I got a bit carried away with Crave; my cat eye look ended up kind of wonky in the end.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Urban Decay's Naked Basics palette:
- $27.00 USD. For the Aussie folk, it's available for $28.13 AUS via Beauty Bay.
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags — blends well, stays all day and the pans are the same size as Naked and Naked 2.
Likelihood to purchase:
- Urban Decay dared me to try something new when I was 17-years-old. We'll always be together ;)
In other news, do you think L'Oreal will change the face of Urban Decay once the deal is officially sealed?