Raw, bare and exposed: Urban Decay's Naked Basics

Urban Decay's Naked Basics

Urban Decay's Naked Basics

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!

Size comparison

Size comparison

Naked Basics' swatches

Naked Basics' swatches

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.

Wearing all six shades on my eyes

Wearing all six shades on my eyes


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?