Urban Decay have already released some incredible products during 2016, including their Moondust Palette, All Nighter Foundation and a whopping 100 Vice Lipsticks and they show no signs of slowing down. September saw them release the follow up to their hugely successful Naked Basics & Naked Basics 2 which both had six gorgeous neutral matte eyeshadows. The Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is the latest in the Naked line up and has taken the matte palette to a whole new level. The Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is BEAUTIFUL and it includes 12 all matte must have neutral shadows. This really it the ultimate matte palette and you need it in your life.
From the get-go, this palette gets my seal of approval because of its rose gold, very sturdy and for a 12 pan palette its sleek and slim. There is also a very decent sized mirror in the lid which always comes in handy. This also includes a mini double ended brush which is great quality and is actually a brush that you can use and I have been using it to apply these shadows.
This palette has 12 wearable, pigmented, neutral shadows
- Blow (Light Nude Demi-Matte)
- Nude (Soft Pink Nude Matte)
- Commando (Light Taupe Brown Matte)
- Tempted (Pale Brown Matte)
- Instinct (Medium Pink Taupe Matte)
- Lethal (Reddish Brown Matte)
- Pre-Game (Pale Yellow Matte)
- Extra Bitter (Burnt Orange Matte)
- Faith (Medium Warm Brown Matte)
- Lockout (Rich Neutral Brown Matte)
- Magnet (Smoky Gray Matte)
- Blackjack (Warm Black Matte)
The two lightest shades Pre Game & Blow are quite pale and although not very pigmented they work well applied all over the lid & up to your brow to neutralise redness, add a little brightness and as a base for the darker shades.
The other 10 shades are very pigmented, long wearing & easy to blend. They never apply patchy and have minimal to no fallout. You can achieve so many looks using this palette so if like me you tend to wear a neutral eye most days then you have so much choice in this palette. It’s handy having 12 matte shadows in one place and the colours are so versatile, I like that you can achieve a subtle look or go all out with a smokey eye using those beautiful rich darker shades.
The quality of this palette is fantastic, as you’d expect from Urban Decay, I mean this is a brand that knows how to do fantastic, pigmented and very long-wearing eyeshadow. I am not surprised that It lives up to the hype and I would say its a palette well worth investing in, I’ve been reaching for it almost daily.
What I also like is that the 12 shadows in this palette are all new colours and exclusive to this palette, which is exciting. I’m in love with everything about this latest Urban Decay release and I know it will be a firm favourite for a very long time.
Bottom Row: Pre -Game / Extra Bitter / Faith / Lockout / Magnet / BlackJack
Top row: Blow / Nudie / Commando / Tempted / Instinct / Lethal
What is your favourite Naked Palette and are you tempted to add this new Naked Ultimate Basics Palette to your collection?