urban decay naked original eye shadow palette

Since getting Urban Decay Naked Palette about a year ago, I have no real need for another eye shadow palette. It’s my go-to shadow set for both light day makeup and dramatic night looks. My used-to-death colors are Naked and Buck, two neutral mattes, along with the super glittery Half Baked, Darkhorse and Creep. I also love the frosted shimmery delights of Toasted and Hustle, which I use with the coppery Smog, Sidecar and Sin for a bronzed look. The only shade I didn’t like was the cool, silvery Gunmetal. Oh, the Good Karma shadow brush and Eyeshadow Primer Potion that come with this set is fantastic too.

urban decay naked palette eyeshadow colors

Urban Decay Naked Palette Colors

Virgin – satiny cool pale beige
Sin – champagne with a frosted sheen
Naked –  nude matte
Sidecar –  shimmery beige
Buck – matte fawn brown
Half Baked – golden bronze
Smog – warm coppery brown
Darkhorse – deep mocha with luminous sheen
Toasted –  ”shimmery antique copper penny”
Hustle – metallic eggplant brown 
Creep – dark cool gray with glitter
Gunmetal – dark metallic bluish grey with silver micro-glitter                            

I’d love to bring this set with me everywhere but because of the length of the palette (it’s about 8 inches long) it can’t fit in my small makeup bag or any of my bag pockets. Yes, this is actually one of the reasons I used to justify the need for the smaller Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. Ha ha! Well, the other, more rational reason is that I am running out of Buck, Naked and Darkhorse and it seemed that like that the mini version has similar shades in the form of Naked2 and Faint.

urban decay naked basics eyeshadow palette neutral colors

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Colors

Venus – yellowish off-white demi-matte (just a hint of sheen)
Foxy – pale cream matte (yellowish)
Walk of Shame – light nude matte (doesn’t look as pink in real life)
Naked 2 – taupe matte
Faint – dusty brown matte
Crave  - very dark brown, almost black

I got the Urban Decay Naked Basics matte eyeshadow set recently and must say that I absolutely adore Foxy (a yellowish neutral, PERFECT for my skin) and satiny Venus, which is now the default color I use to highlight my brow bone. I’m also loving the very pigmented intensity of Crave, a deep brownish-black, which I sometimes use as a liner, but for some reason this color is a bit too soft and crumbly when used with a dry brush. Walk of Shame and Naked 2 are a little too ashy on my skin, while Faint is a little too dark for to be used for subtle contouring. To be honest, I’m a quite disappointed with the shade Naked 2 because it looks almost identical to Naked from the first set HOWEVER it looks so different when applied on the eyes – who knew such slight variation in color would look so different on the skin! Naked suits my skin with warm, yellow undertones, so I’m guessing Naked 2 is more suitable for people with cooler undertones?

urban decay naked basics eyeshadow palette neutral set

For my perfect basic eye palette, I’d swap W.O.S and Naked 2 for Naked and Buck from the original set (oh how I love these two shades) and have either Darkhorse or Halfbaked in place of Faint.

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