Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I do love a good neutral eyeshadow palette, and when it comes to neutral eyeshadow palettes I can’t think of anyone out there who can beat Urban Decay. I actually wondered what they could possibly do next in the neutral shadow market…and then along came this little neutral lovers dream.

The Naked Basics palette is a mini palette (see picture with 50p next to it for size context), compared to the original Naked and Naked 2 palette it’s very small and far more travel friendly. It’s also in a plastic/slightly rubberised material so less likely to get quite as grubby as it’s fabric covered older sisters…

In the palette is a small, but perfectly formed selection of neutral shadows….

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Only Venus (left in picture above) has a slight hint of shimmer, all the other shadows are matte. Which is a nice change, and as much as I love shimmer shadows (find them easier to work with) for a neutral day time look matte is the way to go.

There’s Venus for the inner corner/brow bone highlight, a yellow toned and pink toned pale neutral, a taupe neutral, a deeper brown and a black (Crave). All in all, everything you need from a neutral palette and if you wanted to have a day time look then easily smoke it up for night – this bad boy will do the job (just look at the pigment on Crave….so black!)

So Urban Decay have done it again, when you thought there was nothing left to pull out of the Naked line…they release a mini version. I wonder if they have a similarly small size shimmer version up their sleeves next… let’s hope!

The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is exclusively online to Debenhams from 11th December.

PR sample.



  1. December 10, 2012 / 9:42 am

    I need this.
    Do you know if it will go to general release after a while like Naked 2 or if it’s limited edition?

  2. liloo
    December 10, 2012 / 9:58 am

    This is such a gorgeous palette and finally some mattes!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

  3. December 10, 2012 / 10:55 am

    This is so gorgeous, can’t believe how tiny it is too! I really need to get my hands on one!
    Eleanor x

  4. December 10, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    I think it’s unusual to see so many mattes in a palette, I’m thoroughly tempted!


  5. December 12, 2012 / 2:49 am

    Ooh. If I hadn’t just bought a neutrals trio from Smashbox…

  6. December 13, 2012 / 6:49 am

    I need this! I’ve wanted a matte palette for a few weeks!

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