Apr 27, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Hey! This is one of my favourite gift lately (besides the auto-gate at home). I got this from my friend, to be honest, I am reluctant to break into the product as always when I get a new makeup. There's something about it that makes me feel bad about touching the perfect and pristine condition of the new eyeshadow. This happens to blusher as well. But finally, I did a swatch today and tested them out on my lid (no photos of me for this post).



I already fell in love with the packaging. The combination of old gold and sunburst makes the packaging appear luxurious. The palette is about 1.3cm thick so it is pretty sleek as well. The surface is a bit bigger than my palm, which means the size is not too big but it is not pocket sized. 

Although this palette supposed to be the "All Matte. All Naked" palette, not all the shadows are matte. Surprised? Let's go into the swatches:


L-R: Blow, Nude, Commando, Tempted, Instinct, Lethal
The first shadow Blow isn't the same as all the other matte siblings. It has fine satin finish. I'm not complaining because it comes really handy especially when you want to highlight your inner corner of the eyes, under the brow bone and also it gives your eyeshadow a pop. As for Nude, Commando and Tempted, they don't show well on the swatches but they are great transition colors. Also, if you have a fair skin, you can just put any of the three shadows as single color to achieve the deep eye socket look. They are really natural and you can use them to create a more 3D look (eg. contour or darken any light eyeshadow colors). Instinct is also a transition color but it is more prominent. However, the texture of Instinct is a bit chalky compared to others. You might want to use eye primer for that. Lethal is a tree bark dark brown shade and the most pigmented eyeshadow in the pan. 

L-R: Pre-Game, Extra Better, Faith, Lockout, Magnet, Blackjack
I love the bottom row better than the one above. Pre-Game is a yellow tone beige, this might not show on Asian skin. But if you are creative enough, I think you can use the shadow for a lot of function. The Extra Better is a true chocolate color. Faith and Lockout are beautiful darker transition and good to deepen the crease line on your eyelid. Magnet picks up really well on the brush, but when I swatched it, the color tend to wash out. On the pan it looks like a gunmetal shade but when applied on the skin, it turns into gray-brown. Blackout is an intense brown for a more smokey look. 


FYI, I use a flat eyeshadow brush on dry skin for the swatch. I did not apply any primer prior and I swatched it dry, which I think is only fair to show how the eyeshadow turns out. 


To be honest and fair for the review part, I have only used this palette once on my eye and the shade I used were Blow, Tempted & Magnet. The three of them blends really well and stay for a very long time (approximately 8 hours and they still look freshly applied). It doesn't crease throughout the day (note that I did put on the Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance primer). The pigmentation and color pay-off are satisfying. There's not a single shade that is disappointing, except the Instinct which I find a bit chalky. You can solve that problem with a primer so I don't think it is a big deal. You might want to be careful with Magnet because the color on the pan and the swatch are significantly different. If you forget about how brown it applies, you might end up ruining your look thinking that it is a dark gunmetal color. Anyway, Urban Decay is well-known for the quality of their eyeshadows and you definitely will love it. 


This palette has all the new shades that we have not seen before from the other Naked palettes. They are exclusive shades, so you won't get them anywhere in other palettes or in any singles. I think all the colors are wearable and suit everyday look (if you put on makeup everyday). You can achieve a natural look or a dark smokey eyes with this palette, rest assured, it is a versatile and practical palette to have. 


As a bonus, it comes with a double-ended blending and smudger brush. I am not a fan of the brush that comes in any of the Naked palette. However, it is proven to be useful when traveling. They're not the best of quality, but you can rely on it when in desperate needs. I can definitely live without it, but like I said, it is just a bonus. 


Good to know: Available at: Sephora or Urban Decay boutique at KLCC
Price: RM220
Size: 1.2g x 12(shades)
Other information: Packaging is made of plastic. Comes with a wide mirror on the palette back cover. This is not a vegan palette. Read the ingredients below. 


Faith: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyethylene, Alumina, Synthetic Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin.
Blow: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide.
Nudie: Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide.
Blackjack: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Commando: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Extra Bitter: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Instinct: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Lethal: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Lockout: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Magnet: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Pre-Game: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
Tempted: Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tin Oxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid.
All Shades May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder].
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