I will admit, I wasn’t wowed by this palette when it first launched. It just didn’t excite me compared to the other UD Palettes, but after playing around with it, I have a feeling it will be a firm addition to my make up routine.
The palette has six matte shades which you can use on their own or as part of a more evening eye look. From a mix of browns, toupes you can create an everyday eye look. I’ve been creating a look using the shades for a look suitable for work.
There is also a deep brow which can be used as a brow shade. Ive used Urban Decay shadows like this before and it works well. Just remember to go light and build it up.
I will admit when I swatched the shades, I wasn’t sure if they would suit my skin tone. Some of the lighter shades appeared a bit too light against my skin however the moment I placed them on the lids, I realised I had nothing to worry about.
As they are matte, you would expect the shades to be a bit chalky but I was pleasantly surprised. Each shade delivered the pigmentation and blend ability we all come to love and expect from Urban Decay.
I also adore the packaging. I am going to be travelling a lot over the next couple of months and this will be coming with me. The packing is secure which means it can carried around without worrying too much. It also has a mirror which is handy for on the go touch ups.
Have you tried the Naked Basics palette? Let me know what you think.