The Palette I was Missing

Now if you know me, you'll know I am a glitter fiend. If it's sparkly or rose gold, then it is bound to get my attention. With that in mind, shimmery, sheeny eyeshadows are my BFF so I very boldly declared mattes boring and dismissed them. However the Naked Basics palette had always intrigued me but I wasn't completely convinced. There was just something about Naked2 Basics though that had me sold from the get go...

There seems to be a bit of debate about the tones in this palette. Based on the reviews of the first palette and photos online, this one seems warmer toned on the whole aside from that black shade Undone on the very end. It has an almost grey undertone to it. Aside from that you get one subtle shimmer shade and then five mattes. 

Mattes were seriously lacking in my eyeshadow collection, there's 2 in my 15-pan Mac palette for reference. This palette has everything you could possibly need. Brow bone highlight shades, inner corner highlights (Skimp), colours to wear all over the lids, in the crease, as a liner. If I'm in a rush I reach for this palette alone as I don't have to think about the colours too much and they're so fast to apply then blend out. They're incredibly pigmented but blend out to look a lot softer on the eyes. They're also really long-wearing, even without primers underneath. I use all these shades regularly aside from Undone, the matte grey-black. Black eyeshadows have never been my thing so they tend to sit unloved in my palettes.

This ultra-sleek palette from Urban Decay has certainly changed my tune when it comes to matte eyeshadows. As unexciting as they may appear, they really have their uses when simple eye makeup is all you wish for.

-Have you tried the Naked Basics palettes? What did you think of them?

*Happy second week of December and Christmas! In case my Instagram+social channels didn't give it away I was at The Blogcademy this weekend. I still can't really put my thoughts into sentences that don't just sound like 'omgamazingbesttimeoflifetc' but I will be talking about it on le blog in good time. It was wicked though and Gala, Shauna and Kat are all amazing and it was great to talk with them and listen to their wisdom+soak up their awesomeness. 


  1. I haven't tried Urban Decay before, but I really like this palette so I think I might have to get some. I actually don't think I even own eyeshadow since I made the switch to cruelty free. Where can I find them and what kind of price range am I looking at?

  2. Awesome! You have a couple of options-They're on Sephora & beauty.com which you can order from & then ship here using YouShop. It isn't the cheapest option but if you're ordering more than one thing it can be worthwhile. Another site you can find Urban Decay on is on BeautyBay which is a bit dearer but they have free shipping. Hope this helps! x

  3. Where have I been? I had no idea there was another Naked Basics Palette and I have to say this one looks better than the first - IMO. At least the colours look like they would show up on my eyes lol.

  4. Absolutely. I don't have the warmest of skintones but I felt the ones in the first palette were just too light for my liking so this one's a welcome change. x

  5. I love my naked 1 palette but this looks amazing! Matte shades are so great and versatile to use. Great post x

  6. They totally are. They're great for lazy makeup days too. Thanks Lizzy x