Okay so we know everyone has heard of, if not owns at least one of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. Combined I think we own all six of them (1, 2, 3, Smokey, Ultimate Basics, and Heat), not to mention the two mini Naked Basics palettes as well. Whether you are a makeup junkie or a minimalist, they are an absolute staple in anyones makeup collection. With the undeniable popularity of these palettes by Urban Decay, it was no surprise that when they announced they were launching a new Naked palette consisting of all warm tones, the entire beauty (and even non-beauty) world screamed a little with excitement. I mean come on, just one glimpse of this palette and it had the hearts of so many people ready to swatch every last one of these gorgeous warm shadows! So after hoarding our Ulta reward points, we decided to pick up this palette and do a highly anticipated (mainly by us) review of it. We hope you love it and let us know what some of your favorite shades in this palette are in the comments below!
Okay so I’ve gotta admit that this picture does not do this look justice (in person the look was a lot darker and richer but this picture gives a good idea)! I’m absolutely in love with the ‘mostly matte with a pop of shimmer’ look that I created with this palette. When it comes to my daily makeup routine I keep it super simple and usually don’t even wear eyeshadow (your girl is way too lazy lol) so when we decided to do a review of this palette I knew that I wanted to do something dramatic. My first step was priming my eyelids with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and then I took a blending brush and applied the shade “Low Blow” in my crease as a transition shade. After blending (and blending and blending) that in I went in with “En Fuego” on top of the first shade. With “En Fuego” I really wanted to deepen and smoke out the look so I took it up a little past my crease for a more blown out effect. Then I grabbed a stiff, flat brush and sprayed it with Mac Fix+ so that my shimmer shades would really pop. The shimmer shades I used were “Scorched” which I applied to the inner corner and a little bit on the lid, and “Lumbre” which I added to the inner corner to lighten it up a bit. On my lower lash line I took “Low Blow” and “En Fuego” on a pencil brush to help smoke it out even more. Then I added the Jordana 12 Hour Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso Last to my water line and applied my current fave mascara to my lashes to complete the eye look! On my lips (after trying three different shades and not loving any of them) I wore the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Deep (I had trouble finding this shade and I think it might have been discontinued but I found a similar shade here). The quality of these shadows is SO GOOD! The formula is super creamy and the simmer shades are to die for! This palette has shades for just about any look, from a warm everyday neutral look to a dramatic smokey eye!
When I first opened this palette I knew instantly that I was going to do a shimmery, rusty/copper look. I am usually an all matte kinda gal when it comes to eyeshadow, but when I saw the shimmer shades in the palette, I knew exactly what I had to do. Creating this look was kind of a challenge for me. I always want to play around with warm tones, but somehow subconsciously end up reaching for cooler shadows. However, I was so excited to test this palette out that I just dove right in. After priming my eyelids with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight Eyeshadow primer, I set it with the nude matte shade called “Sauced”. Next I dipped into the shade “Cayenne” (probably my favorite shade in the palette) and brought this from my crease to just under my brow bone. I then took “En Fuego” and buffed that into my outer crease, just do darken it up a bit. Now for the fun part, after spraying my brush with Mac Fix+, I used “Dirty Talk” all over my lid. As a last minute addition I decided to add the shade “Lumbre” to the inner corner (Anna had a very heated argument about how this shade is pronounced… Still not quite sure). Lastly I took “Cayenne” again and blended it out on my lower lash line. I topped the look off with my ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Mr. Bing, my It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, and ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lady, and that was that. A bold, shimmery, bronzy, warm look, perfectly paired for my green eyes!
Until Next Time,