Urban Decay, you naughty people. I thought I had enough eye shadows to keep me going for the next 10 years but no,the launch of the Naked 3 meant that I had to add another 12 shades to the collection. The Naked palette has been a staple in my kit for a couple of years, closely followed by the Naked 2. When it hit the blogosphere that the Naked 3 was in circulation and due for release, it was only natural that I would be purchasing it and adding it to the Naked family. Alongside the Basics and Flushed palette, I think I have more than enough shades, hues and tones to create as many different eye make up looks as I possibly can.
I have already reviewed the Flushed palette, a handy palette for touch ups, travel and such like. It contains a bronzer, highlighter and blusher, in shades that suit all skin tones. I love this especially when I have a tan as the bronzer compliments my skin tone perfectly.
The Basics palette was a rush purchase as the only thing I find lacking in the Naked palettes are the lack of matte shadows. Although it is a great colour range, I do find that I forget to use this palette when its sat next to my others. I must make more of an effort in future!
Venus has a faint shimmer and is ideal for a highlight. I also like to use this on the highest point of my cheekbones as a highlighter. Foxy and Walk of Shame can be used as a base or to blend out any discolouration whilst Naked 2 adds a bit of depth. Faint and Crave are ideal to smoke your eye out and define your crease. You only need a tiny bit of Crave as it is so heavily pigmented. An absolute ideal palette for beginners or to keep in your bag for touch ups.
The original Naked palette is the most used for me as it is a warm toned palette of neutrals that can create a natural smoky eye or glam it up for the evening. I also like to use Buck, a matte brown to fill in my eyebrows.
Virgin is a pale, shimmered nude beige.
Sin is a champagne with a touch of pink and a frostier finish.
Naked is a matte medium beige-brown. It has a very soft, smooth texture.
Sidecar is a shimmered, medium bronze brown with almost a red undertone
Buck is a matte darkened beige-brown.
Half Baked is a coppery bronze with a frost-metallic finish.
Smog is a medium dark bronze with a gilded bronze sheen.
Darkhorse is a darkened deep chocolate brown with flecks of bronze
Toasted is a medium dark pinky brown with a shimmery finish.
Hustle is a dark plummy chocolate brown with a soft shimmer finish.
Creep is a darkened blue-black base with silver and teal shimmer.
Gunmetal is a blue-gray metallic.
The only downside to the palette is that the original packaging gets so tatty. The velvet covered box looks mucky and the gold wording of Naked has all but disappeared. I hope they repackage it for when I need to buy my next one!
Naked 2 Palette
The Naked 2 Palette is the least used out of the three, as it is a cool toned colour selection, I find that I tend to stick to a few of the colours rather than experimenting with the entire palette. Foxy features again in this palette as does Half Baked from the Naked palette. Out of the twelve shadows, only three are matte and the rest are high shine, shimmery metallic looking shades.
Foxy is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish.
Half Baked is a coppery brown with a golden shimmer-sheen.
Booty Call is a peach-tinted white-beige with a frosted finish.
Chopper is a medium orange-red toned rown with coppery flecks of shimmer.
Tease is dirty mauve-brown with a matte finish.
Snakebite is dark bronze with a dirty golden shimmer-sheen.
Suspect is a soft champagne-bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen.
Pistol is a dirty gray-brown with a frosted finish.
Verve is a pale beige-gray with a pink tinge.
YDK is a warm, coppery red-toned medium brown with a frosted finish.
Busted is a burgundy-tinted, deep brown with warm, golden undertones.
Blackout is a deep dark black with a matte finish.
Naked 3 Palette
The Naked 3 palette is quite possibly my favourite palette ever made. The rose gold hues are the kind of colours I tend to go fo on a day to day basis and the darker shadows out of the palette make for a dramatic smoked eye. Again, only three shades out of the twelve are matte, however with the use of the other palettes there are no other colours that you could need. I have noticed a few people say that the lack of base colours has been off putting but the use of the Basics palette alleviates that little issue.
Strange is a pale, neutral-to-warm white-pink with a satin matte finish.
Dust is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a white and gold micro-glitter.
Burnout is a rosy, medium peach with a pearly finish.
Limit is a mauve-y, medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish.
Buzz is a warm, coppered rose with a frosted, metallic sheen.
Trick is a medium copper with brownish tones and a gold sparkles over a frost finish.
Nooner is a medium-dark, rosy plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish.
Liar is a medium brown with subtle warm undertones and a slightly gray-ish cast on top.
Factory is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearled finish.
Mugshot is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted, metallic finish.
Darkside is a cool-toned, purpled taupe with a pearled finish.
Blackheart is a deep, blackened burgundy with warm, reddish-brown undertones and ruby red micro-shimmer.
I have found some fabulous eye make up looks on Instagram by searching for the hashtag #Nakedpalette. Whilst you’re popping over to Instagram to have a look, why not give me a cheeky follow too! @Anoushkaloves
Have you purchased any of the Naked palettes? Which one is your favourite? I’d love to hear your comments!