Friday, April 8, 2011

Let's Get ...

Come on, it'll be fun!  I'm not talking about taking off your clothes. I'm referring to the infamous Naked eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay.  Released last summer the Naked palette was flying off store shelves quicker then Urban Decay could produce it.  Finally,  Urban Decay has solved their production issues and the Naked palettes are back on store shelves.

The Naked eyeshadow palette comes loaded with 12 eyeshadows, all of them neutral.  Unlike most palettes produced, all these colors are easily wearable.  Naked will allow you to create a neutral everyday look, an appropriate office look and the perfect smokey eye.  This one single product could easily replace all your other shadows.

Originally the Naked palette came with a duo ended eyeliner, but due to production issues, they have changed to an eyeshadow brush.  I'm one of the lucky ones who was able to get an original palette with the pencil, but fret not, the eyeshadow brush is a keeper.  Unlike most brushes that come in kits, this one is actually good quality and more importantly works beautifully with the shadows.  The brush is also Vegan, which is always a good thing.

To help you get the most out of your shadows, Urban Decay includes a small tube of their cult classic eyeshadow primer-Primer Potion.  If you haven't already tried Primer Potion this is a great time to try it without having to shell out any serious money.
The Naked palette isn't without it's drawbacks.  Of the 12 shadows, only 2 of them are matte.  Though, unlike other Urban Decay shadow palettes, there's not a lot of glitter in any of the shadows, and the shimmer/metallics are kept to a minimum.  For those of you with more mature eyes, you may want to be careful how you work with some of the more shimmery shades.  They are still workable, but I would use them more as a highlighter.

Naked is a great palette for someone who isn't comfortable with applying makeup.  The shades are not intimidating and look good on every skin tone.  The colors are very easy to work with.  The shadows are highly pigmented, blend easily and there is little to no fall out (powder that falls on your cheeks).  I think this would be a great palette for someone just starting out wearing makeup and it definitely makes a nice gift.  It's also a great value with each shadow costing about $4.  Urban Decay's single shadows retail between $17 and $20. 

So go ahead, get Naked, you won't regret it!

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