Urban Decay Naked Basics

I picked up this palette plus another one from the sale section before the Spring sale for 2 reasons. 1-it was on sale for $18.00 CAD!!!  2-there was a great promo on at Sephora if you spent $35.00 CAD.  If you spent the required amount you were able to pick 2 deluxe samples with the code 'HOLYGRAIL', Tatcha-The Silk Canvas, Drunk Elephant-C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Kate Somerville-Cold Cream Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Moisturizer.  I picked the Tatcha and Drunk Elephant.

My sister actually helped talk me into picking it up.  Along with the samples it was well worth not waiting, the samples are worth more than the discount, not to mention the palette seems to have sold out online, but when I was in store yesterday they had quite a few there, it won't hurt to ask if they were on sale!  The shade WOS is well worth $18.00 to me.  It is a perfect blending/brow bone shade for me.  

 Pretty new Urban Decay Naked Basics.

Pretty new Urban Decay Naked Basics.

I didn't just pick up the Urban Decay Palette because of the promo, nor just because it was on sale.  I picked up the palette because I have completely used up WOS in my old Basics palette!  The Naked Basics palette may seem like a very boring, almost all matte, basic neutral palette and to some extent it is.  But it is also the perfect little palette to take with you if you travel.  This palette along with a couple shimmery singles and you can get a lot of different looks out of it.  For me it is the perfect companion, or solo for that matter, palette.  I can get a very natural look or I can deepen it up if I feel like it.

The Shades in the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette-

  • Venus-almost white shimmer shade, the only shimmer in the palette
  • Foxy-yellow based cream, matte
  • WOS-pink based cream, matte-the only shadow I have completely used up!
  • Naked 2-pale taupe brown?, matte-perfect blending shade for me!
  • Faint-medium toned brown, matte-great for darkening up the outer corner a touch
  • Crave-black, matte-works great as a liner!

As you can see my old palette was well loved, especially WOS!  I think WOS is the first eyeshadow I used up!  There is a pretty good dip in Naked 2 as well.  I tried to use Foxy as a substitute for WOS but it just wasn't it, it shows quite yellow on my eyes.  I have given my sister the old Basics palette, I asked her if she wanted it and she said she can never say no to shadows!  Hopefully she can finally see what im talking about with this palette, it is my most used palette that I have, and thats saying a lot....

Have you tried out the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette?  Or completely used up an eyeshadow shade?  Whats your favourite eyeshadow palette, I may need a new one!