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Urban Decay|NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette

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I can whole-heartedly say that I had no intention whatsoever to purchase this palette. I was doing some makeup research in House of Fraser and as I was chatting to the UD manager, she told me this palette had just been released today. After swatching a couple of the colours, the texture and colour range just blew me away. The rest – as they say – is history.

Matt palettes are becoming more popular these days and are no longer just just worn by those with mature skin. This one is the same size as their other Naked palettes, but looks more compact because the shape of it is so much better. There are 12 shades in total and although it is matt, the shade Blow has a little bit of shimmer to it. I suppose this is good for applying to the brow bone or on the tear ducts for some added oomph.

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If you purchase a product at an Urban Decay counter. They will give you a free makeover using the products you have bought. I actually took advantage of this service and asked the assistant to create a look using the palette – just to see what she came up with. I can get away with cool (top row) and warm (bottom row) tones. Admittedly, the warmer tones are more flattering on my pale skin and blue eyes.

One thing I will say about it, is the black doesn’t pack much of a punch. Knowing Urban Decay eyeshadows, this is probably intentional. I would have much preferred a really intense black, to make any look a little more intense. Or even to use it as liner. I believe, if you buy a palette, it needs to be able to work without having to reach for other products. With everything considered, this palette has really been a long time coming. Overall, the pigment is amazing, the shade range is versatile and the quality of the shadows is exactly what you’d expect from Urban Decay. I will be getting a lot of use out of this over the coming months.

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