Urban Decay recently released their NAKED Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($27) containing six full sized shadow in the following shades: Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint and Crave. All of the shades are matte with the exception of Venus, which is described as a demi-matte. Two shades are already available individually, Foxy (also in the Naked 2 palette) and Walk of Shame and the four others are exclusive to this palette. They have excellent color payoff and a buttery texture, allowing for smooth, easy application. Here is the run down of the colors:
• Venus is a soft, shimmery off-white. It’s described as a demi-matte but it’s has more shimmer to it. A great brow or tear duct color.
• Foxy is a light yellow beige with a true matte finish. A little yellower than my skin tone so it almost blends in. Very similar to MAC Chamomile (LE).
• Walk of Shame is a light pinky nude with a matte finish. This shade is a little pinker than my skin tone but pretty much blends perfectly, you can barely see it in the swatches. A tad darker than MAC Vanilla and lighter than Brule.
• Naked 2 is a deeper rosy taupe with a matte finish.
• Faint is a medium warm brown and a matte finish. A bit darker and cooler than MAC Wedge.
• Crave is a deep blacken brown and a matte finish.
All of the shades in this palette are wearable and complemented each other perfectly. I wanted this palette because I thought it would be nice to have these basics in my everyday makeup kit that are lacking from the original Naked & Naked 2 Palettes. You could use them to do a simple neutral eye, fill in & highlight the brows. The packaging is lightweight and easy to tuck away in any makeup or handbag. Overall this is a great new addition to my collection. See you next time….