Urban Decay: Naked Basics Pallette: Reviewed & Swatched

Urban Decay: Naked Basics Palette

A few weeks ago I posted about my Urban Decay beauty counter expereince where I mentioned I picked up the Naked Basics Palette. Finally now my exams are over and I've had a chance to play around with the pallette I'm writing a review.


The packaging of the Naked Basics is so elegant. A small hand sized metalic copper plastic pallette with a snap shut closure making it perfect for travel. The reasoning behind me picking up this pallette rather than the Naked 1 or 2 was the fact I'm going travelling in about 6 weeks, so this little baby is perfect to throw in the back pack. The case is sturdy and has a decent sized mirror too, as well as containing essential no nonsense every day shadows.
  
The Naked Basics pallette contains 6 every day neutral shadows, perfect for day time wear and even night time! 5 of the shadows are Matte and one is a shimmer. The colours I've found I reach for most are Naked 2 , WOS & Venus. To me these 3 shadows in them selves are worth buying the whole palette. I simply cover my lid with WOS and then run Naked 2 through the crease and blend. For a touch of highlight I then add Venus to my brow bone and inner corner. A little bit of mascara and liner and I'm done! 

The other colours are what makes this palette so versatile  Not only does it allow you to effortlessly crease natural everyday looks, but blend a touch of Faint in your outer lid and crease and smudge Crave through your lash line and you have the perfect smokey eye for drinks and dinner. Perfect.
The only miss of this palette for me is Foxy, a more yellow toned ivory which doesn't seem to complement my skin or eyes in any way. I would of preferred to swap Foxy out for a shimmery taupe or grey. Then this palette would be perfect! 


The shadows themselves are soft and beautifully milled, making them so smooth and silky to apply with little fall out and easy to blend. The last power is amazing also, their almost creamy texture makes them last all day. 

I love this palette, and it has quickly become a staple in my daily routine. It would also make a gorgeous gift too! And for only £20 for 6 incredible shadows - you can't go far wrong!

What do you think of the Naked Basics Palette?