Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches and Review

To put it simply, this palette is awesome and it makes me feel like I'm cheating Urban Decay out of their money. 17 full sized eyeshadows, a mini primer potion AND a shadow brush would retail for $236 but we get it for $48. All of the eyeshadows have amazing pigmentation and texture.


The inside of the palette


and a closeup of the brush included. I actually thought it did quite well applying the eyeshadows on. I think it might work well as a brush for concealer too.


I like the primer potion but I sort of wish there was a way to attach or keep the primer potion with the eyeshadow palette. I know it probably wouldn't be feasible with the Naked 1.0 palette but I know the Naked 2.0 palette is in a tin and I'd like to think it wouldn't be too difficult to leave a space for the lip junkie that comes with the Naked 2.0 palette.

Onto the swatches! These were done over Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer and in daylight.

From left to right, Virgin, Sin, Naked, and Sidecar


Virgin: This is a cream colored beige. It is frosty so I don't know if many people would like to wear it as a browbone color but it's nice as an inner corner color. I personally think the "white in the inner corner" look is overdone and this is a nicer, less stark alternative to the look.

Sin: It's an extremely metallic light pink. This is one of my favorite shadows by them to wear and it's not overly warm like the rest of the palette.

Naked: This is a light brown matte nude. I had to layer it a bit heavily because it matched my skin color so well that you couldn't see it. This is my new favorite color to use on the browbone.

Sidecar: This is like a medium pink toned brown with gold glitter. It's got a bit of a gritty feel to it because of the gold glitter, but it isn't fallout city the way Midnight Cowboy and the other glittery shades are.

From left to right, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse


Buck: This is a darker, slightly red toned matte brown. This was a little smoother in texture than Naked and I think it'd work well as a transition shade between a bolder color and the browbone highlight.

Half Baked: This is a high metallic slightly orangey bronze. Applied excellently and is one of my favorite colors.

Smog: This is a deeper brown bronze with a golden sheen. Another one of my favorite colors to wear since the gold pairs so well with my skintone.

Darkhorse: This is almost a dirty dark brown with a gold sheen to it that I wasn't able to properly capture on camera. This makes me think of a rock and roll smoky eye.

From left to right, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal


Toasted: This is a medium pink brown that would go well with Sin. I like that there's another pink shade included in the palette and I liked this shade.

Hustle: This is a brown that looks a little bit purple to me? Not sure if I like it but it's got a good texture to it.

Creep: This is a not so black, black. I haven't been wearing black eyeshadow much, not in the crease or on its own but I thought this was just okay. I've had better black eyeshadows.

Gunmetal: This is a gunmetal grey with silver glitter, as simple as that.

I can't see myself using Creep or Gunmetal as much as I'll use the other shades, but that's personal preference. I absolutely love the texture of everything, love the quality, and the variety of shades. I don't think I'll be picking up Naked 2.0 because I think this palette looks so similar and it doesn't seem worth it to get both in the end.

If you own this palette, how do you feel about it? Are you going to get Naked 2.0?


  1. I want this palette soooo bad!!

  2. I've had this since the first week it came out and I love it! I still haven't hit the pan on any of them yet though, I don't get how some people hit the pan on them so quickly! & I already got the 2nd one. At first, I didn't think I would like the 2nd one, but after using it for a while week, I actually really like it a lot more than I thought I would.

  3. I guess I skipped this palette and went straight to the Naked2. I don't see a need for both of them, so I do agree with you. They seem similar, even though they are slightly different. Thanks for the swatches and your thoughts!

  4. Omg, you really tempt me to get this palette >< though I heard Sleek has some possible dupes for it so I may just invest in that first XD I don't own this for the 2.0 but one day, i might :D

  5. I use this almost everyday :) the brush is my favorite thing from the palette!

  6. I love this palette! I use it more often than I thought I would. I'm still on the fence about the second one.

  7. you've defintly showed me that spending 48 dollars on this pallette compared to the 236 dollar price is defently worth it and now bc o read this i'm defintly going to purchase! LOVE your blog and i am following!!!

    I just started blogging myself so your blog is inspritation!!

    I just reviewed the maybelline bouncy blush and will be giving one away when i reach 100 followers!!

  8. I just ordered this online (they don't sell them here in Australia) and I loveeeee it!
    Excellent review



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