By now, if you’re an Urban Decay fan you already know about the much requested Naked Basics palette ($27). This palette features 6 shadows, 4 of which are exclusive. All of the colors are described as neutral mattes, although one is more of a satin finish (officially described as a demi-matte). The colors are as follows:
Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte)
Foxy (cream bisque matte)
Walk of Shame (very light nude matte)
Naked 2 (taupe matte)
Faint (warm, dusty brown matte)
Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte)
Some of you may already own Walk of Shame, which was originally only available with the UD Build You Own Palette. Foxy is a color featured in the Naked 2 palette. The remaining shadows are exclusive to this palette. As mentioned, one of the shadows is not exactly a matte. When I did my swatch of Venus I immediately thought of it as more of a shimmer…just softer. Otherwise, the remaining colors are all matte. The colors are not necessarily exciting. They don’t catch your eye the same way that colors in other UD palettes might (The Vice for example), but that is and always has been the point of the Naked line of palettes. They are meant to create neutral looks that range from tame and work-ready to sultry night-on-the-town looks.
The difference in the Naked Basics palette versus the Naked and Naked 2 palettes would be the focus on mattes, which were sparse in the other Naked palettes. It is also much smaller, which only 6 shadows in extremely compact packaging. The feel of the packaging reminds me of The Vice palette…a velvety smooth plastic casing. The lid of the palette houses a mirror that uses the entire space. The palette is exactly what the name says…basic. There is no slot for an eyeliner or brush as the other Naked palettes featured. You don’t get a sample size of primer potion or lip gloss. If you have any of the other UD palettes you probably already have more than enough primer potion, Zero and/or Perversion 24/7 eye liners, and UD double ended eye shadow brushes so you won’t really feel like you’re missing anything.
The product used in this review was NOT provided by the brand or any of it’s entities for review consideration nor was there any compensation provided. This review is based on my own unbiased observation and is based on my personal opinion and experience.