Urban Decay’s Naked Basics
It would seem a lot beauty addicts are on a self-imposed spending spree. I think I am doing alright…only bought a few make-up products since the start of 2013…
Any way I am a fan of Urban Decay’s eyeshadows and their notorious palettes, so I had to buy their Naked Basics palette. This fun, miniature palette is an off-shoot of their Naked range and recognised for being small enough to fit into your handbag. It’s a selection of basic shades – 5 mattes and 1 shimmer to create a neutral look but also to smoke it up for something vampish.
Debenhams has a 10% off sale at the moment in stores and online with free delivery so I took advantage of this offer and bagged the Naked Basics for £18 (normally £20). Six shades for £18? Don’t mind if I do.
The packaging is wonderful – solid, slim, compact and beautiful. The eyeshadows by Urban Decay’s reputation are buttery and so easy to blend. It’s why I love using their eyeshadows.
Here’s a quick look using three shades – Naked 2, Faint and Crave with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion underneath. I was in a hurry (and running late for lunch with a friend) so it’s not as smokey as I had wanted it to be but it served me well for a daytime look. This is how the shadows measured up after about 7 hours wear:
I’ve read a few complaints on sites that the most of the shades are too light. Well it’s a basic palette of neutrals so don’t expect it to be replicable of the other Naked palettes, which go that extra further. The shadows from Basics are softer in comparison and collectively it’s a cute (and safe) palette for everyday use. Just don’t expect anything mind-blowing.