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Urban Decay Naked 1, 2 and 3 Eyeshadow palettes review & comparison

By Jessica Natalie Cowandy

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Posted on 29 February 2016 in TutorialReviewTips

Many people ask me which is better, the Urban Decay’s Naked 1/Naked 2/ Naked 3 Eyeshadow palette?

Well, to be honest, it really is down to each person’s preference. What type of brush you prefer, whether you like to go for matte finishes or shimmery look and which palette is more flattering on your skin undertones.

 

So here are brief comparisons of all three palettes;

 

OVERVIEW

NAKED 1 PALETTE PACKAGING

Packaging; Chocolaty velvet case is emblazoned with the word ‘Naked’ in gold foil lettering. It comes with a large mirror inside, a shadow brush and an eyeshadow primer potion sampler.

The Naked Palette is priced at $54. It is loaded with 12 bronze-heud shadows with matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle finish. From palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal shades.

From left to right; Virgin (cool pale beige shimmer), Sin (champagne shimmer), Naked (nude matte), Sidecar (beige shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Buck (fawn brown matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Darkhorse (deep mocha shimmer), Toasted (antique copper penny shimmer), Hustle(plum-brown satin), Creep (onyx shimmer w/gold sparkle) and Gunmetal (dark metallic gray shimmer w/silver micro-glitter).

My most used colours; Virgin, naked, buck, half baked, dark horse and creep.

On my left eye; Virgin (highlight), Naked (above crease), Buck (above crease, outer lid, inner lid, outer lower lash line and inner lower lash line), Half Baked (middle of lid and middle of the lower lash line), Dark horse (inner lid, outer lid, inner lower lash line and outer lower lash line), Creep (outer lash line, outer lid and outer crease), Sephora black eye pencil (upper and lower waterline) and Stila liquid eye liner (winged eyeliner) –With Primer.

 

Naked 2 palette packaging

Packaging; the case is made out of a grey-brown metal tin with clasp closure that clips when we close it. It comes with a larger mirror compared to the original palette, a double-ended shadow/blending brush and a sample size lip gloss.

The Naked 2 Palette is priced at $54. It is packed with 12 taupe-heud neutrals and grayish brown, a glittery copper and blackest black.

Perfect for smoky looks.

From left to right; Foxy (cream bisque matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Bootycall (cork shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Verve (oyster shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer) and Blackout (blackest black matte).

My most used colours; Foxy, tease, busted and blackout.

On my right eye; Foxy (highlight), tease (above crease), verve (inner and middle lid), busted (outer crease and outer lid), blackout (outer lid, outer crease, inner lower lash line and outer lower lash line), Sephora black eye pencil (upper and lower waterline) and stila liquid eye liner (winged eyeliner) – With Primer.

 

Naked 3 palette packaging

Packaging; the case is made out of a rose gold metal tin case with clasp closure that clips when we close it. . It comes with a large mirror and a double-ended shadow/blending brush.

 

The Naked 3 Palette is priced at $54. It is loaded with 12 rose heud neutrals from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter.

Perfect for everyday makeup look.

From left to right; Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light pinky-peach satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin) and Darkheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle).

My most used colors; strange, limit, nooner and blackheart.

On my left eye; Strange (highlight), Limit (above crease), Nooner (inner lid, middle lid, outer lid, outer crease, inner and outer lower lash line), Blackheart (outer crease, inner and outer lower lashline), NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk (lower lashline), NYX liquid crystal liner in crystal silk on the winged eyeliner, Sephora black eye pencil (upper waterline) and Lime Crime eyeliner in lunar sea (winged eyeliner) – With Primer.

 

PACKAGING

PROS & CONS

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Pros: The packaging is easily opened and very light compared to the other Naked Palettes.

Cons: The mirror is too small, the velvet fabric easily gets dirty and the packaging is not as secured as the other naked palettes because there is no claps closure that clips when it is closed.

 

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Pros: The Packaging is really secured.

Cons: The Packaging is hard to open and this Naked 2 palette is heavier compared to the original palette

 

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Pros: The Packaging is really secured.

Cons: The Packaging is hard to open and this Naked 3 palette is heavier compared to the original palette.

 

COLOR SWATCHES AND COMPARISON

All Three Palettes have the same eyeshadow formula. The Matte shades are a lot chalkier and drier compared to the shimmery one. The lighter shades also have less color payoff compared to the darker ones.

 

Naked swatches

Naked 2 swatches

Naked 3 swatches

Which Palette is suitable for you?

 

It really is down to each person’s preference.

If your skin has warm undertones, you will love Naked 1 palette. If your skin has cool undertones, Naked 2 palette will look better on you. If you have fair/pale skin undertones, Naked 3 palette is more suitable for you.

 

There are several ways to determine your skin undertone; the simplest way is looking at the veins on the underside of your wrist.

Cool skin undertones make veins seem blue or purple, warm skin undertones make veins look greenish and neutral skin undertones have both blue and green veins.

Urban Decay Naked 1, 2 and 3 Eyeshadow palettes review & comparison reviewed on 29 February 2016 by rated 4.9 of 5

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