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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Gift Idea #1: Urban Decay's Naked Palette



For the past year or so, Urban Decay's Naked Palette has been nearly sold out worldwide! Due to its popularity, it is now part of Urban Decay's permanent line, and I have been noticing that it has been in stock at Sephora. I was able to purchase one not too long ago, and I think it is a great gift to give almost anyone that enjoys makeup.

Available at Sephora for $58CDN, $48US. Comes with an eyeshadow brush and a mini Primer Potion (not pictured in this post), along with the 12 eyeshadows
Colours from left to right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Colours (left to right): Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse

Colours (left to right): Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

These eyeshadows are all very good quality, and there isn't one shade that doesn't live up to Urban Decay's standard. Naked and Buck are matte finish, while the rest have varying degrees of shimmer and sparkle (Sidecar having the most glitter). They are all very pigmented and wear well.

I think this is a great gift to give someone if they like neutral shades. Someone who likes bright colours may not get a lot of use out of it, however.

This palette is a great 'everyday palette' because it contains a lot of colours that are 'safe' (colours that you can wear to work, school, an interview, etc).

The Primer Potion (which isn't pictured because I forgot to photograph it) is a small sized version of Urban Decay's original Primer Potion. It was one of the first primers, and also one of the best! A primer is used to help eyeshadows adhere to eyelids, and also to help it stay crease-free throughout the day. It also makes colours more intense! Click here to view the Primer Potion at Sephora.

I recommend this palette for anyone who likes makeup as it is certainly suitable for any age group! The wide range of shades and finishes means that you can achieve many looks just with these 12 eyeshadows.

Although a bit pricey, there is another palette available from NYX which is similar to the Naked Palette, comes with more shades and lip colours and is half the price. I haven't purchased it, but I have heard great things about it. You can view it by clicking here.

Summary:
Product: Urban Decay's Naked Palette (Sephora, Ulta)
Price: $58CDN/$44US
Grade: A


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