Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Totally Naked with Urban Decay's Naked Palette

Surely you have seen it and love the colors right? Urban Decay made half the ladies of the world go ga-ga over this much anticipated palette and judging by the inability of the stores to keep this on their store shelves, everybody is truly loving this incredible palette. The colors are also super sexy and best of all, you don't have to keep this in the drawer to be pulled out for evenings out but rather, many of the colors are well suited for day looks. Just check out the many video's on YouTube on how-to's. I promise to show you a look or two using these colors in the very near future and if you are darker skinned, you will be able to appreciate how these colors look on your skin.

I was in Singapore late last year and called up Sephora to check if I could come and get one and I could hear the SA on the other end laughing in an evil high pitched laugh before she said "No chance of getting one...we don't have stock now and the last batch sold out in seconds!" What to do but book via a spree on early this year and as I am writing this, I am gently stroking the lovely velvet cover of my palette! Yay!

I must say that the day I received my palette, I spent 25 minutes just staring at how lovely the colors were as I sat by my window......this is well and truly the mother of all neutral palettes and I can really understand why everyone is crazy over it!

As you can see above, this palette came with the 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in two colors as well as 3.7ml's of the Primer Potion (below). The only complaint I would have is that the Primer Potion is still in it's old packaging and I guess I would have to depot this once the bottom bit cannot be accessed but thats another story altogether.

 These are the swatches of the colors on the back of the box.

 The amount of product you get is 1.3 grams per palette which is plenty of color and real value for money.

Even though you have probably seen many swatches, the difference here is that it is on my skin and if you are curious to know what these colors look like on olive/dusky/Indian skin then scroll on.

If you ask what my favourite colors are, I must say Sin, Halfbaked, Toasted and Hustle. A lot of the colors have pinky undertones to them and are workable on every skintone. Buck is very close to my skintone and seems to disappear as you can see above. Halfbaked is like liquid gold with a yellowish undertone and will be gorgeous on dusky skin. Smog and Sidecar are also worthy of a mention for being bronzily beautiful.

These are the swatches of the eye pencils, one half is a black called Zero and the other half a browney bronze called Whiskey.

After looking and thinking about the colors, I realized that not all women out there will want to shell out plenty of money for this palette - cult following nonwithstanding. Fret not for there are respectable and affordable dupes out there which you can use and pull off a decent look. I found most of the dupes in the Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette as well as in the 88 Eye Shadow Palette. These I have kept for another post and once I sort out the pictures I will post that so you can do a whole look with similar colors. Perhaps Sidecar and Halfbaked were the biggest challenge to dupe but there are very close matches for both in Coastal Scents 88 palette.

For those of you who are celebrating Chinese New Year - Have a prosperous start to the Year of the Rabbit!

1 comment:

Tanveer Parmar said...

Congrats on finally getting your hands on this beauty - it sure has some awesome colors :)