So yes, I did jump on the Urban Decay Naked bandwagon! I actually was not planning on getting the Basics palette at all. I was content with my INGLOT palette and my Naked 1 palette but let's just say I got caught up with the Sephora BI Gift card and Wrapp frenzy that I was able to get it at steal price.
Well let's get on with the review!
I was so surprised as to how small this palette was when I got it in the mail. Because this palette comes with no extra goodie [ie. travel-sized primer potion, another zero eyeliner, etc] I guess Urban was able to downsize the packaging by a lot. I made a comparison of how small that palette is by putting it next to my Samsung Galaxy S2. I have compared it to my dad's iPhone 4 and the palette is slightly wider than the iPhone and about the same height. Which makes this palette perfect for travel and on the go touch ups!
I honestly have no idea why Urban is marketing this product as an all matte palette because one of the shades, Venus, has a satin finish instead of a the marketed "matte" finish. But I'm not complaining because I love using Venus for my inner tear duct area! ^^ I don't know if you can tell, but I've used Crave and Faint the most! Lately I've been getting lazy with using my normal black liquid eyeliner so I've just been using Faint for all over my eyelid and then lining my eyes with Crave! It looks less harsh than my normal black eyeliner and more natural.
It was so hard to get W.O.S and Foxy to show up on my hand, but trust me, they show up on your eyes.
- Venus - A champagne colored eyeshadow with a satin finish. The only eyeshadow in this palette that's not matte. When on my eyes, it shows up almost white but with a pink undertone.
- Foxy - A yellow based matte peach color.
- W.O.S - A pink (flesh tone for me) matte color.
- Naked 2 - A light brown with slight pink undertones.
- Faint - A medium brown
- Crave - A dark brown with green undertones