I love a good matte, nude eyeshadow palette. Every colourful look needs different nude tones to create depth and help colourful eyeshadows blend much more easily. So you can imagine my excitement when this beauty from Urban Decay turned up at my door.
That rusty shade has my name all over it!
So the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette has a good range of lighter matte shades, darker ones and a variety of cool and warm tones that you can use to create so many different looks. You could create a natural sculpted look with the cool mid tones or you could go all out and create a smokey eye with that lovely rust colour to warm the crease.
As well as being beautiful on the outside, the shadows inside are great quality. They’re super soft, easy to blend and highly pigmented. The double ended brush is also really handy with a firm small blending brush on one end and a small smudger brush on the other.
My only problem with this is that Blow, Nudie and Commando are all a bit too similar. But Extra Bitter and Lethal do enough to make up for it.
This palette has barely left my side since I received it and I’ve used pretty much every shade. It’s so useful to have that variety of matte shades to hand! My Mum also loves it and whenever I’m off out she always makes sure I leave it on the dressing table for her.
The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is available now for £38.50.
I took all my photos of this and realised that I forgot to dry my nose on. Derpppp. Still kinda like it though. If you’re looking for some eyeshadows to make a badass smokey eye, the Melt Dark Matter Stack is where it’s at.
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