First of all, this palette is cute as a button! It's so tiny, and if someone didn’t know the reputation and quality of Urban Decay, they probably would have been shocked that it was $27.00! But fear not…it is totally worth it! Although just as tiny as my iPhone, the packaging is extremely durable and very convenient. I find my palette to be a tad difficult to open, but I am not sure if I just have a defective case or if I am a complete spaz. Either way, I don’t care…I love the palette too much to complain about how to open the case.
Urban Decay has to be the King of Palettes, and although they have released tons over the years, this is their first matte palette (except for the shade Venus, but I’ll explain later). Basics features six gorgeously “Naked” neutral shades, four of them being brand new to the UD collection! All of the shadows are highly pigmented and very soft…as expected from Urban Decay. The one downside I find with UD makeup is that theres a lot of fallout to their shadows. However, I love all of the shadows enough not to let it bother me. I wish fallout was my biggest issue in life!
Here are some swatches and descriptions of these six incredible shades!
Venus* (NEW) – White/Beige Shimmer
Foxy – Ivory/Yellow Matte
Walk of Shame – Nude Matte
Naked 2 (NEW) – Taupe Matte
Faint (NEW) – Warm, Light Brown Matte
Crave (NEW) – Deep Black/Brown Matte
* Although known as UD’s first matte palette, yes, there is one shade that has some shimmer. Venus has very little shimmer and is perfect as a highlighting shade! It is my new favorite shimmer shadow!
Between the size, the shades and the overall quality, this palette is a must have! It is perfect for travel, has all of the shades you need to create a versatile, everyday look!
Have you tried the Naked Basics Palette?
What is your favorite Urban Decay Palette?