Let’s just take a minute to appreciate this palette. No. It deserves more than that. It deserves an eternity of silence because it is absolute perfection. Well maybe not exactly… That being said I do think that I would probably talk after about ten minutes less than eternity because there is just a couple of flaws with this palette, one of which I think actually works out in it’s favour. I’ll quit the chit chat and get into it.
This palette consists of 6 neutral colours, which I was led to believe we’re all matte when this palette first came out but that’s not true. The Naked Basics palette of “must-own shades (with four exclusives!) features both mates and satins for lids, liner and crease.” The colours are Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint and Crave in order from lightest to darkest. Venus is a slightly shimmery colour that works great to highlight the inner corner of your eye and below the brow bone. This was the “flaw” that I had mentioned earlier. Foxy, W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint and Crave are all matte colours that can work on almost any part of your eye. These colours are extremely pigmented and last quite a while especially when paired with the Urban Decay Primer Potion (I prefer this primer in Eden). These colours are great for creating a simple and flawless lid or jazzing it up for a night out. The shades in this palette will also act as great base colours for any shadow look. I will link my pinterest page down below so you can access the Naked Basics tutorials that I have pinned.
Now to get into the nitty gritty part of this review:
What was my initial impression of this product?
The colours are stunning. It can be very versatile and worn on ever occasion. This palette is very compact and great for travel. This palette, unlike the Urban Decay Naked palette, closes very snug so no product will be damaged (hopefully). This palette would look great on every skin colour and eye colour. One slight problem for me that I noticed was that the shadow “Crave” seemed to fall apart in the palette and it caused a slight layer of shadow dust to form on top of the solid, compact product.
How does this product apply?
In applying this product, I noticed that it apples very heavily to the area that you first touch with the brush and that can sometimes be frustrating, especially if it does not blend out completely. With that said, if you are blending out into the outer corner or the crease, it does take a little bit of work but it blends very nicely. The product applies smoothly and, for the most part, evenly.
Does this product withstand wear and weather?
This product has lasted me an extremely long time when I wear it especially when I apply a thin layer of the UD Primer Potion underneath. I wore this product to prom which was on a very hot day and it lasted throughout the heat, humidity and the very stuffy room. This product has also lasted me through sweat and tears.
Does this product fall out?
Like with all makeup, this product does have a slight fall out off of the brush when you apply it but it is extremely minimal. This is nothing to worry about in my opinion.
Does this product crease?
No. Not for me anyways. Not when I wear a primer underneath. This product lasts and it look flawless the entire time. I have oily eyelids so it is usually a problem for me to have eyeshadows crease but this product does not do that to me.
Would I purchase this product again?
Overall, this product is great. It is amazing and for the amount of product that you get and the quality of the product that you get, it is very affordable. So to answer this question, yes. I would definitely purchase this product again.