Monday, March 23, 2015

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette | Urban Decay

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay

My first Urban Decay eyeshadow palette was Book of Shadows 3, which my boyfriend bought for me for Christmas after I picked it out at the Sephora in Spain where we both were doing out exchange. After that moment I realized how amazing Urban Decay's eyeshadows were and I became a big fan.

I am not going to write about my Book of Shadows #3 palette though. No. I am going to write about the palette I bought after that one, one you are probably more familiar with, namely Naked 1. I am not sure where I bought it. I know it was Sephora, but I do not know in which country. It may have been in the Netherlands.. back when we were so fortunate to still have Sephora in the big V&D department stores. Oh, those were the days. 

The first Naked eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay has 12 beautiful bronze/brown-hued shades that come in different finishes, varying from matte to shimmery or all-out sparkles. I think what I loved so much about the Naked collection (and still do) is that it offers you a range of beautifully-intense shades that are all nude but not boring. Now that final bit is important. These shades are not boring, but exciting and pretty and you can make absolutely gorgeous looks with it.. catching all the attention without being bold or crazy-colorful. In that sense it is also very versatile, because you can also opt for more low-key looks by playing with the matte shades rather than the sparkling ones. So with the Naked collection there is something for everyone!



Now if that is not amazing enough already, the palette comes in beautiful packaging too. It has a chocolatey velvet case (noticeably different from its subsequent Naked palettes) that feels special and soft with big bold and golden writing. When you open the palette you will find a big mirror in there, the 12 shades, and a eyeshadow brush. So when I bought the Naked 1 palette it had a one-ended eyeshadow brush, but if you buy it now you will get it with a double-ended shadow and blending brush, resembling the other two palettes. When I bought this beauty I also got a sample sized eyeshadow primer potion in "Original". I think that has still remained the same until today, which I think makes it an even better buy, because I love the primer potions too! 

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | Swatches

Well, time to look at the shades. "Virgin" is a cool-toned beige shade with loads of shimmers in it. This works perfectly as a highlighter for in your inner-V or to add some shimmer on your eyelid. On my darker skin it stands out more than on pale skin, so for the pale ladies.. just imagine how soft it would look on you! "Sin" is a darker beige towards a champagne pink shade, which gives you a whole lot more shimmer. I tend to wear this a lot on the same locations as I would "Virgin". The shade "Naked" matches its name perfectly. I tend to wear this shade as a wash and it is lighter than my actual skin tone, but looks so romantic. It is the first matte eyeshadow of the twelve shades. Back to shimmer with "Sidecar": a soft brown shade with silver microglitters. "Buck" is the second matte and is fawn brown. For me this color is more of a naked shade than "Naked" is, but I like wearing both as a wash. The only golden brown shade in here is "Half Baked", which has lots of shimmers too. Below you can see I applied to the middle of my lid and on my lower lash line. I softly pressed, because I wanted to keep it subtle but it still looks so amazing in the full face photos! Then there is "Smog" a more coppery shade with lots of shimmers and "Darkhorse" a more deep brown or mocha brown with shimmers. Lots of shimmers I am telling you! "Toasted" looks like an old pink copper shade. Can you guess? Yes, with shimmers! "Hustle" still has a bit of pink in there, but has been taken over by brown. It is a soft shade of brown-burgundy now. "Creep" is a shimmery black eyeshadow, but it is not deep-deep black. There is still some softness to it due to its golden sparkles. This shade is very buildable though and can create the most intense looks! Finally, there is "Gunmetal", which is a shimmery gray eyeshadow with silver micro-glitters. So you get two nude matte shades and ten shimmery shades varying from beige, to golden/copper, to black and grey. Like I previously mentioned, this palette really is versatile!

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | Details
Important: all these swatches are just one layer of eyeshadow!!

In combination with the eyeshadow primer potion the eyeshadows become more intense and remain on the eyes longer. They stay on my eyes throughout the days and well into the night. You may consider a touch-up at night.. or just adding more sparkles, but I rarely ever touch-up with my Naked 1 palette. Below is a subtle beauty look that I created with this palette. I applied "Naked" softly over my eyelid, then I put "Buck" in my crease and outer-V. I loosely pressed "Half Baked" into my crease and in the center of my lid, then blended it all out. I also applied those golden sparkles to my lower lash line. In my inner-V I applied "Sin", so a lot of attention would go to that area.

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | eye look
Close-up beauty look in different lighting.

This is what it looks like in full face photos. I wanted to keep my eyes soft, because I was going for big, bold, red lips but you can see.. that just because my eyes are soft and blend in well with the rest.. the eyeshadows are certainly not boring. I wore this look with this outfit. I am wearing "Gran Cru", from the Rouge Edition Velvet collection by Bourjois Paris, on my lips and "Posey" by MAC on my cheeks. My usual Bobbi Brown basics (foundation & concealer) are on my face, of course! Not to forget the Rimmel London mascara and Sephora eyeliner!

Naked 1 Eyeshadow Palette Urban Decay | Beauty Look

It should come as no surprise that I really love this palette, so when Naked 2 came out I was less than impressed. The shades seemed too similar.. I mean, yeah, sure, they were metallic.. but they looked so alike! Lucky for us all, Urban Decay did something completely different with Naked 3 and went for rose-hued eyeshadows. A big win in my book! Nowadays, both Naked 1 and Naked 3 are palettes I grab for both my daily and special looks! So if you are still looking for an impressive palette to create gorgeous naked to bold looks with, then I definitely recommend the Naked 1 eyeshadow palette! You know you want it! This beauty costs about €50 (a little less, I think), but it is worth every penny. I know it can be an investment for some.. but it is an investment you want to make! You get 12 intensely pigmented shades that last on your lids throughout the day and the palette is easy on the go. I mean, some mono eyeshadows are pretty expensive, but consider this.. you are only paying about €4,20 per eyeshadow! Errr, when you look at it like that.. it seems like a bargain! Ok. Ok. Am I sounding like a crazy salesperson? Well, I am not. Just enthusiastic! It is one of my favorite products! Ok. Shutting up now. I could rant until infinity. Urban Decay can be bought via sephora. I looked it up on Beauty Bay, but they do not seem to be offering it anymore? So does anyone have any other suggestions? Are you just as much in love with Naked 1 as I am? Is that even possible ;-)




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  1. I absolutely love the Naked 1 palette <3 such beautiful colors, and I agree with what you said about the Naked 2 Palette- it was very similar to the first one, but I still felt the need to buy it anyway! haha.

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    1. Me too :D those colors are just so amazing! Are you satisfied with the Naked 2 Palette? :D

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  2. Looks awesome! Great gift from your boyfriend :-)

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    1. Yeah, he's a great boyfriend ^^ haha.

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  3. I don't own any of the Naked Palettes. I don't like palettes that much, so I never went for the hype. The shades look pretty though.
    I just feel I never would reach for it...

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. It's interesting how everyone likes different things, right? I prefer palettes over monos, because it combines many colors together :D I grab my monos less than I do my palettes! But yeah, if you're not a fan of palettes.. then this surely wouldn't do!

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    2. I customize my own palettes and change them up every few weeks.

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  4. Mooie look Natasja! Ik heb geen enkel Urban palette, het wordt tijd!

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  5. Yes! Absolutely smitten! The shades are just beautiful!

    P.S: I am loving that matte wing.

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  6. You know already how much I love Urban Decay palettes! I have had Naked 1 for a long time and a lot of the shades have a visible dent in them! I remember when it first came out and I waited months to get it. Even my husband signed himself up on a waiting list to get it for me (and he did).

    The look you created is really pretty, love the liner and the red lips!

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    1. I sure do, Agata! I try to use as little as possible because once it's finished.. it's finished. Where would I get a new one.. unless I go abroad and am lucky enough to find it in a Sephora xD Aw, you've got a good man :P hahah. Thank you :)

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  7. I don't need a lot of palettes but I have this urge that I need to try the UD palettes. Will probably start from the first Naked. Thanks for sharing! I am loving the eye look you've created with this one and that lipstick shade is on point!

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    1. They are definitely worth it. At least the ones I have myself :D those I'd fully recommend! Ah, happy to read you will start with Naked 1! Yay :D Aw, thanks Laarni! I appreciate that :)

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  8. Wat een fijne review! Ik moet bekennen dat de Naked 1 al een tijdje op mijn wishlist staat! Sinds ik Naked 3 heb, merk ik echt dat ik de 1 ook wil haha! Het lijkt mij een prachtig palette <3

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    1. Dank je wel :) ik kan het je niet kwalijk nemen :P

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  9. wow they are pretty shades :)

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  10. Echt een prachtig palette! Ik zou graag Naked 3 toevoegen aan mijn stash :)
    x

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  11. the palette does have some great colors......loved your eotd


    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  12. Mooie look heb je ermee gemaakt :D Ik vind de kwaliteit ook zo mooi, het is volledig het geld waard :D

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    1. Dank je, Jana! Dat is helemaal waar!

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  13. wie wil die nu niet! staat je prachtig :-)

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  14. Die palette is zo mooi, wat heb je er een prachtige look mee gemaakt.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  15. oehlala mooi look!
    je wing is ook gewoon perfect! wow

    liefs
    Karlien

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  16. Die oogschaduw ziet er echt super uit! Hele mooie look!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  17. Dit zijn echt super mooie kleuren hé! Ik heb 'm ook!

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  18. Looks awesome. Your eyes are adorable <3

    www.elegant365.com

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  19. lovely fotd...loved your lipcolor a lot :) naked 1 has been in my wishlist :)

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  20. Ik heb deze zelf ook en ik vind m geweldig! xo

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  21. This is the only Naked palette that I don't own but it looks so beautiful!

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Oh... time to get your hands on it :P

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  22. Naked 1 is what got me into makeup! I discovered PRIMER when I bought it years ago, and ahhh so many pretty shades in a palette! I don't use the light shades so often nowadays (a little too sparkling. I think I'm getting old), but I still use the darker ones especially along my lower lash line a lot. I travel with either this one or Naked 2 as well. Glad to hear you are also a fan!

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    1. Oh, awesome :D yay UD! I love wearing the shimmery and sparkling ones haha... I'm like a vampire in the sun.. gawd, actually referring to Twilight xD

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  23. Deze look staat je beeldig! Love it!

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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  24. Gorgeous palette, mooie foto's heb je gemaakt! En de kleuren staan je echt prachtig :) ik heb sinds kort Naked 2 erbij, ook echt prachtig! X

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  25. Nice review! I never got this palette, while I did get Naked 3, well I guess I might change that sometime. You look lovely with this makeup on ♥

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  26. De look die je gemaakt hebt is ZO mooi! Ik ken de palette van bij een vriendin en zij gebruikt hem ook enorm vaak. Ik weet ook nog de gebroken harten toen Sephora in Nederland sloot. Sindsdien breng ik vanop reis vaak dingetjes mee voor vriendinnen :) xo

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    1. Ah, zo lief, Nikki :) dank je wel! Haha, jaa, dat is inderdaad een slimme tactiek :D ik ga ook altijd langs een Sephora wanneer ik in het buitenland ben! x

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  27. UD Naked1 is such a classic palette in so many ways. I still use it often but lately I've been reaching for the Naked3 more. :) The Naked2 hasn't been getting much love from me at all so starting next week I plan to use it more often!

    Your eyeliner work is always on point! You should do a tutorial! :D

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    1. Thanks, Jaa :) I might give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion ^_^

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  28. Ik heb Naked 2 en ben net zo enthousiast als jij over de Naked 1! Prachtige kleuren en super pigmentatie. Mooie look heb je er ook mee gemaakt!
    Ik wil eigenlijk ook eens hun oogpotloden kopen, maar daarvoor ga ik eerst tot in een Sephora moeten geraken! ;)

    Liefs,
    Marlies - Golden Mirrors & Pink Bows

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    1. Ik ben blij dat die bevalt :D metallic kleuren zijn ook gaaf! De potloden zijn zoooo de moeite waard :) echt wel! Dus zeker doen :D

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  29. Natasja! Super mooie look! Jammer inderdaad dat Sephora niet langer bestaat in NL. Ik word altijd wild als ik deze paletten tegen kom en de reviews lees. Moet ik misschien op de wishlist zetten voor wanneer ik nog eens in het buitenland ben ^^

    x Aurélie

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    1. De kleurtjes zouden vast goed bij je staan.. en ze zijn zo draagbaar voor dagelijkse looks he :)

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  30. SO I finally took the plunge and bought this for myself for Christmas, and it was a long time coming as I had spent weeks/months debating between this and the second Naked palette. Overall, I haven't tried enough of it to give an opinion (FOR SHAME!!!) but one of the reasons why I didn't like this palette was because of the velvet packaging--it gets dirty so quickly! :( (Also hilarious, my mom remarked on how much the packaging resembled a bar of chocolate)
    Buck, Smog, and Sidecar are my favourites!

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    1. Ah, I can relate to that. Back when I bought it the velvet packaging was something that made it more special to me... but I get why you don't like that aspect! It does get dirty quickly. Sidecar is a beauty!!

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