Urban Decay Naked Basics Review + Instagram Giveaway

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A good neutral palette is a must-have for every make-up enthusiast. The Urban Decay Naked Basics is an eyeshadow palette contains eyeshadows for an everyday neutral eyeshadow look. I’m going to review and swatch this eyeshadow palette in this post. I’m also giving away one Urban Decay Naked Basics palette on Instagram, be sure to check out the rules at the end of this post!


UD Naked Basics Front Back Packaging

Urban Decay is mostly known for their Naked palettes. The Naked Basics palette is a travel-friendly sized palette. All the eyeshadows in this palette are neutral and have a matte finish.


UD Naked Basics Palette

The palette itself is compact, lightweight and feels sturdy. The palette has a satin/suede finish which makes it look very luxurious. It has the palettes name and Urban Decay on the front of the palette.


UD Naked Basics Palette 01

The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette has a big-ass mirror, which takes up the whole upper inside part of the palette. Who doesn’t like a good travel sized mirror? The eyeshadows are on the bottom part of the palette. All the eyeshadows are in an equal sized, rectangular pan.


UD Naked Basics Palette Shades

Like mentioned before, all the shades have a matte finish (with exception of Venus, which has a demi-matte finish). The eyeshadows are placed from lightest shade to the darkest, starting with Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (cream bisque matte), Walk of Shame (WOS, very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte). Foxy and WOS are permanent and/or have been in other palettes. The other four shades are exclusive to this palette.


Here are the swatches from left to right: Venus, Fox, Walk of Shame, Naked2, Faint and Crave. All shades are richly pigmented, especially for matte eyeshadows.



I’ve created a neutral look only using the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. All shadows are very easy to blend and mix with each other. You have to be careful with the darker shades Faint and Crave. Darker shades are harder to blend out if you use too much, so start with a small amount and build up the color for a nicely blended look. I used Venus as a highlight in the inner corner and my browbone. The slight addition of satin to the demi-matte formula makes it a perfect highlighter.

I love how easy and simple the Urban Decay Naked Basics is for making everyday, neutral looks. As a make-up addict, I own a lot of palettes but I’m very happy to have this one in my collection. You can also make a nice smokey eye look using this palette by using Faint on the eyelids, smoking out in the crease and crave on the lashline, slowly blending up towards Faint. I can make a picture tutorial for a basic smokey eye using this palette if you guys want.


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The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette is essential to anyone who loves neutral matte shades. The quality of the Urban Decay eyeshadows is always amazing and one of my favorite of all time. The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is available for €28,- Euro at the Ici Paris XL website or at the Urban Decay counters inside the Ici Paris XL stores in The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

I’m giving away one Urban Decay Naked Basics palette on Instagram.  This giveaway is open to anyone who has an address in The Netherlands. Please check out the Disclosure Page for more information on giveaways.



The winner will be announced on December 1st, 20:00h Central European Time (CET). Just in time for the holidays! 🙂

Good luck everyone!




  1. November 17, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Oh jammer dat het niet open staat voor Belgjes, anders had ik graag mee gedaan! 🙂 Ik denk idd dat dit een heel ‘makkelijk’ palette is wat je vaak uit de kast zal nemen.
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  2. November 18, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Jouw gezichtsmakeup vind ik altijd zo mooi! Ogen ook hoor, maar je gezicht valt me altijd op <3
    Dit palette lijkt me erg mooi voor mijn persoonlijke collectie dus ik doe graag mee!
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  3. November 18, 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Wat een mooi palette! Het leek me in eerste instantie een beetje een saai palette, maar je hebt bewezen dat dat niet zo is. Wat een mooie look heb je gecreëerd!

  4. Susan Jansen
    November 26, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Wow super mooi? Wat zou dit een leuk kerstcadeau voor mezelf zijn??? Ik doe mee!

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