On August 23rd 2018, Urban Decay released a touching funeral video to their channel announcing that their cult classic Naked Palette was going to be discontinued after 8 years.
So here are 4 looks you can wear to the funeral.
The Urban Decay Naked Palette originally released in 2010, which is less than a year before I started both my blog and my youtube channel. It was one of the first palettes that I saw in tutorials online when I got started but at that point UD was too pricey for my undergraduate budget. It was always a very nice palette to look at but I was loving using colours like my BH Cosmetics 120 palettes, which got the party started for me.
I did not own this makeup palette until just under a year ago when my bestie was doing one of her famous collection purges. I later received both the Naked 2 and Naked 3 palettes as well. I've always been a sucker for a nice transition shade and a lot of sparkle, so colours like Virgin, Naked, Buck, Half Baked & Toasted REALLY jump out to me. Gunmetal may have been the shade that surprised me the most, for the better.
From left to right the shades are: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep & Gunmetal. Almost all of the shades swatch really nicely, without being patchy except for Buck and Creep, though with a brush on the lids, Buck does great, Creep is still a touch patchy but totally workable. The shimmery shades are just so pretty and can work with so many looks. I remember some of the original complains about this palette were the limited mattes and the number of shimmers, but we've all got over that now! So here are four different looks I created with this palette to help see it off to rest.
Easy Daytime Look
This look is a soft, easy to wear look for any time, it brightens up the eye and adds subtle definition to the outer corner and crease. This is a great look to wear to work if you're just getting comfortable with makeup or simply prefer a neutral nude look. It's basic but it gets the job done. You can also quite easily adapt this look for a night out if you bring your palette with you to work and touch it up before getting dinner or drinks with coworkers or friends.
Golden Halo Look
This look is a bit bolder, but still not too crazy for wearing during the day if you are in a work environment that isn't opposed to it. I've always loved the look of the halo trend and adapted it for my eye shape without going "super IG" with it. Deepening the inner and outer corner of your eye and placing a shimmery or bright shade in the middle, really adds light to your eye. I loved the golden/bronze vibe with this, especially with summer coming to a close - it works great with a tan & it adds extra zest if you're a blue eyed babe as brown tones make your eyes stand out.
Subtle Cut Crease Look
There are a few combinations of colours in the Naked Palette that could work really nicely in a cut crease look, but I wanted to try to use as many different shadows as possible so that's why I used Toasted as the pop of colour. Again, this technique can be really..well...overdone. So my version is a little softer in the end result. I could have definitely intensified the outer corner and would have LOVED to add a glitter line to emphasize the cut crease, but I don't have any on hand that would have worked.
Smokey Eye Look
It's been a long time since I've worn a really dark and sultry smokey eye but when I saw Creep and Gunmetal, I knew exactly what I was going to use them for. I didn't find creep super pigmented but gunmetal more than made up for it. Creep is also not matte which I forgot at first but it helped build the base for gunmetal, which really got to sparkle. The photo does not do it justice, the reflects in gunmetal looked so awesome with my blue eyes and really made them pop! You could totally blow this look out more, I find that with my eye shape it seems very blown out until I see it in photos, but work with what you're comfortable with! I definitely am looking for an excuse to wear this look out soon.
Don't forget to pin that & let me know below which look you liked the most or would rock!
P.S. I have a post for a dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but also talk about a dupe for this palette if you can't get your hands on it before it's off the shelves. Check that out here.