You guys. I don't think I have been this excited for a palette since the original Urban Decay palette. I mean, yes, I'm obsessed with my Lorac Pro Palette now, but I got the original Urban Decay Naked Palette within the week it came off, and I may or may not have purchased this shortly before clocking in for work on the day it came out. Needless to say, I'm super excited to show it to you guys!
I really geeked out over the inside of the box also being so pretty! It's those small details that really get me!
The case is basically the same as the Naked 2- a metal-like plastic. It clicks shut securely, though I have heard of people dropping them and breaking the little tabs that allow it to click securely shut. I know a lot of people complained about the original Naked not being secure enough, but I've never had any problems with mine!
Hello, gorgeous! I'll be honest- this it the first palette I've ever purchased sight unseen- I had only seen swatches. I'm not usually one that will buy a palette like that, but I couldn't resist with this one and I'm glad I didn't. All the shades are absolutely gorgeous.
They are as follows (from Left to Right): Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin), Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter), Burnout (light peachy-pink satin), Limit (light dusty rose matte), Buzz (metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle), Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte), Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer), Factory (pinky-brown satin), Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift), Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin), and Blackheart (smoky black matte with rosy red micro sparkle).
(Left to Right - Strange, Dust, Burnout, and Limit)
(From Left to Right - Buzz, Trick, Nooner, and Liar)
(From Left to Right - Factory, Mugshot, Darkside, and Blackheart)
Overall, I'm really happy with the shades in this palette. I really like Dust as an allover "natural" lid color, but it is prone to fallout so you have to be careful with it! I don't see myself using Blackheart all that often (maybe as a cut-crease, but more likely as a tight-line color) but every other color I have used and been very impressed with the pigmentation and the staying power.
The palette also comes with four sample pods of the primer potions that Urban Decay offers- I already know I am not a fan of the original, but I love their anti-aging one. I'm kind of excited to try the other two, but to be honest, this isn't my favorite way to try a sample, and almost wish they had just given the little tubes, since they are easier to work with.
I really like that the name of the palette is on the brush. I'll probably always keep my brush with the palette, but it's still a nice touch.
The brush itself is okay. It's good quality, but I don't feel like it's the best at picking up all that the product had to offer. I have other better brushes, but it's good for travel or when I'm in a hurry.
My order also came with this sample that is probably going to the trash. I already know I'm not a fan of this primer. Though, I might just keep it in my kit for an emergency or to pass it off to someone that may like it better than me.
I'm really, really happy I decided to splurge and get this. I'm sure I'll form more opinions as I use it more, but so far as first impressions go (I've used this four times since receiving it), I don't regret my decision to get this, and I recommend it, especially if you're a fan of rose gold and taupe.
FTC: This palette was purchased by me with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are my own.