The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette needs no introduction. I think the Naked range are a collection of really great palettes – #1 and #3 are ones that I went ahead and bought, but never ended up keeping. It wasn’t a surprise that I completely skipped over the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette launches until recently. Only because the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette went on sale for 50% off and I could not, not get an $18 palette that I could use on an everyday basis and for travelling too!
I won’t go into too much details about the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette or going on too much of a swatchfest here as there are tons of them out there. Instead, maybe let me walk you through a couple of different ideas to use this palette beyond every other post about this particular palette.
So obviously with a palette like this, it’s one to keep for everyday wear, perfect to keep in your makeup bag on the go because it can take your look from day-to-night instantly. Beyond the eye-wear, the palette would be helpful to keep handy for beauty needs in a pinch.
Venus: Being the only shade in the palette that is not matte, this would be the perfect highlighter for the cheeks in a pinch. It’s not too overly glittery and the warm cream can work with a lot of skintones.
Foxy: Not everyone can get away with it, but when I’m a bit more tanned, Foxy can be used as a matte highlighter in a pinch. It’s not meant to be too obvious but works well if I’m trying to highlight the nose, or cupids bow without any shimmer to it.
Naked2/Faint: Depending on your skintone, these two colours can work really well as two things: contour on-the-go for the cheeks and nose. The matte colour and brown undertone makes it super easy to add a bit of cheekbook and create a more chiselled finish.
Crave: Do you always look like a panda mid-way through the night, because that happens to me, all the time whenever I use a black eyeliner that isn’t the Stila Waterproof Eyeliner. Have you ever thought of using a black eyeshadow to set your eyeliner? Once I discovered that trick, my eyeliner game changed for the better! It’s like setting your foundation with powder to prevent it from fading, melting – just apply the same logic with the eyeliner!
How do you like to play around with a basic neutral palette?