Thursday, March 31, 2011

I got NAKED this week

I've been reading about this palette by Urban Decay on blogs and websites since around the holidays. I've never really used too many Urban Decay products but after my little make up class last weekend, I decided, in my fit of retail therapy to fill the void of my traveling husband, to bite the bullet and give it a whirl.

My only disappointment..apparently the demand for the Naked palette is so huge that Urban Decay can't make their 24/7 eyeliner pencil fast enough. This palette is supposed to come with a double ended black/whiskey a big boo that I got stuck with the brush..because I have a million floating around.

here's a shot of the inside...notice my fluffy blue robe in the mirror :)

Here are some close ups of the different colors...I'm loving that they're not your typical boring neutrals and that there's a mix of shimmery and matte and a great range of colors.

Here's a pretty cool picture from It shows all the colors against skin to give you an idea of how they'll go on.

I must say...I'm thoroughly enjoying this. I have brown hair and hazely sometimes they look light sometimes they look brown eyes. These colors are working well. It took me a couple days to get used to how powdery UD shadows are. You definitely swipe the brush and tap..if I didn't, I found shadow getting everywhere. It was also my first time using UD primer..must say..I did love it. I only noticed the eye shadow wearing after probably 10 hrs..and this was after a 2 mile run at the gym and a power yoga class. new secret obsession....searching YouTube for videos on how to use the Naked palette. I can't tell you how many hours of entertainment make up tutorials on You Tube provided for me this week. It might sound silly...but just try it. I tried a new foundation and was given the suggestion to look at a tutorial on YouTube for application tips...I'm now addicted!

Just a couple looks I'm enjoying so far...
-Toasted on the lid, Hustle in the crease, Sin as a highlight on the browbone and a little Hustle to line the lower lashes
-Naked on the lid, Hustle in the crease and Virgin or Sin as a highlight on the brow bone
- Toasted on the lid, Buck in the crease blended up into the brow bone, Hustle in the crease and Virgin as a highlight on the brow bone

Just to name a few! This palette is sold at Sephora and, I believe, Ulta stores as well. Good luck finding it in stock at the stores...I went to two different Sephoras last week and both had none in stock. Online might be the way to go...and Sephora is having a special with face care samples until April what more of a reason do you need now!

I'm not a make up guru...but I do like to go to Sephora and try new stuff. This palette retails for $48 at Sephora and I'm deeming it a good 48 bucks spent. You get a ton of colors, liner or brush and a little bottle of primer. I also find myself using a lot of colors..not like other palettes where you have some butt ugly colors you would never ever use! favorite Youtube tutorial..I think it's her neat little accent that makes it my fav


  1. Hi Holly!, Ooooohh I'm loving those colors!! they're sexy and soft and pearlescent and they're calling for me! *_^ enjoy your cute kit!! and thanks for sharing!

  2. I just ordered a kit from Sephora thanks to your recc - those colors are right up my alley!

  3. I've been dying to get this too! Check out for tips too. She also has a YouTube channel with a gazillion tutorials. She was my inspiration for wanting to get the palette

  4. I'll check it out..I'm loving the Youtube tutorials! Alot of them using the Naked Palette do a ton of really heavy smokey eyes..but I did find some more neutral lighter stuff as well. Enjoying the palette..but just a's huge..won't easily slide into a little make up bag!

  5. Yeah, I'm sure that's one of its drawbacks (the size) but it just looks so glam and fancy! I watched your YouTube clip - she's so darn cute! And she makes it look soooo easy :(