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[BEAUTY]: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded

Farewell Naked Palette

The OG of palettes, the Naked palette from Urban Decay was the first Urban Decay palette I bought for myself. You can see more in this video here and here. It served me well. I was heartbroken when I found out Urban Decay was discontinuing the palette as I had recommended it to so many friends and readers. I should’ve known urban Decay was going to have something up their sleeves. Reinvent. Redefine. Rethink neutral. Reloaded, we welcome you with open arms!

Reinvent. Redefine. Rethink neutral.

The new Naked Reloaded palette was designed with 12 all-new, universally flattering shades for everyone. Who doesn’t love a good neutral shade? Plus they are warm toned which, personally, works so well for me. The shades range from silky mattes to metallics to those with micro-shimmers that are all velvety; blendable and most of all, rich in pigments.

Apart from the beautiful shades; Urban Decay did well on the packaging! Light and compact with a padded lid and x-ray version of floral prints, it’s going to be great to travel with. They also made the 4 outer shades larger pans as they knew these would be the shades that most people would hit pan on easily. Having said that though, as much as I love slim packaging, I’m still more of a fan of the sturdy cases like with Naked Cherry and Naked Heat .

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What Do I Think?

This palette is very easy to use to either create plain everyday makeup looks or to add some extravaganza to your look at night time. Like I mentioned, I love that the shades are warm toned. I miss getting a brush with the palette but it does help bring the price point down a bit (it’s R695.00 compared to R875.00 for most of the palettes).

For my makeup look below, I used the following shades. Boundaries as my transition shade all over my eyelid. Distilled on the outer corners on my eyelid to add some shimmer. Bribe as my highlight shade on my brow bone. Angel Fire as highlight on the inner corners on my eyes.

Retro is one of my favourite shades to use though. It’s a peachy matte that works so well as a transition shade. Plus, if you have blue eyes, it makes them pop. Let me know if you want to see a make up look with that shade?

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Yes, You Need It!

This palette was kindly gifted to me by the Urban Decay team, but it’s one that I would’ve bought anyway. These shades work for me and will work for you. It’s something you can wear casually to work every day and play with for weekends out and about. Plus the price is better on your pocket.

Available online here or in Urban Decay stand alone stores.

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