Urban Decay Naked Palette Review and Swatches

After seeing many bloggers and Youtubers rave and rave about this, I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Palette to see what the hype is all about.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Great color section. With a total of 12 wearable neutrals ranging from light beiges and taupes to warm bronzes to dark browns and charcoals, this palette has everything you need to create looks that are both great for work and for going out. I also love that the eyeshadows come in different textures including Matte, Satin, Shimmer and Sparkle, making the palette truly versatile.

Great pigmentation. As with most Urban Decay eyeshadows, these babies – even the Matte ones – apply very smoothly with superb pigmentation. Loves!

Great value. A regular Urban Decay eyeshadow retails $17 a pop and with this, you get 12 along with a trial size of the famous Primer Potion and a double ended 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero and Whiskey for $44! How can you beat that?

My only complains? The case measures almost 8 inches long and is a little too big to fit in my makeup bag. It would also be nice if Urban Decay included a flat eyeshadow brush for the shadows. That way, all you need is a mascara and you are set!

More pictures and swatches!

Urban Decay Naked Palette Virgin, Sin, Baked, Sidecar, Buck and Half Baked Eyeshadows
Virgin, Sin, Baked, Sidecar, Buck and Half Baked

Urban Decay Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal Eyeshadows
Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

Urban Decay Naked Palette Eyeshadow Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Virgin, Sin, Baked and Sidecar Eyeshadow Swatches
Virgin, Sin, Baked and Sidecar

Urban Decay Naked Palette Buck, Half Baked, Smog and Darkhorse Eyeshadow Swatches
Buck, Half Baked, Smog and Darkhorse

Urban Decay Naked Palette Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal Eyeshadow Swatches
Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal

Below is me wearing Half Baked and Smog from the Naked Palette for my ELLE January 2011 editorial:

Overall Rating:

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is available at Sephora, Urban Decay and Ulta but since it is sold out in most places and so hard to find, I have snatched an extra one to give away to one lucky lady. Stay tuned for the giveaway details later this week!

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. hello there, love your site.
    is too bad, here in Brazil, we don’t have the urban decay.. snif snif…
    thanks for tutorials and reviews.

  2. $44 USD is sooo much money for Mexico standards, but i will save up and get this on my next trip across the border!

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