The Naked Palette.... My smartest makeup investment

I wish I could just jump through the screen and tell you in person... the Urban Decay Naked palette is still the number one best beauty product I ever invested in.
Here it is, very well-loved!

Hello gorgeous!
As you can probably tell, this palette has received some love over the past two years that I've owned it. I honestly can't believe that I still haven't hit pan on some of these incredible colors. I know this palette has been swatched and talked about for several years now but I feel like I wouldn't be doing it justice if I didn't make it my first legitimate beauty post. This post by Temptalia has much better swatches than I can currently manage and so I do refer you there for an in-depth analysis of the shades and quality however, I can vouch for this being a truly worthy investment.

Urban Decay palettes are expensive, there's no two ways around that. As a full-time student and newly engaged (eek!!), I don't have a lot of cash lying around. However, I don't hesitate to invest in any of the naked palettes. I love the texture of these shadows and while I do have the Naked 3 and Naked Basics, I think this is still the best investment. The shadows are so pretty and I can easily do a more casual every-day look, or a more glamorous and intense look. The shades "Half Baked' and "Gunmetal" are also ones that I wouldn't usually reach for so it's nice to have them in here, it forces me to become more comfortable with using different colors. 

I am not a trained makeup artist but I play with a lot of makeup and I have to say that my beauty addiction has landed me a few gigs putting makeup on brides and their wedding party members. This palette always goes with me no matter what.... I know I can find a shade in here that works for everyone and will stay in put all day with some primer! If you're just starting to venture into more high-end makeup and don't know where to begin, may I humbly suggest with this palette? 



All products were purchased with my own money and all opinions are my own! If ever a link is an affiliate link I will mark it with a *


  1. I recently purchased the Naked Basics palette and I love it! I had never really worn eyeshadow before, and I didn't want to spend too much money on my first palette. I'm really considering buying the Naked palette next because everything I read about it is positive. I don't know what I would do with so many shades though, because I'm still learning to do my own makeup and it seems so complicated! I would love it if you could post some looks you have created using the Naked palette. It would be really helpful. :)


  2. Absolutely, I think I might do a series of a few looks! I really think you made a smart choice with the Naked Basics, the pigmentation and texture of those shadows is amazing and I think it's actually the perfect complement to the Naked palette because there isn't a matte browbone highlight color in it, which I prefer for finishing my eye looks and blending them out! So if you pair the basics with the Naked, you can literally do anything :) Stay tuned for looks!

  3. Love the nake palette!