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September 21, 2016

Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette Review & Swatches

Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette for Holiday 2016 will have you asking if Christmas is in September. With Urban Decay's new Holiday Collection I am pretty certain it is! After tons of begging for an all matte NAKED Palette UD have done it with this sleek case of 12 ALL NEW, must-have neutrals. As someone who owns every single Naked palette and uses them almost daily, I can get attest that once you get Naked you'll never go back. Will the Ultimate Naked Basics become another daily workhouse from UD? Have a look!

Instead of the long rectangular cases, Urban Decay has made this one square. It's sleek, slim, and the gold is a stunner. There is a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush that's a really darn good brush. I personally love this new packaging it gets you excited about the NAKED series again and it is a lot easier to store and travel with.

Naked Ultimate Basics has 12 all new shades which is awesome! There are no repeats in here from other palettes. It is also the first all matte Naked palette. With one demi-matte for highlighting.

 Ultimate Basics features a true range of netural-mattes from cool to warm to create contoured all-matte looks, or pair these neutrals with your favorite bold UD shades. A good matte is the basis for all great eyeshadow looks. No one wants to put shimmer in their crease, and I don't even let it near my brow bone any more. These shadows are the same amazing quality you know and expect from UD. Velvety in texture, no powder kick up or fall out, with a smooth blendability and all day staying power.
Blow (light nude demi-matte), Nudie (soft pink-nude matte)Commando (light taupe-brown matte)
Tempted (pale brown matte)Instinct (medium pink-taupe matte)Lethal (reddish-brown matte)

Pre-Game (pale yellow matte) Extra Bitter (burnt orange matte) Faith (medium warm brown matte)
Lockout (rich neutral brown matte) Magnet (smoky gray matte) BlackJack (warm black matte) 
*Swatches with out any base.

The shade range in NAKED Ultimate Basics really has something every body. It's neutral enough for the the coolest skin tones to olive complexions and darker skin. Separating the palette in to cool tones on the top and warm on the bottom looks beautiful in the palette and makes for figuring out how to combine these shadows fool proof.

Having all the NAKED Palette's this is yet another one you need in your collection. I look at the Naked's like classics, never going out of style and always useful. While you might find some similar shades in here they all appeared different enough to me to justify yet another Naked Palette. Naked Ultimate Basics is a versatile universally flattering palette with rich color, velvety texture, and serious staying power and blendability. This ones going to be on these eyes all Fall!

While you're picking up this palette check out Urban Decay's new URBANLash false lash range. They compliment Ultimate eye looks so amazingly! I love the HBIC Babies corner lashes they add such flirty oomph and it doesn't look overdone for every day. While Entrapment and Tricked out will give you va-va-voom lashes!

Naked Ultimate Basics ($54) is available NOW at, Sephora, Ulta, and macys.

*sample provided for review consideration