Hi guys! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and got lots of pretty things!
I got a couple of new palettes that I’ve had my eye on for a while (of course I’ll be popping them on here once thoroughly tested!) and some SFX makeup to get myself ready for next Halloween 🤣
But, as promised, this is part 2 of my Urban Decay Naked 4Some Vault review – all about the palettes themselves. If you’ve missed the first part you can find it here!
*Please note* my swatches never do a product justice but in this case I think I done ok. Because of my paleness, some of the shades don’t really show up too well but I have included all of them anyway.
I’d say the mattes don’t really swatch great but that’s pretty normal and doesn’t actually say anything about how the apply on the eyelid. The shimmers are beautiful but there is fallout from them when you apply them so something to be aware of 😊*
Let’s get into it shall we?
So the palette that started it all off!
This palette has a wide range of shades to choose from and has completely changed my viewpoint about these palettes almost singlehandedly!
You have your “safe” everyday colours to give your lids a wash of colour but you have pinks, dark browns and blue/greys to liven up the look to make it more glam!
There are only two matte colours and while I maybe wish I had a darker matte, the two satins and eight shimmers make the palette versatile enough for me.
The shimmers in this palette are gorgeous and could be used as a highlight for your face too! The shade Half Baked may the most stunning champagne shade I have ever seen!
The Naked 2 is where things become a bit more cohesive, you can really see the colour gradient and how each colour would perfectly compliment any other in the palette.
These colours are classed as “Taupe- hued neutrals” according to the Urban Decay website.
There are three mattes including a matte black (yes!) and nine shimmer shades – no satins this time but that is not a downside.
I love that this palette has a matte black! Perfect for making any look more dramatic and smokey (this might be my inner goth speaking!).
Half Baked makes another appearance in this palette and I think they have even improved the formula as it’s even brighter than before!
The pink one! Definitely a go to for anyone that loves rose-hued neutral tones.
We are back to two mattes in this palette, a shade classed as a “satin-matte” (never heard of this before!), three satins and six shimmer shades.
This is probably my least favourite out of the four but that’s only because I’m not really a pink person. The colours themselves are beautiful but I just don’t see me reaching for this like the others.
I feel this is the least versatile palette and you can’t really go from day to night as the deeper colours just aren’t as cohesive with the light pink shades.
The shadows themselves do blend beautifully and you can build up the colours easily to create a really pretty everyday look.
As the name suggests, this is the warm palette! The shades are classed as “amber-hued neutrals” but maybe it’s just me, I just don’t really see anything neutral about this palette!
It is full of beautiful warm tones which seems to be the go-to for most beauty people at the moment!
With seven mattes and only five shimmer shades, this palette is completely different than all the those that came before.
I really like the fact there is more mattes in this one as you can really add dimension to your overall look.
I think I’ve reached for this palette the most so far as I really love the darker shades to create a smokey warm eye look.
I think the pigmentation in this palette is pretty insane! You get a massive amount of colour pay off from the tiniest amount! Compared to the others it just seems so much brighter but I know that’s just down to the less subtle colours in the palette.
Like I’ve said before, I almost found these palettes to be, dare I say it, boring! They were never really on my radar even though I love Urban Decay.
The more I’ve thought about it and used them, the more I’ve realised the palettes are really versatile and you can do quite a lot with each one.
I definitely think there is a Naked palette for everyone – especially with the Smokey, Cherry (definitely be purchasing this one!) and Petite ranges.
I don’t think you can really go wrong with Urban Decay – their colours are always amazing, the quality of their shadows are excellent the only downside is the price but any palette will last you for a long time so if you can afford to splurge every now and again, why not go for it?
I have my fingers crossed that they will do a purple or blue toned Naked palette in the future as I need some cool toned palettes in my collection!
What is your favourite Urban Decay palette? What would you like to see next? Did you get any Urban Decay for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!
I can’t believe the next time I post, it will be 2019! Where has the year gone?? I have some ideas for where I want to take this blog into the new year but I would love to hear any suggestions from my readers too! I want to be producing content that you want to see so any feedback, positive or negative, please let me know!
Thanks so much for all your support this year! Have a great new year and I’ll see you on the other side!