Makeup Diaries: The Naked Battle

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Before the release of the new Naked Smoky Palette from Urban Decay, I’ve decided to do a little compare and contrast between all the Naked Palettes that I own. Each one of these palettes are unique yet similar to one another. Below, I’ll share a link to my review (click on the title/picture) and who will benefit the most from each one of these palettes. As always, if you’re not following me on my various social media accounts (seriously, why aren’t you yet?!), then give me a follow on these sites: Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr. 🙂

IMG_2886The Naked Palette

What: This is the original Naked palette, which created quite the frenzy when it first released. I still remember having to return to Sephora a few times before the palette was back in stock. At the time of this palette’s release, there was nothing like this on the market and being Urban Decay, I knew that the shadows would not disappoint.

Who will benefit the most: It’s a warm toned palette but I’ve seen almost every skin tone use this. Each one of these colours are gorgeous on practically anyone. Personally, this being the original Naked palette, I’m sentimental about this one.

How often do I use it: Quite often. If I’m not using just the palette for an eye look, then I’m usually picking out the colours I want to use for a certain eye look.

What I use it for the most: A golden/bronze smoky eye. I find that this palette is really perfect for any sort of smoky eye, whether it’s for a shimmery one or a matte one. Click here for an eye look created using this palette.

Why this should be the palette you purchase: …because this is THE original Naked Palette and honestly, if you have to pick out of all the Naked Palettes, then this really should be the one. It’s the most versatile and the most flattering on any skin tone.

 IMG_3799The Naked 2 Palette

What: This was the much-anticipated second installment of the Naked line of products from Urban Decay. This palette was specifically created to showcase cool toned shadows, which weren’t included in the original palette. Although, there’s a few shadows that were re-included in this palette from the original, it’s still a pretty unique palette. Again, Urban Decay hit it out of the park with this, which features some gorgeous metallics and shimmers.

Who will benefit from this the most: As much as I want to say this palette is made for all skin tones (it is, I mean I use it on my lids and haven’t had an issue), this palette looks the best on lighter skin tones. These shades don’t wash lighter skin tones out and it really does a great job at looking neutral. This doesn’t mean that if you have a darker skin tone, then you should miss out on this. The darker colours, shimmers and metallics will work wonderfully with any skin tone. But as a whole, this one is best for lighter skin toned dolls!

How often do I use it: If I’m being completely honest, not as much as my other Naked Palettes. This is probably because this palette (for my skin tone) isn’t perfect for daily wear. But I do use it for nights out, time to time.

What I use it for the most: Shimmery and metallic eye looks. Also, I have used the shade YDK alone on my lids a lot of times and it looks amazing! Here’s a look I did using this palette.

Why this should be the palette you purchase: …because the quality of the shadows are incredible. If you love cool toned shadows and/or metallic/shimmery shades, then this is the palette for you.

 

IMG_5199 The Naked 3

What: This had to be the palette I was waiting for the most. I’m a huge fan of anything that is rose hued or rose-gold. So, it was a given that I would be purchasing this no matter what the outcome. Again, UD (being the game changers they are) killed it with the third installment of the Naked palette. This palette includes rose hued shadows with a mixture of mattes, shimmers and satins (like the other palettes).

Who will benefit from this the most: Anyone. Honestly, I’ve spoken to anyone and everyone that have used this palette and the verdict is the same: It’s amazing. Although, it’s probably the priciest from the lot, but it really truly is a unique palette that flatters every single skin tone.

How often I use it: A lot. This palette is usually at the top of my bunch. I find that whenever I’m in doubt of what eye look to do, this is the palette I gravitate towards first. This also makes my brown eyes really pop out, so most of the time this is the palette I use for nights out.

What I use it for the most: Everything from a smokey eye to a shimmery eye to even using some of these shadows individually. The shade Nooner is used for almost all my eye looks I wear, as a crease/transition shadow.

Why this should be the palette you purchase:…because have you not seen how pretty the colours are? This palette is super versatile and even with the hefty price, it’s totally worth it. You can transition this palette from day-to-night very easily.

 

IMG_3882The Naked Basics

What: After releasing three installments of the Naked palettes, Urban Decay did something everyone was waiting for (including me). They decided to release a smaller, more compact version of the Naked palette featuring only “basic” matte eye shadows!

Who will benefit from this the most: Anyone who’s obsessed with matte shadows and anyone who needs something subtle for work. This palette works with any skin tone, despite being a more warm toned palette (which is why UD released a cooler and darker toned version of this palette, which I don’t own). Each one of these shades can be used with one another or by itself, which is perfect for the workplace environment.

How often I use it: Every day I am at work. Out of all the Naked palettes, this is the one I use everyday because the colours are not shimmery, they look great on my eyes and they’re matte as well as you can transition your eye look from work-day to party-night!

What I use it for the most: Everything from a subtle smoky eye to a basic brown eye. Sometimes, I just use Venus to highlight my brow area and that’s it. Here’s a look I did using this palette.

Why this should be the palette you purchase: …because it’s an all matte palette that’s super versatile and the size of this palette is perfect for travel!

There you go dolls, hope this guide helps you decide which Naked palette to go purchase! Have a great Sunday Dolls! x

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