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Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatch

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow

 

Just when I thought Urban Decay would add another type of Naked Eyeshadow palette this season, it didn’t occur to me that they would completely redo and update their first Naked palette at all. For me, it kinda came as a surprise because I love the first Naked eyeshadow especially its color scheme. I was gonna skip on this one but seeing how beautiful the colors looked in-store, I decided to try it and see if it can keep up with the first ever popular Naked Palette.

 

The Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette ($44) has 12 shades that are meant to be universally flattering for everyone, just like the first Naked Palette. The two outer pans on each side are slightly wider which are composed mostly of neutral mattes and soft shimmery shades. These are the shades a lot of us typically use the most as base colors on our lids. The rest of the colors are a mix of wearable mattes, earthy metallics, and micro-shimmers. There is one standout shade that looks like a salmon-matte color called Retro.

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow review

 

The packaging of this eyeshadow palette feels satiny to the touch but it could get stained easily because it’s pretty much made of cloth. It has a vintage look that I don’t like much because it’s not really eye-catching.

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow

 

Application-wise, first of all, unlike most UD Naked Palettes, this doesn’t come with a brush, which would have been so useful right? And I do like most of the brushes that came with the Naked Palettes, so yeah. I find the mattes of this palette to be soft and pretty much easy to blend and apply, and also surprisingly very pigmented, even more so than the original Naked Palette. The metallic shades have mostly no fall-outs and are really pigmented as well. The shimmery ones as I expected, are not that pigmented but they can be worked on the lids easily, especially if you use your finger to apply it and pack the colors. There are also minimal fallouts from the shimmers as well, but they’re so fine that you probably won’t be bothered by it.

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow

 

My favorite colors from this palette are Bucked (warm basic bronze matte), Burn (copper), Reputation (shimmery rose gold), Blur (creamy light neutral brown), Distilled (bronze), and Boundaries (terracotta). I was a bit worried about the Retro shade which is the most standout color of this palette that looks like a matte salmon-pink at first glance. I thought it may not look great on me, given my light-medium skin tone, but it actually turned out to have a pink terracotta-ish finish on me, which doesn’t look totally bad at all.

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow swatch

 

I did notice that after using this palette a couple of times, my skin started to react to it. I managed to catch it on time and had stopped using the palette since then, but it was enough to make my eyelids look puffy, red, and super itchy. I had to apply an antihistamine cream on my lids because it was starting to burn quite a lot. My lids normally don’t react like this to most powder eyeshadows, especially not with Urban Decay or with most UD Naked eyeshadow palettes at all, but this Naked Reloaded got to me, unfortunately. So, I won’t be using this from now on. It’s a pity because I really love the color scheme of this palette. I feel like this is such a fresh take of the original Naked eyeshadow that is so timely for this Spring and coming Summer.

 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded eyeshadow

 

Overall, at first, I thought this update to the first Naked Palette was not necessary but I must agree that the colors and pigments of this Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow will make you think otherwise. While I’m not quite sure if the color scheme of this palette is really universal since most of the shades may be too deep for lighter skintones, I do think that this is worth a try, but be wary that this may cause an allergic reaction for some.

 

Have you tried palette already? What do you think?

 

The Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette is currently available at Sephora, UltaQVC, and Nordstrom

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette Review And Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette review and swatches

 

What’s up All! The Urban Decay Naked saga continues with the latest launch of the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette. There are 12 shades in this palette which costs $49 and they all range from different levels of matte nudes, metallic gold/bronze, intense mauves, and some rich browns. I was a bit surprised at the color scheme of this palette because I expected it to have more reds, plums, and even pinks, instead, the colors fall on the black cherry spectrum which gives that Fall/Winter vibe.

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

 

Upon initial testing, I find that each eyeshadow shade has a nice velvety smooth texture that is similar to most Urban Decay Naked palettes released in the past. The shades are easy to blend and there’s very minimal to almost no fallouts. Packaging-wise, it is just like most of the Naked palettes which have a full-size mirror and a double-sided brush, one for blending and one for a more precise application or shading. However, as much as I find the brush to be very pretty and convenient, I couldn’t seem to like the side with the blending end because it’s just too large for my eyes. Also, compared to most Naked palette brushes, especially when compared to the last Naked Heat eyeshadow (swatches HERE), the blending brush size of this Naked Cherry is just a bit too large, so it won’t work for people with small eyes.

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

 

This Naked Cherry Palette is long wearing even without any eyeshadow primer used and it also doesn’t smudge. I do have mixed feeling about the shades though, especially the first half with the lighter tones. On my skin, these shades are too light for me and not that pigmented. I think it would work better for those with very fair to very light skin tones. The second half of the palette that has the deeper hues of mauves and browns with some metallics work a lot better for my skin and I think they would suit really for those with medium to deep complexions as well. On the other hand, the shimmers of this palette are just gorgeous, and they range from metallic salmon to metallic gold, bronze, and even metallic dark browns, giving that overall metallic cherry colors. However, as much as I love the metallic shades of this palette, they don’t seem to be well-pigmented since they don’t show much on my lids. I would have to do a wet application of the shimmery/metallic shades in order for them to pop, which I admit is kind of a bummer. The deep shades though are truly pigmented and they’re a lot easier to work with.

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette review

 

My favorite shades of this palette would have to be Bing which is a deep matte mauve pink, followed by Devilish which is a deep plum brown matte, then Young Love which is a metallic mauve. I also love the Drunk Dial (bronze brown), Ambitious (copper brown) and Turn On (golden shimmer) which are so versatile.

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette swatch

 

Comparing this Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette to the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, I feel like I kinda prefer the Naked Heat palette more since the shades of that palette seem to fit more with my skin tone. I feel like I could wear any shades of the Naked Heat palette at any time of the day and at any season, but this Naked Cherry will take a bit of work and some getting used to. It’s not because they would make me look bruised (my usual reaction to most reddish/pink/plum eyeshadows), actually, it’s all the contrary. This didn’t make me look like I have hematoma at all, but I just find the lighter shades to be not that pigmented, which I guess is the goal since they’re probably meant for daytime wear, however, the shades just don’t appeal to my skin tone, and the shimmers are totally not pigmented at all no matter how much I tried to layer and build them. On the other hand, the second half portion of this palette is great in terms of pigment, but I can’t go overboard or wear two or three of them together since the color combination can me look like a member of the Addam’s family, lol. The best way to wear this palette is to basically match and blend the dark shades with the lighter ones.

 

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

 

So yeah, I do have mixed feelings about this palette. I wish the ivories and nude shades have more pigments, and I wish the color scheme would have more reds and coppers, but I guess that’s where the Naked Heat palette comes in. So overall, I still think this palette is a keeper and it’s still a must-try for that sultry look this Fall/Winter.

 

Have you tried this palette already? What d’ya think?

 

The Urban Decay Naked Cherry eyeshadow palette is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, QVC, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Ulta

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review + Swatches

UD Naked Heat Palette

 

Happy Friday Guys! We have a smoldering review today that’s gonna get your temperatures rising. Everyone’s talking about this and it seems like it doesn’t disappoint. If you’re a fan of eyeshadows, be it in neutrals, earthy, or shimmers, and if you love Urban decay, oh well, I know you’re gonna love this newly-released Naked Heat Palette ($54). It’s the fifth installment to the ever popular “Naked” line of eyeshadows by Urban Decay.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

It all started with the first Naked eyeshadow that got us all head over heels in love (reviewed HERE). It was then followed by the insanely famous Naked 2, then the rosé all day Naked 3, and for the smoky-eye fanatics, a Naked Smoky was released. I love them all and I try not to use up all of them because they all look so pretty and practical to have, specially during special occasions or when you’re traveling. It’s like you’ve got all the shades you’ll ever need in one palette with a free dual-ended multipurpose brush and a wide-angle mirror. I also love that each Naked palette comes in different packaging styles.

 

 

Naked Heat Palette Urban Decay

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette follows the impressive formulation and saturated pigment of its predecessors. Such bold colors in one beautiful palette. It has 12 shades which consist of browns, ambers, terra -cottas, brown reds, coppers, and burgundies. Texture-wise, there are shimmery ones and matte ones. Also, there are a few light to neutral shades as well. I like all the matte colors like; Low Blow, Cayenne, He Devil & En Fuego. The shimmery shades are beautiful too, like the Lumbre, Dirty Talk & Scorched. As a matter of fact, all the shades in this palette are really hot and sultry.

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat

 

Another thing I wanna point out is that the colors don’t have a lot of fallouts and they’re pretty much well-curated. The colors are unique, wearable and easy to blend. Each shade complements each other and is very versatile. You can either do a natural daytime look or go smoky, whichever you want. In addition to that, the palette looks really good on any skin tone as it adds warmth to a light complexion, or it complements anyone who’s skin tone is medium to dark.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

Overall, I think the Naked Heat Palette by UD is well-made and well-thought-out. There’s nothing quite like it. The packaging is sturdy, the brush is soft and practical to have, the wide mirror is just perfect, and the shades are gorgeous and timely for this season. The application is smooth and buttery and each shade blends like a charm. I think Urban Decay did it again with this good value palette.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review Swatches

 

With all the Naked Palettes out there, the million dollar question now is, which Naked are you?

Naked Palettes

 

Urban Decay Naked Naked 2 Naked 3 Naked Smoky Naked Heat

 

The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette is available at Nordstrom, Macys & Sephora

 

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