Initially, I really didn't expect much from this palette, I wasn't planning on purchasing it at all, as I have Naked 1 & 2, and a plethora of other palettes. Fast forward to Christmas, and my mother surprises both my sister and I with Naked Basics. Turns out, I really really like this palette! I do find the case a touch difficult to open, it seems to get easier with use, but you do need to be careful! I like the sleekness of the case, it's a similar material to the Vice case, but the color doesn't show smudges like my Vice does. The mirror is nice and big, I do wish it came with a brush. Venus is a demi matte, it does have some shimmer and is a pretty highlight shade. Foxy is a nice light yellow matte, it's also in the Naked 2 palette. I find this hard to work with because my skin is so light, it almost blend in. (I'm a 0.5 in Naked foundation if that helps as a reference.) I do love it for down blending, and I use this and Walk of Shame with my Smoked palette. Walk of Shame is similar to Foxy, but more of a pink undertone. This is also found in the first build your own palette, and it's a lovely down blending or emergency concealer. Naked 2 is a pretty taupe. I like this for a light smokey effect, and it works well to fill in my eyebrows. Faint is light milk chocolate, and it's gorgeous. Perfect for a crease/smokey day time look. Crave is blackish brown, certainly not as dark as other matte blacks UD has put out. I use this for a night time smokey or as a simple liner. As a 20 something, I really didn't expect to like this palette, let alone use it as much as I do. It's really quite versatile, and complements UD's other palettes so well! If you're on the fence, take the plunge! This is a steal, the price is super low for a 6 pan from UD, and it's a palette you'll be able to use for years to come. It's all ages appropriate!
Pros all ages friendly, neutral, venus, crave, faint
These liners live up to their name, 24/7, the quality is what you would expect. You already know that, so this review will focus on the colors and how it pairs with the Smoked palette. Zero: It's your basic black, not as dark as Perversion, but a nice solid black. My complaint is that UD loves to include this in sets/palettes, so I have about 6 travel size Zero's. Also, if you get a full size Perversion with the Smoked palette, Zero really isn't necessary in my book. I would have preferred to see a gorgeous highlight shade, like Yeyo, Dime, or even El Dorado instead. Probably my least used color in the set. Uzi: If Gunmetal and Oil Slick had a baby, it would be Uzi. It's a pretty grey/silver shimmer with silver glitter, and I really enjoy this. I think it works nicely in this collection, and pairs nicely with a grey smokey eye, it complements Mushroom and Asphalt well. Smog: El Dorado+Demolition=Smog. No glitter, just a pleasant darkish brown/copper with shimmer. I quite like it, it works well with Barlust, and would complement any of the Naked palettes. I'm going to need this in a full size UD... Demolition: I already had this from the Naked travel liner set released last year. I like it, it's a bit darker than Whiskey, which has been my favorite brown since day one. No sparkle, no shimmer, it's a dark matte brown, all ages appropriate. It's great for a brown smokey eye, an office staple in my opinion. A lovely color that's available full size, it works for this set. Empire: I'm a sucker for purple, it's my favorite for liners. I have green eyes, so purple makes them pop. Empire is a dark matte purple, more blue than red. It's super pretty with Rockstar, and I like it with my Vice palette purples as well. I'd love this in a full size as well! Mainline: It's been described as blue green, but I find it to be more blue. It's one of the few blue liners I actually like. It's matte, teal, and really lovely with Evidence and Loaded. I think this would do well as a full size. Overall, it's worth investing in, especially with that Smoked palette. I'd recommend it to pretty much anyone, especially with the Smoked palette!
I love the idea behind the Feminine, Fun, and Dangerous palettes, I purchased the vintage Feminine and Fun, and I would have gotten Dangerous as well if I didn't already own all 6 of those shades. I did purchase the new Feminine palette, and I have had a chance to play with all three palettes at work. What I love is the new formula, super soft and fabulous. What I really don't like is all the duplicates. Out of all 18 colors, I already had Deep End, Deeper, Ace, & Evidence from the 15 Year Anniversary set, Gravity, Hijack, Lost, & Skimp from the Box of Shadows IV, Fishnet from the Deluxe palette, Stray Dog from the vintage Feminine palette, 3 Gunmetals from BOS IV-Vegan palette-Naked, Loaded and Mushroom in the Smoked palette, and Maui Wowie and Freakshow as singles. That's 15/18 shades, leaving only Sellout, Bordello, and AC/DC. If you're a seasoned UDer that picked up 15, BOS IV and Smoked, I'd probably skip these, with the exception of the Feminine, as Bordello and AC/DC are really lovely. I'll probably get Sellout as a single, or maybe they'll release it in another palette. If you're new to UD, then I'd recommend Fun and Feminine, but I'd skip Dangerous and get Smoked instead. You'll get 4 more shades, a full size liner and UDPP for a little bit more money, which makes it a better investment. I'm not super crazy about this new package style either, the plastic makes it feel sort of cheap, and the zipper is great for travel, not so much for every day use. Overall, I'm not super impressed with the colors, but for those new to UD, they are a great addition if you missed the bigger palettes from days gone by. If you're a UD Junkie, then you may want to pass on these, unless you insist on collecting every single palette.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The Vice Palette
Twenty never-before-seen shades in one insanely gorgeous palette! Shadow junkies, prepare to get addicted.
Pros: Beautiful colors, easy to blend for the most part. Brush is wonderful, mirror is big and useful. Packaging is slick and appealing, although shimmer does stick to it.
Cons: The new shadow formulation is SOFT, so bumping the palette has caused some fallout with the glitter shades. I did have some blending issues with Rapture, it just looked muddy and didn't translate well from the pan.
Overall, this is a great palette with lovely colors. If you were to travel with it, I'd recommend putting it in a plastic bag just in case, as the shadows are so super soft.
The product is simple enough, pop shadows in to create organization and storage. Of the four build your own palettes released, this is probably my second favorite art concept so far. Rock is also a nice neutral, darker than Melt, Breathless is more purple, and all three have shimmer, but the shadow is a bit soft for my personal taste. I've noticed a bit of fall out just from daily moving of the shadow, which leads to a messy palette, which I don't really love. It's not a huge issue, and it didn't stop me from purchasing the others. Melt actually lives in my 6 pan build your own palette, as that is my neutral case. The Melt palette holds my purples(Ecstasy, Purple Haze, Asphyxia, and Last Call), Rock my blues and greens(Haight, Chronic, Aquarious, and S&M), Breathless my golds(El Dorado, Maui Wowie, Free Love, and Blaze), and Walk of Shame is holding Rock, Melt, Walk of Shame, Breathless, Vapor, and Polyester Bride. My only complaint is that it's the same price as the 6 pan, which included a brush. Not a major issue, as it's still the same price as a single shadow without the big case and it's certainly worth the price. The case is sturdy and nice, something you can easily travel right. Overall, if you have a collection of shadows to organize, this is worth the investment!
The product is simple enough, pop shadows in to create organization and storage. Of the four build your own palettes released, this has my favorite art so far. Melt is also a nice neutral, but the shadow is a bit soft for my personal taste. I've noticed a bit of fall out just from daily moving of the shadow, which leads to a messy palette, which I don't really love. It's not a huge issue, and it didn't stop me from purchasing the others. Melt actually lives in my 6 pan build your own palette, as that is my neutral case. The Melt palette holds my purples(Ecstasy, Purple Haze, Asphyxia, and Last Call), Rock my blues and greens( Haight, Chronic, Aquarious, and S&M), Breathless my golds(El Dorado, Maui Wowie, Free Love, and Blaze), and Walk of Shame is holding Rock, Melt, Walk of Shame, Breathless, Vapor, and Polyester Bride. My only complaint is that it's the same price as the 6 pan, which included a brush. Not a major issue, as it's still the same price as a single shadow without the big case and it's certainly worth the price. The case is sturdy and nice, something you can easily travel right. Overall, if you have a collection of shadows to organize, this is worth the investment!
Pros sturdy, nice art, melt is a nice color, works with vintage shades, organizes
Seize the day with this awesome deal! $18, (the same price of an individual shadow) is the short term price for this palette. A world of creative possibility awaits you with this captivating case design, an exclusive new shade and a travel-sized Good Karma brush.
I bought this palette to house my collection of singles, mostly vintage with a few new pans, and it does just that. I don't swap my colors out, as I have all four of the build your own palettes, this is used to keep my single shades organized. The newer pans are easier to move between palettes, but the older ones can be switched, it just requires more caution. My six pan holds most of my neutrals, which is all it needs to do. Walk of Shame is a nice matte, and apparently UD agreed since it's now included with Naked Basics. It's basically my skin tone, so it's a nice blender or emergency concealer. The brush is okay, a double ended like Naked 2 or Vice would have been more useful in my opinion, but not a deal breaker. I wouldn't be afraid to travel with this, as it seems very sturdy. Mine did arrive with a slight dent, not a huge issue but kind of irritating all the same, and not worth the return shipping. If you're looking for an easy way to house a collection of vintage or new or a combination of singles, this is it!
Pros easy to use, fits vintage shades, big mirror, brush, walk of shame, sturdy
Seriously, a great set of brushes will make all the difference in applying your makeup. This is by far the best foundation brush I've ever used. The brush looks clean and appealing, the bristles are made from recycled plastic bottles, which is amazing! The handle is also made from recycled aluminum cans, again, fantastic! It's how the brush works that's the real treat. The bristles are planted in a circular pattern, so they naturally buff and blur with minimal effort. I've been using this with the Surreal Skin Cream to Powder foundation, and it's so much better than the flat brush that comes with it. My foundation has never looked this wonderful! It creates such a flawless, smooth appearance that I'm not sure how applied foundation before this. I also seem to use a little less product as the brush distributes it more evenly, which makes this a great economic investment. I also used this to blend my Razor Sharp Defining Powder over my foundation to set everything, it worked beautifully with that as well. I have zero complaints and no regrets with this brush! Simply put, this brush is eco and animal friendly, not to mention wallet friendly since you'll use less product with better results. Pair this with Surreal Skin, Razor Sharp Defining Powder, and Complexion Priming Potion for an airbrushed look without the hassle!
Pros cruelty free, recycled materials, blends and blurs, buffs
So you already know that Urban Decay makes crazy amazing eyeliners that don't budge, but what you might not know is what a crazy great deal this set is! The price is amazing for eight full size pencils and the Grindhouse sharpener. Also, the color choice is beyond compare, and these new shades are worth investing in. Mushroom and Hustle should be mandatory matches for Naked 2, they are absolutely perfect when combined. One is more subtle for day and highlighting, the other darker and lovely for a dark brown smokey eye. Plus they look super pretty together. Rockstar is a staple in the UD line, but it wasn't one I'd invested in until today. This lovely eggplant is wonderful for fall, pretty plum smokey eyes...It's a shame I hadn't found this sooner, it's nice with green eyes. Psychedelic Sister is a color I went head over heels for from the get go. It's like a warmer cast Lust, same satin finish, just more of a red based violet. Again, great with green eyes, and another color I just love. Perversion is the absolute blackest blacker than black black. If you like black eyeliner, then you'll love Perversion. If you don't have this color yet, order this set. LSD is a navy blue with teal sparkle. It's pretty and sparkly, but not my favorite...just because it's blue. I'm not a huge fan of blue, so there's nothing wrong with it, I'm just not a blue girl. On someone with blue eyes, this color would be smoking hot, especially with the Smoked pallet. Junkie is a personal favorite, I got it with the travel set last holiday season, and I adore it. A pretty green with gold sparkles, not something you can really go wrong with. Stash is an olive gold, perfect for fall, a nice warm shade. Pair it with Cobra from the Black pallet and you've got an amazing look! Overall, these colors will not disappoint, and with the great deal you're getting, you'd be crazy not to get this!
Pros Creamy, Blendable, color selection, price, grindhouse
If you are prone to chapped, dry lips, then you need this in your life! This gloss provides a pleasant kiss of color without being obnoxious. But the real beauty is that this gloss genuinely heals your lips, it helps keep them soft, beautiful, moisturized, shiny...the list goes on and on. If you want something a little more than chapstick without giving up it's healing properties, then get this gloss. I have Stung already, and I know I'll be grabbing at least two more colors. I didn't find the honey overly strong or unappealing, and I'm not usually a huge honey fan. With fall and winter quickly approaching, you need this gloss in your beauty bag!