It goes without saying that the original Urban Decay Naked Palette is iconic. It was a staple product in everyone’s makeup routine, from the time that it released to years after. I got my hands on it in 2012 (if I’m not mistaken) and learned to do brown/black smokey eyes with that very palette! Although the original has been discontinued, Urban Decay has graciously blessed us with the launch of their NEW Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette!
Lets start with the packaging of the palette itself. UD has opted to ditch its metallic casing this time around and chosen quite the unique casing (which I have never seen before). A padded fabric with the brands logo in gold is now in place. Considerably lighter and more travel friendly than any other Naked palette.
Naked Reloaded consists of 11 brand new shades and 1 original. They’ve made the outer 4 shades, which are the most used, larger in size. Which is absolutely genius because right off the bat, I can tell I’d hit pan on those first. There are 6 silky mattes, and 6 microfine shimmers and metallics. In terms of pigmentation, the mattes and metallics have equal full coverage colour payoff.
- Barely Baked
- Angel Fire
- End Game
I definitely notice that the shades in the Naked Reloaded palette are more universally flattering. They have ditched the makeup brush to allow for larger pans, which I personally love! As I’m always losing the brushes that come alongside eyeshadow palettes.
· Urban Decay Freestanding Stores and urbandecay.ca – February 18
· Sephora: online March 4, in-store March 7
· Shoppers Drug Mart: online March 4, in-store March 7
Samples kindly provided. All opinions are my own.