I know this is later than fashionably late but I got this palette for Christmas and didn’t get a chance to review it until now.
I was meaning to make the purchase myself but failed to deliver. I blame memory and the Wildfox collection at that time.
It should come as no surprise that I love this stuff. Urban Decay straight up delivers when it comes to neutral, matte, pigmented shadows…
Packaging: Keeping in line with the first palette, its streamlined and subtle with a neutral tone. Pretty much akin to the shadows inside. It has an almost suede like feel with a slight sheen – again I like that it contains a mirror and definitely get use of it when I’m on the go.
Formula: Oh yeah. I love getting the most out of my shadows and these are pigmented. Like, bold, intense, show up and stay late color. They boast a Pigment Infusion System – a blend of stuff that makes the shadows their velvety and rich formula. Plus, they’re nice and easy to blend too, kind of like a gradient. I like to think they’re almost buttery in texture. and it definitely helps create good dimension with by fusing well with each other.
Colors: They’re cooler than the previous set in Basics and are taupe hued. They’re neutral enough to wear day to day yet can make up a mean smokey eye. The 5 shades are exclusive to this palette only and can flatter both warm and cool toned skin. Specifically it contains Skimp (a pale nude satin), Stark (nude pink matte), Frisk (a warm grey matte), Cover (muted reddish grey matte), Primal (neutral brown matte) and Undone (a deep smokey brown matte).
Verdict: How can you not have this in your arsenal? It’s affordable, contains 5 full sized shadows perfect for transitioning from day to night and is one of the most highly rated eye palettes out. You can get it here – Urban Decay Naked2 Basics
(Sorry – so crooked).