Jul 15, 2011

Urban Decay Naked-alized Gone2rehabBRB

As I mentioned in my Birthday Haul, I got this beautful thing. I'm not swatching it because of A) it's expensive and B) it's been done 100000000000000000x.

Nevetheless, I wanted some pictures to document my happines upon acquiring this cult beauty. Plus, pictures can't hurt for future turorials reference, amirite?

My thoughts; the PROS
Do you really need this considering the price tag? Well, you don't need make-up for survival, but it's a must-have. It lives up to its hype of an iconic product. 
Pigmentation wise I would say Sleek is a better alternative and you can get 4 or 5 Sleek palettes for the price of 1 UD one. But UD has a smoother texture, it's so fine and thoroughly milled it feels like butter slik as opposed to Sleek that feels like flaky butter.  With the Naked palette I got no fallout when blending, and with Sleek sometimes I do.

It's for sure a palette I recommend.

Would I repurchase? Hhmm, would I? Let's the the cons
This is a big turn-off for me, because in general I don't like glitter. At all. The shades with glitter are Sidecar, Darkhorse, Creep and Gunmetal. The cute thing about the glitter is that it is symetrical circular speck type and very small. The not cute part is that on my dry lids it falls down when the oils of the base absorb into the skin. I get glitter all over my face. Not a fan of that either.

Makes me sad because Darkhorse and Sidecar are my fav color wise. 

It's gorgeous, no doubt. But on my skin it turns into a regular brown.
There is no purple once I put it on my lids. I fix that with matte plums layered on top. But considering the price of the palette - do I really oughta be doing that?

3. Brown velvet casing 
Don't like it. Just my personal whim, I guess.

4. Shelf life
6 months after opening according to the label
Yes, it would still repurchase, regardless. It's the ease of the application for daytime make-up for a girl in a rush that has me sold. And any color you put on makes your eyes look stunning. Always, without a fail.

General observations using the palette:

- it applies better with a synthetic fiber brush. It doesn't even stick to my natural bristles ones

- the good karma brush that comes with it can do all the shadow-work apart from blending the crease,
I can do a complete look with it, even fill in the brows and do a shadow eyeliner placement with it

- any color in the palette mixes well with matte eyeshadows from Sleek 

- the colors can be mixed among themselves and the results are always pretty-looking new colors.

That is all I can think of!
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The Peach said...

Great review and thoughts on the Naked Palette! You make me want to get it now!

Sasa said...

you aren't swatching it because it's expencive ?! wow, thats the cheapest sentence I have heard in a while... some things are better left unsaid :) If it has been done so many times, why have you even shown it to us then?

Kristina said...

Sasa, she is excited she got it. It is hard to get. I can understand why she wouldn't swatch it. It's her blog, she can do/ write what she wants. Your comment was unnecessary.

Gone2RehabBRB said...

@The Peach
=) haha, I totally don't want to be held responsible for that :P

Gone2RehabBRB said...


Awww, don't be hating. I guess I'm just a cheap-ass. Which is something to be be expected on this blog.

Well, it's a review, so there must be a few pictures of the product, don't you all agree?. And I really wanted macro or all the shades so I can refer back to them.

The palette has MAJOR emotional value to me, it took me 2 months to get the courage to even use it.

Gone2RehabBRB said...

I did get all excited about it. =)

With love, Ana. said...

Meni je tole naljubša paleta, same moje barve vsebuje:D

Neko said...

Ah Naked.. nekoč bo tudi moja ;)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

@With love, Ana.
TOTALNA lepotička. Priporočam. =)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

Naj se ti želja čimprej uresniči.

SilhouetteScreams said...

Nice review, it's great to see someone actually mention the cons of this palette for once! :)

Gone2RehabBRB said...

It does seem like its getting over-hyped and people tend to avoid say anything bad about it. But it IS lovely.

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