If you head over to Sandton City or the Urban Decay online pop-up shop right now you can get your hands on the beautiful, brand new Naked Ultimate Basics Palette.
The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette has 12 neutral shades in one gorgeous palette – aesthetically it’s my favourite UD design by a mile. The casing is a pale rose gold colour with an embossed design and a super satisfying magnetised clicky lid. It also has a decent full sized mirror and a double sided brush. One end has a blending brush (ok-ish) and the other end has a liner brush (good).
There are 11 matte shades, and 1 semi-matte shade that’s just begging to be my new favourite inner corner highlighter. The colours are all neutral with varied undertones to make this one of the most versatile and practical palettes I’ve ever laid eyes on. It seriously has everything from pale yellow and beige to taupes, warm browns, chocolate, a brick shade, grey and black.
If you’re thinking that matte neutral shades seem boring, I was totally with you on that up to about two years ago. Only when I started working with them did I see how brilliant they are for sculpting your eye area, and how incredibly versatile they are. I now can’t work without matte shades, and I often use them exclusively – they’re so much more flattering than I ever imagined. I’m forever on the hunt for neutral mattes, so this palette is a very obvious buy for me.
I really wanted to add swatches to the post but I ran out of daylight and there’s no point uploading shitty ones – rather have a look at the swatches over here.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics is launching online and in-store today, and you can grab it for R850 (which I find very reasonable considering it’s $54 in the US).