getting naked: a fresh, dewy look with urban decay naked basics and foundation

Monday, January 21, 2013
urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

urban decay naked palette naked basics naked skin foundation review swatches comparison makeup beauty fashion blogger uk the london lipgloss

Naked Basics Palette and Naked Foundation by Urban Decay

I think i'm the only girl in the world who doesn't have an original Naked or Naked 2 palette. Seriously, I am. There is only one reason I never succumbed to it (no matter how many times I wanted to) and that is because as a makeup hoarder I already have a million and one shimmery nude and bronze colours, so it was just not worthwhile me investing in it. What I don't have much of, however, is a bunch of matte nude shades. This little miniature palette is called the Naked Basics, and it just covers the ground for the basis of a nude look. Now I don't really do nude much - eek - preferring my bold winged eyeliner and bright red lips, but I decided to really try and embrace my natural skin look with this palette. I also have the Naked foundation, which i'll chat about a little later on.

I used the shades W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint and a tiny little bit of Crave to create this look. The shades feel soft and creamy, and really easy to blend. There's something so satisfying about dipping your brush into the silky softness of a matte eyeshadow that a shimmer or heavily packed glitter one just can't compare to. That combined with the fact that the palette is housed in a sort of rubbery soft packaging means it feels luxe and gorgeous to hold and apply. I found myself applying it in an almost dainty little manner, trying to make the most out of my eyes as they were naturally. The palette is different to the two other Naked palettes, it's much smaller and will pop in your makeup bag easily. I think what they've done here is very clever, now I don't know about you but when I go on holiday I like to go bare faced as much as possible but also love cheating a little bit. This palette to me screams *take me on holiday!* not only because of its miniature travel size but also because of the shade selection. I think this is the ultimate travel companion.

The Naked Skin Foundation is water based but with a good coverage. It sinks into the skin almost immediately and doesn't leave that tacky feeling you can get with foundations. It's got a nice fresh faced coverage that feels weightless and pure. I apply my foundations using my (clean!) fingers, just because I always prefer the finish to that of a brush. I loved how easy this was to glide on and how it only took a little work to get it looking gorgeous. It's oil and paraben free, which is always good to know. Now, how well did it sit on my pale girl skin? In the bottle, it looks terrifying. The shade I have is 0.5, which is a pale pink undertoned shade. However in the bottle my immediate thought was - too dark for ghosties surely? I gave mine a good shake - essential - and went for it it, expecting to finish up like an Oompa Loompa. However, incredibly surprised. It is an almost near perfect match to my skintone! A little darker than i'd like, if i'm honest - but my skin is naturally much paler in winter - so this gets a huge thumbs up from me! I've been wearing it a week or so now, and it seems to last most of the day looking good, so i'm thrilled with that. It comes in 18 shades, so it looks like it does well to cover all bases of skin tone.

Overall, the Naked Basics - which retails at £20 on Look Fantastic - and the Naked Skin Foundation - which retails at £27 - get two thumbs up from me Urban Decay! Two products that feel a little classier than some of your other brightly rock gal vibe pieces, you're proving you too can sit in the same category as Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier for sophisticated, up-market nudes.

What do you think of the Naked Basics palette? What do you think of the Naked Skin Foundation? Do you think you'd shop Urban Decay for neutral staples? Do you like this kind of look?
Love, Zozo

Disclaimer: Both pieces of Urban Decay were sent to me free for consideration from PR.

20 comments:

  1. I love the naked palettes I wear a combination of them most days. I really want try this foundation, I've been eyeing it up for a while! xx p.s your hair is amazing!

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  2. I've never even thought to try urban decay for foundations but this sounds great and your skin looks flawless so I might have have a better look next time I'm passing their counter :)
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I have both Naked palettes and really think that I might just have to purchase Naked Basics to complete the family!

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  4. i have been reading your blog zoe for over a year now i think and dont think i have ever commented, but i felt i just had to! this foundation makes your skin look lovely! its a really natural finish but flawless as the same time i am really impressed! you should go for this look more often your beautiful!
    :)

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  5. I got the Basics palette recently and I love it! The colours are so pretty :) This foundation looks wonderful on your skin! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I really must buy the Naked Basics palette, seen so many great looks with it! I love how natural you've made it look too. Great review Zoe. X

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  7. You're not alone Zoe - I don't own any UD palettes full stop, but you are tempting me woman! You skin is looking flawless and I love the natural tones in the eyeshadow palette. Very me. Super post. LOVE YOU x

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  8. I don't have any Naked palettes (oh dear that makes me sound awful! lol)
    It's so tempting to buy one and by the sounds of it this little gem sounds like the perfect holiday companion... maybe I will give into the UD side after all.
    Love the post!

    allthingscass.blogspot.com

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  9. I don't have the other palettes either just this one! I bought it last weekend and I've not used it yet (because it looks so pretty all shiny and new on my dressing table) but I will force myself to use it this weekend after reading this, cannot wait!
    Charlizabeth
    xx

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  10. Your skin looks lovely :) x

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  11. I love the Naked Basics, I've been using it so much!

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  12. The Naked foundation looks great on you, I'm super pale too so i think i will go give this a swatch. Also please tell me your top is new and will still be in the shops? I love it! xx

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  13. Ive tried this and LOVE LOVE LOVE it xx

    http://couturerequired.blogspot.co.uk/

    h x

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  14. Wow, the foundation looks wonderful! I might have to try this one out! x

    Black & Gold

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  15. I recently got the naked palette and adore it! I really want to get my hands on that foundation, looks lovely! You look so pretty

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  16. You're not the only girl in the world who doesn't have Naked or Naked 2! I don't either. Although I also don't have this Basics palette, so win for you & lose for me haha. I do want to invest in one of the Naked palettes, but so far I'm not sure which one.

    just-another-day1.blogspot.ca

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  17. I've got the first naked palette but I find the matte shades really hard to wear, especially without fake tan, they can wash you out a bit! I'd like to see a warmer palette from urban decay with gold/peach tones that flatter most complexions x

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  18. I LOVE BOTH!!! I just got the foundation the other day and it is my new favorite!

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  19. Your skin looks amazing, would love to try that foundation! The naked basics palette has been toying with my mind for ages now, sooo tempted!

    http://absolutebeaut.com

    xx

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