Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – One Week, One Palette #5

February 3-9 I used the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette. I chose a few Colourpop Super Shock Shadows to add some shine to these, since the palette is fully matte.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

I think the best way to describe my feelings about this palette is that it just takes a little more planning than some others do. Since all of the shades are very basic, they tend to blend together and it’s hard to get a lot of definition without really planning out where each color is going to go before starting application.

It took me until the last day using this palette to really love a look that I did. I liked focusing more on the warm, rust shade all over the lid, and blending that up into a gradient with the warm browns on the bottom. I’m not much for all-matte shadow looks usually, but this was nice. I think I could do something similar with the deep purple on the top row and feel pretty good about it for a nice smoky look.

I do think this is still a great companion palette for when I want to use some more exciting single shadows. I may bring this back out whenever I decide to try use the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette for the week so I’m using all one brand.

Do you love matte shadows or do you need to have a mix of matte and shimmer to get the look you want? What’s your favorite all (or mostly) matte palette? 

– Natalie

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