Sometimes I really forget how lucky I am. I have been lusting after a Naked palette since forever, and always got the green eyed monster whenever I saw someone with one. However, while I was out shopping with my boyfriend one day, we came across the Urban Decay stand in House of Fraser. I went straight over to the palettes, and after I explained to him how they were one of the coolest things since sliced bread but were crazy expensive, we left to go home. Later on however, he asked if I wanted one. My obvious answer was yes, yes and yes!! We proceeded to go online and get one, and I presumed I would be giving him the money for it. I was wrong. He turned round and told me that it was a gift from him!!!!!!!! I don't think I stopped thanking him for the whole day...
Now I know there are hundreds of reviews about the Naked palette, so I will not make this a review. The world doesn't need another one. I will however, make this an appreciation post. Because I sure do love this! I recently featured it in my Current Favourites video and rambled on a bit about it in that as it is definitely a favourite.
The colours are gorgeous! I have already created several looks from them (with a little help from Youtube) and am really getting to grips with it. I'm learning what colours work together, so if I'm ever in a rush and want to do a quick smoky eye, I have my colours ready. I've found that Bootycall, Tease and Pistol work well for a grey smoky eye, and Half Baked is fab in the crease of the eye for definition. I've also discovered my favourite shades! As well as the ones mentioned, I also love YDK and Blackout (because who doesn't love a good ol' matte black eyeshadow?!
The brush that comes with the palette is also pretty something. People who own it always say they are the only brushes they keep from palettes, and I'm with them on that. Great for creating different looks, you get a small tapered brush for precision, and a fluffy brush for blending.
|From L to R: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper|
|From L to R: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol|
|From L to R: Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout|
Now I am definitely not the world's best swatcher, as you may be able to tell. But I tried :) the only one that didn't really come out well was Foxy, because that shade is basically the colour of my skin...great as a base shadow, not so great for swatching!
But all joking aside, this palette has now become my staple item! It makes it into my everyday makeup routine many a time, and has (sometimes) replace my sacred cat eye flick *cue screams of shock and terror*! So if you're thinking of getting one, just do it. Your eyes will thank you later.
Do any of you own any Naked palettes? What's your favourite shade?