|Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette RRP £20 (Currently £18 at Debenhams with free delivery)|
I love every single one of these shades and will definitely get my use out of them. Shades such as foxy and walk of shame aren't new shades but the rest are. As all Urban Decay eyeshadows, the pigmentation is amazing and lasting power, well easily 10 hours wear on my lids with a primer.
Venus is a white, almost shimmery, creamy shade that I find useful for highlighting my brow bone or putting on all over my lid to brighten.
Foxy is a yellow/beigey sort of colour, although the pictures don't do it justice, this is another great shade for putting all over the lid.
Walk of Shame has pink tones but still very great to brighten up your eyelids, which I need since my eyelids are barely visible with mascara or fake eyelashes.
Naked 2 is a soft brown shade which I didn't think looked great in the palette, but is probably my favourite shade. It's great for blending into the crease to give a bit of definition.
Faint is a kind of medium-dark brown that is also great for creating a smokey eye. This is a shade I find easiest to work with blending outwards towards my brow bone to create a little bit of depth to my eyes.
Crave is a dark black and is so pigmented that you need the tiniest amount to work with. I'm not sure how to make this work for my eyes without looking a bit gothic, but I'll be sure to give it a try around my eyes as an eyeliner ever-so-slightly.
*I've tried to do swatches but my camera has failed on me so will add these asap!*
I really, really love this palette and even though it's really small, I think this will be useful for travelling or having as a permanent feature in your make-up bag. It's at a bargain price of £18 on the Debenhams website at the moment so be sure to snap it up before the Christmas post rush! My only kind of gripe with the palette is as most people have said, the first 3 shades are very similar and I wish there was at least one more lighter brown shade in there, but that's just being picky. The first 3 shades were really hard to photograph because they do look different in real life, but don't show up on my pale skin that well, despite brightening my eyes massively.
If you want to get a make up addict a beauty gift this Christmas then I'd look into this. It's high end make up at a more affordable price. Now...the question is, do I invest in the original Naked palette? What do you all think?