I know many people are wondering "what's the big deal about this palette?" Truth be told, nothing. There's nothing in it that is absolutely outstanding...I think it's more the combination of shades that most people wouldn't normally pull out of their makeup drawer and apply everyday. We all have neutrals, but when have they ever been hyped so much? The Naked palette is our reminder of all the beautiful and fun things we can do with such simple and basic shades. It's the creativity and ideas that come out of seeing the combo of colours and out of seeing the cool things that other people are doing with it that attracted me to the palette the most. Otherwise I probably have most of these shades in some shape or form in other products. Mind you, Urban Decay quality is top notch, so I didn't mind forking out the extra dough to get all these shades in a high quality shadow all in one palette - it's extremely convenient for travel, and for those days you just don't feel like rummaging through your makeup drawer to find a nice neutral.
While I've been playing with this palette quite a bit, here are my first FOTD photos using the palette:
For this look, I only used the last two shades: Creep (dark blue with a hint of sparkle) and Gunmetal (blue-gray). I simply applied Creep all over the lid and then lightened it up with a touched of Gunmetal in the center. I used black eyeliner on top of the lash line and in the waterline and added two coats of black mascara to create a smokey eye.
And then I took Arianne's advice and moved to my sister's room which has a whole lot of daylight that I don't get to see (my window faces the brick wall of the house next door) and took some brighter shots:
I think I'm going to take my FOTD shots in this room from now on - the colours come out so much better and are a truer representation of what they look like in real life. I slapped on a pale pink lipstick and a pink blush to compliment the smokey eye, but to be honest I barely re-applied the lipstick throughout the day. I like the look of smokey eyes with bare lips.
And of course this was the total outfit:
Again, I don't have a full-length mirror that gives this much light, so this was the best I could do! I bought the dress from Jacob last year, the cardigan from H&M ummmmm maybe 3 years ago (or longer!) and the necklace is from Jacob as well. The tights are opaque purple from HUE.
I loved this look - it was so easy to pull together and extremely comfortable to wear throughout the day :)
So did you like this Naked look? Have you dabbled into the palette yet? Do you agree that it's really nothing special...but have given into the hype anyway, just like me?
I'd love to hear from you :)