Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

To be fair, I was pretty convinced that yet another nude pallette would make my eyes roll, but actually this one made them light up! The first thing I’m going to say though is that I don’t think UD brushes are the best things to use for this palette – in my view, these mattes need some gentler treatment with shaped and softer brushes. You always get a bit of drop or kick up from mattes – this can vary wildly from brand to brand – I found in the Full Spectrum Palette that I got some kick up (the yellow matte in particular) but when I used a softer brush, I didn’t. Swatches are difficult – you need to get the full colour down, but it’s not how you’d apply it on the eye. I need 10 eyes!

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Swatches

So, what you need to know about this palette is that it’s ALL matte. You know how some mattes you can barely tell they’re there? Not so here – I find it richly pigmented all the way through, even the paler shades. Using a sponge applicator for swatching there is no drop.. using a soft brush of my own, no drop… using the included brush, there is drop and kick up. So, don’t use that brush! Running through the colours, bottom to top on Row 1: Blow, Nude, Commando, Tempted, Instinct and Lethal.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Swatches

Row 2 from bottom to top: Pre-Game, Extra Bitter, Faith, Lockout, Magnet and Blackblack.

This one has already launched for £38.50 HERE.

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