Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics | A Review & Tutorial

A basic eyeshadow palette is always a must have in a makeup collection. It is good for an everyday look and even to transform it into a night time makeup in a blink of an eye. For me, it is essential the mattes, brown tones and a black to easily create a liner if I feel like it. This describes this eyeshadow palette and hence why I recently bought it and loved it ever since.

The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette is one of a kind. I might sound suspicious as this is my third Urban Decay Palette and I am sure there will be more to come when new ones are released but this palette was really worth it.

The reason why I bought it is not only because I knew I would use it endlessly due to being so perfect for an everyday look but also (and the main reason) because the makeup look I am wanting to do for my wedding includes some of the shadows in this palette.

When I got this, first impressions was that the packaging was very, very pretty, it has a magnet closure and the mirror is quite handy too.

It comes with a total of 12 shades, 11 being completely matte and one has demi-matte finish, perfect for inner corner and brow highlight.

It has a mix of cool and warm tones and although I am more of a warm tone kind of gal, these cool eye shadows are whispering my name.

As a first try with these shadows, I couldn’t get away from the warm tones. I wanted to create an easy everyday look that didn’t need a lot of blending or liner, that would go with any lipstick and this is what I came up with. A quite simple but yet beautiful day-time brown smokey eye.

To create this look I started by priming my eye with my L’Óreal Paris True Match Concealer, followed by setting it with a bit of face powder – I am currently using the L’Óreal Paris Infallible Powder.

I started by applying Faith as a transition shade. It is a beautiful medium warm brown perfect to blend all the darker shadows.

Then I applied Lockout to my crease and outer corner of my eye to add a bit more of definition and depth to the look. I like to go one shade darker at a time as I feel like it makes the blending process a lot easier. This shadow is more neutral but darker than the previous one.

To deepen everything out even more, I went with Extra Bitter, a matte burnt orange, focusing most of the product on the outer corner of my eye and then dragging it to the inner corner. When I achieved the intensity I wanted, with the leftover product on the brush, I lightly blended the color into the crease.

At this time I felt that the look was a big too warm and orange toned and so I added Lethal, a reddish dark brown, just to the outer corner and I loved out it was turning out. With a clean brush I blended the color to the crease so it was all put together.

I then applied Nude to the inner third of my eye, this is a beautiful soft-pink nude that combined beautifully the rest of the eye shadows, finishing with a bit of Blow on my inner corner and brow bone to use as an highlight. This gave a little bit of light back to the look.

The lower lash line was a repetition of the colors applied previously and the look was done!

I paired it with the L’Óreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in the shade Dahlia Insolent which by the looks of it seems to be discontinued. It is a beautiful burgundy lipstick with a hint of purple and pink to the mix but any other lip option would go really well with this eye makeup.

Just be brave and be you. Makeup is such a fun game to play!