It’s been awhile since I’ve done a makeup review, and I just got the UD Naked Ultimate Basics Palette for Christmas. My parents surprised me with this palette, I didn’t even think to ask for it, but boy I’m glad I have it. I have the Naked 2 and Naked 3 palettes from Urban Decay and between those two palettes there are numerous combinations and pretty much any color that you could want. I didn’t think I needed another palette, but I was wrong, because I have been using my UD Ultimate Basics Palette almost everyday since christmas.
Like the other Naked palettes the Ultimate Basics Palette (UBP) comes with 12 different colors. Unlike the other Naked palettes these shades are all matte. They range from light shades that can be used to highlight your eyebrow arches, the inner corners of your eyes, or your cupids bow on the top of your lip. All the way up to a matte black which can be used as an eyeliner or for a nice smokey eye look. There are a couple of beautiful brown shades that I use for my everyday look. If you have hazel or blue eyes I think these browns are especially eye enhancing. One of my favorite colors in the Palette is this dark purple that I use to do a purple smokey eye, which has been one of my favorite looks since I have received the palette.
This palette costs $54, which is the same as the other Naked palettes. The quality of these palettes is unrivaled in my opinion. The color pay off is great and the colors are true to life. I’ve found even with my oily eyelids I can wear these shadows without a primer and they are matte enough to stay put all day without gathering in my crease. I still prefer to wear them with primer, but if i’m running late and have to make sacrifices, primer is the first to get cut. The colors do have a bit of powdery excess when you are applying them, but its easy to solve that problem by just blowing on the brush before applying it to the lid.
I would rate this palette about 4.5/5 stars. If you are looking for a versatile matte palette with a lot of different colors, I would recommend this palette for you, but if you already have a matte palette you enjoy then you can probably skip this one.
Do any of you own this palette? let me know what you think of it.