Friday, 4 July 2014

Back to Basics




Recently, I have found myself reaching daily for my battered, or to put it nicely, ‘well loved’ Naked Palette. Although it may not be the shiny, pristine beauty it used to be, it remains a palette of complementary shadows, meaning that any makeup beginner can create a successful smokey eye or natural look by combining any of the 12 shades.

When the hype for this palette first emerged, I disregarded the concept as a gimmick, however, I quickly changed my opinion when I found that, rather than being simply a palette of ‘naked’ shadows, it actually contained a variety of rich and pigmented shades. The most attractive aspect of this palette to me is that a ‘barely there’ look can be created, but, due to the range of shades, so can a dramatic smoky eye, meaning that many looks can be created for your £37.

Since every blogger and their mum has reviewed one of the 3 ‘Naked’ offerings, I won’t bore you with a detailed description of each shade, but just put in my tuppence that I do rate them. Because of the quality and wearable nature of these shades, you’d have to try pretty hard to create a disastrous look when using these shadows!

The time that I am most thankful for the existence of this palette is holiday or travelling situations, as it really does contain all you could possibly need for your eye makeup (minus mascara). The shimmery shades are perfect all over lid, the darker shades can be used as eye liner with an angled brush, and the matte shades (‘Naked’ and ‘Buck’) can be used through the eyebrows. I will certainly be taking this palette along to T in the Park festival when I head there next week (but whether I fit in using it amidst the fun and festivities will be a different matter).

Which is your favourite eye shadow palette?

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  1. You made a lovely look here. I forgot the name, but my favorite palette is from The Body Shop. It has pretty neutral colors as well. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Thank you! I haven't tried any of The Body Shop's makeup, but I'll have to check out their eye shadows when I'm next in there :)

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  2. The Naked palette is my absolute favourite palette! I was exactly like you and didn't really go for it at first but once I caved I realised what I'd been missing, it's beautiful :) Just wish they would change the packaging, it looks pretty at first but doesn't wear well! Xx

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. Yes, the shadows really are good quality and worth the money. I agree about the packaging, the tins that the second and third palettes come in are much better! xx

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  4. I love this basic and neutral makeup look, you look lovely Xx

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  5. Love the whole smokey eye look. (= Gorgeous!
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  6. I love the neutral look you created! My favorite colors have to be sin and naked :)


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    1. Thank you! I love Sin in the inner corner- it's such a lovely champagne shade :)

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  7. This is a great palette! so versatile. "Sin" is my absolutely favourite eye shadow of the palette :)
    xx

    FeelBella

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    1. Yes, it really is beautiful :)

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  8. This is a beautiful look. I love basic looks :) Very natural.

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    1. Thank you, I agree- you can't go wrong with a natural eye look! x

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    1. They are lovely aren't they :)

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  10. great post! my sister was thinking about getting this palette the other day :)
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    1. Thank you :) I would definitely recommend she does! x

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  11. i have the naked 2 and i love it, this one looks awesome too though!

    xx fameliquorlove

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    1. The Naked 2 palette looks lovely too, but it's too similar to the first one for me to justify buying it unfortunately! xx

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  12. I have the Naked 2 palette and I love it, but I have heard that the original is the best so maybe I'll get one next!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Yes, the first one is lovely, but I like the look of the Naked 2 Palette, particularly the Verve shade :)

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  13. I've never owned a Naked palette but I'm so close to giving in and splurging soon...!! It looks lovely x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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