The Urban Decay Naked Palette from the start

Urban Decay Naked Palette Collection

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ll have seen and heard of the infamous Urban Decay Naked palette. Featuring 12 eye shadows in a capsule collection, these palettes have been the buzz of the beauty world since the day they launched.

As soon as the newest Urban Decay Naked Palette launches, people forget about the older versions or even the very first iconic collection.

One of the main reasons I love Urban Decay, other than the bold colours and kick ass names, the company was Co-Founded by Sandy Lerner who was also the Co-Founder of Cisco Systems. And as a female in the Tech industry who also loves a good lippy – it’s a big plus point for me.

Urban Decay Naked Palette Collection

I thought this post would be useful as you rarely see all of the Urban Decay Naked Palette series laid out side by side for comparisons to help you choose which one to go for.

Urban Decay Naked Palette Collection

So, from the start the original Naked Palette was a gold toned set with neutrals from champagne to down to dark mattes. The brown packaging become iconic, as did the palette – the Urban Decay Naked Palette family was born.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Virgin (cool pale beige satin)
Sin (champagne shimmer)
Baked (nude matte)
Sidecar (beige shimmer with silver micro-glitter)
Buck (fawn brown matte)
Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer)
Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer)
Darkhorse (deep mocha shimmer)
Toasted (antique copper penny shimmer)
Hustle (plum-brown satin)
Creep (onyx shimmer with gold sparkle)
Gunmetal (dark metallic gray shimmer with silver micro-glitter)

Following quickly on from Naked came Naked 2. Cool toned taupe neutrals and quite rare for a palette from any brand – a true matte black! The inclusion of the black meant  you could smoke up any day time look all from 1 palette.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Foxy (cream bisque matte)
Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer)
Bootycall (cork shimmer)
Chopper (copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter)
Tease (creamy pale brown matte)
Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer)
Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer)
Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer)
Verve (oyster shimmer)
YDK (cool bronze shimmer)
Busted (deep brown shimmer)
Blackout (blackest black matte)

As the trend for anything Rose Gold started, out came Naked 3. A rose toned palette of 12 shadows and again, a deep dark shade to smoke everything out. People went mad for this palette, people couldn’t get a hold of it quick enough. A light and wearable selection.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin)
Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter)
Burnout (light pinky-peach satin)
Limit (light dusty rose matte)
Buzz (metallic rose shimmer with silver mucro-glitter)
Trick (light-metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle)
Nooner (medium, pinky-brown matte)
Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer)
Factory (pinky-brown satin)
Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift)
Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin)
Darkheart (smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle)

To quench everyones smoky eye thirst, the Naked Smoky Palette followed in quick succession. A good selection of cool and warm toned darks to give every eye and skin tone the perfect smoky eye. It’s not my favourite palette as I am a firm believe of go hard or go home with a smoky eye so this wasn’t dark enough for me, but I can appreciate that it suits the masses and stops a smoky eye being intimidating.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

High (champagne shimmer with micro-glitter)
Dirtysweet (medium bronze)
Radar (metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter)
Armor (metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle)
Slanted (light metallic gray)
Dagger (medium charcoal with micro-shimmer)
Black Market (jet-black satin),
Smolder (deep plum-taupe)
Password (cool taupe matte)
Whiskey (rich brown matte)
Combust (soft pink-taupe)
Thirteen (light beige satin)

And to bring us up to date, the Naked Heat Palette. This sold out before it was even launched thanks to flash pre-sales and the hype around it. This satisfied all the warm tone cravings we all had. Rich oranges, bronzes and browns take the Naked Heat palette away from the more neutral shades of past. I have used my Naked Heat Palette every time I have worn eye shadow since I bought it back in July!

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Ounce (ivory shimmer)
Chaser (light nude matte)
Sauced (soft terra-cotta matte)
Low Blow (brown matte)
Lumbre (copper shimmer w/gold pearl shift)
He Devil (burnt red matte)
Dirty Talk (metallic burnt red)
Scorched (metallic deep red w/gold micro-shimmer)
Cayenne (deep terra-cotta matte)
En Fuego (burgundy matte)
Ashes (deep reddish-brown matte)
Ember (deep metallic copper-burgundy)

If you are looking for swatches of any of these Urban Decay Naked Palettes, their website has swatches on 3 different skin tones so you can see how it might look on you.

I think I’m torn between the original Urban Decay Naked Palette + the Naked Heat being my favourite – what’s your favourite?

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