Kyndra

Naked Palettes: Are they really worth the hype?

I've been debating on getting the Naked, Naked 2 and Naked Basic palettes for forever now and I'm still not sold on them but I did see what the Naked 3 one looks like and I might want to get that one but I'm still not sure because I've been told the Lorac ones are better. I'm in the market for a more natural and neutral palette because I don't get too crazy with eyeshadow colors anymore. Can someone give me an idea of which palette is better or other suggestions on other brand's palettes?

gtichick

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Well- I am pretty new to wearing eye shadow, but I returned the Naked Basics the same day I bought it. The colors were wayyyy too pale and I felt like the formulas were chalky and hard to get onto a brush, if that makes any sense. There was almost zero color payout and I am PALE and pasty white. I ended up buying a Clinque quad (pink chocolate) and was thrilled with it compared to the basics.

sundaespal

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I'm torn. I love some of the colors, but the fallout is ridiculous. I have to clean my face with make up remover after doing my eyes. I have Naked2 and the color YDK comes off the pallet in flakes. I also am running out of the lighter colors, and I don't have any single eyeshadows, so I'll either have to buy some to use up the other colors or move on. I do like the brush it came with. The one side is great for using as a liner.

makeupmaven

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Hmm yeah I never get fallout from this either... I use Anastasia Eye Lights Matte as a base...I pick up small amounts, tap tap tap...maybe it's the brush?

melde

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make sure you're using primer too, that helps with fallout :smileyhappy:

dannyc

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What brush are you using for the Naked palettes? I only get fallout if I use one of the heavy glitter shades like snake bite. 

But, if I'm careful, and tap the excess off the brush before I apply it, I rarely get fallout from any of them. The UD brush is crap, I never use it. 

sundaespal

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I mostly use my ulta eyeshadow brush. I only use the flat side of the UD brush and just for lining. I use primer and try to press the shadow on. I'm very careful, but it's a complete mess everyday. I have the biggest problems with the shades with large pieces of glitter on them like ydk, chopper, and half baked. I can use sponge applicators and that largely fixes the problem, but it's harder to get a subtle, blended look. I do not have this fallout problem with my Stilla shadows, so I do think it's a brand issue for me.

dannyc

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Half Baked really? That's the shade I use the most (Even have a single pan). It's the largest dent in both naked palettes (was so excited when I heard it was going to be in 2 also). I've never had fallout with half baked. 

It could be your brush. I use mostly mac & laura mercier for eyeshadows, and only have an issue with a few shades if I forget to tap off excess or am sloppy. 

If I use the UD brush, then I have fallout. 

sundaespal

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I'm not really sure what brush to use, then, and this same brush causes me no problems with stilla. Maybe I got a bad pallet? My colors are very crumbly. I used half baked this morning, almost none got on my lid and a ton got on my face. It's getting in my eye sometimes and that concerns me. Maybe I'll just toss it.

Kyndra

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I swatched the Naked Basics because I liked those colors the most and they all look ashy on my skin. 1 & 2 are just ok to me but I love the feel of all the shadows I'm really liking 3 so I think I'll just hold out on that and grab a Lorac one as well. I just wanted a higher end neutral palette because I'm growing tired of my NYX Natural palette

kalex

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I personally feel like they're over hyped.  I bought the Naked palette when it first came out and quickly realized I really only used about 4 colors in it. I found a Bare Minerals palette with 4 shades that are very similar and ended up swapping my Naked palette away.

I'm still going to swatch the Naked 3 when it comes out, but I'm doubtful all the colors will work for me.

 

I echo what others have said about checking them out in person.  They are a great value in terms of how much product you get for the price, but that's only if you're going to use more than a few of the shades.  

Nuke

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The first Naked palette is my most reached-for palette for everyday! I don't find the shimmer unwearable at all - I think it depends on how you apply them, and besides that I've got thick plastic eyeglasses that perhaps let me get away with smokey eyes during the day - and I see that you do as well :smileyvery-happy: 

 

In terms of formulation and application, Urban Decay is my favorite for eyeshadows. I just find myself disappointed in most other brands I've tried.

 

I'm very interested in Naked 3 (I had no interest at all in Naked 2), but I'll be waiting for that to come out in stores because I'm not sure how all the rosy colors will look on my complexion. 

 

If you like matte shadows, I want to recommend theBalm's Meet Matt(e) and Meet Matt(e) Nude palettes. The color payoff is great, and even the colors that aren't nude still look very neutral to me. 

neko333

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Well I just learned not to google image search the term "Naked 3". My eyes!!! It burns!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I guess I should have expected this because I did google the word naked but c'mon. Porn, porn everywhere.) 

vvib

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I personally don't think so. 

It might be because I have Asian eyes that have smaller space to work with, but I don't like that their colors are too "metallic - ey"

they're not very natural looking.. 

The texture is super nice though.. very soft, highly pigmented, just not in the right way.. 

I much rather get something like the Dior or Guerlain (even though they have fewer colors) that give a more softer look 

 

I don't know about the Lorac pro, because I didn't get a chance to test them in stores, but I ordered them online anyways... and its on its way..

sarinalove

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I have the same problem! I try new colors but when I look in the mirror you can hardly see them. I can't tell! I'm still learning though so maybe my technique is wrong. =\

person11

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The Naked palettes are all quite warm for the most part.  Has UD forgotten about us cool-toned ladies?  I think they work best on warm and medium skintones.  The big majority of shadows are super shimmery, too, so I don't feel like they're really as versatile as palettes that include more mattes in the mix.

ry22

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Yeah I would go to a store and swatch them to see if you like them. Naked1 is for people with warm (yellow) undertones, Naked2 generally looks better on people with cool (pink) undertones, and Naked3 is a "trendy" palette filled with gorgeous rose shades. I feel like the first two will stay cult faves, while the 3rd one may go out of style quicker. But that is my personal prediction.

 

For all the Nakeds:

High pigmentation (must have for any neutral palette)

Neutral

Not many mattes (not a big deal, UD's shimmery formula is better anyhow)

Spans the gamut of shades, from light to dark so you don't have to use 3 palettes for one look

It's so easy to just through a couple shadows on and be done with it (doesn't really require intense planning)

bombshell30

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LORAC unzipped is my favorite neutral palette. I was never that impressed with the colors in one and two, but am DROOLING over naked 3. This really puts me in the minority but I just never thought they were that great. If you want neutral unzipped is filled with gorgeous red based golds, rose golds and coppers. Good luck. You'll find something you love!

spoiledbrat

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Kyndra - try them yourself - many people love them, i gave 1 and 2 away and will not be buying 3 - if someone gives it me i will return it - i am in the minority

person11

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I actually considered giving 1 and 2 away, too!  Now I think I'm going to depot them just to keep the five shades I actually use in one palette.

glossyguru

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Gave them away? Oh my, I don't think I've heard such things! Why didn't you like them? Just curious...

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