I guess I do have an exhibitionist streak… thanks to that summer I and a dozen other women, some of whom were good friends, stripped down in front of a sinking sun. All for the love of another very good friend.

But that really has nothing to do with today’s tutorial and review. Yeah, that’s right, I just wanted to waste your time. And here’e me wasting more of it! WASTE WASTE WASTE WASTE.

OKAY. Now, what this WILL be about is the Urban Decay Naked Palette, which has been, I dare say, one of the most in demand neutral palettes since it came out earlier this year. A very good friend of mine (obviously, one of many… NAT) had this palette bought by an unfortunate cousin in the States- and right before the day of its official launch i do not know how she did it! THANK YOU, GOOD FRIEND FOR WHOM I DID NOT HAVE TO STRIP.

I will, however, get naked today! With two very simple, subtle, anyone-can-pull-it-off looks. I’ll be doing another tutorial using the palette soon, one that’s going to be a lot more dramatic and fun, but first I wanted to show you guys how a good neutral palette can take you from day to night real easy. The changes are gonna be very, very subtle, but I hope ya’ll can see what I mean.

Day

Night

Face Gunk:
1. Bare Escentuals Prime Time
2. Make Up For Ever Concealer Palette No. 5
3. Nars Firming Foundation
4. MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
5. Palladio Oil-absorbing Rice Powder
6. MAC Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices (Venomous Villains, Limited Edition)
7. MAC Fix+ Spray

Eye Gunk:
1. UD Primer Potion in Original
2. UD Naked Palette
3. UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whisky
4. shu uemura Precise Volume Mascara

Eyebrows…
5. WnW Kohl Brow-Eyeliner in Taupe

Lip Gunk:
1. WnW Diamond Brilliance in 612
2. Youngblood lipstick in Brown Sugar

The Naked Palette

Left to Right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

Left to Right: Buck, Halfbaked, Smog, Darkhorse

Left to Right: Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Primer Potion in Original

It is exactly the same as the full-size UDPP, thank goodness. Urban Decay will never screw us over. They’re such a conscientious, genuine company.

The full-size…

The widdle-size…

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

Zero

Whiskey

Zero (Left), Whiskey (Right)

Yes, these are one of the best eyeliners I’ve ever encountered, but they DO NOT stay on all day. In fact, I’ve noticed that in as little as a few minutes, they do fade a little bit. Like other eyeliners, they also gunk up in the corners of the eye and bleed a little. They ARE creamy and as you can see from the picture, the lines they produce are smooth and solid. I really just don’t see anything special about the staying power.

My favorite shadows from the palette: Virgin, Halfbaked, Creep, and Gunmetal

Rumor has it that the Naked palette is sold out. They did make it part of the permanent line, but I think I heard somewhere that they were discontinuing it- for what reason, I cannot fathom; this palette was selling like hotcakes. Anyway, if you can’t get it on eBay or whatever, you can still create the two looks using a different neutral palette. 🙂

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