I’ve been checking out Urban Decay makeup for years but I never had the courage to try it. Their vibrant eye shadows and liners spoke to my inner-self wanting to burst out from being conservative. Over the last three years I’ve gradually become surer of myself, in terms of my personal style and makeup. When Urban Decay sent me a few items from their Naked Basics range, I was touched. By the time I received a sample of their Vice Lipsticks I was hooked. Finally, a high street brand that took me beyond typical pinks, browns and corals that suited my skin tone. ‘Pandemonium’ lipstick took my breath away and ‘Black Mail’ brought sexy back. So, although I’m not a ‘no makeup makeup’ or ‘smokey eye’ lady, my eyes popped when the Ultimate Naked Basics eye shadow palette came out. I was willing to get naked. Unboxed the Naked Ultimate Basics palette, is special. The striking square box with a golden starburst-like etching let me know something stellar was waiting under the lid. AH, yes the shades are perfection. Urban Decay’s Naked Ultimate Basics eyeshadow palette is for everywoman.
My typical daytime look is t-shirt, jeans, trainers, no makeup. Fresh faced you say, a splash of cold water followed by a good moisturiser and I’m done. However, when I’m out and about I want my makeup to standout. I was not looking for a nude palette. Urban Decay’s Naked Ultimate Basics palette was the game changer for me. It has twelve matte shades from the palest Blow (light nude demi-matte) to deep Lethal (reddish brown matte) to the darkest Blackjack (warm black matte). Altogether whatever you skin tone you should be able to mix and blend from the twelve shades to make your perfect nude, rock a smokey eye or use as a base to blend with your favourite statement eyeshadows.
Every shade in Naked Ultimate Basics features our Pigment Infusion System™, which makes it feel super soft and velvety on application. The colours are long lasting and blend easily with the blending brush provided. The other had of the brush is a smudge brush to smudge colour or smoke out the lash line. I confess I mostly use my hands and fingers to apply my makeup but the brush is so good I USE IT. In fact if I using another brand, I STILL USE IT. I am totally happy with the palette because it works perfectly with my yellow undertone skin. I would say if you love makeup the Naked Ultimate Basics is a staple you must have.
Where to buy
Still not sure? Then I highly recommend a trip to Urban Decay’s new European flagship store in London’s Carnaby Street. Play with the makeup. I sure you will find something that suits you. Their flagship store opened its doors last Thursday. I was present to take in the electric purplicious totally packed to the rafters affair. Laura Whitmore and Charli Vos provided a DJ sets. TOWIE fan that I am, I was excited when I saw that Chloe Sims and Chloe Lewis where in the house. I also spotted Denise Van Outen amongst other VIP guests. Drinks and nibble for the evening included mini bottles of Moet with gold sippers, purple PRESS juices, purple popcorn and purple candyfloss.
Now that it’s open, customers can check out the Naked Ultimate Basics, the new Spectrum palette, Vice lipsticks and all the other UD cosmetic delights. It’s a two storey store. The lower ground has a lounge area, bar, phone charges a real time Instagram trend wall and more. Monthly customer and influencer evenings are on the cards. So stay tuned.
It RRP £38.50 and is available on the Urban Decay website.To find out more about Urban Decay products or shop the brand, visit their website or pop into the flagship store. Search hashtags #UDCarnaby #Naked Ultimate Basics and #BeautyWithAnEdge to join the conversation.