Holy Grails' #1: Urban Decay NAKED 1

Hello lovelies! Today I'm back with the start of my new beauty series - my holy grail beauty products. As a self-proclaimed beauty addict I feel like I have discovered a few gems that I wouldn't want to miss. So over the next few weeks I'm going to be sharing all my holy grail products with you. You will find anything from foundations to eyeshadows over primers, lipsticks and even skin care. I'm going to be mentioning one product at a time so I can give you a little review on it and show you proper swatches and all that good stuff. All these products are products I've been using for a long time and/or repurchased over and over again. The first product I'd like go talk about is the original NAKED palette by Urban Decay. I definitely mentioned this palette a few times already but I feel like I've never really given you a proper review of it. 

The Urban Decay NAKED palette retails for €46 in Germany (£37 in the UK and $54 in the USA) and when you are in Germany you can get all UD products on Douglas or in selected stores. When you live in the US you can easily get this palette in Sephora or Ulta I believe and all the peeps who are based in the UK can purchase this beauty in Debenhams or House Of Fraser I think. 

The palette itself is filled with twelve shadows - ten shimmers and two mattes. The colours vary from this really light highlight colour called 'Virgin' to a dark, kinda blue-ish, grey with a little shimmer called 'Gunmetal'. The colours 'Naked' and 'Buck' are the two mattes and the ones I always use for my transition and crease colour. Depending on your skin tone you could also use them to fill in your eyebrows which is what I do when I'm travelling because this is pretty much the only palette I take with me and having an eyebrow shade in there is just really handy. What I like about the formula of the shadows is that even the glittery ones aren't as messy as some others I have tried, however 'Half Baked' tends to have a little fall out when applied with a brush, so I always use my finger or I go in with my foundation routine after. 

Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked

Smog, Dark Horse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal 
All the colours are really pigmented and easy to work with. You can do so many different looks, all neutral of course. The only thing I don't really like about it is the packaging. Even though it looks super pretty the suede is not very practical. It gets dirty really easily which is why I'm gonna keep my new one in it's box. The palette comes with a deluxe sample of their well known Primer Potion.

I've been using this palette for about three years now and I'm still loving it and besides - by now it's just full proof palette for me. I open it and I immediately know which colours to go for. Some people think there are not enough mattes in here but I personally think a transition colour and a crease colour are all you need. I already made most of my friends get it and I would recommend it to everyone who likes a good neutral palette (who doesn't?) filled with good quality eyeshadows for a good price. Seriously, this is worth every penny.

Have you tried the original NAKED palette before? What are your thoughts about it? I'd love to hear them. xo, Marie 


  1. I love this as well! Totally agree with on the amount of mattes, I wouldn't use them if there were any more. I like to wear this pretty regularly for work, but I have been enjoying naked 3 at the moment too! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. It's so versatile, isn't it?
      The naked 3 is amazing too and so different, I love it! x


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