It’s Official: I’m Getting Naked with Urban Decay This Fall

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As an international kitteh model, Tabs love the feline form.


After years spent striking fierce poses as a top talent in the fashion and beauty industries, he’s comfortable in his own fur, but sometimes when a shoot calls for him to pose in the buff, he has to pause…

urban decay naked palette review swatches

He often wonders about the ethical implications. For instance, is it a Sin to want to get Naked in public?

Not according to Urban Decay! πŸ™‚

If you like neutral makeup and palettes, you might want to Hustle on down to Sephora this September when the new Naked Palette ($44) disrobes on shelves.

urban decay naked palette review swatches

Don’t be surprised to find yourself overwhelmed by a euphoric Smog the first time you peep this palette of 12 powder shadows.

The smooth champagne, brown, bronze, gold and charcoal shades (in a variety of finishes!) might leave you feeling Toasted (like the time you drank that Sidecar on an empty stomach, oy!).

urban decay naked palette review swatches

Obviously, Urban Decay wants us all to get Naked (despite the social mores), and for what it’s worth, it’s not a Half Baked idea. πŸ™‚

The palette’s muted matte browns may Buck UD’s bright style, but a handful of sooty shades help to liven things up.

urban decay naked palette review swatches

The palette reminds me of this guy I once dated. It didn’t last because he turned out to be a real Creep (a shimmery blackish gray with sliver glitter), but he wore this heavy leather Gunmetal (a shimmery dark gray that looks almost bluish on my skin) blazer out to dinner everywhere we went, even if it was much too hot. I guess he just thought of himself as some kind of Darkhorse (a shimmery golden grayish brown) character, but I digress…

urban decay naked palette review swatches

When it comes to guys like that, I have Zero (a matte black) patience, but he did introduce me to Whiskey (a matte brown)… I guess I owe him for that.

Of course, I’d take a wee bottle of Primer Potion (included with the palette but not shown) any day of the week. πŸ™‚

Seriously, the palette’s color story should satisfy hard core Urban Decay fans who crave eye-popping smokey looks, and if you’re an Urban Decay Virgin, Naked might be a great way to break the ice.

urban decay naked palette review swatches photos pictures

urban decay naked palette review swatches photos pictures

urban decay naked palette review swatches photos pictures

urban decay naked palette review swatches photos pictures


If you can’t wait for September, check out Urban Decay’s website. They released Naked online last week, but due to high demand it’s been sold out (*tears*). You might still get your hands on it, however, by signing up to be notified when they have it in stock. NOTE: The signups are free, but you do have to give them a valid email address.

I bet I’ll be able to get a lot of use out of these shades (I’m a neutrals kinda girl!), and I think the palette looks cute (and portable).

You simply can’t go wrong with Urban Decay’s buttery, blendable eyeshadow texture. Naked is probably one of my favorite fall palettes so far. LOVE! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

Are you feeling Naked? What do you think of the shades? BOOYAH or BLAH?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. veronica says:

    *Le sigh*
    .-= veronica’s last blog post… RiffTrax at Comic-Con 2010 =-.

  2. Emily says:

    I called one of my local Sephoras and the nice lady said an UD rep was at their store last week and told them to have their displays up by the 11th.
    With that, the employee said they get their shipments in on Tuesdays so expects to have them next week!

  3. Erica says:

    I’ve been eyeing this since you tweeted about it being online!! These colors are soooo up my alley. thanks for the swatches!
    .-= Erica’s last blog post… Peaceful Tarte Lips =-.

  4. Jessica says:

    This is the greatest palette I’ve seen in a long time.
    I cannot wait to get my greedy little hands on it!

  5. Kelly says:

    LOVE! I am dying to get my grubby paws on it πŸ™‚
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Hard Candy Meteor-eyes Baked Glitter Eyeshadow Swatches -amp Review =-.

  6. Sarah says:

    These are some seriously pretty neutrals! I’m tempted but I’m not allowed to buy it right now…my Benefit Scene Queen Pallete just arrived! πŸ™‚ I am ecstatic!
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Glow Big or Go Home- =-.

  7. Celine says: has the palette as well. I want it so bad, but I own way too many neutral eyeshadows, including half that are already in this palette!
    .-= Celine’s last blog post… maravi- Baking entitles you to eating the ugly ones So what if I made 10 ugly ones =-.

  8. Tiffany says:

    I got this on yesterday! I think you should do a look/tutorial for us!!!

    • Karen says:

      I’ll see what I can do. πŸ˜€

      So what did you think of Eclipse? Did you like it?

      • Tiffany says:

        yay! πŸ™‚

        ehh I guess it was what I was expecting based on the first 2 movies. I feel like there was so much potential for these movies to be much better. some of the “special effects” made me cringe.

        what did you think?

        • Karen says:

          I think it was the best out of the three (that’s not saying much). I like how the director handled the story, and I think he did the best that he could with what he had.

          Did Dakota Fanning make you laugh? Every time she was on screen I couldn’t stop chuckling. She doesn’t come across as a bad ass, scary vamp, ya know?

  9. noemii says:

    I Ò€¦

    Need this .

    but it’s sold out .

    sigh .
    now i need me some pirate’s booty ..

    • Karen says:

      Dude, Pirate’s Booty tastes so nom. I always pick up a bag when I’m at Jamba Juice.

      • noemii says:

        Ohh Jamba Juice .. Now I want it all ! Have you ever had Snap pea crisps? They are Sooo good . I haven’t been in a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s for like a whole year . But we dont’ have a Trader Joe’s in Dallas. Yeah, i Know . Grr . I’ve been having mad withdrawals . But it’s all going to change now come August :}

        • Karen says:

          OOH, those are my weakness! I can easily go through a bag in one sitting. Have you tried the ranch ones? SO GOOD!

          • noemii says:

            Oh my god ..i KNOW ! They’re all delish . My friend and I could be sitting around and suddenly we’re like .. we need a snack and we’d go off to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s . Good times ! We’d have to buy at least three because we’d eat ’em all in seconds. Before I came back to Dallas from Santa Fe, I seriously bought five bags of Snap Pea Crisps and like three boxes of the Gourmet Chocolate cereal from Trader Joes or whatever it’s called . Good stuff !

  10. Hpnotiqz says:

    This looks great! Must. Get. Paws. On. It.!!! is this going to be perm or Le?
    .-= Hpnotiqz’s last blog post… Cocktail Ring Haul =-.

  11. Awwwww me likey!!!!! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Stavroula Plag’s last blog post… Random Tip of the Day =-.

  12. Trinidad says:

    WOW! This is the best palette of seen in a long time. So many colors!
    .-= Trinidad’s last blog post… Hump Day Hooray- Free Things to do in NYC =-.

  13. Trisha says:

    Yep, I definitely want this. Times a million. Now I have to wait for a sale…
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… How to Do Your Makeup Like Keha =-.

  14. Arianne says:

    I want this so bad. All the fall collections are really killing me right now. Urban Decay, Chanel, Guerlain, oh my!
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… M·A·C alice olivia Inspired- Turquoise and Purple FOTD =-.

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, it’s been a phenomenal fall so far!

      Btw, how is your kitty?

      • Arianne says:

        Scherbatsky is a whole lotta fun! Whenever we’re around, she follows us like a dog. She likes to play with her ball, bats it around, and brings it back to us by picking it up with her mouth. Oh, and she falls a lot .:P

        She’s such a snuggle junkie though so she appreciates a good kitty sandwich-ing from me and BF.

        I’ve turned into a crazier kitteh momma! Ohnoez!

        • Karen says:

          She sounds like such a sweetie. I love interactive kitties that like to be involved with their humans. πŸ™‚ Just wait ’till your a few years in… El Hub and I are full-on obsessed with Tabs, LOL!

          Do you guys have any cute nicknames for her yet?

  15. Nina says:

    I want this mostly because of the nifty pencil and the Hustle and Sidecar eyeshadows. So lovely!

    Wantwant! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      The pencil is mos def nifty! I hope they make one with Zero and Bourbon (my fave brown UD shade). That would be so hot!

      Been meaning to ask you — how did the shower go?

      • Nina says:

        Shower went great – it was fun and a bit noisy and loud … which is what you get when you have 12 or so ladies in a small-ish apartment LOL! πŸ™‚ The bestie and I are having a post-shower lunch today just to celebrate and kick it back. πŸ™‚

        I love love Bourbon and you turned me on to that! If they make a pencil w/ Zero and Bourbon, im going to be in the store waiting to buy one or two of it! πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Oh, that’s great. I hope everybody liked your favors!

          Have fun at lunch today with your bestie. πŸ™‚

          • Nina says:

            Had fun indeed. Didnt get home til 4ish .. .the Hubs was wondering where I had gotten to.

            Took 4 hours off today … those hours need to be used before theyre gone…

  16. Phyrra says:

    OMG the pic with your kitty at the top, curled around the palette, is lovely!
    .-= Phyrra’s last blog post… Maui Sunset =-.

  17. Nina says:

    I love how you use the names in the post! It’s so much fun to read πŸ™‚

  18. Dorie says:

    Actually I am an Urban Decay (eyeshadow) virgin and was looking to get some neutral shadows (only own 2). These colors look gorgeous, but would they been too dark for an NW15?

  19. nichelle says:

    i saw it around blogosphere about two weeks ago and told my older sis, who is also a make up collector (to say the least). she loves palettes and she especially likes ud. she actually debated to stay up past midnight on 6/28 just so she could order it. good thing she didn’t because it wasn’t available until 10am on 6/29. needless to say that my sister ordered it at 10:01 and convinced me to buy one also, since she had a feeling that it was going to be sold out everywhere. glad i got mine! ours arrived yesterday!!!! haven’t had time to play (tears), but will certainly do so this weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Glad both you and your sis were were able to get your hands on the palette! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you think up any good color combos.

  20. Michelle says:

    Need! Want! Must Get!!
    I was so not impressed with the Alice palette. I seriously tried it before I went to church one day — I had chunks of glitter all over my face. Fancy! haha
    This palette looks perfect πŸ™‚

  21. Nancy says:

    love that palatte, but i gotta take a breather, since i’ve spent a bit on nordie’s beauty exclusives and some stuff from mac’s groove collection…one another note, just wanted to share this little tidbit with ya: my sis (who’s living in MX, her job took her there for a 2 yr stint) facebooks me and said she just had some nutella ice cream….”WHAAAAT!?!?” i’m so jealous! just had to buy a new jar of the chocolatey goodness today, cause my 2 daughters finished the last one! LOL πŸ™‚

  22. Niki says:

    I NEED THIS. Guh. It’s made of gorgeous, and I LOVE the Tabs posing with it.
    .-= Niki’s last blog post… Sally Hansen HD Spectrum =-.

  23. Vonvon says:

    Thanks for the great swatches, Karen! YAY to neutrals, and wearable colors! I can see myself reaching out for it very often, when I get my hands on them!

    Love the myriad of finishes all in one palette. It may be neutrals, but I bet one can come up with many looks, and to mix and match them with other shades of eyeshadows.

    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Les Floralies Sniff Boxes – Good Nights SLEEP -amp FOCUS In The Morning And An Overview =-.

  24. Steph B says:

    This has my name all over it! Now just have to wait and I hate waiting when it comes to such purty palettes!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Steph,

      Do you live near a Sephora? You might want to call them and ask if they have it in; apparently some stores are getting it before September.

  25. lo says:

    WAAAAAANT. Seriously. Covet. Thank goodness I have my birthday in less than a month!

  26. Alex says:

    I’ve been waiting FOREVER for this palette to come out! I got a notification from Sephora today saying that it’s “back in stock”, and when I check the site, It’s all sold out again! I’m gonna try my luck at a Sephora, hopefully they have it in stock!
    .-= Alex’s last blog post… Chanel Limited Edition Temporary Tattoos =-.

  27. Lois says:

    This post was so cute! I heard that it was sold out on Sephora but when I checked it was back in stock! And so I hesitated in buying it and came back and it was sold out again :/

  28. Madelynn says:

    What a lovely palette. It just looks great in photographs by itself haha.

    I hope you don’t mind if I join your Naked party sometime soon, Karen. :]

  29. Shiny says:

    100% buying this one. I’ve been looking for a neutral palette for months now but nothing has had the selection I’ve wanted. This goes above and beyond, plus I’ve been wanting to try out the liners so this is a good opportunity! Yayyyyyyyy!

  30. snoopysteph says:

    I need another eyeshadow palette like I need a hole in my head. But I waaaaaaaant it! The colors are fab!

  31. Cindy says:

    I want this sooooooooooooooo bad πŸ™‚
    I’m going to ask my contact in the USA if she can buy it for me, and send it to the Netherlands, because Urban Decay can’t be sold here πŸ™

    Unfortunately it’s just in September in the UK. I was hoping that i can buy it there, when i’m in Londen the end of July.

  32. Aparnaa says:

    Oh bah, I was all ready to go to Sephora on paycheck Friday but then I got to the “only available in stores in September” part. I find that eyeshadows advertised as neutrals rarely show up as such on my skin (I don’t have a MAC equivalent but it’s a few shades darker than yours, thanks to the summer sun). But these colors look perfect!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Aparnaa,

      You might want to call your Sephora just in case to see if it’s in. I heard from UD’s pr folks that September was the in-store date, but there’s been talk about the palette getting to some stores early. You never know! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

      • Aparnaa says:

        OMG, YES. I’m going to check my Sephora right after work tomorrow! (I work above a mall that has a J. Crew and a Sephora and Whole Foods and Borders. Goodbye, paycheck…)

  33. Paris B says:

    I will want to get this one πŸ˜€ No UD here but will try to get my paws on it one way or another – funnily, I used to have an Urban Decay palette that did not wow me – I think its all those neutrals that’s doing it πŸ˜›
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mist Γ’β‚¬β€œ High Standard to Live up to =-.

  34. Jen says:

    When I first heard UD was doing a neutrals palette I have to admit I wasn’t excited. But then the pictures came out and I was like daaayum. Why did I expect anything less from them? I need this, seriously. Can’t wait ’til Macy’s gets it!

  35. Yiota from Canada?? We were talking about some Erre Due eyeshadows, right? hahaha unbelievable!!! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Stavroula Plag’s last blog post… Random Tip of the Day =-.

  36. Suji says:

    I’m happy to hear that it’s permament! Good addition to UD’s line – balances out their brights. I’ll probably wait until Sep to pick it up πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hot! If you’re itching to get it now you might want to call your nearby Sephora to see if it’s in early. Apparently some ladies have heard that it’s getting to their stores in the next few weeks…

  37. Advah says:

    Whoah that palette is GORGEOUS! I’m a sucker for those shades, especially the champagne ones! I might have to go check it out in store πŸ˜› they also look like the kind of colours I could wear on their own for a ‘fresh, bright day at work’ look!

  38. lexi says:

    Okay if I purchase this and the Benefit Scene Queen Annie palette I am good to go….well at least until September hahahahaha

    I HEART UD!!

  39. amy says:

    this is a gorgeous palette, i love how sleek and sophisticated the packaging is. My favourite colours in the bunch or Naked and Hustle.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Would You Wear Chartreuse Lipgloss LOTD MAC Alice Olivia I Want Candy Dazzleglass Creme =-.

  40. Suri says:

    OMG I can’t. This is right up my neutral eye color alley..I am trying to maintain my composure since my birthday and I’m dropping hints to the hubby about presents he could get me..*HELLOOO Naked Palette!*

  41. Petra says:

    Oh damn, I’m usually a bit sad about us not having UD here, but wow, this palette is making me seriously upset! it’s gorgeous… Have to find someone in Europe who can buy it for me – it’s too expensive to order from overseas, from the official website (also, impossible too). πŸ™

  42. Nikhai says:

    ooooh!!! This looks super perfect for my mom. She’s been wanting UD palettes but can’t find good ones w/ neutrals and no chunky glitters. I’m going to get her this when Sephora starts carrying this

  43. Emily says:

    Hey Karen!

    Does Urban Decay sell the Creep shade separately? All of these look gorgeous, but I’m not one for browns; they don’t look good on me. I’ve been dying for an ArtDeco 02 dupe, and I think Creep just might be it.

  44. Gisselle says:

    BOOYAH! I got mine in the mail today πŸ™‚ Karen you are so funny! I loved your description of the colors very clever πŸ™‚ As soon as i saw this on their web site I snatched it up right away all of the colors are fabulous. I will be going to Barbados in August and I think that this is the only palette I will be traveling with. Look forward to your emails everyday keep up the good work.
    Gigi πŸ™‚

  45. tricia c says:

    How would you compare this to the chanel quad? Identical colors? I have the alice in wonderland book of shadows so do I already have some of the colors? And is this limited edition or permanent? Thanks

  46. Ariel says:

    Love your kitty. He should totally be in the UD ad campaign πŸ™‚

  47. Heidi says:

    OMG Karen! The naked palette looks AMAZING and I can’t wait to get my hands on that! UD shadows are packed with color and last well even without primer. I need this!

  48. Saku says:

    Omg, wow I don’t own any ud products, but now seeing this I’m hook.

  49. Cerisa says:

    Yay! Karen, I just got the e-mail to go “get my palette” and it’s on it’s way in the mail! I’m so excited! πŸ™‚

  50. Tiffy says:

    This has been sold out for ages at the three Sephoras that I frequent. πŸ™

  51. Amista says:

    This is my favorite palette of all time. Use it nearly ever day, i prefer the ‘nude’ or ‘naked’ eye look.

  52. Andrea says:

    Does anyone knows any website that has this palette and ship international? (Europe)

  53. Yelena says:

    after viewing these swatches i think i’m going to go for the original palette and hold off on the UDNP2. :S

  54. Rachel says:

    hi karen!
    i just got this palette like a month ago. what are your favorite combos so far using this??

    hope you’re having a great day!

  55. Vanessa says:

    *sigh*…why oh why Karen XD
    I’ve been wanting this palette forever and when I see your blog posts (even though this one is pretty old now) it makes me wanna go out and get it even though it’s 60 dollars in Canada!

  56. QBdoll says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’m thinking I just might have to get this. Since it seems to be the ultimate palette, I think I’d get a lot of use out of it. but I figured I’d ask how often you wear it and do you have any faves? I know you are a makeup junkie and self confessed MAC junkie, so you have others you like also. Just checking to see if I need to spend $54. I have Sephora’s neutral palette, which I love, but it doesn’t have the darker grey and matte brown colors.

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