When I had first decided that I wanted to start wearing eyeshadow, I wanted to start off simple, nude, and fairly cheap without buying anything of poor quality. After talking to a couple of friends, they informed me that Urban Decay makes smaller palettes with their nude colours. So I went down to Shoppers Drug Mart and decided on the Naked Basics2 palette over the first.
The Naked Basics palette consists of three light tones, one medium tone, one dark tone, and a black. The Naked Basics2 palette consists of 3 fairly light tones, two medium tones, and an extremely dark, almost black tone. I liked the variation of the second one, especially the darkest shade instead of the black, making it easy to make a nude smokey eye. Both cost $34.00 CAN each at Sephora.
The eyeshadow stays on all day, even without the use of a primer, and applies fairly easily. I love the tones and how they make my eyes pop without looking like I’m wearing a load of makeup.
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Hands down one of the best eye pallets from Urban Decay and was created by one of the most influential women in the makeup and fashion industry. Gwen Stefani’s music career has influenced not just songwriters but also the way girls have been dressing and doing their makeup since the 90’s to mid-00’s. This pallet represents the changing images she has been putting out for years with colours that can be used for multiple looks and styles.
The beauty of this pallet is that it features colours you would not typically get in other Urban Decay pallets. The Naked pallets all have nude type colours while the Vice pallets are bright and colourful. The Gwen Stefani pallet is the balance between these two extremes. It offers nudes, darker colours, a couple brighter colours, and a few sparkly colours that add a nice touch. The colours look amazing on and are really easy to blend.
This pallet retails for $70 and can be bought at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart in the beauty boutique, and online at Urban Decay.
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