Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes are joined by the newest Naked Neutral Palette, Naked Cyber. Supposedly, it is fun, and current. Although, it is still all about the nude and neutral shades , that put Urban Decay on the map! The Inspiration for Naked Cyber is from future tech, cyberspace and virtual reality. Therefore the shades ,come in a variety of finishes, lean heavily on the shimmers!
For me, the packaging is the most exciting part of the Naked Cyber Palette. The cover of the case is three-dimensional, tech-driven current and modern. It is a big Wow! I saw it on the Sephora Website, and hit the button to put it in my basket. I love the Naked Palettes! The plastic palette feels weighty. Inside, underneath the outer lid, is a really nice, big mirror. On the other side of the palette are 12 eyeshadow pans, with the neutral eyeshadows. Also, the palette comes with a dual-ended application brush (which is really nice.). Also, the palette has a magnetic closure.
The shadows are made of a pressed pigment formula. Also, Urban Decay went Vegan and cruelty-free on this one. Also, I looked all over the outer box to find something about sustainable packaging. Especially, being an American Brand, I hoped to find that it was. Unfortunately, with all their “cyber” technology, they haven’t thought about saving the planet, at least not yet! O.K., so the shimmers are nude shades, that are underwhelming for a virtual, cyber palette.Then, the matte shades were a bit chalky. The Color-payoff leans toward the soft side. You need to use your fingers to apply the shades, to get more color payoff. Also, wearing a creamy eyeshadow primer would help ramp up the intensity. Basically, this is not your Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona eyeshadow Palette. Instead, it is a pretty palette of nude and neutral shaded. And, the colors look soft and, except for the matte shades, are shimmery.
First Four Shades (Left to Right)
First, A.I., a cream shade, has a satin finish. This is a very sheer shade.Wear A.I. all over the eye, as a base shad. Or use it as a transition shade.
Second, Meta Data, a champagne shade, has a shimmer finish. You can apply this shade wet or dry. Mist your brush with setting spray, to intensify the color, create a foil finish, or use as an eyeliner.
Third, Virtual, a peach shade, has a matte finish. Wear Virtual all over as your base shade. Also, use this peach matte shade as a transition shade.
Fourth, Electrode, a sheer peach shade, has a shimmer finish. Apply Electrode either wet or dry. Mist your brush with setting spray to intensify the color, create a foil finish, or use as an eyeliner.
Middle Four Shades ( continue Left to Right)
Fifth, Cyberspace, a peach shade with a mint shift, has a duochrome finish. This is a duochrome shade, which means it is one shadow that reflects two colors ( in one shadow) depending on how the light hits. I love to wear duochrome all over my eyelids, and into my crease.
Sixth, Gadget, a peachy-pink shade, has a matte finish. Wear this soft matte shade all over your eyes as a base shade. Also, wear this shade as a transition shade.
Seventh, Call I.T., a sheer pink shade, has a shimmer finish. You can apply this shade wet or dry. First, mist your brush with setting spray. This will intensify the color, create a foil finish, or you can use it as an eyeliner.
Not A Bot
Eighth. Not A Bot, a warm silver shade, has a metallic finish. Use this shade wet or dry. Mist your brush with setting spay. This intensifies the color, creates a foil finish, or becomes an eyeliner,
Last Four Shades ( continuing Left to Right)
Nineth, Static, a blue iridescent silver shade, has a glitter finish.For an all-over sparkle, swipe on with your finger. Or use a detailing brush to spotlight your eye. Also, wear it as an eyeshadow topper.
Tenth, Y3K, a brick red shade that shifts to icy blue, has a duochrome finish. This is one shadow that reflects 2 colors depending on how the light hits it. Wear this shae as an eyeshadow all over your eyelids.
Eleventh, a sheer red shade, has an iridescent glitter finish. Wear this shade as an eyeshadow topper.Or use your finger, an spread this shade all over your eyelids. This will give you a stunning shimmery look.
Byte, a warm red shade, has a matte finish. This is the darkest matte in the palette. So take advantage of this, and wear the shade to line your eyes, and add definition, in your crease and outer corners.
If you are expecting an intense color payoff, with wild, interesting shades, this palette is not going to be that. Instead, for what it is, a nude , neutral palette, with soft nude and neutral shades, and shimmery finishes. Even the duochromes are subtle. I know you can still create some beautiful nude and naked looks, soft looks with some shimmer, with this palette. You can amp the shades up by wearing them wet, instead of dry. You will never achieve that Celestial, Cosmic look that you’ll find with the Makeup Artistry palettes of Pat McGrath and Natasha Denona. However, if you are not great at makeup application, or you don’t want a Cosmic Celestial Look, then you are in the right place, and have found a very pretty palette.