Did you know that Urban Decay retired the Naked Palette? To begin with, the Naked Eyeshadow Palette, conceived in 2010, revolutionized neutral eye shadows. Furthermore, it became one of the best selling, well known and most copied palettes in the history of eye shadow. Moreover, the Naked palette inspired Naked Palettes, one, two and three. Then, more Naked Palettes were born, such as Naked Smoky, and Naked Heat. Why would Urban Decay retire such an iconic, well-loved eye shadow palette? In other words, why couldn’t Urban Decay keep Naked in their permanent collection? Instead, they replaced it with the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette. Unfortunately, all good things sometimes must come to an end! Although, It’s a shame for the fans.
The New Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette has some variation on the original palette. First, according to Urban Decay, any age, skin tone and gender can wear the Naked Reloaded Shades. Another variation, from the original palette, is four of the twelve shades are larger than the rest of the palette. The reason for this is, the four larger shades, which are creams, a brown and a matte beige, are the shadows you’ll use the most. As a result, you won’t hit the bottom of those shadows anytime soon! It happens to be a smart move.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Packaging
For one thing, the packaging has changed. The new Reloaded compact is cardboard. Also, fabric pads the compact’s cover. Then, brown orchids decorate the fabric.
In addition, the palette has a full-sized mirror, on one side, and the 12 eyeshadows on the other. The first and last shadows are the largest (1.4 g) Then, the second and the second from the last shadows are a little bit smaller (1.3g). Finally, the eight shadows in between are the smallest (1.1g). Finally, and I find it hard to believe , the palette doesn’t come with an application brush!
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Formula
The shadows feel buttery and smooth. Therefore, they are easy to apply. Also, they blend easily. Additionally, the matte shades are soft and silky. And, the metallic shades feel like velvet. Moreover, the shimmer shades have a micro-shimmer finish. Moreover, the micro-shimmer finish more refined than a shimmer finish. As a result, the shimmers do not have a lot of sparkle. Furthermore, the shimmers have minimal fallout. One shade, Dreamweaver, has chunky 3D sparkles in it. It is harder to apply. I suggest you use glitter glue so the shadow sticks . All in all, I’m happy with the formula.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Shades
The Largest Pan-Size Shades
To begin with, the largest pan size shades, Bribe and Blur, are the first and the last shades in the palette.
First, Bribe is a warm ivory shade that has a matte finish. This is a chalky shade, that has an ever-so-slight sheen. I would wear as a highlighter, under my brow bone. Also, you can use it in the inner corners of your eyes.
Next, Blur is a light nude shade that has a matte finish. First, you can wear Blur as a base, and to set your concealer. Also, use Blur all over your lid and in your crease.
The Second Largest Pan -Size Shades
Furthermore, the second largest pan-sized shades, Barely Baked, and Boundaries, are the second shade in, and the second in from the last.
To start with, Barely Baked is a soft metallic gold with an iridescent micro-shimmer finish. I would wear this gorgeous gold shade on my eyelids. Also, use it as a topper, on top of another shade. In addition, I love it in the inner corners of the eyes. And, I would wear it under my brow bone as a highlighter. You could even wear it to highlight the upper part of your cheekbones.
Then, Boundaries is a warm terra cotta shade that has a matte finish. Because Boundaries is so neutral, it is the perfect shade to wear as a transition crease shade.
The Eight Shades in the Smallest Pans
Shades: Angel Fire, Retro, Reputation and Burn
First, Angel Fire is a pale rose gold shade and it has an iridescent micro-shimmer finish. Angel Fire looks gorgeous as a highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes, and on your brow bones. Also, make your eyes pop, dab it it on the center of your eye lids to make your eyes pop.
The standout shade of the palette, Retro, is a bright peach with a matte finish. Retro looks good all over the lid. Also, you can wear Retro in your crease. Retro also looks great above a darker crease shade.
Next, Reputation is a deep rose gold with an iridescent micro-shimmer finish. Wear Reputation on your eyelids. Also, bring it into the crease. Also, wear it over a darker shade, on your lower lash lines.Finally, use it to pop the center of your eyelids.
In addition, Burn is a copper burgundy shade with a metallic finish. First, I love Burn on the entire eyelid. However, if you want more depth, wear Burn on your outer corners, and on the outer half of your eyelids. Also, I like Burn worn on the crease as a transition shade.
Shades : End Game, Dreamweaver, Distilled, and Bucked
Fifth, End Game is the darkest color in the palette. It is a chocolate brown shade with a matte finish. Wear End Game as a transition shade, in your crease. Also, you can use End Game as a liner on both your upper and lower lash lines.
Sixth, Dreamweaver is a cool brown shade with an iridescent 3D Sparkle. Pop Dreamweaver in the center of your eyes. Also, wear it on your lids.
Seventh, Distilled is a bronze shade with a metallic finish. Distilled makes a great cool-toned eyelid look.
Eighth, Bucked is a warm brown shade that has a matte finish. Buck looks great on the outer corners of your eyes. Also, wear it as your crease shade. Also, use it to line your lower lash lines.
UD Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Last But Not Least…..
O.K., so what do you think about the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette? Does it hold a candle to the Original Naked Palette? For me, the shades in the Naked Reloaded Palette are warmer-toned than the shades in the Naked Palette. Therefore, I like the new Reloaded Palette better. I especially love the standout shade, Retro. It makes the Reloaded Palette even more modern because it has a shade that matches the Pantone color of the Year 2019! Yeah, I like that!