I haven’t purchased an Urban Decay Palette in a long while. The reason is, nothing has rocked my boat like some of their oldies, but goodies. For Example, Naked Heat, and Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palettes. Also, I fell in love with their Mini Born To Run Palettes. Although, my favorite eyeshadow palette was the Urban Decay Collaboration, that payed homage to the late, great artist, Basquiat. The new Urban Decay Naked Palette, called the Naked Ultraviolet Palette, features purple. We’ve been through difficult times. Don’t you think all of us need some excitement? For one thing, Color will give us that excitement. In fact, color never disappoints!
The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Is All About Purple
Also, purple is Urban Decay’s signature color. Even more, Purple is a universal shade. And,it looks good on everybody. Most of us love purple shades. The Naked Ultraviolet Palette includes eyeshadows in violet, lavender and deep purple. What makes this palette even more exciting? Two things. First, are the eyeshadow finishes. I love the exciting finishes of the eyeshadows in this palette! Wouldn’t you love shades with iridescent shimmers, light-reflecting shifts, or a holographic transformer? Second, the rest of the shades are peach neutrals. Are you thinking what I thought? Do purple shades go with peachy neutral shades? Keep reading to see how well peachy neutrals go with purple. I promise you, it works!
The Packaging For The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette
First of all, the actual case is a rectangle. In addition, the case is made with plastic. In addition, the outer case showcases beautiful artwork. Lots of purple! Urban Decay loves the shade purple. Did I tell you it is their signature shade?
Additionally, the case has a strong magnetic closure. So, you needn’t have to worry about the case opening in your handbag, or luggage. It is a large palette, but it is perfect to travel with. Inside the palette, there is a nice, large mirror on one side. On the other side are the twelve eyeshadow shades. Even more, the shades are arranged beginning with the lightest neutrals, and it ends with the darkest shade.
Last, the palette comes with a dual-ended eyeshadow brush. Always, the Urban Decay brush, in the Naked Palettes, is a quality brush. It isn’t one of those sponge things that fall apart. Instead, the brush is substantial, and makes your application, of some of the shades, easy.
The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Formula
I’ve read a lot of bad reviews of the Naked Ultraviolet Palette. Mostly, many reviews didn’t like the dryness of some of the shades. Other reviews complained that the shades were not super hyper pigmented. And, still others felt the shimmers, and glitters had a lot of fallout. First, I agree that a few of the lightest shades were a bit dry. Although, it really didn’t affect my application.
One thing for sure, you will be most successful with all of these shades if you use a primer before you apply the shade. In fact, the Urban Decay Potion Primer was created to enhance the Urban Decay Shades!
Where To Find The Naked Ultraviolet Palette?
Even more, QVC has the best deal. The Naked Ultraviolet Palette, includes the Urban Decay Potion Primer for $49. Otherwise, at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and on the Urban Decay Website, you can purchase the Naked Ultraviolet Palette (12 X 0.03 oz./ .95g) for $49. If you want the Urban Decay Potion Primer, it will cost another $24.
Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Formula Continued
Furthermore, pigment eyeshadows have fall out. This is nothing new! Even more, if you want hyper pigmented eyeshadows, go for Pat McGrath, or Mac. Clearly, this is a Naked Palette. And, the object of the palette is to mix naked (neutral) shades with purples. There are a few shades that will give you a smoky purple eye, or a holographic eye. However, you can still have your dramatic, playtime looks. Although, the best looks from this palette, for me, have been neutral shades, with a pop of purple in the center of the eye. And, maybe a glitter shade over it, for more pop.
The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Shades
There are 12 eyeshadow shades in this palette.
The first 4 shades are neutrals. In other words, these are Naked Shades!
First, Trippin, a warm ivory shade, has a satin finish. One thing you can do with this Ivory Shade is wear it as a base shade. Also, wear Trippin to highlight your inner eye corners.
Mind Slip, a soft peach shade, has a matte finish. Again, Mindslip would make a good base shade.
Next, Dazed, a golden pink shade , has a shimmer finish with gold micro-pearls. First, the shimmer shades are also light. I like to wear them as shade toppers, over a matte shade.
Then, Hacked, a nude mauve shade, has a matte finish.
The Middle 4 Shades Are VR, Lucid, Optimized, and Warning.
First, VR, a raspberry shade with sparkle, has an iridescent micro-shimmer finish. Wear VR, as a topper, over another shade to add a holographic shift.
Next, Lucid, a green pearl shift shade, has a holographic finish. This is a really cool shade. It is one of the more interesting formulas in this palette. I love how it looks white in the pan. However, when you apply this shade, it has a green pearl shift. And, I’m always up for a holographic shade! You can wear Lucid on top of another color to add a holographic shift.or.
Then, Optimized, a lavender shade, has a matte finish. This is a pastel shade. Wear it on your eyelids for an easy wash of color. Also, you can layer it to create a soft, multi-dimensional look.
Last, Warning, a bright pink shade, has a satin finish with a purple shift. I love these duo-shifting shades. Wear Warning all over your eye lids, and in your crease.
The Last 4 Shades in the Naked Ultraviolet Palette are Cyber Dust; Euphoric; Purple Dust; and Digital
First, Cyber Punk, a Violet Shade, has a shimmer finish with pink micro-shimmer. I would wear this all over the eyelids.Then Line your lower lash line with this Violet shimmer.
Next, Euphoric, a cool-toned light purple shade, has a blue-shift finish. Beautiful as a pop of color in the center of your eyes. Also, you can wear it all over your eyelids. Even more, wear it as a topper over another shade. In this way, you will create a holographic-shift.
Then, Purple Dust, an UltraViolet Shade, has an iridescent micro-shimmer finish. This Purple Dust shade, a deeper shade, will create a smoky look, or a rich, hazy purple look! Gorgeous!
Finally, Digital, a smoky black shade, has a red micro-shimmer finish. Again, this dusty, deep shade with a red micro-shimmer, will create a smoky look. Wear it on the outer corners of your eyes, and line your lower lash lines. Or, you can create a rich, hazy purple look wearing it all over your eyelids, and in your crease.
My Final Thoughts On The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette…….
To begin with, if you are expected a super-pigmented eyeshadow palette, you are not going to get it. The object of this palette is to mix Neutral Shades with Ultraviolet Shades. However, the majority of the shades, in this palette, are soft shades. After all, this is a NAKED palette, emphasis on naked,! In addition, naked is neutral. You might not think that peachy-toned neutrals go well with purples. Wrong! This color story really works! Even More, these shades were meant to be layered. The shades look gorgeous in sunlight! Finally, if you are a neutral girl, who likes some purple, now and then, grab this palette. In addition, if you like to play makeup with your palettes, mix shades, and layer them, this is a great palette for you.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this palette! Please leave me a note in the comment section below.