Friday, February 22, 2019

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eye Shadow Palette: Review and Swatches

Nude makeup is one of the hottest beauty trends on the market and there are countless versions of neutral palettes and lipsticks to choose from. The colors usually range from beige and taupe, to ivory, gold, brown and a selection of warm flesh tones that create effortless definition.

You probably have many of these compacts in your collection (I know I do), but Urban Decay has redefined neutrals and designed something fun, bold and universally flattering.

Naked Reloaded ($55.00) is not your average nude palette. There is nothing flat, washed out or boring about it. Under the beautiful silk cover you will find a gorgeous array of shimmers, baked metallics with playful glitter, smooth satins and silky mattes. For maximum use, UD has expanded the size of 4 pans so you get a little more bang for your buck.

The versatile pigments are very daytime appropriate and when you’re ready for a night out, the smokey hues create depth and contrast. The balance of contour shades, highlighters, transition hues and statement colors make it easy to create stunning looks that define and accentuate the eyes.

The rose gold (Reputation) and coppery bronze (Burn) are my go-to shades for quick everyday looks but I also like the bright champagne and silvery gunmetal for dramatic effects.

For the most part, the shadows are velvety, highly saturated, buildable and easy to work with but the chunkier metallics (Angel Fire and Dream Weaver) produce fallout and need to be smoothed out.

To prolong the wear of your shadows, increase vibrancy and prevent creasing, apply a layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion – my all-time favorite base! No matter how humid it gets or how long I travel, this formula keeps things in place all day with no fading.

I am a huge fan of Naked Heat and the latest release – Naked Cherry but I’d definitely choose Reloaded over Naked 2 and 3. The colors are edgier, stylish and more intense. 

If you don’t own a neutral palette that you’re crazy about, Naked Reloaded may be just what you’re looking for. You can find it at Urban Decay Freestanding Stores and It will also be available at:
*Sephora online March 4, in-store March 7
*Shoppers Drug Mart online March 4, in-store March 7

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