I’ll be the first one here to review this eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay Naked Reloaded.
Right here I want you to pay attention to the design of the palette: the new compact is very lightweight, it’s pleasant to hold in my hands because the outer material is soft and as though satin. At first, I didn’t even have a thought that these are orchids all over the palette printed. All the lettering is of nice quality and I’m sure that it won’t fade away over time. Inside they included a mirror. I haven’t taken the protective tape from mine yet. The palette opens with 360 degrees. It’s really handy and I associate it with an artist palette.
The back of the palette:
Size - 14.2g. The sizes of the refills change and depend on this or that shade.
Shelf life - 24 months.
Made in the USA.
The palette has a really interesting feature to offer.
Can you see that? The two outer refills are bigger here. The makers do definitely think about us and feature even spending of all shades.
The color selection is awesome and so trendy. Yet, in my book, this palette is different from the ABH Sultry one, where they always compare them.
I also want to show you the swatches of the shades:Bribe
- off white shade of a pink undertone. It’s infused with small glitter.
Barely Baked - the coolest and the most pleasant gilded color that I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m really in love with this metallic shade.
Angel Fire - this one seems to be such a magical duochrome color that shines bright with golden, silver and pink particles!
Retro - trendy coral matte shade which I adore wearing alone as well as using as a transition shade for blending.
The next quad looks more interesting and not so muted as the first one:Reputation
- one more metallic shade that is bronze and warm.
Burn - oh, this one is a burning fire for my eyes! Such a cool duochrome - a combo of black and bronze colors.
End Game - one more matte shade, which is the darkest in the palette. I find it perfect for darkening.
Dreamweaver - cool-toned brown shade with silver sparkle. By the way, the glitter here doesn’t always look as vibrant as in the pan. So, it’s better to apply it with a damp brush.
And the last quad consists of the following colors:Distilled
- one more shade which is packed with gilded shimmer.
Bucked - warm matte shade, perfection for blending.
Boundaries - matte rusty red shade but with a golden shift. I also use it for blending.
Blur - matte shade. Usually, I use it for setting my eyeshadow primer and for blending of course.
Full-on makeup looks that I created using this palette:
Bribe is on my brow bone, Blur in the crease, Barely Baked is on my mobile lid, Bucked is used for darkening and Reputation is applied along my lower lash line.
Bribe is on my brow, Blur is in the crease, Angel Fire is on my mobile lid and Bucked is over the lower lid.
Dreamweaver is all over my mobile lid, I did the blending with the Bucked shade and also deepened the shades a little with End Game.
Distilled is along my mobile lid, I did the blending with the shade Retro, the shades Boundaries and Distilled are applied along my lower lash line.
All the shades are super in texture, which I haven’t met before from the UD brand. As always, the pigmentation is on fleek, as well as the staying power. I love the color selection that this palette offers. It’s really muted and calm, yet vibrant and challenging if you want it at the same time.
I love this palette. I’d also want to draw your attention to the price, which is so pleasant - $44.
The only gripe is that now it doesn’t have a featured brush anymore, though other palettes from the brand used to have it.