Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette: Review + 10 Tutorials.

When I heard that Urban Decay was launching the new NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette I was more than excited. I use the NAKED Basics Palette and NAKED 2 Basics Palette regularly and this one looked to be another favorite. With 12 all-new neutral shades in Urban Decay's legendary matte formula, this palette does not disappoint and I am already obsessed with it.

The NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette features all new neutral matte shades, 12 of them as I said, that are designed to work with all skin tones. This the palette that you need if you are in love with neutral shades, but when I say neutral I do not mean natural. Often times those words are confused. Yes, these shades can create natural, everyday eye looks, but the shades range from the very light like Blow to the very deep like Blackjack. It is simple to use to create basic looks, contoured looks, and even smoky looks. It is a very versatile palette.  

The shades include:

  • Blow - light nude demi-matte
  • Nudie - soft pink-nude matte
  • Commando - light taupe-brown matte
  • Tempted - pale brown matte
  • Instinct - medium pink-taupe matte
  • Lethal  - reddish brown matte
  • Pre-Game - pale yellow matte
  • Extra Bitter - burnt orange matte
  • Faith - medium warm brown matte
  • Lockout - rich neutral brown matte
  • Magnet - smoky gray matte
  • Blackjack - warm black matte 

All of the shades come in Urban Decay's super creamy, almost velvety matte formula (except for one demi-matte shade that is perfect for highlighting). The Urban Decay formula is easy to apply, layer and blend and it lasts throughout the day. Of course, I suggest using an eyeshadow primer to ensure longer, crease-free shadow wear with more vibrant color.

NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette comes complete with a double-ended brush and the palette itself contains a full-size mirror.

The NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette is available now for $55. Buy it at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Macys.com, Nordstrom and UrbanDecay.com.

I love seeing how others create looks with a super popular palette like the NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette. Here are some of my favorite looks and tutorials.

1. Simply Sona Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette | Makeup Tutorial 2016 | Sona Gasparian

Sona created one of my very favorite looks with the Ultimate Basics Palette. I just love the smoky eye, bronzed cheek and pink lip.

2. Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette First Look + Tutorial | xsparkage

Leesha used the palette to create a warm eye look and it is stunning. 

3. Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette | First Impressions + Tutorial | NikkieTutorials

Nikkie used the Ultimate Basics Palette to create a winged-out look with a cut crease that I am totally in awe of. You NEED to see this one!

4. Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics Palette Makeup Tutorial | BabsBeauty

I like how Stephanie used the Ultimate Basics Palette as the base of her look. It is a great example of how you don't need to use a palette like this for you whole look, but how you can mix in more bold or color products with it. 

5. Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics 90s Inspired Tutorial | Phyrra

Courtney used mostly taupe shades to create a 90s grunge look in her look in which she used not only the Ultimate Basics Palette but only UD products.

6. Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette | Vintageortacky

Cora used the palette to create a wearable warm look that really brings out the eyes. I love how she paired it with bright lipstick!

7. Sultry Smoky Eye - Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette Tutorial/Review | Jamie Genevieve

Jamie created a gorgeous smoky look with the palette. She added a pop of shimmer to add the extra fire!

8. Naked Ultimate Basics & 3 Palette: Fall Vampy Makeup Tutorial | Beautyybird

Yasmin created the ultimate vampy look with the Ultimate Basics Palette with a winged liner that slays!

9. Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics 4-in-1 Tutorial | Bailey B.

Bailey creates four very easy to recreate eye makeup looks in this tutorial. 

10. Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette: Day to Night Look | Shelbey Ashburn

I love a look that goes from day to night and this palette can definitely create an eye that is great for every day or nighttime. Shelbey creates a beautiful daytime eye look then kicks it up and smokes it out for nighttime.

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.