Review, Swatch & Tutorial: Urban Decay - Naked Reloaded Palette*

I still remember that the first palette and item I ever purchased at Sephora, was the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I loved it and gravitated towards it because of how neutral it was, filled with brown and gold hues that were just effortless to work with. When they decided to discontinue it, I was a bit sad about it but deep down I knew it was because they had to have something planned - something perhaps better? 

Well look what we have here! A brand new baby that is now available as of February 17th - the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette, which retails for $55 cad. I must admit that the photos I had seen drifting on the internet before did not do this palette justice - when I opened the palette, I was so pleasantly surprised to see the range of colors within - both in its standard matte and metallic formulation. 

Everything about this palette is more sleek and streamlined - they got rid of the brush holder section, the palette itself where the pans are held is made of a high quality sturdy plastic material (not the original cardboard one), and the cover of the palette was no longer the velvet material but a cushioned fabric one that feels smooth and satin-like to the touch.

Also, they made the first two shades from the left and the right a bit bigger, as those shades would get more use being a brow bone highlight, crease shade or all over shadow shade. For me, that would be Barely Baked - that would definitely be my everyday shade for work.

All of the shadows swatched beautifully as you can see, the mattes are pigmented and buttery and the metallics are the same - one swipe is all it took and the swatches above didn't require any primer. The shade Dreamweaver was a bit chunky in terms of the glitter pay off so be careful when packing on the lid. There is kick off from the shadows when you dip your brush in the pan, however there was no fall out on my face.

Below I have created three separate looks for you to see how versatile this palette truly can be, I hope you enjoy it!

Natural Daytime Look
All over the lid: Angel Fire
Crease: Bucked
Defined Crease: Boundaries
Brow Bone: Blur

Subtle and Natural Smokey Eye
Crease: Retro
Defined Crease: Boundaries
Inner Half of Lid: Angel Fire and Reputation
Outer V: End Game
Brow Bone: Bribe

Matte and Bold Smokey Eye
Crease: Boundaries
All Over the Lid: End Game
Defined Crease: End Game and Boundaries
Brow Bone: Blur

Which look is your favorite? What are your thoughts on this new release from Urban Decay?

Until next time, XO - M.

*product was sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

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