Thursday, 19 January 2017

Urban Decay Ultimate Basics Palette | AD

This is a 12 shade palette containing 11 mattes and 1 shimmer. This palette feels like a combination of the original Urban Decay naked basics palette mixed with the Urban Decay Naked 3. The first 4 shades are almost identical in tone to the first basics palette with the addition of two pink and plum toned shades. The bottom row adds warmth with the last few shades giving the option for cool toned looks. As a makeup junkie, I of course needed this palette however an other alternative would be to simply invest in the other naked palettes so you have more colour options.

The pigmentation of this palette as with all Urban Decay shadows are impeccable, I find that there is a slight fall out however this is not an issue for me as I tend to do my eye makeup prior to my base makeup to avoid ruining my foundation. The texture of the shadows are very buttery in consistency making them easy to apply and blend on the lids. I can find matte shadows to be quite dry and patchy however this palette exceeds my expectations and applies perfect with a fluffy blending brush.


Blow (Light Nude Demi-Matte)
Nude (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)

My favourite shades in this palette have to be Extra Bitter as it is a great warm toned shadow that looks create thrown in the crease and require minimal effort. I also enjoyed using this shadow alongside Faith to add more depth into the crease creating a subtle yet smoke effect. 

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  1. I'm obsessed with this palette!

    xo, Liz

  2. I really would love the get this Urban Decay palette as I've never had one before and I love all the shades in this one. Great review! I love that 11 of the shades are matte!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

  3. I've only heard absolutely glowing reviews about this palette! I'll have to take a look at it in person cos its definitely peaked my interest.

    Abigail Alice 💕

    1. Definitely have a look at it :) thanks for the comment x

  4. This palette looks gorgeous! I love the Urban Decay eyeshadows x

  5. This palette is so beautiful and has so many of my staple shades in it! Seriously need to get my hands on it. x


  6. This looks beautiful - I'm loving those warmer tones at the moment!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    1. Warm tones are the best!! Thanks for commenting xx

  7. DAMN GUUUURL you photos SLAYINNN!! Anyway, this palette sounds gorgeous! I haven't ever tried UD shadows believe it or not! Fabby review xxx

    Jasmine ||


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