Urban Decay Naked Reloaded

Say hello to the beautiful new palette in my life…

Like me, I’m sure many of you were gutted to learn that Urban Decay were discontinuing the original Naked Palette a few months back. I wondered what was going to come next, that would fill the original Naked shaped hole in the range, and I’ve got to be honest, I was very happy to see Naked Reloaded when it was announced. It may not be the most ground-breaking selection of colours, but this neutral loving gal had to snap one up on the day of its release, especially when that fell right before her birthday.

Firstly I wanted to touch on the packaging. I’m glad to see that Urban Decay have gone back to a softer fabric for the outer packaging, with the front of this palette almost feeling squidgy in your hand but still sturdy enough to be carted around. The palette is also noticeably thinner than the others in the Naked range which makes it great for travel, however I am a bit sad that it didn’t come with a brush this time as I’m a massive fan of the Urban Decay double-ended shadow brushes.

Now onto the main event… the colours inside. Urban Decay have described Naked Reloaded as a palette that’s packed with universally flattering shades no matter your age, gender or skin tone, and while I can’t make a comment on this as I’ve not seen it worn enough yet, I’m extremely happy with how these shades suit my fairer complexion. I like that the palette has a nice mix of neutrals and hints of warmer tones which I’m looking forward to experimenting more with these as we get into the spring and summer months.

The set-up of the palette is a little different to the rest of the Naked range as there are 3 different pan sizes inside. The 4 outside pans have been made larger as these are the colours that are assumed to be the most-used and I’m very much on-board with this change as I can see myself reaching for these (especially Barely Baked and Blur) a lot. I also like that there’s a wearable mix of mattes and shimmers included, and I’ve loved dabbling with the more intense glitters so far. Last but not least, the formula of these shadows is the same as what we’ve all come to know and love from Urban Decay… smooth, buttery and super easy to apply.

All in all I think Naked Reloaded is a great addition to the range and one that I’m looking forward to getting lots more use out of in the coming months. I’d love to know – have you managed to try Naked Reloaded yet?