As an avid online shopaholic, bargain hunter and window shopper (this is when you have no money and add things to your cart to check out on payday), when I logged on to Urban Decay last week to find the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette on sale, you can imagine my excitement. I think I’ve mentioned this before but I am not a ‘what’s trending’ kind of blogger. I buy what I can when I can or when I am ready or when I truly WANT something.
Urban Decay launched here in South Africa a few years ago and I was at the store opening in Sandton. I didn’t make it all the way into the store that day, long story, which you can check out here. After that, they had a “mini” online store for a bit and now they are officially online. You can shop Urban Decay direct here (Mostly for the sales) or you can shop at Foschini Online if you prefer.
In the past, I lusted over urban decay for so long and thought no matter the price I would buy it because it’s ‘beauty with edge’. Like me. I am somewhat of a weirdo, I love edgy rockstar type stuff but also some boho vibes mixed in there. But when it comes to my makeup it’s very neutral. I like to be glam but not in loud colours. This palette is perfect, and I am so glad I waited.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
As you can see from these shades, they are very wearable or at least to me. The formula is amazing, so soft and buttery. When I used it for the first time, there was no fallout, even without a primer. I will say though the application and vibrancy of this eyeshadow is a whole lot better with an eyeshadow primer or at least some concealer.
I didn’t do any swatches because I don’t think swatches do any eyeshadow any justice. Because how often do you really blend in your crease shade with your finger?
This was also the first time I purchased from the Urban Decay South Africa online store. What amazing service, seriously. I ordered my palette on Thursday and was expecting it by latest Tuesday. Next thing I know the receptionist calls me for a delivery on Friday morning, I didn’t even know what it was for. Urban Decay, if you see this, well done. Your delivery times are awesome.
One small complaint is I chose the meltdown spray sample at checkout which I never received, but since it was meant to be free, I didn’t really mind.
Overall I am so glad I got this FINALLY! Has the same amazing quality as all the naked palettes.
Thank you for hanging out! I hope you’ve enjoyed.
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Have a Be YOU tiful day gorgeous!
You’re worth it