What was your first Urban Decay eye shadow?
I would not be surprised if you say the original Naked palette.
When this Urban Decay eye shadow set launched in 2010, it caught the makeup world by storm. In a ironic move by the company, known for its bold and vibrant colors, co-founder Wende Zomnir decided to launch a shade range of twelve matte and shimmering colors but in all earth-tones of taupe, variations of brown, black, and an understated navy. It screamed neutrality, but at its finest because the selections were extremely wearable and compatible with multiple skin tones.
With the formulas being buttery soft, extremely pigmented, easy to blend and build, and the colors staying longer on the eyelids for hours, the Naked palette soon drew a large fan base. From renowned makeup artists such as Wayne Goss, celebrities like Julianne Hough, Pop stars such as Gwen Stefani, and even royalty like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of York, Urban Decay would become a favored brand in the beauty community.
Nevertheless, at the time of its launch I had little interest in makeup and I averted the hype over this palette. It came at a time when I was retired from fashion modeling and no longer involved in broadcast news. In the earlier days I viewed makeup as a necessity and wore it because it was a requirement of my work. But since I was on a different corporate career path and balancing this with my family duties, I barely wore makeup and was not particular about any brand.
But that all changed in the past couple of years. And I am not entirely sure what triggered my creative bone. All I know is that I am not sorry for being a late bloomer in liking makeup. And nothing is ever too late to try, especially in areas that make me happy.
So my first Urban Decay Eye Shadow palette is actually the Naked 🍒Cherry.
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Describing the Urban Decay Naked Cherry
Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette has a sexy vibe that’s more tart than sweet. With 12 never-before-picked neutrals, this vamped-up cherry-hued palette is sure to bring out your sultriest, most tempting eye looks ever. With a mix of mattes, metallics, and shimmers, this cherry-hued eyeshadow palette lets you create the most tempting looks ever. Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System gives each eyeshadow its velvety texture, intensely pigmented color, serious staying power and extreme blendability.
Easily go from low key to dramatic makeup looks with a wide variety of shades, ranging from deep pink and berry to taupe and ivory.
Includes full-size mirror and double-ended brush.
Paraben-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.
Hot Spot (ivory matte)
Caution (soft neutral beige matte)
Bang Bang (shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle)
Feelz (soft dusty rose matte)
Juicy (soft warm peach)
Turn On (pale metallic rose shimmer)
Ambitious (metallic rose copper)
Bing (deep mauve matte)
Devilish (reddish plum matte)
Young Love (metallic cranberry)
Drunk Dial (deep metallic burgundy)
Privacy (deep brownish-plum matte)
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