The Naked Basics palette had never really appealed to me despite its glowing reviews. It just looked so boring and it felt like the tutorials I would watch were never that impressive. It wasn't that they were bad, I just wasn't sure how they would show up with my skin tone. Then I came across this tutorial on Youtube and was completely sold. Her eye shadow was exactly the look I wanted!
I don't know how people fashion blog because I couldn't manage to take a picture of just my face without looking every kind of awkward. I tried to use our real camera, but without my husband around to take the pictures for me it just didn't work out so well, so I apologize for the semi-blurry photo.
I attempted to recreate the look from the Youtube video-- skipping over using crave because I didn't want anything too dramatic.
Faint ended up taking over my entire eye area. In the pan faint doesn't even look that dark-- but it applied really opaque (it was a tad bit powdery compared to the four lighter shades).
Luckily I went back over my lid with a mixture of foxy, walk of shame, and venus and blended a lot and ended up being happy with how everything turned out- especially for my first time using the shadows.
All six of the shadows were smooth and creamy and held up to that UD standard. Venus is the only non-matte in the palette, UD describes it as a demi-matte, and I think it might have been my favorite-- it has a very slight shimmer so it makes a great highlight or bright.
I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance while wearing the shadows and even with my oily lids, I had minimal creasing after wearing the shadow all day.
The only complaint I have with the palette is that after having it for like three days, I opened it and the mirror had fallen out! I was able to get the mirror back in and I hopefully won't have any issues with it coming out again.
My favorite way to use the palette is to apply WOS all over my lid with naked 2 in the crease and then add venus to the center of my lid right above my lash line and into my inner corner to brighten it all up.
Do you own this palette? What are your favorite shade combinations? What other eye shadows have you been loving?