We’re back with another review! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will know that I love Urban Decay, especially the Naked palettes. I’m obsessed with them, seriously. They’ve been featured on this blog before, so it was only right that I did a Naked Cherry palette review to give you all the low down. Better late than never right? Keep reading to find out if it’s buy or bye for this palette!
Naked Cherry packaging:
The packaging for the Naked Cherry palette has the same structure as the previous two palettes (Heat and Smokey) and so feels so much sturdier than the first three Naked palettes. Again, it has a magnetic clasp meaning you’re not gonna end up with it accidentally opening and making a mess when you travel. Now as this is the ‘Cherry’ palette, it’s only fitting that there are a lot of cherries on the front. Cute! To fit in with the theme of the palette it’s a lovely purple colour with elegant gold lettering and so really stands out, if you have a lot of palettes like me! Like always there is a big mirror and a double ended brush, which I think is needed to justify the price. I love the Urban Decay brushes, with one side allowing more precision, and the other great for blending. They’re excellent quality so I’m glad I have another one in my collection!
The Naked Cherry shadows and swatches:
Like all of the Naked palettes, there are 12 eyeshadows that are a mixture of mattes, metallics and shimmers. The Naked Cherry palette is very versatile, ranging from highlight shades to deep intense cherry colours. Below is a low down of the shades (swatched left to right (bottom to top on picture)):
- Hot spot – ivory matte
- Caution – pale beige matte
- Bang Bang – iridescent pink shimmer (with a hint of gold)
- Feelz – dusty pink matte
- Juicy – peach matte
- Turn on – metallic rose shimmer
- Ambitious – metallic rose copper
- Bing – dark mauve matte
- Devilish – plum matte
- Young love – metallic cranberry
It’s no secret that I love Urban Decay shadows, they’re creamy, blend like a dream and are extremely pigmented. It’s also amazing that the brand is 100% cruelty-free. I wanted to wait until I’d taken photos before I swatched and played with the shadows. But, me being me, couldn’t resist… oops! First of all, all of the shades are beautiful. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know that I lurrrvee warm toned shades. It was only natural that I couldn’t resist this palette. It does remind me ‘slightly’ of the Naked Heat palette but is more purple as opposed to red. Caution is perfect to use as a transition shade, allowing all of the other shadows to blend out beautifully. I love ‘Hot spot’ is great as an inner corner of brow bone highlight. However, I would prefer a more shimmery highlight to give more of an impact. You know me, I love to glow. Devilish and Bling are perfect for adding more depth and definition to the crease and outer corner, and they look fab on the lower lash line.
A Naked Cherry eyeshadow look:
Overall I really do love this palette, and I think it is perfect for the winter, especially Christmas. I am super excited to play with this palette in the spring, as Bang Bang would be stunning to use in an everyday subtle look. Obviously, quite a lot of the shades are a bit more ‘out-there’ and so if you’re after a day to day neutral palette, this is not the one for you. But, if you want something different in your collection or want to experiment with some brighter colours, definitely give this a try!
Are you a fan of the Urban Decay eyeshadows? Are you a fan of these colours and want to buy it? Let me know in the comments!
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