Product: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
Claims: Eye Shadow Palette | 12 New Shades | 4 Bigger Pans for Most Used Shades | Universally Flattering Shades | Cruelty Free
Size: 12 Pan Eye Shadow Palette
In what I consider to be the weirdest move ever, Urban Decay discontinued the Urban Decay Naked Palette. The original. The OG. The Cult Classic. They then released the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette which I just tilted my head at. Do I think the Naked Reloaded is a good palette? Should it have replaced the original Naked Palette? Let’s keep scrolling to find out.
About Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
The full-size Naked Reloaded Palette has 0.49 oz or 14.2 grams of product, according to my rough calculations. The breakup of the pans is different for the Naked Reloaded Palette; this palette has two large pans, two medium pans, and then eight smaller pans. The Naked Reloaded Palette retails for $44.00 and can be purchased at Macy’s, Nordstrom, QVC, Sephora, Ulta, and Urban Decay.
There aren’t a lot of claims about the Naked Reloaded Palette at either Urban Decay’s site or the retailer sites either. The only thing I could gleam from the very wordy product description was that the 12 shades in this palette are new to this palette, that the four shadows being in different size pans are for the shades you’ll use the most, and that the shades are supposed to be universally flattering. Maybe one day I’ll get on the Urban Decay PR list and get little pressers or leaflets that tell me all the information I need but until that day comes that’s what I have for you. The ingredients for the Naked Reloaded Palette are:
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette Review
Before we jump in can I just take a second and lament the fact that Urban Decay couldn’t have named this series of palette’s ANYTHING else. Anytime I mention one of the Naked palettes on YouTube I get notifications that if I had monetization (thanks for that one YouTube) the video would probably be demonitized, etc. etc. Super annoying. Anywho. Let’s talk about packaging. The original Naked Palette was velvety and just popped open and closed. Since the Naked 2 Palette was released Urban Decay has switched to the metal packaging that kind of snaps closed. However, with the Naked Reloaded Palette they went away from the metal packaging and to a cushiony plushy type of material (my spell check is going to have a FIELD DAY with this post y’all). I like the feel of the palette but I’m not all together sure that it was a necessary change. Now onto swatches, which have actually been widely requested for this palette.
The first swatch is Bribe which is a warm ivory matte and one of the bigger pan shadows. The second swatch is Barely Baked which is a soft gold metallic and one of the medium pan shadows. The next swatch is Angel Fire which is a pale rose gold with an iridescent micro shimmer and is one of the smaller size shadows. The last swatch is Retro which is a bright peach matte and is one of the medium pan shadows. This first swatch photo alone shows my problem with having shadows that are different sizes. Angel Fire, which is the smallest pan size of these four, is actually the shade I would probably get the most use out of. For me, while I like having a shade to set my base, I actually usually just use a setting powder to do it. While Barely Baked is a gorgeous shade I just prefer Angel Fire over it because as gorgeous as Angel Fire looks here, it looks even better on the eyes.
The first swatch is Reputation which is a deep rose gold with an iridescent micro shimmer. The second swatch is Burn which is a copper burgundy metallic. The next swatch is End Game which is a chocolate brown matte. The last swatch is Dream Weaver which is a Cool brown with an iridescent 3D sparkle. These are all the smaller pan shadows by the way. This row might the most full of sh*t row in the palette and not just because of the shades. Seriously, 3D sparkle in Dream Weaver might be true if chunky bits is how you classify 3D. This shade gave me SO much fallout both swatching and using on the eyes that it almost isn’t worth the trouble. Reputation might be a deep rose gold if you go deep, deep, DEEP into the rose gold family. Which brings me to an issue with this shade. When I was swatching and using it I thought I remembered it being way lighter than what it was coming up on me so I took to the Googles and have found that if you are pale this shade is going to appear darker than the stock swatch images appear (I feel like a car side mirror warning sticker) but if you’re deeper skin toned this will appear more rose gold than deep rose gold and look STUNNING. Lastly, I must not know what burgundy is because I am not getting burgundy copper from the coppery shade Burn.
The first swatch is Distilled which is a bronze metallic. The second swatch is Bucked which is a warm brown matte. The next swatch is Boundaries which is a warm terracotta matte. The last swatch is Blur which is a light nude matte. All of these are the smaller pan shadows except for Blur which is one of the larger pan shadows. There’s not much I can say about this row since it’s mostly transition shades. I do think that since you had Bribe as a larger pan shadow you probably didn’t need Blur to be it as well. I also would have rather have had Boundaries as the medium pan shadow over Retro.
Final Thoughts on Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
*sigh* Honestly, I don’t understand why the original Naked Palette needed to be discontinued to bring us THIS. I LOVE my original palette and I WISH I had been able to get another one as a backup before it went out of stock. Besides Angel Fire, I honestly don’t feel that the Naked Reloaded Palette brings anything new to not only the Naked collection but the market as a whole. The different size pans is annoying not only because it messes with my OCD but also because the shades chosen aren’t practical, in my opinion. I get that people go through certain shades in a palette faster than others but let’s get real most brands offer the shades in their palettes as singles at some point or another so why bother making different size pans. PLUS if you’re going to try it try to make it shades that they probably don’t already have others of if they own your mini Naked Basics Palettes, I’m just saying.
Purchase Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
Don’t forget to signup for Ebates to get cash back when you shop the Naked Reloaded Palette. Here are the current cash back options:
- Macy’s | 3%
- Nordstrom | NO CASH BACK
- QVC | 1%
- Sephora | 4%
- Ulta | 4%
- Urban Decay | NO CASH BACK
Shop the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette
Check Out Other Posts: Urban Decay Posts
Make sure to follow my beauty board on Pinterest!