MAKEUP | Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Swatches and Look

Last year was the year of SO MANY EYESHADOW PALETTES and while I was perusing my stash and trying to plan out some more makeup-based content (I am all about the skincare now it seems), I came across the Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette. I had taken photos of it when I first received it in February of last year and now a year later, it feels like this palette was released years ago that I actually double checked my emails to make sure! As someone who picked up the original Naked Palette the week it was released in Sephora in September of 2010 and still adore it to this day, any palette in the Naked series is worth having a look at and though I wasn't completely onboard with Reloaded initially, I think we understand each other now.

PR sample

I think after a decade of Naked palettes, we know the formulas well and from my usage, they haven't changed. Like the original Naked palette, Reloaded is also covered in cloth, but instead of suede which gets dusty with cat hair all the time, this palette is covered with a plush satin-like material. Like all Naked palettes, all 12 shades have been selected for their universally flattering properties which means that you can't REALLY go wrong with any of the shades right?

Half the shades in the palette are mattes while the others are a mixture of metallics and crunchier glitters like "Angel Fire" and 'Dreamweaver".

I really had no surprises with any of the shades with everything performing how I expected. The mattes made a good base and blended out smoothly with the metallic shades being buttery and pigmented.

It would have been really easy to go with my basic neutral brown look, but I wanted to go more bronze this time so focused a lot on the shade "Burn" (6th shade), a shimmery copper and went from there! I realize that using a reddish liner to line my lower waterline made me look like a zombie, but I thought I'd roll with it and leave it be since it was still a pretty shade of brick red.


Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer*
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.5*
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion*
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette* (Bucked as a base, Burn and Endgame on lid and Angel Fire on inner corners)
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball*
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Catcall*
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Torch* on lower waterline and the shade Endgame along lower lashline

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara*
Miche Bloomin' Lashes in No.8 "Girly Sweet"


Lancome Blush Subtil Powder Blush in Make It Pop #541 *
Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne Beauty Beam Highlight Palette*


Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Scorched* (from the Naked Heat collection)

Final verdict: I ended liking this coppery look more than I thought I would and it looks like one I can wear fairly comfortably. As nice as it is to have a black or a grey shadow for a smoky eye, I generally don't do a lot of them on a daily basis so to have a palette that really focus more on lighter, day looks is nice. Having a handful of copper/red gold tones is nice and not overwhelming and of course, when I feel brain-dead in the mornings, I can always look to those neutral shimmers and mattes to help me look like I know what I'm doing!

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