Is the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette sweet or buzzkill?

I didn’t expect to like the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette as much as I do. I didn’t think I’d reach for this palette several times a week. The hella yella golds made me question it’s true wearability, but honey, actually, henny, here we are.

Shade Range

At first glance, you just see the yellow but there is actually a great deal of verstaility in this palette. Sweet, Swarm and Keeper make lovely crease shades for me, Hive and Drip are great for deepening the crease or outer corner, Amber and HBIC are beautiful coppery shades for the lid and I especially love that Urban Decay subtly played on yellow and violet being complementary colors by making the deepest shade, Sting, a plum.

Standout shades: Sweet, Drip, HBIC, Sting


The pigment is honestly great, both mattes and shimmers. I have no complaints. No further questioning your honor.


These are smooth-blending, super nice shadows and again, no complaints. The mattes are smooth and never patchy or dry and the shimmers are spot on.


I consistently wear 8 out of the 12 shades and the included brushes is pretty decent so I’d say the value is great.

What I love about the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

  • Shade range that flatters all skin tones
  • Formula and pigmentation
  • Packaging

What I don’t love

The palette’s namesake shade Honey can be a bit difficult to wear on certain skin tones. I have a yellow undertone and it’s not one I’d typically reach for.

I think this palette could be perfect if there was jus tone true gold and maybe a lighter champagne gold for lighter skin tones.

Do I recommend the Urban Decay Naked Honey palette?

Totally. This is a beautiful palette that is more wearable than you’d initially think. Trust me on this.

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