Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded Palette feels like the old Urban Decay we love

I’ve used, reviewed and loved so many Urban Decay products. I’m here to tell you about the newest palette, Urban Decay Naked Reloaded, but I thought it was due time for a little history lesson.

The original Naked Palette launched in 2010. It was dreamed up as “desert island shades,” and a neutral departure from the brand’s punk rock, eclectic beginnings when they launched in 1996.

Sadly, the original Naked palette was retired in August of 2018. There are still many incarcerations available, Naked 2 and 3, Naked Heat, Naked Smoky, Naked Basics, Naked Cherry

Palette provided by Urban Decay for review purposes.

The Naked Reloaded is a 12-shade palette that retails for $44.

Packaging 9/10

I love the squishy pillow top feel of the Naked Reloaded packaging. I really dig that the orchid print is in naked neutral tones.

Unlike some of it’s predecessors, the Naked Reloaded doesn’t come with an included brush, but it does have a mirror.

One super smart thing about the packaging that I haven’t seen in any other Naked palette, is that the shades you are more likely to use more often are slightly larger pan sizes.

Value 8/10 

Perhaps on account of the lack of brush, this is actually more affordable than some of the previous Naked Palettes, $44 compared to $54.

This breaks down to about $3.67 per shadow and as mentioned above, the more frequently used colors are slightly larger.

Shade Range 9/10

It’s almost perfect. There are 6 matte shades, 6 shimmer. I find all of them wearable. The only shade I would have liked to have seen is a shimmery inner corner color like Angle Fire, but a smoother texture and sans large particles.

Formula 8/10 

Unlike some palettes, I find the mattes are actually much better than the shimmers in consistency and pigment. Angel Fire applies best with your finger as it’s particles are quite large, almost a microglitter.

Wear 7/10

A strange thing happened with the shadeBurn that I also experienced with a similar shade, Ember, from the Naked Heat palette.

It looks like Burn has a black base so when it creased later in the day, I could see the black peeking through. I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden, like I always do so this was really odd to see.

Standout Shades

These shades are unique and unlike what you typically find in most neutral palettes.

  • Angel Fire: a micro glitter, champagne pink
  • Retro: a matte melon
  • Dreamweaver: A brown based, smoky taupe shimmer
Blur and Bucked in Crease, End Game on outer corner, Dreamweaver on lid, Angel Fire at center of lid, Bribe at inner corner, Dreamweaver and Bucked on lower lash line.

What I liked about Naked Reloaded

  • Shade selection
  • Packaging
  • Value
Also wearing Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Wrong Number

What I didn’t

  • Odd wear and creasing with the shade, Burn
  • Some shimmers aren’t as smooth as I’d like
Also wearing Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Demolition

Do I recommend Naked Reloaded?

I do! I love the colors in this palette. It’s rare that I can say each and every shade is wearable but I really believe they are.

A quality shadow palette well below the $50 mark is impressive and I think anyone would have a lot of fun with this one.

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