Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette Review + Swatches





I am such a big fan of Urban Decay Naked Palettes (well, almost all of them) and I remember longing for and eventually purchasing the Naked 3 Palette. Since then, I have purchased Naked Heat (my absolute favourite palette), Naked Cherry and Naked Honey. When I saw that they had launched the Naked Ultraviolet Palette I was excited because I love purple so much but I was apprehensive about some shades in the palette which I thought won't suit my complexion. I watched quite a few reviews , checked out swatches and I knew I wanted it. I was emailed a 15% discount code from Cult Beauty  and the rest is history. I also filmed a First Impression + Swatch video on YouTube which you can watch here. I will be filming a tutorial using this eyeshadow palette soon. It will mean a lot to me if you subscribed to my channel here. 



Packaging
The packaging of the newer Urban Decay Naked Palettes are so dreamy and incredibly well made and the Naked Ultraviolet is no exemption at all. The packaging is made from really durable plastic and the front design is so gorgeous. I already said I love purple so I was naturally drawn to the packaging. Inside the palette, you get 12 eyeshadows weighing 0.95g each and I love that the names of the eyeshadows are written inside the palette. There's a dual ended brush which is good quality although I prefer to use my regular brushes. I also love that you get a mirror in the palette which is helpful when applying these eyeshadows. I have not traveled yet with this palette but judging by how durable the recent editions of the Naked Palettes have been, I am sure it won't be a problem.



Quality//Pigmentation 
Urban Decay describes the Naked Ultraviolet Palette as an eyeshadow palette with 12 vivid purple and peachy neutral shades ranging from satin and matte to shimmer and metallic finishes. The names of the eyeshadows are:
Trippin (matte beige),
Mind Slip (peach matte), 
Dazed (metalic sheen),
Hacked (matte brown/plum),
V.R. (sparkly/shimmer metallic),
Lucid (holographic sheen),
Optimized (lavender matte),
Warning (pinkish purple metallic),
Cyber Punk (sparkly/shimmer metallic),
Euphoric (luminescent sheen),
Purple Dust (shimmer metallic), 
Digital (sheen).



All the purple shade as expected are well pigmented and look great on my complexions and will possibly look the same (or even better) on deeper skin tones. Mind Slip and Trippin are reserved mainly as my brow bone highlight or inner eye colour. These two shades don't show up properly on my lid and to be fair, I never go for these kind of shades on my eyelids. Hacked is the only crease colour (in my opinion) in this palette and it has a lot of fall outs. It's not very pigmented on my complexion so I had to go in a few times to get a reasonable colour pay off. It did get better with more use so I am wondering if it was just the initial layer of the eyeshadow. Lucid and Optimized were the shades that made me apprehensive about purchasing this palette as I felt they won't work well with my complexion. Now that I have played around with this palette, I think I can work around them.



Actually Urban Decay recommend using Lucid on top of other shades as it adds a holographic luminescent finish to any shade. Lucid is really a pretty colour when you use it this way. Optimized still remains my least favourite shade because it does not look great on its own on my complexion but it works well as a transition colour for the deeper purple shades in the palette. My absolute favourite shades are Warning, Cyber Punk, Purple Dust and Euphoric. They are so well pigmented and just look flattering against my complexion. Lastly Digital is great for a nice smoky look or to add a nice smoked out effect in the outer corners of the eye.



Cost// UK Link //US Link // £43/ $49
Urban Decay Naked Palettes have never been cheap and the Naked Ultraviolet retails for £43. I was waiting patiently for a reasonable discount code but the most I got was 15% off from Cult Beauty so I eventually paid around £36 for it. I can't wait for the 40% off discount from Urban Decay UK which they held last year because I want to try out the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded. I would highly suggest using a discount code when and if you want to purchase this palette.




Overall Thoughts
I personally love this palette and I am so glad I purchased it. I got loads of compliments when I used this palette to create the look in the pictures above. Is this a must have palette? I would say No. It's a great palette but if you want to splurge on an Urban Decay Naked Palette, I will highly recommend the Naked Heat or Naked Honey. If you are a purple lover like me, a massive yes to purchasing this palette because you'd love it. Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette? Let me know in the comments section below.
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