Over the weekend I met up with some friends for breakfast, and I was saying how I was unable to use my NAKED palette because it’s too pretty and hard to get. One of the girls said, “But it’s PERMANENT” and I went, “Oh yeah…” so I knocked myself on the head and told myself that I’d better try it out.
I do have photos, but I’ve decided not to post them because NAKED’s been around for yonks and you can find heaps of photos out there.
The other reason I chose not to upload photos is because I’m kinda disappointed with the palette.
No, really. I’m wearing it now at work and it’s put a bit of a dampener on my mood. I’ll go with the trusty PROS & CONS list:
It looks beautiful, the packaging is nice, comes with 2 freebies: an eye brush and a mini UD primer potion.
Color payoff is poor. Maybe it’s the particular palette I have but the pigmentation is BAD. I’ve looked at other swatches and I can’t get the same color payoff. I mixed Virgin with a bit of Buck and Naked this morning, and I ended up with muddy colors. Using the eye brush provided also exasperated me to no end. The bristles are firm, like a concealer brush, and picked up lots of shadow but didn’t distribute it on the lid. I always use an eye primer so I was very surprised when I ended up getting barely any color to show on my lids. It’s utterly ridiculous.
As you can probably tell, I am a tad bit upset because I bought into the hype and I’m finding that this particular palette isn’t working for me at all. Even the shimmery colors which seemed promising fell flat.
So for one, I’m not totally feeling the palette, but I am willing to use it and see how I can make it work. This is just my 2 cents though.