Urban Decay Naked Cherry Review
In October Urban Decay released their Naked Cherry palette and it looked beautiful! The colours were so pretty and definitely spoke to me. With both my birthday and Christmas coming up I held off buying it and was thrilled when my dad got it for me! I was super excited to play around with it, the colours were even more stunning in real life.
Whether you’re at the office, in between flights or getting ready at the apartment, Naked Cherry spices up everything from chill neutrals and sexy shimmers to super smoky eyes.
- 12 shades
- 100% cruelty-free
- Double ended brush included
- 7 mattes
- 5 metallics
- Hot Spot – Matte pale beige
- Caution – Soft peachy beige with a matte finish
- Bang Bang – Pink shimmer with flecks of gold sparkle
- Feelz – Matte dusty pink
- Juicy – Warm, matte coral
- Turn On – Pale metallic rosy copper
- Ambitious – Metallic dark copper with red undertones
- Bing – Matte medium pink
- Devilish – Dark matte plum
- Young Love – Bright metallic cranberry
- Drunk Dial – Dark metallic burgundy
- Privacy – Deep red/brown with a matte finish
The plastic packaging feels very sturdy and has raised, gold lettering on the lid. The berry colour is beautiful and of course, it features 12 cherries in the background representing the shades. It’s in a similar style to the Naked Heat palette but doesn’t have the 3d effect. I really love how it looks. It’s bright, vibrant, pretty and stands out amongst other palettes.
Like with all the Naked palettes inside holds a large mirror and a double ended brush. I really like the quality of the brushes that come with these palettes and use them quite a bit. This palette also has a magnetic closure which is always appreciated!
Immediately I was drawn to ‘Young Love’ and ‘Ambitious’. I’m a complete sucker for a metallic/shimmer shade and they looked so pretty! My first thought was again it was similar to the Naked Heat palette as all the shades were very close, there wasn’t too much variety in the range. This was one of the issues I had with Naked Heat as it meant all the looks I created looked the same. However, I much prefer the shades in this palette and feel like they’re a lot more wearable. A lot of people have said it’s a perfect palette for autumn with the berry tones but I think it’s also a great palette for the spring.
The colours all swatched beautifully and were very creamy, soft and pigmented. I didn’t experience any patchiness like I did with a couple shades in the Naked Heat. When I applied the shadows they blended like an absolute dream with minimum effort! There was quite a bit of fallout but it was easy enough to brush away. Already I’ve used this palette a lot more than Naked Heat, and as I said earlier I think I’ll be using it a lot more during Spring.
I created three looks with this palette for you all to see the different shades and what you can do with it.
For the first look, I used ‘Hot Spot’ to set the primer in place and then used ‘Privacy’ for the outer corners and crease. I then used ‘Young Love’ all over the lid and applied ‘Bang Bang’ in the centre to make it pop a little more. Lastly, I used ‘Turn on’ for my inner corner highlight which I think worked really well.
I went for a cut crease for my second look. Starting with ‘Juicy’ as my transition shade, then ‘Devilish’ for the crease and outer corners and ‘Ambitious’ all over the rest of my lid.
For my last look I wanted something a bit more dramatic and went for a dark, halo eye that was extremely easy to do. I applied ‘Privacy’ to the outer and inner corners and then ‘Drunk Dial’ in the centre of my lid.
Overall I really like this palette. It’s very pretty, the shades blend beautifully and you can use it both for subtle, every day looks or more dramatic evening looks. I’d recommend wetting your brush before using the metallic shades as this really helps to make them stand out more.
I had no problems at all using this palette. It was the same great quality we can expect from Urban Decay and I was really happy with how all the shades performed and the final looks I created. Usually, with most palettes, there’s always a few colours that I know I’ll never use, however with Naked Cherry I can easily see myself using every single shade.
I hope you all enjoyed this review, thank you all for reading. Do you own the Naked Cherry palette? Or are you tempted to buy it? Personally, I don’t think it’s a palette anyone would regret buying! Let me know your thoughts on both the palette and the looks I created with it.