Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 There have been a lot of negative thoughts surrounding the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette, but I for one was super excited to try it out! My Dad very kindly bought me it for my birthday, and I loved it even more when I tried it out.

The Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette is designed exactly like the other Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes, except this one has a warm-toned metallic snakeskin effect on the lid. When you open up the palette, there is a mirror on the inside of the lid, twelve eyeshadows and a double-ended eyeshadow brush. With some palettes, I don't always like the quality of the makeup brush you receive with them, but I always love the Urban Decay ones, as they never scrimp on quality.

The eyeshadow formula is Urban Decay Naked's first all-vegan formula and the colour story is desert-inspired neutrals, ranging from pale peach, warm brown and metallic bronze to deep blue-green and soft turquoise shimmer. So although this still has those classic neutral nude shades, there is also a pop of colour, some bolder shades and some metallics.

The shades included are:
* Standoff - Pale classic nude matte
* Spur - Light peach matte
* Nudie - Nude matte
* Hold 'Em - Warm gold shimmer
* Cowboy Rick - Cool-toned light beige metallic
* Laredo - Soft milk chocolate brown matte
* Bud - Light turquoise green shimmer
* Rustler - Warm bronze shimmer
* Ghost Town - Terracotta matte
* Whiskey - Warm-toned deep chocolate matte
* Tex - Deep blue-green matte
* Pony Up - Medium grey matte

Colour-wise, my favourites are Bud and Rustler, as they are just beautiful and can really amp up any look. You can use all of these shades all over the lid, or take an eyeliner brush, and wet it and then apply one of the shades to the upper or lower lash line for a pop of colour or definition. Formula-wise, the mattes are beautifully soft and creamy and very pigmented, so they don't take a lot of work to blend into the skin and the metallics and shimmers are also creamy and smooth. A lot of people said they felt the palette 'boring', however I don't think that is the case whatsoever! I love the colours in this palette, and having the neutrals there help you to create a full eye look without having to dip into other palettes. You can wear an everyday low-key neutral look, or amp it up with one of the bolder colours and shimmers. It is such a versatile, and very wearable palette.

The Urban Decay Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette retails for £45.00 and you can find it online at Urban Decay here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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