Naked Basics… Are You Naked?

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While I admit I was not a huge fan of Naked 2, I have loved Naked Basics for many years. (Thanks sis for getting me hooked on this) Yes most of you guys have heard of, read about, tested and bought this mighty little pallet already. It is a staple in many people’s daily makeup bag. So, even though I am a little late to the party, I thought that I would talk about this for those of you who might be on the fence about trying it. (And if you have tried it and use it please comment to tell me what you think about it.)

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It is a very small pallet at only six colors. Starting on the far left side you have:

  • Venus- Is a shimmery white. Perfect for inner corner and highlight under brow.
  • Foxy- Is a matte, yellowish neutral. This is perfect for the base, I use it all over my lid (eyelash line to brow bone)
  • W.O.S- Walk of Shame- Is a matte light pink neural color, I like to use this on my lid (eyelash to crease)
  • Naked 2- Is a matte light gray/brown. This is by far my favorite color in the pallet. I use it in the crease and just above.
  • Faint- Is a matte medium reddish brown.
  • Crave- Is a very dark brown/black. Perfect for eyeliner.

There are lots of ways to adjust this to be suitable for smokey eyes, or for date night eye makeup. However, I just use it for my go to day/mommy look. Very light, natural, while giving a fresh face, no makeup look. For me my go to look is:

  1. Foxy as a base all over- eyelash to brow
  2. Faint on the outer third of my lid- To the crease but not above it
  3. Naked2 blended into the crease and just above
  4. Crave applied as an eyeliner to my top lash line
  5. Finish with curling my lashes and applying some mascara.
  6. Top off the look with a bit of blush (Orgasm by NARS is my go to), a bit of nude lipgloss and you are ready to go out the door.

Very simple and fast but helps me look more put together then a total no make up day. What are your thoughts on this pallet? How do you use the colors?

PS- Don’t forget out this weeks Monday Morning MakeUp Madness Linky Party!!! I am so excited to see what you all have been up to this week. Be sure to stop by and post something of yours. Anything beauty related would be perfect: makeup, nails, skin, fashion, hair anything that can tie into beauty is what we are looking for 🙂 See you all on Monday


  • Andrea @ This Pug Life

    I only own the original Naked palette. I thought the Naked 2 wasn’t enough of a difference to justify it. I think the Naked 3 looks great with the pink tones, but I have a Tarte palette that has a lot of pink tones… so I don’t know if I’ll pick it up. At least anytime soon.

    I think the Naked Basics looks great and would be handy for travelling. I personally passed because it would duplicate a lot of colors I already own. If I had a smaller makeup collection OR traveled a lot I think it would be ideal!

    • Kat Ryan

      Totally agree with you, Naked and Naked 2 are very similar. Personally I really like Naked Basics, because (other then Venus) it is all matte shades. However, I don’t have the original Naked Pallet.

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you pop in again!

  • Tessa

    Naked 2 is the only one I own and I love it! It took me a LONG time to decide which one but I am super happy with it! Thanks for sharing your review! I think Basics is really good too!

    • Kat Ryan

      I have Naked 2 too. Although I like the Basics better. For whatever reason I get tons of fallout on the Naked2 pallet, not fun. Thanks for popping in. Hope to see you again 🙂

  • Anna Holloway

    I JUST bought the naked basics this week! I love the matte shades, I feel like shimmer is too fancy for everyday wear. I also like that it’s cheaper than the other palettes!

    • Kat Ryan

      That is exactly what I think too. Shimmer is just not an everyday going to the store type of makeup. So glad that you love it too 🙂
      Have a great week


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