The NEW Urban Decay Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Naked Reloaded Palette For All Neutral Lovers

If you aren’t familiar with the Urban Decay palettes then let me explain all the hype to you. When Urban Decay suddenly announced that they were discontinuing their original Naked palette, it led to half of the beauty world being in mourning.

It was a dark day indeed. That was until a few weeks later when they announced the release of the Naked Reloaded.

The Naked Reloaded is an improved version of the original Naked palette, it’s a neutral palette with 12 revised shades.

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Shades

Naked Reloaded Colours

The Naked Reloaded comes with 12 neutral shades, each universally flattering- “shades designed for everyone—for any age, gender, and skin tone”.

The palette comes with 6 mattes and 6 shimmers. I really like the combination of colours, I like that there are enough base colours and there are enough blending colours that are matte.

The shimmers are also beautiful, my favourite shimmer is probably Burn, although I love Reputation and Dreamweaver too. Oh, it’s a hard choice!

The Naked Reloaded is extremely versatile. You can create daytime looks, nighttime ones, party ones and work ones. It truly has something for everyone.

Naked Reloaded swatches

Is the palette a winner?

Ok, so my favourite improvement in the Reloaded palette is that the most commonly used colours have the biggest pans and the second most commonly used colours have slightly bigger than all the others.

I love this feature for the simple reason that I always finish the nude colours first, and then I have to use two different palettes to do my makeup (and I’m usually in a rush, so spending an extra second fumbling about with another palette is a time waster!).

The bigger pans are a clever feature that I’m sure you will love, it makes the palette so much more practical, for holidays and everyday use too!

I think other makeup brands should take note of it, although I’m pretty sure there are some that have already – still, a clever move for Urban Decay.

I also prefer the new combination of colours to the original Urban Decay colours but there’s more on that below.

Differences Between Naked Reloaded and the original Naked Palette

Differences Between Naked Reloaded and the original Naked Palette
Top: Naked Reloaded palette
Bottom: Original Naked palette

As you can see Urban Decay have moved away from the gold and copper vibe to more of a brown feel with some pinks added too.

There’s Retro which is a bright coral and Reputation which also has a slight pink tone to it. There’s also Angel Fire which is shimmery light pink. It would look gorgeous under the eye.

Personally, I prefer the Naked Reloaded colours to the Naked Original colours, they are more subtle and more suitable to today’s trends!

Comparing the Naked Reloaded to ABH Sultry Palette

Comparing the Naked Reloaded to ABH Sultry Palette

Do you see what I’m seeing?!? The two palettes are almost carbon copies of each other. Unbelievable, right?

It’s funny because, in my review of the Sultry palette, I do compare it to the Naked 2 palette, but it is nowhere near as similar as these two. The whole vibe of these two palettes is the same.

The colours of the Sultry palette are slightly cooler than the Naked Reloaded but otherwise, they are dupes!

Love Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes? Check out the Naked 2, Naked Heat, and Naked Wild West.

Personally, I prefer the ABH Sultry. The overall is better quality and I prefer cooler-toned shades, simply because I think I suit cooler colours more than warmer ones. I also think that the Sultry colours have more depth and range to them.

That being said, the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette is a great palette too.

The quality is the typical high quality that we’ve come to love from Urban Decay. The shades are equally impressive, from the beautiful color choices to the way they apply!

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded can be bought from Urban Decay | Ulta

Hollie xx

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  1. I’m not really passionate about make-up, but still, I’m a woman, so I use it pretty often and I also prefer quality products. My best friend is a make-up artist, so thanks to her I know what’s new in terms of make-up.

    She told me about the new Urban Decay Naked palette and, to be honest I liked the idea and now that I see this review, I can say it is perfect for me. I think I will make a purchase. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing! Blessings! 

    1. It is a beautiful palette!

      Thanks for stopping by:)

  2. Karin Nauber says:

    These certainly are some beautiful colors! I love the shades and shimmers along with the matte colors. I think the Naked Reloaded palette of colors is amazing. I do live in the United States, but haven’t seen them in the vending machines around here. I live in a more rural area, so I guess maybe they had this in the bigger cities. (Lucky ones!)

    I love the photo showing all the shades on the arms of the models. It gave a good look at how the colors will look on many skins.

    While the two palettes are very similar, I think I prefer the Sultry offering more than the Naked one. It just looks like more appealing colors to me and would definitely be my choice! Thanks for bringing these to my attention. Now I have some better ideas for shopping.

    1. I think the vending machines were only in LA- lucky them!

      Have a lovely day x

  3. Linus Udochukwu Marvellous says:

    I once bought a makeup kit for my wife without knowing what I was actually buying. I just wanted to buy her a gift for valentine and I wanted to do something out of the ordinary. It turned out to be that she loved the decay naked palette that she would always want me to watch her makeup and it was really fun watching her do it. Truly, the decay naked palette was awesome.

  4. Hello, 

    This new palette is so beautiful, just seeing it makes me chill and want to try it out how it would look like in my skin. First of all, I cannot believe people bought this from a vending machine. Unfortunately, not so many make-up brands sell officially in my country. I don’t usually wear make-up and I don’t even know that much, but it’s so interesting and amazing seeing all these products, the different shades of colours, the different sensation they have on the skin, the pigmentation and so on. One of my friends has the originall Naked palette and it’s really beautiful, but I can see how the old one and the reloaded one differ and are for different purposes. And, regarding the comparison with the Sultry Palette, the colours VERY similar.

    Great post you wrote and the way you compared the different palettes was very detailed. 


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