Naked's Latest Palette Does Not Put the Cherry on Top
I thought something had to be wrong when I heard that Urban Decay was pulling their iconic Naked palette from their repertoire of makeup. In my eyes, it only left them with their All-Nighter setting spray and potentially the eye primer potion.
Then, not long after, the brand happily noted that they would release the newest addition to the Naked line: Cherry.
I wasn’t the most excited, since my satisfaction with Naked palettes ended after Naked 3. Naked Heat took a turn for the worse, only giving reddish colors that seem to only fit with fall looks. When I saw the teaser pictures for Naked Cherry, I was pretty excited. An entire pink-palette was a refreshing concept, since it looked like a better version of Huda Beauty’s Rose Gold one.
So, naturally, I decided to explore the Naked Cherry collection, which comes with a blush set, classic bullet lipsticks and a limited-edition setting spray with a cherry scent.
And here’s my review:
The Cherry Palette is as about as exciting at the Heat Palette: it’s not. Urban Decay does have reliable shadows that are generously pigmented and offer moderately well-blending shades, but I think it’s time that Urban Decay retires the entire Naked theme. At this point, they’ve strayed too far from actual nude and neutral shades, that it shouldn’t even qualify for the title of Naked.
My biggest issue? The setting spray. I love myself a good Urban Decay All-Nighter spray… but when it smells like cough syrup? It’s definitely not what I want on my face. The heavily perfumed product tears apart the desirability for the product itself.
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