The internet went crazy when @Trendmood1 posted a sneak peek of Urban Decay’s latest palette right after Urban Decay discontinued the original Naked palette. The leaked palette was said to be (only) from Thailand and at that time my sister was in Thailand so I asked her to buy me one from Shopee Thailand. But during that period, Urban Decay has yet to comment about the leaked palettes so I doubted about the authenticity and decided to wait until they officially release the Naked Cherry palette.
Few days after it was released in US Naked Cherry became available in Sephora PH. I immediately placed an order when it was available during an exclusive 24-hr ONLINE flash sale preview. The shipping took a bit longer since the palette came all the way from Singapore, but I have no complaints since I was able to use my 10% discount and I paid it through COD.
Product Description: Adorned with a row of metallic cherries, the crimson compact includes a full-size mirror and double-sided brush—ready for precision application on one end and seamless blending on the other. 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.
Packaging: Oh come on, who wouldn’t be tempted with this kind of packaging? Like a forbidden fruit you can’t resist this palette. The plastic packaging filled with a spectrum of pink to burgundy cherries. The structure of this palette is exactly like its predecessor Naked Heat.
Hot Spot: ivory matte
Caution: soft neutral beige matte
Bang Bang: shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle
Feelz: soft dusty rose matte
Juicy: soft warm peach
Turn On: pale metallic rose shimmer
Ambitious: metallic rose copper
Bing: deep mauve matte
Devilish: reddish plum matte
Young Love: metallic cranberry
Drunk Dial: deep metallic burgundy
Privacy: deep brownish-plum matte
Some of the negative reviews it received are the fact that the palette doesn’t have straight reds shades given that this is a “cherry” palette. I don’t have issues with regards to the colour selection of this palette and I actually love the fact that the pinks, purple and burgundy colours of this palette are very wearable; I can pull off a soft Korean inspired pink eye makeup and also dramatic Western eye look. This is a “Naked” palette so it’s still a palette on the neutral side so I don’t get what people are complaining about.
Pigment/ Texture: We all know that the Urban Decay Naked line is one of the best eyeshadow formulas out in the market. The texture of the shadows are velvety and buttery and the shadows blend seamlessly. I’ve read some comments that the lighter shadows are not very pigmented when applied to darker skin tones, but the darker shadows especially the last six colours are very pigmented even on my (medium) skin tone.
Performance: I noticed that these pressed shadows have minimal fallouts. The longevity of the shadows are amazing: It lasted for several hours. I once used this on a beach event and after several hours my liquid liner has failed me but my eyeshadow makeup was still intact. Also, the darker shades can be a bit challenging to erase.
Price/ Availability: The Naked Cherry palette retails for $49 in the US (P2,655). In the Philippines, it’s available in Sephora PH for P3,500 ($64). Yup, it’s more expensive than the price in the US, maybe because of the tax and shipping and all but when I checked the price of Urban Decay Born to Run palette in Sephora PH, it’s only P 3,150 ($58), and both palettes cost $49 in the US. So Sephora PH, can you please explain the price difference?
Final Thoughts: If you want to treat yourself with a luxurious eyeshadow palette this season then Urban Decay Naked Cherry is the best palette to splurge on: I think it’s worth every penny.