Availability: Victoria’s Secret
From subtle earth tones and muted pastels to smoky gray and shimmery black, this versatile eye shadow palette has everything you need to create the sexiest neutral eye looks of the season, plus step-by-step instructions on how to get our two favorite looks: Barely Naked and Seductively Naked.
Victoria’s Secret’s The Naked Eye Kit features 10 neutral shades, an eye liner pencil, and a dual-ended brush. Keep reading for my thoughts on this palette, images, and swatches!
This palette is made of soft, textured plastic. The palette closes via a magnet, with the top folding open sort of like a book. The front of the palette has a metal face and inside you will find a medium-sized mirror. This palette is noticeably thicker than Urban Decay’s Naked palette but is shorter in width.
All of the shades included in this palette have good-to-great pigmentation and color-payoff. The formula isn’t stiff, crumbly, or dusty. The formula isn’t quite as creamy as the Urban Decay Naked shadows, but it has enough softness to transfer nicely onto the skin and to blend out evenly.
The palette contains a great range of neutral shades, from warm- to cool-toned and light to dark. I do wish there were 2-3 completely matte shades, but several of the technically shimmery shades in this palette have such subtle shimmer that they come close to being matte.
I was pleasantly surprise at the longevity of these shadows. Even without primer, I got 5-6 hours of wear before I saw minimal creasing near the inner corner of the eye. With primer, these shades went strong for over 9 hours without creasing.
If you are looking for a great, affordable alternative to the Urban Decay Naked palette, this is it.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
These shadows transfer across the skin evenly and with good color-payoff. The powder isn’t overly crumbly or stiff, so I don’t have any problems with fall-out or with having to apply multiple layers. The shades blend beautifully.
For $28.00 you get 0.64 ounces (18.28 g) of product. This is a steal. You get a ton of product for an extremely reasonable price. This palette is significantly cheaper and gives you more product than other palettes from Kat Von D, Stila, Urban Decay and even Sephora.