Urban Decay has just added to the Naked lineup with the new Wild West Eyeshadow Palette that includes 12 new shades inspired by the California desert, Joshua trees, and endless skies. My verdict? Saddle up, because this is one purty palette (and that’s the extent of my cowboy speak, lol).
What comes to my mind when I think of the wild west …
The iridescent snakeskin print on the palette cover is so beautifully rendered, that it just begs to be displayed
Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette (CAN $68.00) | While the details on the cover are absolutely exquisite, it’s the shadows inside that blew me away. This also happens to be Urban Decay’s first all-vegan eyeshadow palette (no animal or animal-derived ingredients), and includes a full sized mirror on the inner lid, along with a dual-ended synthetic fibre brush. There are 12 new shades; 8 matte and 4 shimmer, with all displaying a creamy texture and effortless blendability, along with being highly colour saturated and no fall down upon application. Although the shade range leans on the warmer side of the spectrum, there are still enough options here that can work on those with cooler complexions. All hues have an excellent staying power, when worn over primer.
TIP: try applying the shimmery shades with your finger for the best colour payoff; alternatively, you can also use a dampened brush but a finger is wayyyyy easier.
- Standoff – soft beige, matte
- Spur – pale apricot, matte
- Nudie – light tan, matte
- Hold ‘Em – warm bronze, creamy metallic
- Cowboy Rick – silvery rose, creamy metallic
- Bud – soft turquoise, shimmer
- Rustler – deep copper/bronze, shimmer
- Ghost Town – terracotta, matte
- Whiskey – rich brown, matte
- Tex – lush teal, matte
- Pony Up – cool slate, matte
The Naked gang’s all here
Just when I thought Urban Decay’s Naked series had just about run its course, along comes the Wild West Palette and I must admit, it’s a good one. A damn good one, at that. For starters, it includes a larger number of mattes which makes it eminently more wearable, but it’s the performance and colours of all shades that turns this into a STELLAR addition to the family, and definitely worthy of investing in. Yee-haw! (so cheesy, lol)
Kindly provided by Urban Decay for my unbiased consideration