The stuff legends are made of, people.
it was sold out. I had a pretty darn good substitute in my Stila In The Light palette, but my mind kept going back to the Naked Palette and I hoped that someday I would finally get my little mitts on it.
And then finally.....
(Yes, this post totally warrants the Success Kid meme.)
The Naked Palette contains 12 neutral shades that are supposed to flatter any skin tone or eye color (Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half-Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gunmetal). It also comes with Urban Decay's flat Good Karma brush and a sample size of Urban Decay's Primer Potion (oh man, I love this stuff!!).
I used this palette the day after I got it (specifically Toasted, Hustle, and Creep), and didn't experience any of the allergic reactions some people claim to have when using this product. However, when I later used Sin and Buck my eyelids erupted in crazy red scaly patches and itchy white bumps.
The same eyeshadows, when used on my sister-in-law, created no issue. I tried them a second time, and BAM! Same thing: red, itchy miserableness.
Always a glutton for punishment, I tried it a third time, just to be sure it was in fact the makeup. The third time proved to be the charm, and my eyelids didn't react to Sin or Buck at all. This led me to conclude that perhaps the issue wasn't with the eyeshadows themselves, but rather it was with my brushes. I realized I hadn't cleaned them in a good long time (you can say "ick!", I won't feel judged), and that lack of cleanliness was more than likely the culprit.
A good soak in the sink revealed just how much gunk (and possible germs) were living in my brushes. No wonder my eyelids freaked out!
Do you own the Naked Palette? What are your favorite shadow combinations? Share in the comments!