It's been six months since Urban Decay officially retired its iconic original Naked palette and until now, it's still a touchy subject for beauty lovers everywhere (yes, us included). But just like any longstanding relationship — we're being dramatic, sure, but it's still an agonising chapter in recent beauty history — we all have to move on. And while the Naked Cherry and the Naked Heat palettes are also beautiful, nothing beats a neutral staple. So we were nothing short of ecstatic upon seeing the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette, which definitely reminds us of the old neutral favourite, but obviously with its own upgrades.
The 12-pan palette includes a healthy mix of silky mattes, smooth satins, microfine shimmers and playful glitters. Four shades that are instant favourites for being neutral MVPs take the spotlight in bigger pans namely, Bribe (an ivory matte), Barely Baked (a soft gold metallic), Boundaries (a warm terracotta) and Blur (a light nude matte).
One thing we noticed that is a vast difference from the OG Naked Palette is that there are no blacks and gunmetal silvers in this lineup (so no drastic smokey eyes, here, take note!), making it more like a love child of the original curation mixed and Naked Heat. Think warm or muted neutrals that are said to be universally flattering. We'll let you decide if the lack of darker tones is a yay or nay, but for us, it's definitely not too shabby!