Nowadays, when brands are launching new products and campaigns every single day, it seems that all the excitement has disappeared. This was not the case with me when I first heard about Urban Decay launching their Cherry Collection and when I saw the first photographs of the Naked Cherry Palette. I could hardly wait to get hold of it firstly, because burgundy hues are my favourite for autumn/winter time and secondly, because you could say that I am the collector of naked palettes as I have all of them.
At the time of the launching of the Naked Cherry Palette in Europe I happened to be in Milan and a visit to Sephora was a must. The palette was in the highest demand from day one and to tell you the truth, I did not expect that I would manage to get my hands on it. I was so happy when I saw it on the shelves of Sephora that I wanted to scream at the top of my voice! I couldn’t believe that I was holding it in my hands.
The packaging is beautiful. It is embellished with a row of cherries and it includes a mirror and double-sided brush – a smudger brush on one end and a tapered crease brush on the other and they are both pretty good. The palette itself is the perfect balance of matte colours and shimmers. There are 12 new shades (12 x 1,1g), ranging from the light colours of ivory, beige, peachy coral, rose gold to the darker colours of burgundy and black cherry. You can wear them all day and night. There are base colours, transition and crease shades as well as the deep burgundy and brownish shades, perfect for adding some depth or a smokey eye look. The texture of the shadows is soft, they are highly pigmented and easily blended. The application is even and non-patchy. As it is the case with all other eyeshadows of the naked palettes, there is some fallout, but I don’t mind as it can be removed easily with a fan brush. The mattes are buttery and they blend easily. The shimmers have a beautiful sheen and you can enhance them by using the wet brush. The eyeshadows do not crease even ten hours into wear if you apply the eye primer first (I always do as it helps not only with lastingness, but also with the colours to stand out.
The shades included in this 12-pan palette:
- Hot Spot – ivory matte colour
- Caution – neutral beige matte
- Bang Bang – shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle
- Feelz – 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 – a metallic cranberry
- Drunk Dial – deep metallic burgundy
- Privacy – deep brownish-plum matte
Overall, Naked Cherry is a good eyeshadow palette. If you love berry/burgundy tones, then definitely check it out. The hues will suit any eye color – brown, hazel, green and blue. It is also a good value for money as you will get twelve brand new shades. The palette sells for 53,00EUR at Sephora.