Urban Decay Naked Reloaded | Review

by - April 01, 2019


Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
This past weekend I got my hands on the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded palette during the Shoppers Drug Mart redemption event. I had originally intended to pick up one of the Benefit Cheerleader Cheek palettes but once I saw Reloaded in my cart it went (essentially for free). J

It’s hard not to compare the Reloaded to the original OG Naked palette. But they are not the same palettes at all. The original Naked was cool toned and more brassy while the Naked Reloaded is a warmer rosier neutral palette. 

What drew me in to Naked Reloaded was the pink copper tones in the first half of the palette and the warm neutrals in the second half of the palette. 

I like the packaging. The bronzy brown orchids on the pillow top packaging are quite beautiful and gives you an insight as to what’s waiting on the inside. The palette is smaller and lighter with a magnetic closure instead of the hard plastic casing of the previous Naked palettes. Inside, the brush slot is gone (making the palette cheaper than if previous counterparts) and the two outmost shadows pans on each side are larger that those in the center. 

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
Urban Decay Naked Loaded
Some of the shadows are a bit soft and crumbly. When I was swatching Bribe, I almost took out a huge chunk of it. You do not need to press down hard on these shadows. Then there was Dreamweaver. It was a soft chunky shadow to touch and the glitters were gritty. It didn’t swatch the greatest and had to be patted on with my finger while on the eye it was just a dark brown frost? The pinky silver glitter parts just fell on my face or disappeared. I am left to wonder what the purpose of Dreamweaver was? It is pretty much a dud for me in this palette. Blur basically is the same colour as my skin so it barely shows up. Boundaries is a satin with gold flecks. Since Boundaries is a lighter warm brown, I would think it’s to be considered a crease shade. I normally do not like satins in the crease but I did like how Boundaries blended out. The gold flecks don’t really transfer over on the eye in an obvious way.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
Naked Reloaded swatches
Bribe – satin cream

Barely Baked – light gold shimmer

Angel Fire – pinky glittery champagne shimmer

Retro – matte pinky coral

Reputation –warm copper frost

Burn – bronze copper metallic

Endgame – deep brown satin matte

Dreamweaver – medium brown with silver glitter on top

Distilled – golden bronze

Bucked –warm matte medium brown

Boundaries – orangier warm medium brown with gold fleck in it

Blur – light peachy matte 

I think this the Naked Reloaded is a decent reinvention of the everyday neutral palette. If you found the Naked Heat palette to orange and the Naked Cherry too bold but still want warm shadows, then the Naked Reloaded is probably the neutral girls answer in the Naked range.
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
On my eyes: Blur all over lid, Boundaries in crease and outer half of lid, Endgame in outer v, Reputation pressed on center lid, Barely Baked inner half of lid, Bribe highlighting inner corner, Endgame and Reputation on lower lid with Boundaries diffusing out. L'Oréal Lash Paradise mascara


Naked Reloaded $55CAN is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and Urban Decay.

XO Teresa

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