If you’ve had a read back through my blog, you’ll know that I am a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes and actually have all of them… yep, every single one!
It’s just an obsession that when they bring a new one out, I have to have it and I was lucky enough to be gifted the Cherry palette for Christmas!
I wasn’t sure about this one when it first came out with it being pinks and purples which aren’t usually my go-to colour palette but after seeing one of my friends using it in person, I knew it was worth adding to my collection!
So, as a I said, this is a very pink toned palette as the name would suggest but when I say ‘very pink’, I mean VERY pink. There really is no colours in this palette other than pinks and purples so if you tend to play it safe with more neutral tones, you may not feel too comfortable with this palette.
Some palettes have an overall colour theme but still have a few safe, neutral shades but this is pretty bold for those who don’t feel too confident with colour.
There’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades and the sparkly shadows do have a really nice fine, refined glitter that looks nice on the lids without looking chunky and a bit over the top.
The selection of colours also makes it possible to create a nice smokey eye, as long as you’re comfortable with it being a very pink/purple smokey eye, so it will probably be quite a bold look.
My favourite shades from the palette are probably ‘Bang Bang’, ‘Turn On’ and ‘Ambitious’ which are all quite pale, shimmery pinks that I find really easy to just blend across the lid for a quick eye look.
The one thing I don’t rate so highly about this palette is the highlighting shades. There’s one matte neutral that would be good to prime the lids and then the palest shade is a matte cream colour that for me, just isn’t enough for highlighting the brow bone and inner corner, so I have to grab another palette for that.
As with all Urban Decay eye shadows, the quality of these shadows is so good. They don’t have a lot of fallout and all of them have a really good colour pay off from the first layer you apply but can also be built up.
They also blend really nicely, both with other shades from this palette and shadows from other palettes.
I find some of the lighter pink shades blend out really nicely with a fluffy brush and a bit of Hoola Bronzer because that is actually my favourite way to blend eyeshadow!
The Price & Where to Buy
The Naked Cherry palette is £42.00 which I’m pretty sure is more expensive than the other other naked palettes were. I’m unsure whether they’ve all just got more expensive or if this one has just been launched at a higher price point but I do think that is quite expensive.
Saying that, the quality of the packaging is so good and you do get a really nice double ended brush with it too.
You can buy the Naked Cherry palette online at Urban Decay or in department stores such as Selfridges and Debenhams.