Another day, another Urban Decay Naked palette. As much as I feel like I don’t need another Naked palette when they are released, I see them in person and my mind is instantly changed. It seems to happen every single time and this is exactly how I felt when I saw the Wild West palette too. I didn’t know how I felt at first, I thought it was yet another Naked palette and then the more I saw it, the more I wanted it and here we are…
The packaging of this sticks with the standard Naked palette format of 12 rectangle shades in a line, packed with a mirror in the lid and a makeup brush tucked in there too. The theme of the packaging is obviously ‘wild west’, with an animal snake print vibe in shimmery browns and blues on the cover. The one thing I will say about these palettes is that they are sturdy little things, as I have dropped my others several times, so clumsy, and so far they are all in one piece.
The shades in the Wild West palette stick to the same theme as the other Naked palettes. As with all of them, there is a mixture of metallic and matte shades. There are 8 matte shades and 4 metallic/glittery shades in this. I feel like there are normally a few more shimmery shades in the Naked palettes, but that could just be me and my awful memory.
Standoff / Spur / Nudie / Hold ’em / Cowboy Rick / Laredo
The first 6 shades in the palette are very golden toned. You can barely see the shade Standoff here, as it is super close to my arm colour. It is there, I promise! This makes a perfect base shade for me though. The next two shades are slightly darker, with Spur a very pale caramel and Nudie just a little darker. Hold ’em is a sparkly rich gold and Cowboy Rick is a really shimmery silver. Laredo is a matte chocolate milkshake kind of shade.
Bud / Rustler / Ghost Town / Whiskey / Tex / Pony Up
Bud is the staple random colour that palettes seem to throw in these days. It is a really pretty metallic pastel turquoise though. Rustler is a lovely bronze shade which is gorgeous. Ghost Town is a matte burnt orange shade, with Whiskey as the slightly deeper version next to it. Tex is a deep denim shade, which does apply a little patchy annoyingly. The last shade is Pony Up, which is a dark greige kinda colour. I will say the darker mattes felt a little chalky to apply and did come off quite patchy to swatch.
The Wild West palette is so versatile and can be used to create a natural everyday look as well as a bolder vibe. I think that is one thing the Naked palettes have in common, the looks are endless and can constantly be changed. Obviously, I am no makeup artist, but this is how I have been using the palette..
I kept this look quite neutral with Standoff over the lid and then popped Hold’em and Cowboy Rick on the lower lash line to create a bit of shimmer. This is so simple, but I really enjoy doing this look.
I went a bit more dramatic for this look and created a smokey eye with Ghost Town, Rustler and Hold’em on the top lid. I then blended Tex along the lower lash line and popped a dab of Cowboy Rick in the corner.
I have really enjoyed using this palette, the shades work so well together and are just so blendable. I do wish that there were a few more sparkly shades in here, but it also makes a nice change for me to have a few more matte eyeshadows. The shade range in this is lovely and I’m so glad I gave in and got it. ❤
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