The Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette has landed and it’s more wearable than ever

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Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette

Here’s why you need it in your collection now…

Most of us have at least one Urban Decay Naked Palette in our beauty stash. It’s an icon for make-up mavens, whether you love Naked Heat for its sunset shades, or Naked Honey, which serves up golds and chocolate browns. And not forgetting Naked Cherry for all those pink eyeshadow lovers out there. It’s not surprising that the new Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette has left us giddy with excitement.

So what you can expect?

Since the beginning, purple has been Urban Decay’s signature colour so it only seems apt that the new launch heroes this shade in a wildly wearable way.

All 12 eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette are super pigmented with a mix of matte, metallic and holographic finishes.

Peachy base shades such as ‘Trippin’ and ‘Mind Slip’ are perfect for creating a flawless canvas.

Vivid neutrals, such as ‘Hacked’ and ‘Optimized’ can be swept into the crease for a dialled-down pop of lilac.

The metallic shades are creamy but still packed with shimmer to really bounce light off your lids. ‘Warning’, ‘Cyber Punk’ and ‘Euphoric’ are true cool-toned purples that you can pat across your lid for a hazy violet wash.

But for a full-blown purple smoky eye, look no further than the palette’s show-stopper shades: ‘Purple Dust’ and ‘V.R’. Their holographic finish can be buffed out to create the ultimate 90’s eye. Or use the same colours wet to create a graphic purple liner, if you still want a pop of colour but with a clean edge.

As ever, a fluffy double-ended eye shadow brush is on hand to help you blend, blend, blend.

So get ready to hit pan in record time as purple becomes your summer shadow staple.

Buy it now: Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Palette, £43

Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes is Junior Beauty Writer and Production Assistant at Marie Claire UK.

After attending a military school growing up (we are talking camo print, crawling through the mud) Sarah craved a creative outlook with fashion and beauty always being a huge draw. With a degree in Fashion Journalism from The University For The Creative Arts, Sarah was introduced into the world of beauty, health and print after publishing her own university magazine, which was an investigative project into the world of Paleo and Primal Wellbeing. Her love for production came after moving to Vancouver Canada, working on the sets for Toyota commercials as a production assistant.

Four years later, she is now Marie Claire UK’s Junior Beauty Writer and Production Assistant. Combining both her love for writing and production, having worked her way up from intern. With each day being different Sarah can be found writing beauty features, reporting backstage at Fashion Week on the latest beauty trends and working on Marie Claire’s various beauty awards and video content. Always on her face beauty wise; Urban Decays 24/7 Eyeliner in Roach, Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 and Estee Lauders Radiant Double Wear Concealer.

Sarah’s job also allows her to travel the world for Marie Claire’s beauty shoots, working on the shoot production and assisting with booking the best models and photographers. Highlights include shooting at sunset in the Lanzarote desert, from a speedboat in Mauritius and along the wild beaches of Sri Lanka- maybe that army training was useful after all?