Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection | Review & Swatches

*products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own* The makeup releases lately are so fast and there is just so much that ...

*products mentioned were sent for review, opinions are my own*
Urban Decay Naked Cherry collection

The makeup releases lately are so fast and there is just so much that it's getting overwhelming. Obviously, we don't need every single thing that releases, but that's a blog post for another day. Today, we're talking about the newest collection from Urban Decay, the Naked Cherry Collection. I received the entire collection in a giant cherry and couldn't wait to play with it. I've had it in my hands for a couple of weeks now and I feel ready to review it.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry collection review

First, let's talk Naked palettes. Here's the thing, we knew it was time for another to release and they just retired the original. The original is obviously iconic and I've always had mixed feelings about it. It's not my favorite, but I'm not normally a strictly neutral girl. I preferred the second Naked palette and kind of hated the third. I skipped the Naked Smoky but I ADORE Naked Heat. I feel like they really stepped up their eyeshadow game with the Naked Heat. The formula was so much better than any Naked palette before it. This is why I was excited about Naked Cherry. 

It's no secret that I love reds, oranges, and pinks. Those are MY colors. The Naked Heat is the epitome of everything I ever needed in a palette. I was hopeful that the Naked Cherry would be that for me as well. I wanted it to be everything I had hoped the Naked 3 to be. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry review

So let's talk about this palette. The packaging? On point. Similar to the Naked Heat, it's sturdy, it's sleek, and the mirror is great. I even like the brush they included.

The colors? Gorgeous. All 12 shades are new and 6 of these are matte. This I can appreciate. I love the even mix of mattes and shimmers/metallics. Let's talk about the individual shades.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette review

  • HOT SPOT - IVORY MATTE
  • CAUTION - SOFT NEUTRAL BEIGE MATTE
  • BANG BANG - SHIMMERY PINK W/ GOLD SHIFT & MICROSPARKLE
  • FEELZ - DUSTY ROSE MATTE
  • JUICY - WARM PEACH MATTE
  • TURN ON - PALE METALLIC ROSE SHIMMER
  • AMBITIOUS - METALLIC ROSE COPPER
  • BING - DEEP MAUVE MATTE
  • DEVILISH - REDDISH PLUM MATTE
  • YOUNG LOVE - METALLIC CRANBERRY
  • DRUNK DIAL - DEEP METALLIC BURGUNDY
  • PRIVACY - DEEP BROWNISH PLUM MATTE
naked cherry swatches

These are so soft, so creamy, so pigmented that I'm actually shocked. The Naked Cherry palette is actually the Naked 3 palette on steroids. It's very pink-mauve and everything I wanted the Naked 3 to be. These are so blendable and easy to work with and the shimmers and metallics are the creamiest shadows. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Swatches

Here's a little tip about the shimmers and metallics. These are going to apply best with your fingers, and even better on a sticky base. They're so soft, but they don't apply the best with a brush. So, if you're struggling with those, try using your fingers and a sticky base. I really like the Too Faced Glitter Glue. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette

Every look you create with this palette is going to be very mauve-pink toned. There's no way around that, as you might expect, so if you aren't into that, I recommend skipping it.

The rest of the collection includes a blush/highlight palette, 24/7 liners, 3 lipsticks, and a cherry scented setting spray.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Review

The Naked Cherry Blush and Highlight Palette is great for travel, but let's talk about these shades. The blush is a very cherry-toned shade, but it isn't too pigmented so it works and it's the kind of shade that just looks natural, which I love. 
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Blush swatches

The first highlight is gold-toned and definitely not the most intense. It's pretty, but it's not that metallic wet look that I prefer, and it's a bit too deep for my skin tone. The second is listed as an iridescent topper, in my opinion, it's a pink/white duochrome shimmer. It's pretty, but it's also more subtle and looks very shimmery which I try to avoid.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Blush Highlight

Overall, the blush and highlight palette would be a skip for me. It's pretty and someone with a skin tone darker than mine who doesn't mind shimmer in their highlight powder would probably adore it.

The 24/7 liners in the collection are shades
  • BLACK MARKET - BLACK SATIN
  • LOVE DRUG - DEEP WINE METALLIC
Urban Decay Naked Cherry eyeliner swatches

Black Market is more of a charcoal shade than black and Love Drug is very burgundy. I like them both, I prefer Love Drug. They're the same formula as the other 24/7 liners, which are awesome so I love them and if these are shades you're into, grab them!

There are 3 new lipsticks added to the Naked Cherry Collection.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Lipsticks


  • CHERRY - DEEP BERRY WINE
  • DEVILISH - BERRY-PINK WITH MICROSHIMMER
  • JUICY - LIGHT PEACH-PINK WITH COPPER MICROSHIMMER
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Lipstick Swatches

All 3 of these are new to the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick collection and I have some thoughts. The formula is nice and creamy on all three shades. Cherry is super pigmented and gorgeous, but wearing shades that deep in a normal lipstick form is scary and intimidating for me. For bright and deep shades, I always prefer a liquid lipstick formula. Devilish and Juicy are both very sheer and glittery. This isn't something we're all going to love and it's not my favorite. I prefer Juicy over Devilish and they are gorgeous, but I'm not a huge fan of having glitter on my lips. The packaging is on point though!

Lastly, we have the All Nighter Setting Spray. It's cherry scented and it's travel sized. The spray nozzle is great, like always. It works, just like the All Nighter. It smells like cough syrup. I hate cherry scented things and I already knew to expect to hate the scent. Sickly cherry scent confirmed, if that's what you're into, you'll love it. I'm not here to judge. It's just not for me.
Urban Decay Naked Cherry

Overall, I love the collection. Everything works well together, the color story is gorgeous and I just can't get over that palette!

What's your favorite piece of the collection? Are you picking up the palette?
Thanks for reading!

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Nik the Makeup Junkie 2017. Powered by Blogger.