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More Palette Fun: UD NUB

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Sooooooo let's talk about the newest addition to the UD Naked line, cuz omg. Naked Ultimate Basics has seriously become my new basic bitch palette. I want to call it bb (for basicbitch) instead of NUB cuz doesn't that make you think of something silly? BB it is.

Browny/reddish look with Ravenswood lipstick

Browny/reddish look with Ravenswood lipstick

I know it's not really that new anymore, but since it came out, I've been reaching for BB more than Naked2 AND Naked Smoky, which is really saying something, especially since because with its shape it fits less in my palette shelf and is therefore super annoying, but uggghhhhhh damn if it isn't beautiful.

More of a grey look with Stila Baci liquid lipstick

More of a grey look with Stila Baci liquid lipstick

It's decently versatile too, even for a (mostly) matte palette, the shades are complementary yet you can still get vastly different looks, and it's a super easy go-to for every day. Also, this palette stays true to the usual UD Naked palette goodness, rockin those super creamy, blendable shades that seem to look good on everyone. The textures are just really smooth and totally legit.

A close up of the shades/names

A close up of the shades/names

I will definitely say Extra Bitter is the real hero shade of this palette, but I really enjoy the middle 4 on the top row. My only real qualm with this is I feel like some of the shades come out a bit more muddy on my skin, like that dark almost burgundy-looking color Lethal, actually just looks brown on me. Same can be said for Magnet, that deep grey tone, which isn't as vibrantly grey, but again a muddier color. This isn't necessarily a deal breaker, but something I would prefer worked better. The palette still looks great and those colors still complement the others well, it's just depending on your skin tone certain things may not turn out exactly the way they appear in the pan. 

Faith and Lockout look incredibly similar when they're brushed lightly on, it isn't til you fill it in a lot more that the start to have slightly different undertones. Magnet is matte, but it has some silver flecks in it, giving it a sheen somewhat like graphite. And Blackjack is a smoky dark grey at best—I wouldn't call it black. 

Faith and Lockout look incredibly similar when they're brushed lightly on, it isn't til you fill it in a lot more that the start to have slightly different undertones. Magnet is matte, but it has some silver flecks in it, giving it a sheen somewhat like graphite. And Blackjack is a smoky dark grey at best—I wouldn't call it black. 

UD Vice Lipstick in Oblivion and Distortion Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner on the center of lid  

UD Vice Lipstick in Oblivion and Distortion Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner on the center of lid  

While some people might point out the colors in this aren't that exciting, when you get down to it the basics tend to be much more versatile and able to be used in a larger variety of looks. So I call this one a win for sure, and it actually has more versatility than the other Naked palettes in my opinion, being all matte and all.