Urban Decay Naked palettes have been a lot more than hype for a lot longer than most others...and that is surely a testament to its value and quality...I hope. My worst is buying products I haven't tested. I loathe doing that. It's a bit like wiping your bottom in the dark: it can go very badly.
Which is why I read many and various reviews; love it or hate it, I've read about it. The fallout issue plagued my mind. But I won't really know until It use it.
I bought the Naked (original) palette, and the Naked Basics. I was horribly tempted to buy the Smoky palette...sorely tempted indeed...but my budget does not allow ( shivers, shrieks, pulls hair out).
I buy makeup for a living. And I go through tons of product in a year. So at some point, I'm going to get the Urban Decay Smoky palette, even just for sake of possessing such gorgeousness! It may be an entirely selfish buy, but I will indulge in that thrill every time I use it...
But the Naked, and Naked Basics palettes are my bread and butter shades. I know that I would find a way to use each of those shades, and often. In fact, I may go through the Basics palette in absolutely no time at all, because I would use it everyday on every model. So my purchase at the limited online pop-up Urban Decay store was purely for my kit. A selfless buy, I tell myself!!?! But in truth, I foresee that if these palettes work as well as I expect, and hope, then they will make my life as a makeup artist easier and certainly help me work faster and with better results. Now that is what I call an investment in my makeup kit!
Visit the store now. It will only be up for a week. So unless you want to fly to Jozi for a good old #URBANDECAYSA shopping spree...you might want to hurry to the online store. Delivery is free if you buy two or more, and R40 if you can actually manage to restrain yourself to buying just one. It should arrive within a day...mine should be here any minute now!!