Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Nail Set Swatches

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Want to get naked? In a PG way, of course. Well, then ... check out the Urban Decay Naked Nail Set! I was intrigued by this set of six nail polishes from the moment I heard it existed. I've long been a fan of Urban Decay nail polishes (since high school, actually, with colors like the amazing blood-red Gash). So is it any wonder that I had to snag this set immediately? Read on to see swatches of all the nail polishes and my take on each color.

The six nail polishes in this set are all mini bottles. I actually like that, since it's so difficult for me to EVER finish a bottle of nail polish! And they're just so cute. Each of the six polishes corresponds to colors in the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Seen below is each color with two coats.
Smog is a rich golden brown with tons of shimmer. Definitely one of my favorites from the set. Coverage was even and opaque in two coats, it looks exactly how you expect it to from the bottle, and it's just incredibly chic.

Creep is a charcoal-black hybrid with tons of silver glitter. I really wanted to love this one, but as you can see, it's very patchy even with two coats. It just didn't have the coverage I wanted, though I think with more buildup you can make it more opaque -- I just don't want to have to work that hard. I also think that the more coats you apply, the heavier and chunkier it will look, so it depends whether that's a finish you want.

Hustle is described by Urban Decay as a "mocha shimmer" -- but I think it's more chocolate brown with purple undertones. This was one that looked more glittery in the bottle but appeared more shimmery on the nail. I would have liked to see it with a more glittery finish, but it is a pretty color.

Naked is a nude creme. It pulled very yellow on me, which doesn't go very well with my skin tone. But if you're in the market for a basic nude, this one would work for you. Coverage was even and opaque with two coats.

Sidecar is a sparkly golden beige. Definitely a highlight of this collection for me! I love a good sparkly gold, and this one delivers in spades. Just look at all that sparkly goodness! It's made extra special with bits of silver glitter baked into the formula.

Toasted is one that I really wanted to love, but, much like Hustle, the finish was different than what I expected. It looks like a sparkly taupe in the bottle, but it applied very nude without much sparkle -- just some shimmer. It's nice if you want a nude nail with a bit of punch, though.

The Urban Decay Naked Nail Set retails for $26 at sephora.com.

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