Urban Decay came out with their Naked Skin Shapeshifter in May of this year, and I picked one up that month. I think it’s a really nice, compact palette for travel and the makeup is high quality. Let’s check out the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter and see the palette up close and my review. You can watch a video review and demo of this on my YouTube channel, or keep reading!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter from Sephora for $45 in the US. It is sold online and in most stores. I got the shade Light/Medium.

The box

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter box The Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter comes in a cardboard box with the name imprinted on it and the words “Contour – Color Correct – Highlight Palette.” The box has a swirly design on it and feels really soft and smooth.  

The Palette Itself

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette The palette is a shiny hard plastic with a 3D swirl running through it. It is hinged on one side and opens like a book, with a mirror in the middle separating the creams from the powders. It is very compact and would be great for travel. I feel like it is really sturdy and could handle being beat around in a bag or even dropped.

The Powder Shades

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter powder side The palette opens on one side with four powder shades and a mirror. The first two shades are the contouring ones – a bronzer and a contour shades. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter up close of contour powders The bronzer is a warm dark tone, while the contour shade is cooler and lighter. The other two shades are the matte highlighter and the shimmer highlighter. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter up close of highlight powders The matte highlighter is a pale nude color, while the shimmer is rather pink and beige with a lot of sparkle. No chunky glitter, though. Here are swatches of these four shades.

The Cream Shades

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter cream side On the other side of the palette, there is another mirror and five cream shades: a contour, a matte highlight, a peach color corrector, a pink color corrector, and a shimmer highlight. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter up close of cream contour and highlight The contour is on the cooler side and is medium deep. The highlight is very pale and neutral. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter up close of cream color correcting The peach color corrector is good for dark circles or dark spots, while the pink one is good for brightening the undereye area. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter up close of cream shimmer highlight The last shade, the shimmer highlighter, is very sheer and doesn’t really have much shimmer to it. It was my least favorite shade of the whole palette. Here are swatches of the cream shades. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter powders swatch

The Verdict

Overall, I think this is a great little palette. The powder shades are all really nice. They are finely milled, they blend out easily, and the shades work for my light/medium skin complexion. The creams I didn’t like as much. I don’t do much with pink color corrector, so it’s kind of a waste for me, and I didn’t like the shimmer highlight cream. The peach color corrector, contour, and matte highlight cream shades were all really nice but I had a difficult time getting them to look flawlessly blended. I think the quality of the palette itself is very high and it seems very sturdy and perfect for travel. Therefore, I’m happy I purchased it, but I will note that I tend to grab my Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow palette more often. You can read my review of that palette here. XOXO Carly

23 comments on “Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter”

  1. It’s good you can still get some use from it even if you didn’t love all the shades! It does look like a nice palette 🙂

  2. These look like lovely neutral shades. I’ve heard a lot about urban decay but haven’t tried any of their products before

  3. I’ve been curious about this palette! I currently use the ABH cream contour kit and the KVD powder contour kit but have been interested in something a little more compact – especially for travel. Thanks for your review – I think I’m going to go swatch this in store!

  4. I’ve looked at this before, Urban Decay packaging is always so appealing to me. But I’m really not a big contour-er so a lot of the items in it would be quite wasteful for me. It seems like I always pass on skin pallettes for that reason. I like some highlight, maybe a touch of bronzer, and sometimes some concealer, but a lot of the stuff in them I honestly know I will never use.

    • They do have great packaging. Yea, this palette is very contour-driven, so if you know you’re not into that, it wouldn’t be a good investment. At least you know what you like!

  5. I still haven’t taken the plunge to purchase Urban Decay products yet, a little too pricey for me. That being said, everyone seems to like them and if I do splurge one day, I may consider this palette.

    • Yea, they’re a really nice brand but they are pricey. I also recommend Anastasia Beverly Hills if you’re ever looking to invest in an expensive brand. I love their contour palettes and eyeshadow palettes, and brow products.

  6. I think those colors look great. I have not had much luck with contouring and highlighting…I seem to always get too much on. I have a 3 color palette that was close to the same price as this one from Younique…so I would say if you look at quantity you got the better deal.

    • This palette is designed to help you contour and highlight your face. You highlight the high planes of your face (under your eyes, forehead, down the center of your nose) and you contour the parts that you want to sink in (the hollows of your cheeks under your cheekbone, your temples, your jawline). You can watch my YouTube video on highlighting and contouring here: https://youtu.be/fwdsSedLbX8

  7. Thanks for the review! I’ve been looking for a product similar for a while now and haven’t found anything I love. Definitely think Ill give this pallete a shot!

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