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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The contour is on the cooler side and is medium deep. The highlight is very pale and neutral.
The peach color corrector is good for dark circles or dark spots, while the pink one is good for brightening the undereye area.
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.
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.