This month Urban Decay announced without warning that their cult favorite Naked Palette series would be discontinued. A staple in the makeup arsenal of the Youtube tutorial generation the Naked Palettes allowed even the most visually challenged to create the smokey eyes of their dreams-after justifying the hefty price tag.
The brand told Madame Noire, “The Naked Palette has been a total game changer and category creator, leading the palette category for the last eight years. It’s become a staple in everyone’s makeup collection and we’re so proud of that. But they say if you’re going to go out, you should go out on top, so it’s time to do that. And, we need to make room for what’s next.”
A few seconds after I recovered from the initial shock I was on a mission to find out my options for affordable alternatives because no matter how much creative accounting I did with my Sephora Beauty Insider points stocking up just wasn’t an option. Here are seven of my favorites budget friend.