I had wanted a Naked Palette from Urban Decay for the longest time and I finally picked one up on my holiday! I am so excited to finally own one (I know, I’m extremely late to jump on the Naked Palette bandwagon) and I can’t wait to start using it.
As you might know, Urban Decay currently have three Naked palettes out: Naked, Naked2 and Naked3. I always knew I’d either purchase Naked2 and Naked3, as the shades are warm toned. The original Naked have cool toned shades, which doesn’t suit my skin colour.
Product information: Naked2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous greyish brown, a glittery copper and our lewdest, blackest black). Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.
As a bonus, the Naked2 palette contains a samples of four of their primers; Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Aging.
My review: The Naked2 Palette offers twelve very versatile shades, which can be mixed and matched to create endless looks. Four of the twelve shades are matte, and the other eight are shimmery. I love how there are a mix of matte and shimmery shades; this allows you to create both dramatic and understated looks, all from the one palette. The palette itself is housed in a sturdy tin which snaps shut. I love this packaging, as it protects the eye shadows and reduces the risk of smashing them. It is also perfect to throw into your bag or to take on a holiday.
The twelve shades are listed below, along with a description!
|From left: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall and Chopper.|
Foxy: Cream coloured (matte).
Half Baked: Coppery/gold (shimmer).
Bootycall: Pinky/cork coloured (matte).
Chopper: Salmon with flecks of glitter (shimmer).
|From left: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect and Pistol.|
Tease: Chocolate/mauve shade (matte).
Snakebite: Copper/chocolate toned (shimmer).
Suspect: Brown/beige shade (shimmer).
Pistol: Gray/brown shade (shimmer).
|From left: Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout.|
Verve: Taupe/oyster shade (shimmer).
YDK: Light brown with peachy undertones (shimmer).
Busted: Rich brown (shimmer).
Blackout: A true black (matte).
My favourite shades are Verve, Pistol and Blackout. I believe these shades can create the perfect smoky eye. I also like Tease for an understated, elegant look, which will be perfect for work.
|The double-ended shadow/blending brush.|
The palette comes with a double- ended shadow/ blending brush. I always like it when eye shadow palettes include brushes, as it’s perfect for on-the-go makeup and travel. The smaller brush is used for applying the shadow, and the bigger, fluffier brush is used for blending. I normally apply eye shadow in the same manner as eye liner, so the shadow side of this brush is perfect for that. The brush itself is very good quality, and has a dense yet soft texture.
|The samples of the Uban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.|
As a bonus, four samples of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is included, in the shades Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Ageing. I love the Urban Decay primers and use these to keep my makeup in place for longer, so I am really happy to receive sample sizes.
Overall, I am very happy with the Naked2 Palette and cannot wait to start experimenting and trying out all of the shades. I am going out tonight, so I plan to wear a subtle smoky eye. I’ll post a picture up shortly!
Which Naked Palette do you own?