Why did I consider getting the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette?
You won’t believe this story (I couldn’t..) I was at a client appointment on December 1st when Urban Decay announced they were releasing Naked 2. My hubby saw the news online (I have no idea how) and immediately thought about getting me one. Completely on his own. I’m still trying to figure it out! Anyway, I’m really glad he did as this is something I don’t think I would’ve thought about twice. I loved the first Naked Palette, so this was a no-brainer.
Where can you get it?
I bought the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette online at Urban Decay.com. However, with the popularity of this palette, I have no idea if it will be available or not when you look it up initially. I spent months trying to get the first Naked Palette, so you might have to do some looking before you get it. Hopefully not!
What did I find in the package?
The palette comes within a bigger shipping box, nothing too fancy. The palette itself measures 8″ long x 2.5″ wide. The package is made of a sturdy metal material. When you open it there’s a mirror inside in the top lid and the 12 eyeshadows in the bottom lid. You get 12 eyeshadows at 0.05 oz each. There’s also a slot for the brush that comes with it next to the shadows. The lipgloss comes as part of the external package, not within the eyeshadow palette itself. I really liked that the palette has a latching mechanism, so it will not open inside your purse ever and create a big mess. Overall, I think they did a great job with the palette case itself.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
I had no idea Urban Decay was coming out with their follow-up to Naked this Holiday season. It makes a lot of sense since they hit a home run with the first one, and obviously they want to keep that success going! First thing I noticed, and I’m so glad for it, is they didn’t include their Zero eyeliner! At last! I’m so happy they included the brush instead. I’m disappointed at the lipgloss though (although I wasn’t expecting much to be honest). The Primer Potion would have been a better option. As to the quality of the eyeshadows?? It’s really good. They included some matte and and some shimmery options, which is good for variety. When I first saw it, I thought the was a lot of shimmer, but then realized they included 4 matte shades. One thing I didn’t like is that they included Half Baked again… Seriously??!! I would have preferred Buck or Naked instead which I loooove.
I do feel the eyeshadow colors suite my NC40 skin tone very well. They are warm and earthy similar to the Naked 1 Palette. The lipgloss, as I mentioned before, is just ok. It’s sheer and doesn’t add much value to the palette. The crease/shadow brush was something I really liked. It’s very soft and easy to work with, and has done a good blending job so far.
Here’s a list of all the colors in the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette:
- Foxy: Light cream color with matte finish
- Half Baked: Golden color with shimmery finish
- Booty Call: Beige color with subtle sheen. This is the perfect color for highlighting the brow bone.
- Chopper: Copper shimmery color with tiny silver flecks
- Tease: Creamy pale brown with matte finish
- Snake Bite: Dark bronze with shimmer
- Suspect: Pale golden beige with shimmery finish
- Pistol: It’s got a mix between a gray and a brown. Unique color.
- Verve: Cream/Beige shimmery color
- YDK: This is a very frosty eyeshadow and you can get lots of fallout when using it.
- Busted: Dark brown with golden sheen. The texture is very smooth.
- Blackout: intense black with matte finish. I love is very pigmented and very black. It’s perfect for creating smokey eyes. I feel it’s more pigmented than MAC Carbon.
- Naked: Sheer pink lipgloss
- Good Karma: Shadow/Crease dual-ended brush
Here are some more pictures of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette:
What is the Verdict?
Urban Decay did it again! If you loved Naked 1 you will love to get Naked again!!! Luckily, this is a permanent addition to the Urban Decay family of products. Are all the eyeshadows excellent quality in this palette? Not really, in my opinion. Some are very chalky. Tease has a beautiful color but was a nightmare to work with it. It’s dry and the color pigmentation is just not there. I experienced some fallout with YDK and Chopper. It also drives me nuts that Urban Decay included Half Baked again. Unless you love that one (it’s just ok for me), then you’ll feel like me and wish they had repeated something different. Even thought I don’t think all the eyeshadows are perfect, the overall quality of the eyeshadows is very good so I think is a good buy if you don’t have any other similar, neutral colors in your makeup cabinet. I’m a very happy customer with both of my Naked Palettes!
Have you gotten Naked yet? What do you think, love at first sight, or didn’t work for you? Let me know what you think in the comments below! Thank you!!