3 October 2014

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

A picture of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
A picture of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
A picture of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
A picture of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I have a serious love/hate relationship with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (£37), mainly because I've owned this palette twice now. The first time I bought the Naked 2 palette, I was very, very silly. A friend had bought one from eBay from a 'reliable source' that didn't turn out to be quite so reliable. I had a palette pretending to be the Naked 2, which yeah OK the shades were good, the formula was good, it was only £15.99 (yes, alarm bells should have rung at the price), but there was no way I could know for sure exactly what ingredients had been shoved in there to make the almost identical dupe, and in the bin it went. After that I was a little bit resentful towards the Naked 2 palette, silly considering it was my own fault for being stupid enough to buy makeup off of eBay. But I've learnt my lesson, and eBay will never be a beauty destination for me again!

When I finally decided to 'repurchase' the Naked 2 palette, I was glad to have the real thing in my hands, but I had already fallen in love with the original Urban Decay Naked Palette (£37) (read full review here) and so my Naked 2 palette wasn't getting much use. Shades wise, I find the original Naked palette to be better for everyday looks, whereas the Naked 2 palette is one I reach for more in the colder months and when I'm looking for a darker, sultry eye. That said, the shade selection in the Naked 2 palette is just absolutely beautiful, and it's easy to see why it's the favourite Naked palette for a lot of beauty addicts. There's 12 taupe-hued neutrals, as well as a couple of gorgeous stand-out shades, given a modern and cool twist to a classic neutral eye.

Foxy is a cream bisque matte.
Half Baked is a golden bronze shimmer.
Bootycall is a cork shimmer.
Chopper is a copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter.
Tease is a creamy pale brown matte.
Snakebite is a dark bronze shimmer.
Suspect is a pale golden beige shimmer.
Pistol is a light greyish brown shimmer.
Verve is an oyster shimmer.
YDK is a cool bronze shimmer.
Busted is a deep brown shimmer.
Blackout is a true blackest black matte.

The shadows are what you would expect from Urban Decay - amazing. The quality is one of my favourites, if not my favourite, for shadows and I love how effortlessly they apply, blend and with incredible longevity. All of the shades are beautiful and highly pigmented, by my favourites are Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, YDK and Busted. The palette itself is very different to the original Naked palette, an art-school inspired case with hinged-lip with a taupe metal theme and chocolate brown embossed logo. I'm glad I have Naked 2 in my stash, and it's a palette I definitely plan on using more (although I still prefer the original Naked palette). Have you tried the Naked 2 palette? Are you a fan?

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22 comments

  1. I really need this in my life! The colours are all so wearable and easy to work with, great review!

    Jamie-Lee.
    Glitter Infatuation - Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks Jamie-Lee, really glad you enjoyed my review! Let me know if you decide to add Naked 2 to your beauty stash :) xo

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  2. Such gorgeous colours!! I still haven't got my hands on any of these but I'm getting the basics palette any day now.
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
    enter my big blog giveaway

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    1. I have the first Basics palette and I love it - plan on picking up Basics 2 very soon! xo

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  3. I bought makeup on eBay once and it was fake too. I got a refund, which was good, but never again! It doesn't matter how "reliable" people tell me the seller is I just won't buy makeup there anymore. I have the Naked 1 palette and love it! The 2 is gorgeous as well. x

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk | Instagram

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    1. Me neither. With so many fakes out there, and no way to know what ingredients they've used, it's just not worth it! xo

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  4. I like the look of the Naked 2 palette but think I still prefer the shades of the Naked 1 out of all the Naked palettes!

    Rachel | Beauty & The Bird

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    1. Glad to hear you're an original Naked palette fan :) xo

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  5. I don't have any of the Naked palettes (shock horror, i must be one of the few people on earth who doesnt!). I have been scammed on Ebay before but did get my money back - learnt my lesson to avoid Ebay when it comes to beauty :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. Definitely, there's too many fakes out there! xo

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  6. I'm soooo conflicted over whether to buy this or not! I have Naked original and Naked 3, so do I really need 2? But the colours! And they really should be together because they're a family. It would be cruel not to, really...
    Madame Raptor x

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  7. I have Naked and Naked 3, but I can't help feeling that I need Naked 2 too... It looks perfect! I love the look of YDK and Busted!

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. YDK and Busted are such beautiful shades! I do really love the shades in the Naked 2 palette, I just use it less often than I should! xo

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  8. i really want to try all 3 naked palettes! Which one do you think is the best one to buy first? x
    http://rachelcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It depends on your skin-tone and the type of shades you like to wear really! Of the 3 larger Naked palettes, the original Naked palette is my favourite! xo

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  9. I was sent a knock off from a particular website. The colors are close but the quality is off. Plus, I expected a dupe not a straight knock off/counterfeit.

    Tiki | Grow It Girl

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    1. Always better to have the original than a knock-off! xo

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  10. I use this palette all the time but I don't own any of the other two. I do love this lots, I can create exactly the look that I want to!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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    1. My favourite aspect about eyeshadow palettes - you have every shade you need, to create any look! xo

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  11. The 2 is my fave! I love the shades!!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  12. I've yet to own any Naked Palette, the price! But I want so badly x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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