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As you can tell by looking at this product, the packaging is really improved compared to the last Urban Decay Naked palette. Also, instead of a mini primer potion it has a little lipgloss. I already own the full size primer potion by Urban Decay so prefer this a lot more. The lip gloss comes in a really wearable colour for pretty much anyone with any tone of skin. The palette is a metallic beige coloured tin. This was a lot sturdier packaging than the last Urban Decay Naked palette. I like that you can hear it snap together when closing the tin as you know that it is completely securely closed up and sealed. This is a lot better than the other palette which is just cardboard, you can definitely see the difference between the two palettes. I really love how they've improved the packaging. At the top of the box inside there is a mirror and it has a double ended brush at the bottom. One side is fluffy and the other is a flat brush.
There are 12 eye shadows included in this palette. The two I was most excited about were the matte highlight colour and the matte black eye shadow. I do not like having a shimmery highlight colour. This palette however is a mix of mattes and shimmers, some more glittery than others. The colours in this Urban Decay palette are really natural and wearable. These colours can create a neutral look or a more dramatic depending on what shades you wear and how you apply them.
I rate this palette a 5/5, it is the best natural eye shadow palette. The only issue is that it is a little pricey but if you have the money it is definitely worth the cost.
I have owned the Original Naked Palette for years and despite being completely in love with it I have never taken the plunge and purchased the Naked 2, until now. I have been lusting after this palette for a couple of years now and upon receiving Debenhams vouchers for Christmas I decided to get myself one.
===~~What is it?~~===
Urban Decay have produced a 'Naked' range within their line which consists of mainly more natural looking pinks, taupes, browns and greys. Within this range their are lipglosses, concealers, beauty balms, etc, though perhaps their most well known and prestige product is their Naked Palettes. These are palettes that consist of twelve eyeshadows, often ranging from a light cream/white colour to a more intense brown/black colour and the Naked 2 palette is no different. So essentially it is an eyeshadow palette claiming to be filled with '12 pigment rich taupe and greige neutral eyeshadows.
===~~Cost and Availability ~~===
This palette costs £37 so although this does seem quite steep, when looking at other 'high end' brand palettes I actually find this one to be priced fairly reasonably. There are also 12 different shades in this palette which places them around £3 each which I actually think is a very fair price to pay. Alongside this you also receive one of their double ended good karma eyeshadow brushes and sample of four of their different eye shadow primer potions.
Alike most Urban Decay products the Naked 2 palettes can be purchased from Debenhams, House of Fraser, Urban Decay and most large department stores with a beauty section. I have also often seen them on the likes of feel unique. I tend to find that these are not often on offer, however everyone now and then Debenhams do have 10-15% off beauty products and you can also collect beauty card points there.
To me, the packaging looks fairly old school in that it in in a metal tin and therefore both the shape and material remind me of an old school pencil case. The metal tin itself seems to be fairly sturdy and it opens and closes securely which I particularly like as I think should I drop it it will remain close, hopefully meaning the eyeshadows won't smash. This is unlike the original naked palette which I find on occasions when I have accidentally dropped it the lid has opened.
Despite it looking fairly old school to me, the simplistic design in a light champagne/beige colour makes it also look modern. When you open the palette you are greeted by a large mirror at the top, followed but the 12 eyeshadows underneath and then a small slot for where the brush is stored.
As previously mentioned there are 12 shades within this palette ranging from matte finishes to glitter and metallic sheens. Although some of the shades so look slightly alike in colour, once applied they look very different so countless different looks can be created with this palette.
A light, creamy off white matte shade. I find this particularly useful for highlighting the brow bone on the inner tear duct as it is not too intense. It is also perfect for an all over wash of colour over the eyelid if you are in a rush, or also works well to create a light, natural looking smoky eye,
This shade is also in the original Naked Palette and it is a true metallic gold colour. Just recently I have started as a freelance make up artist and have found this shade to suit many different skin tones, despite what may be originally thought. I love using this shade for a pop of colour at the inner corner of a the eye when doing a dark smoky eye, or as an all over colour when doing a bronze smoky eye.
This is an extremely light frosty champagne colour. It is ever so slightly silver in colour with some slight pink tones to it. Personally, I find this colour the hardest to work with as I am not a fan of frosty eyeshadows nonetheless I have found due to its light frosty finish it can really make your eye colour pop in contrast.
This is perhaps one of my favourite shades in the palette and is a gold/bronze colour with glitter in it. What I particularly like about this is that the glitter is very fine so it does not irritate my eyes in anyway, as some glitter eyeshadows have done in the past. Despite this the glitter particles in it are very reflective which gives the eyeshadow a slightly sparkly look which is great for a bit of evening glamour and the bronze tones in the eyeshadow means it looks great in the summer as it compliments a tan- although a bronzed colour just as easily be used to cheat this look!
This is the second matte shade in the palette and is a grey toned brown/taupe colour. This shade is great for when you want a little definition an depth through the crease, yet is not talk dark that it cannot be worn on a daily basis. This shade is also great for just running lightly through the bottom lash line when doing a simple winged eyeliner look as I find it gives a little definition to your bottom lashes and your eye shape.
This is a true bronze shade. This shade has a metallic finish to it and when it hits certain lights can also look slightly gold toned. I particularly like this shade when doing a bronzed look and find it really warms up my skin tone and creates a really nice bronze smoky eye, yet due to the fact that there is no glitter in it it is not too intense.
This is a light champagne gold colour. Again, it has a shimmery metallic finish to it and works well to creat soft, slightly glamorous eyeshadow looks. I find that I can wear this shade on a daily basis and it is not too much due to the fact it is fairly light and not too obnoxious.
As the name suggests, this is a slightly gun metal tones grey. It has silver reflect particles in it which makes it great for creating the original grey/black smoky eye. Despite saying that it is probably one of my least favourite shades in the palette, though this is only due to the fact I find grey eyeshadows tend not to suit my skin tone.
This is a true icy silver colour. Again, I find this shade a little hard to wear, though again I think this may just be down to personal preference. Nonetheless I find it works really well as a highlight colour at the inner corners of the eye. Also looks great when applied lightly to your Cupid's bow or on top of red lipstick at the centre of the lips as can make your lips look slightly more plump.
At first glance this looks very similar to the shade 'chopper', however once applied it is very obvious that they are different. This is a lot less copper toned than Chopper and has no glitter in it. It is a soft warm bronze colour with a metallic finish that works particularly well on blue eyes as it really makes them pop.
This is one of the darkest shades in the palette and is a deep brown colour with a slight metallic finish. What I really like about this shade is that it has some slight mauve tones in it which means it does not look completely flat on the eye. This works well as an all over colour when blended isn't correctly and also works well blended through he crease to add some definition there.
This is the final shade in the palette and is also the final matte shade. As the name would suggest, it is a matte black. This works great as a crease colour for lots of dramatic definition, or what I also like to do is to too mix it with a little bit if water and use it as an eyeliner.
===~~How do the eyeshadows apply/what do they look like on?~~===
I am thoroughly impressed with how well these eyeshadows apply. They are of a silky, buttery consistency which means they glide effortlessly over the eye and are in no way chalky or powdery. Due to the silky texture of these eyeshadows they are very easy to blend, meaning that you are left with no harsh lines. I do find that I sometimes can get a little fallout with these eyeshadows, especially the more glittery ones such as Chopper, however do find this can wiped away easily afterwards or simply applying with a tissue underneath my eye can avoid this. I was please to find that all the eye shadows were extremely pigmented and transferred very well from the palette to my eye lid.
What I particularly like with this palette is the endless amount of different looks I can create with this palette. I can go for something as simple as using one shade as a wash of colour all over my eye lids to a full on glamorous and for this reason I really do think there is something for everyone in this palette.
I am also very pleased with the quality of the brush that comes with this palette, admittedly although it is not quite as soft as some other brushes I use, it nonetheless does the job required of it. At one end it a small, flat brush which I find really great for packing the colour onto the eye and I find that when using this end of the brush I get minimal fallout. The other is it a slightly domed shaped brush, which is much fluffier which makes it great for popping colours through the crease of the eye and also for blending eye shadow. I have also washed this brush a couple of times now and have found that it has come up as good as new everything and I have not had any problems with the hairs shedding or the likes of that.
===~~The Primer Potion~~===
As mentioned, you get four small free samples of their primer potion in Original, Eden, Sin and Anti-Aging and I cannot recommend these enough. I do. It have particularly oily eyes however I can often find that my eyeshadow can wear off throughout the day or find that it can begin to look unrest or sink into my crease and for them reasons is really is a life saver. I find that it really prolongs the wear of my eye shadow and really keeps it in place. I find this particularly useful when on holidays in hot climates or going out at night as this ifs often when the appearance of my make up can deteriorate, yet when I use this it really is locked in place.
It does not feel greasy or oily to apply and is in fact very smooth and light. One thing I would say is that a little goes a very long way and often I have made the mistake of applying too much and when I have done this it can feel a little sticky and heavy on the eye.
Overall, as you have probably already guessed by now I am utterly in love with this palette and am unsure as to why I took so long in purchasing it! There is also a Naked 3 palette which I cannot wait to buy now! I really cannot recommend this palette enough and really do believe there is something in there to suit anyone's tastes. The eye shadows are all of a high quality and extremely pigmented and due to the fact I only need to use a little amount each time I can really see me this lasting me a while. I have had my original Naked Palette for around two/three years now (which I know is probably not the most hygienic!) and despite using it on a daily basis it is still going strong, so really do think you get good value for money! Despite how much I love it, I would say that the original is still my favourite, that does not mean that I could recommend this palette any less though!
The Urban decay pallet is every girls dream. I can't put into words how much I love Urban decay eye shadow but this pallet in particular is my absolute favourite! (Even though it's extremely hard to choose a favourite) The pallet itself is the best for nights out and special occasions and events because its a more shocking outgoing pallet rather than a subtle pallet. The colours are all fabulous and blend together so well to give you an ultimate smoky eye effect. I'm obsessed with having smokey eyes.. but not all regular eye shadows or other branded products are as easy to use compared to urban decay. Although there very pricey products they are well worth the money you spend on them! I have tried many different eye shadow pallets and non have come close to the effects that the Urban decay brand gives. All pallets from Urban are different colours that are so easily blended for many different occasions and look so great on the eyes.. I particularly like this one because of the various different light and dark colours which blend together to give you the best smokey eye effect. The brand is very popular itself and cannot fault it one bit, I would absoloutely reccomend this product to anybody considering buying it, because its well worth the price! You can't find any other brands that provide such pure mineral eye shadow that is not animal tested or animal product tested!! Such a great buy love Urban decay pallets!
Urban Decay is my favorite make up brand. Anyone that has tried the eyeshadow will know that the product range and staying power is amazing!
Out of the naked palettes this has my favorite case.This palette is a taupe colored metal case - it feels sturdy and is easy to keep clean. The product is also a good size for travel which is often not true with this brand.
The name gives it away really but what this palette contains is various shades of more natural ie "naked" colours . The colours in this palette are meant to have more undertones. I think the colours in this would suit most skin tones.
Foxy is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish. I think this is quite a light/sheer colour which I would use as a highlight but not by itself. The shade is also in the naked one palette.
Half baked - this is quite a common urban decay shade. nice light golden summer colour with shimmer.
Booty Call- Again a white beige colour but nicer than foxy because of the frosted finish. It came out new in this palette and I would say it is quite like macs vanilla.
Chopper- more like a bronze/red gold than a gold gold like half baked is with sparkles through it. This shade is permanent. I love the payoff in this colour.
Tease- is a non shimmer mauve brown shade. quite boring by itself but is useful as a highlight/contouring. Not the best colour payoff you do need the primer potion if you want this to stay for long.
Snakebite - is a darker bronze that has a golden shimmer through it. Another shade that has great payoff.
Suspect is a soft champagne-bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen . This has a good colour payoff. There are several mac shades that are very similar (i will put them here once i have looked them out)
Pistol- a medium/dark grey-brown shade that has a frosted finish.
Verve is a very shimmery beige - grey colour. This is nice by itself and also as an eyeliner. This colour is also in other palettes.
YDK - a deep bronzy colour with a shimmer finish. This has good colour payoff and I would describe it as being a warm colour.
Busted - a very dark red brown with gold through it. Good payoff and a smooth texture.
Blackout - very black black. This makes a great colour to underline your eyes with for a very intense look. This is a matte colour.
This also came with a gloss that is long gone. I cant remember that much about it - not bad not great.
If you are new to urban decay the naked palettes are not what I recommend first. They have so many other palettes out with fantastic colours
Yes, this is very pricey, but its DEFINITELY worth it. The colors are so vibrant and feel like butter. They are gorgeous colors that last all day. This is personally my favorite pallet because it has nudes and it has a few light pinks. I don't use an eyeshadow primer and they still last (I even have oily eyelids!). I wear this everyday and theres still plenty of product lef and I know it will last me years.
I love these naked palettes. They are not inexpensive but the color payoff is superb and last a long time. They take the guess work out of look bc they are so popular you can google each palette and see some one in any skin/hair/eye color comleting a look that will look glam as well as professional. Since they are so popular you can walk into any major department store and essentially "try before you buy". Love these palettes!
It is worth the money for a palette with your essential colours. Comes with a lovely brush too!
Buy it now!
--- Introduction: Why I brought this product ---
I am a huge make up fan and I spend far too much money on make up. My biggest problem is that I often impulse buy items I see when I'm shopping and I don't actually think about when I will use them and what I will wear them with. After throwing out tons of brand new eye shadows in various colours and shades that I have never found a time to wear, I decided that I had not only wasted a lot of money on useless products, but that I didn't really have many eye shadows left. I decided that instead of going out and buying lots of individual shades, I would invest in a good quality palette with lots of shades that complimented each other to make my make up easier to apply and look better.
I did a lot of research into what palette to buy and almost every review I read for this product and it's predecessor the Naked Palette, were extremely positive. I made the decision to take the plunge and buy it and I definitely haven't regretted it!
--- The Product ---
This eye shadow palette is made by Urban Decay. It is described as a 'collection that lets you create beautiful neutral looks, dramatic smokey eyes and anything in between!' The palette contains 12 different shades ranging from light champagne colours to black. There is a mix of matte, shimmery and glitter based eye shadows.
The palette itself is encased in a taupe coloured metal tin with Naked 2 and the Urban Decay logo embossed on the front in brown. It clicks open and shut and is very secure, if you were to drop the tin it wouldn't pop open. The design is very sleek and looks attractive. It also looks like a well made product. The metal tin casing provides excellent protection for the eye shadows inside and despite being dropped many times, mine isn't dented and my shadows are all in tact.
The inside of the tin is a sturdy plastic mold which houses the 12 eye shadows, the Good Karma brush which comes with this palette and a mirror which is almost the full length of the tin. This is very useful as it makes it very easy to apply your make up on the go. The large mirror means you can see pretty much you whole face and the lid of the tin can be angled to you can put the palette down on a surface and use the mirror to apply your eye shadow. The only minor issue with the mirror is that it does get some of the loose bits of eye shadow on it if you carry the palette around. However, a tissue will quickly and easily rectify this.
Each eye shadow is in a metal holder which is stuck into the plastic mold. All of my shadows are still in place, despite me chucking the palette into my bag and taking it with me most of the time. The whole product feels good quality. The tin is very sturdy but also fairly light and thin, making it super easy to transport.
The Good Karma brush that comes with this palette is cruelty free and is very soft. It is doubled ended with one side being a thinner shadow brush and one being a fluffier crease brush. This brush applies the eye shadows well, easily picks up the product and distributes it evenly. I personally haven't used it all that much as I have other brushes that I love, but from the times I have used it I have found it to be of good quality. It is especially good if you don't have many brushes as it gives you the tools you need to create lots of different looks without having to spend extra money on top of the palette.
This palette also comes with a travel size version of the Junkie lipgloss, which is a deep red colour and smells very minty.
--- The eye shadows- my opinions ---
I love Urban Decay eye shadows. They are always really strongly pigmented, meaning you get a great colour pay off without using a lot of product. They are also very creamy, which makes them easy to apply and they are incredibly long lasting, especially if you use the Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath. I realise that this might sound like an Urban Decay advert, but having tried many different brands of eye shadow, I cannot stress enough how superior these are.
This shadow contains 12 shades, which are as follows:
Foxy- a very light, matte cream colour. I mainly use this colour for highlighting under my brow or for the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. It is a very simple, pale colour and can be used for a very natural look or to blend other shades together.
Half Baked- one of my personal favourites, this shadow is a beautiful golden colour. This shade is shimmery and looks gorgeous on its own for a glam edge to a natural look, or blended with a darker crease colour for a more dramatic look.
Bootycall- this is probably my most used shade. It is a light, shimmery champagne colour that can be used as a highlighter or a colour on its own. I use it mainly for the inner corners of my eyes or all over my lids if I am going to work but want a subtle pop of colour. This shade is stunning blended with any of the others.
Chopper- This shade is a bronze colour. It is very shimmery and glittery. I find that there is a little bit of glitter fall out under my eyes with this shade, so I generally only wear it out, but it is a lovely bronze colour and again is very versatile as it can be mixed and blended with other shades easily.
Tease- this is a medium brown matte colour. I find this shade particularly good as a crease colour for a natural smokey eye as it blends well and isn't too dramatic. I also find this colour good for my eyebrows as it is matte and a very natural looking colour.
Snakebite- this is a shimmery brown colour, which I see hints of green in. It works well as a crease colour for a natural smoky eye but could be applied all over the eyelids for a dramatic look. It compliments the gold colours really well and you can use it as a base to create some exciting looks.
Suspect- suspect is another shimmery shade. It is almost a shimmery version of the colour of the tin, a taupe colour. I find this shadow excellent for create a colder look, with greys and silvers. It is again a very versatile colour that could be used as a crease colour or blended into a smokey eye.
Pistol- Pistol is a shimmery grey colour. It is quite dark, and I usually use it blended into a smokey eye look. I have to admit I haven't used this shade that much, but I do think it is really pretty and if you like grey this is a great shade for you.
Verve- this is a shimmery silver colour. Unlike a lot of silvers, it is quite a warm colour and blends really well with the lighter champagne colours. It can be used subtly as an all over colour for work or a more neutral look, or blended into a smokey eye for a more glamorous look.
YDK- this is another glittery shade. It is a brownish colour with lots of shimmer and glitter. It is definitely one of the less neutral shades in the palette, but works perfectly with a brown smokey eye, blended with some of the other shades. I also find glitter fall out to be a small problem with this shade.
Busted- this is a dark brown, shimmery shade. It is a great crease colour for a more glamorous look and works perfectly in a smokey eye effect. This shade has some glitter pieces in it, but I haven't found fall out to be a big problem. This shade can also be used as an eyeliner with a more neutral look.
Blackout- as the name would suggest, this is a very black shade. It is virtually the colour of charcol. It is the perfect shade for a very dramatic smokey eye, but also works very well as an eyeliner for a less dramatic look. I have used this shade a lot as an eyeliner.
Overall, I love most of the shades in this palette. Some I use more than often, I tend to wear the golden and champagne colours the most on a day to day basis but I have used every single shade more than once. I love how versatile this colours are and how you can combine them to create so many different looks. The quality of the shadows is excellent and I feel this palette is definitely worth the expensive price tag (around £37-£40) because you could use it everyday and not need many other make up items. I would highly recommend this product- it really is as good as people say it is!
I have had quite a few Urban decay palettes in the past, but I had never before tried a Naked Palette before. The other Urban Decay Palette have been of-course to a great quality of standard, but a few of of the shades within those palettes don't suit my skin tone at all and are shades that are completely untouched and not used.
I think the best aspect of using Urban Decay eye-shadows is they're staying power and rich and deep pigments. I am yet to find a make-up brand, which can compare to the eye-shadows and palettes by Urban Decay.
The shades which are in this Naked 2 palette are (from left to right)
Two of the more natural shades, which are great for a plain and natural eye-look are Foxy and Booty call. Then added with some of the other shades, turn these natural eye shades into eye looks which would be perfect to wear on nights out.
Shades Tease, Snakebite and Busted are different shades of brown and can be quite dark and strong. These shades are perfect for created brown smoky-eye looks and for blending with other natural shades. The shades within this palette range from matte to sparky, allowing you to create lots of looks for different occasions.
Along with the palette, you get a double-ended, Good Karma Shadow brush. These brushes are usually included in Urban Decay palettes and are great quality. The longer brush side is great for applying shadow all over the eyelid and the shorter brush side is great for adding definition and adding other shades.
The first five shades on this palette are my favourite shades in any Urban Decay palette. They are the most natural shades in the palette and are perfect for my skin tone. I typically wear these shades during the day and when I'm doing my make-up for a night out, event or occasion, I move on down the palette and use the more darker, deep colours!
In my opinion this is a great eye-shadow palette for anyone, whether you are a beauty guru or a beauty product newbie. Urban Decay is one of those brands that whatever product or palette you choose, it is going to be great quality. And this Naked 2 palette has a great balance of natural, light shades and darker shades.
This palette is £37.00 from Urban Decay at Debenhams. But I'm sure it can be also purchased from other stores which house Urban Decay for a similar price. It is quite an expensive price, however giving how much I love and use all of my Urban Decay palettes, it is most certainly worth the price!
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This product is an absolute must have, and can save you from any makeup disasters. The case itself comes with an excellent brush, which has a good weight to it and a soft brush which really helps when applying the eye shadow, also the mirror means you an do this on the go! The colors are mainly neutral, but with the added bonus of subtle blues and blacks, means that you can change from the day to night look instantly without hastle. The colors are beautifully designed which means that they can suit almost any occasion, they also all perfectly complement one another, and because of this you can use them to highlight, shade and define your eyes. Whether you are looking for a subtle look which will make your eyes look youthful and add a beautiful color or you want something a bit more dramatic this set is perfect for the occasion.
I have always tended to use Maybellines or Boot's 17 collection eye-shadows but had read such rave reviews on the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I hunted around and read some more reviews and decided the Naked 2 collection was more for me than the original Naked collection.
The Naked 2 is packed in a cardboard box, embossed with 'NAKED 2@ on the front. Inside is the metal case in a shimmery gold colour. As you open the metal case you see the 12 eye-shadows, and crease brush and a mirror on the lid.
The 12 shades are:-
These shades include a mix of matte and shimmery shades and pale to deep colours. Personal favourites of mine include, Bootycall, Tease and Busted. With these 12 shades you can create a countless number of natural looks. I found the eye-shadows to be great quality with rich deep colours that hold well and are applied easily and effectively. They didn't crease on my eyes even after a full day of wear, and dont wear off as the day goes on either. They blend together well and are a joy to use. They can also be used to line your lashes as an added bonus. The crease brush is also great quality and makes application even easier.
The Naked 2 Palette is priced at around £40 but can be picked up a little cheaper on places such as Ebay. For your £40 you are getting 12 quality eye-shadows which therefore work out at just £3.33 each. They are long lasting and I have now been using my Naked Palette everyday for 18 months and am just getting to the end of half of the shades. This really is a great price for the longevity and quality provided.
I bought my Naked 2 palette from House of Fraser after reading so many positive reviews. Despite my bargain-hunting, I bought it for its RRP of £36 as I was unable to find any discount.
Initially, I wasn't prepared to spend almost £40 on a single palette and thought it exorbitant, but with 12 full-size shades, they work out only £3 each.
The Naked 2 palette comes complete with a double-ended eyeshadow brush and a mini Lip Junkie lip gloss. The palette consists of 12 shades, described by Urban Decay as taupe & greige neutrals. Only three of these are mattes - 'Foxy', 'Blackout', and my personal favourite, 'Tease'.
Naked 2 consists of;
Foxy - A subtle matte nude with yellow undertones, ideal for blending out colours. With the right complexion, Foxy COULD be used as a brow highlight or to disguise dark shadows, but it's too light to show up on my skin tone.
Half Baked - A warm gold - one of my favourite N2 shades. Very versatile and wearable, Half Baked is a highly-pigmented, shimmery shade that can be used to create many different looks. Looks great with a red lip!
Bootycall - A shimmery light pink champagne shade. I use this on the inner-eye and for building subtle looks. For me, Bootycall is too shimmery to use as a highlight.
Chopper - A copper gold with orange undertones and silver(ish) glitter. If your eyes aren't properly primed and prepped, the fall out from this shade (and a few others) is ridiculous.
Tease - My favourite shade in N2, Tease is a smokey matte brownish-plum that really compliments green eyes. Can be worn subtle or dramatic.
Snakebite - A very rich and warm chocolate brown with copper glitter. One of the few browns in N2, Snakebike is an important shade for building a nice smokey eye. Highly-pigmented.
Suspect - A cool silvery gold with beige undertones. Lots of shimmer but very versatile and wearable.
Pistol - A frosty grey with gold shimmer and brown undertones. A pretty shade with a lot of depth.
Verve - A sparkly but muted white-silver. A lot more mature and wearable than a metallic in-your-face silver shade, but still shimmery and fun.
YDK - A cool pinky-bronze. Another shade with a lot of depth, YDK has purple and copper tones.
Busted - A dark shimmery & smokey brown-plum. Similar to Tease in shade.
Blackout - A matte dramatic black. Highly-pigmented and can be built as dark as you wish - an essential!
You can definitely build a strong smokey eye with N2's selection of colours. There ARE beiges, golds and dramatic dark shades, but not many neutrals in between to really tie a look together (unless you really know what you're doing). The fall out from some of the shades is ridiculous and you can easily end up with glitter all over your face, which shouldn't be the case considering the palette's price. Each eyeshadow is lovely individually, but as a whole, the selection confuses me.
Whilst I do like the look of most of the shades in Naked 2, I only properly utilize a select number of them. A few of the shades in my palette have only been sampled and are practically untouched as I'm unsure of how to incorporate them into a neutral eye. Two of the shades in my palette have cracked and leaked everywhere which makes me question the quality of the packaging. Regardless, the shadows are of a good quality, creamy in texture and super easy to apply.
I was expecting a palette full of warm browns and neutral beiges & golds for everyday looks, but this palette is much more suited to dramatic party eyes. It's a nice palette overall but not what I was looking for. Perhaps I should have went with Naked 1?
This palette has been absolutely raved about all over youtube and in various mags etc etc. Being out of a neutrals palette and with the raving reviews I couldn't not give this a go.
The Urban decay naked2 palette is a palette consisting of 12 shades of the following colours:
The matte shades - The palette contains 3 matte shades (one more than the original urban decay naked palette) and these are 1 highlighter shade, one neutral shade and one dark shade. These are named 'Foxy' which is a yellow toned highlighter shade. Next in line is the shade 'Tease' which is one of my favourite shades. It is perfect in the crease and also as a lid cover. It is a browny colour with a hint of purple. The final matte is the shade 'Blackout' which is exactly as you would imagine by its name. It is simply a matte black which is perfect for creating a smoky black eye or using to create a soft eyeliner.
Now I will simply read off the colours in the order that they come in along the palette.
There's the most famous 'half baked' which is a repeat from the original Naked Palette. There are no other shades from the original palette which have made it into the new one. For a girl who doesn't own the original palette I am very happy that they put this shade into this palette again as it is a gorgeous glittery bright yellow gold. It is my go to for when I want to go clubbing and I am looking for a bright eye.
Next is 'Booty call' which is a light skin coloured eyeshadow with a shimmer/satin finish to it. I use this all over my lid on days where I don't want to use eyeshadow. Combined with 'Tease' this is a perfect neutral day time look and I love it.
Next is 'Chopper' which is another glitter finish eyeshadow, similar to 'Half Baked' except it is a copper/brown colour.
Next to that is 'Snakebite' which is a dark brown with a gold/green undertone to it. It is a shimmer finish. I again use this in the outer corners of my eyes as it is so dark to create a dramatic look. Used lightly in the crease it can be a great day time look especially on girls of a darker skin tone. On my pale skin it really does stand out maybe too much for me to pull off an every day look with it.
'Suspect' is another gold shade but a toned down version of 'Half baked'. It is darker in colour but is still a shimmery finish. I use this all over the lid or in my crease. Great combo with the darker 'Snakebite'
'Pistol' is the shade beside that. It is the main shimmery grey colour in the palette. It is on the slightly green side but again, perfect in the crease and over the lid.
Next to that is the lightest shimmer shade 'Verve' which I tend to use in the inner corner of my eye, in the tear duct area, as this opens up my eye. There is a slight hint of glitter in there but it is mainly a shimmer shade.
'YDK' is a brown/purple glitter shade which is gorgeous for a night time look.
Lastly is the shade 'Busted' which is a darker grey to 'Pistol'. It is less metallic in comparison and it has a hint of brown to it when swatched.
The colours in this palette all compliment each other beautifully. The texture of them is buttery and you can tell instantly when you dip your finger in that they are high quality. These last fantastically and fall out is minimal. When teamed with the urban decay primer potion their function is enhanced and they are absolutely faultless. The are very easy to work with due to their texture and with the darker shades, a little goes a long way.
In the palette you get full sizes of each colour meaning that for £36 it is brilliant value for money when you consider how much it costs to get them individually. They are also conveniently in one place. The packaging itself is a little larger than I was expecting, meaning it can be quite bulky to carry around. However the space is not wasted ie it need to be that big to fit the product in. Often more expensive products have a huge compact with barely anything in and this is not the case. The casing is made a study plastic material which simply clicks shut so you never need to worry about it coming loose in your bag and the eyeshadows smashing. On the inside lid there is a full mirror whereas on the previous palette this mirror was only small and hopeless to work with. With this one you can actually see what you are doing which is brilliant.
A double ended brush came with the set as well, one side a blending brush and the other a normal eyeshadow brush. I haven't used it much as I want to save it until my cheaper brushed get wrecked but it looks very high quality, soft and lovely to use.
I also got a free lip junkie gloss which I absolutely love (see previous review) and this was a lovely little addition to the set.
In conclusion, even though the initial cost is a lot, it is great value for money. The is a good variety of shades which are a consistent high quality. They are lovely to work with and last really well even on my oily lids.
I can't recommend this enough for people who are after a neutral everyday look or a dramatic evening look. This palette can definitely do both with the shades available. This is now my go to palette for sure!