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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!
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--- 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!