FIRST IMPRESSIONS | URBAN DECAY: NAKED 2

Thursday, 30 July 2015

I think I am roughly a million years late on this post, but I have finally taken the plunge and splurged on my first Naked palette (yes, ever.) My first decision was which of the core palettes I wanted to buy, did I want; warm tones? cool tones? more mattes? more shimmers? The possibilities are endless and with the choice of 4 different palettes I was able to settle for one which after a long, painstaking decision, I picked Naked 2.

The casing is what I would call a muted gold colour with embossed gold shiny lettering. The shadows are potted in a gunmetal grey plastic which I've heard is better than the wooden one in the original Naked palette. It also comes complete with this double ended shadow/crease brush, which I've used a few times and I think it's okay but I definitely prefer my Real Technique brushes. Inside the palette there are 12 shadows which are a variety of finishes; matte, shimmer and micro-glitter. The variety of shades and finishes in this palettes means that you can use the shadows in a variety of different ways. For example there are shadows which can double as highlight/base shades, crease shades and even an eye liner shade. 

  • Foxy: Cream bisque matte, perfect base colour
  • Half Baked: One of my favourites, golden bronze shimmer
  • Bootycall: Cork shimmer, another perfect base colour
  • Chopper: Copper shimmer with mirco glitter
  • Tease: Creamy, Taupe-y matte
  • Snakebite: Dark bronze shimmer
  • Suspect: Pale golden shimmer
  • Pistol: Light grey shimmer
  • Verve: Oyster shimmer
  • YDK: Cool bronzed shimmer
  • Busted: Brown shimmer
  • Blackout: Black matte, perfect for eye liner

The Naked 2 Palette is more cool toned in comparison to the warm toned Naked palette and the rose gold toned Naked 3 which I feel makes the colours more wearable and versatile. All of the shadows are highly pigmented and easy to blend, this means that you won't need to use as much shadow on your lids.

As you can see, my personal favourites include: Half baked, Chopper and Pistol but I do love all of the shades. Out of the looks I've created so far, I think that I like Half Baked all over the lid, Snakebite in the crease and Foxy on the tear duct. I feel that this brings out the blue tones in my odd bluey/grey eye colour. Paired with a dark red lippy, I feel that this is my favourite look I've ever created and that it was definitely worth the splurge. 

Which Naked Palette is your favourite? 
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8 comments on "FIRST IMPRESSIONS | URBAN DECAY: NAKED 2"
  1. Love this! I'm definitely going to purchase. The combinations you mention sound gorgeous x
    Lisa
    Beautyspotl.com

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  2. Ahh I want this palette so badly! The shades look super pretty and beautiful! x

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  3. I think that the 3rd palette is my favourite,the colors are more feminine .
    :)

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  4. I'm still yet to buy my first ever Naked palette as well. Glad you're happy with your purchase - I really need to get myself one since I'm getting into eyeshadow a lot more recently.
    Michelle x
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  5. I have the Naked 2 palette as well, the shades are so pretty! They are so easy to create versitile and everyday looks with too. I really want to get the 1st and 3rd ones now!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  6. I adore Naked 2! It's my favourite Naked palette by far and I'm so sad I've hit pan on so many shades :(

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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  7. I don't own any Naked palettes either, so not in with the hype as I don't know if it's worth the £38 when you can get dupes! I own a W7 palette which is basically the exact same as this palette! I've been loving golds lately, and I know from my dupe palette that this has lots of gorgeous golds, as well as browns! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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