Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Welcome back my loves!

 

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week 🙂

 

Carrying on from my last post about the Urban Decay Naked Palette, today let’s continue with the ‘NAKED’ palette theme and take a closer look at the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay!

 

*If you haven’t read the first part of this series, click HERE to go to part I of the series.* 

This version of our dear beloved ‘Naked’… Naked 2 is an even sexier addition to the Naked line by UD. This eyeshadow palette looks a lot different from the original and to be honest I have all good things to say about it…so let’s see!

 

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

 

As you can see, right off you’ll be able to tell that Urban Decay has put a lot of thought into working on the packaging of this palette – it looks nothing like the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette. The brownish velvet case has been replaced with a very sexy and sleek, yet super sturdy, almost art-school inspired tin case/box.

 

The magnetic closure was ditched on this one (I’m glad!) and instead you get the desired hinged lid making the palette contents more safe and secure, especially while travelling. You also get a full sized mirror inside this beauty which makes eyeshadow application a hundred times faster and easier.

 


Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

 

Coming onto the shades, the Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette is more of a neutral eyeshadow palette with taupe neutrals. You get the same amount of shades in the pallet ( 12 shades) – out of which 3 shades are matte and 9 shades are satin/shimmer.

 

There are 5 new shades that are exclusive to the palette, namely Tease,  Bootycall, Snakebite, Busted and Pistol. The only colour that has been repeated in this palette from the original Naked palette is ‘Half Baked’.

 

Here’s a closer look at the palette:

 

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Let’s take a look at the swatches.

I’ve swatched starting from the Left to the Right (and in groups of 4 shades) :

 

Shade 1 to 4

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

 

 

Shade 5 to 8

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

 

 

Shade 9 to 12

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette | Review and Swatches

 

 

Another thing that blew my mind with the Naked 2 palette was that the matte shades (namely foxy, tease and blackout) are quite pigmented as compared to the Naked palette matte shades….tease being my favourite.

 

With the shimmery shades, the quality and texture once again is beautiful and easy to work with. One tip for using these shimmery shades is to spray your eyeshadow brush with some fix plus or eyedrops and then go into the colour & pack on lid to give it that extra pop.

 

My final favourite thing with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette is that UD included a double-ended eyeshadow brush with this one and I love it!

 

Before I end this post and my rambling, I’d like to address a few questions that I feel you might have in your mind right now…

 

 

#1

I own the original Naked Palette, should I still buy the Naked 2 Palette? 

I’d say it depends on your preferences. Firstly, if you love taupe neutrals, have the budget and want to try out a couple of NEW, EXCLUSIVE eyeshadow shades from Urban Decay, go ahead & buy it. If not, I won’t recommend it…the Naked palette is very versatile in my opinion 🙂

 

 

#2

I don’t have the original Naked Palette, which one should I buy?

Once again, you’ll have to see what suits YOU best. If you ask me, both these eyeshadow palettes are beautiful & extremely wearable, be that for the day time or that perfect night time look. You can sheer out the colours depending on how much you pack on and how you blend…on the other hand you can also go really dramatic & all-out by using a mixing medium with the shimmer shades to give that extra oomph to your look.

 

Having said that, if you’re someone who is looking for something more sturdy and travel-friendly, opt for the Naked 2 Palette as the metal case packaging is more full-proof. Also, the double ended eyeshadow brush is definitely an added bonus! Another thing that makes the naked 2 palette nicer for me is that it gives me that matte, true-black eyeshadow (namely blackout), which makes the palette ideal for creating a smokey eye!

 

I hope this ‘Naked’ run part 2 of the series has been a success and it’s helped you a little in case you’re wondering which naked palette you’d like to invest in.

 

Let me know your thoughts on the Naked palette & Naked 2 eyeshadow palette if you happen to own them & what are your favourite colours!

 

Here’s a few more pictures of this baby:

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**Read all about the Urban Decay Naked Palette HERE**

**Read all about the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette HERE**

 

Until next time…

Much Love from the palette-junkie!

XOXO

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