Welcome to my first ever edition of Eye Want! I thought long and hard about what my first feature would be and my mind was somehow set about reviewing the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette which I just got a month ago. I was hesitant to review this palette at the same time because a lot has been said and done about this palette ever since it came out. But then I thought, why the heck not?! It took me years to finally decide to get this palette and now I’m beating myself up for not getting it sooner!
I’m sure there are a lot of makeup enthusiasts out there who haven’t tried this palette yet. Some are hesitant (like I was before) to get it because it is a bit pricey or some are just not sure if they need more neutral eyeshadows in there collection! Well, this review is for you!
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is the much anticipated sequel to the cult favorite Urban Decay Naked Palette! It has 12 individually named neutral eyeshadows. Three of these eyeshadows are matte while the rest are shimmery ones. The palette also comes with a dual-ended brush which has a blending brush on one end and an eyeshadow brush on the other end.
The palette is packaged in a very sleek metal tin which shuts nicely and keeps the eyeshadow safe.
It also comes with a big mirror the same size as the palette which I really appreciate! It just makes this palette more suited for women who are always on-the-go.
Now let’s delve into the individual eyeshadow colors. I hope I could describe these eyeshadows well! Haha.
Foxy is a matte light beige color. I found this particular one powdery which is a tendency for matte eyeshadows. But this color is still perfect for highlighting the browbone.
Half baked is a light coppery color with shimmers in it. I think this eyeshadow is also part of the Naked 1 palette.
Bootycall is also a light beige color but it has more of a peach tone to it than Foxy. The shimmer in this eyeshadow is not as overpowering as the rest of the eyeshadows in the palette which also makes it perfect for highlighting the browbone.
Chopper is a light shimmery brown color. It’s a great eyeshadow for an everyday look!
Tease is a light brown color with a matte finish. Just like Foxy, it tends to be powdery/chalky.
Snakebite is dark brown or bronze color with golden shimmers. This is probably my most used eyeshadow in this palette! I love using this all over my eyelids! I love pairing it with Busted on the crease for more definition!
Suspect is a champagne color with a frosted finish. I also love using this color all over my eyelids.
Pistol is a dark gray color with a frosted finish. This color is a great crease color for a subtle smoky effect!
Verve is a light shimmery gray/silver color.
YDK is a medium toned brown with a frosted finish. I’d say it’s just a bit darker than chopper. Again, this is another great color for an everyday look.
Busted is a dark brown/burgundy color with a frosted finish. I also see a little bit of a plum color in it. Like I said previously, I love pairing this color with Snakebite on the lids and this one on the crease! It just gives a nice defined look. It can also be used for a nice smoky eye!
Blackout is just your standard matte black color! Great for a smoky eye and for lining the eyes!
Here are individual swatches of the eyeshadows:
1. The palette has 12 neutral/earth-toned eyeshadows which are perfect for a natural, everyday look. The palette also has a nice blend of neutral colors for more defined looks or for a smoky eye look. I love how the colors in this palette seem to really go well together!
2. The eyeshadows have really good color payoff especially the shimmery ones. They are very blendable and I find them to stay put all throughout the day with a primer. I tried putting them on without a primer and they still lasted a great deal before creasing.
3. The packaging of this palette is amazing! It’s perfect for travelling! This is definitely the palette that I’m taking home with me when I go home to my parent’s house for Christmas!
4. I also like the brush that comes with it! It’s very functional as you get both a blending and an eyeshadow brush with it.
1. Yes, it is a bit pricey. It retails for $52 on the Urban Decay Website (approximately Php 2,300).
2. The matte shades are a bit powdery/chalky and they have the least color payoff out of the bunch.
So, if you are still contemplating on whether this palette is worth it, I’d say that you should try this one out for yourself! Again, the palette has an amazing set of. neutral colors with good color payoff! I wish I could have gotten this palette sooner because I really like the variety of colors in it and I love how you can experiment and create different looks with it!
I know the palette is a bit pricey and I bet there are a lot of dupes out there, But, I feel like if you have just this one palette of amazing neutral eyeshadows, you wouldn’t need another neutral eyeshadow palette! It is definitely a great investment!
Do you guys have the Naked 2 in your collection? How do you like it? Comment below and let me know!