Alright, alright, so I’m a few years behind. What can I say? The Naked eyeshadow palettes by Urban Decay just never caught my eye until now. I can only assume my nonchalance had something to do with the shimmer, metallic, and glitter finishes. I was a matte girl. A satin finish girl. But now? Bring it on.
While the original Naked palette still doesn’t get me excited, Naked 2 makes my eyes pop. Probably due to the packaging. I love a good, clean, sturdy palette and Naked 2 fits the bill. I’m still trying to find my way around the dual-ended brush. The loose buffing side works well. The flat shader end? Other than lining my lower lashline, I’m not finding much use for it. The teeny tiny Naked Lip Junkie is a nice touch and I enjoy its glossy effect.
As Urban Decay says, the palette includes “taupe and greige neutrals.” I’m lovin’ ‘em. Chopper is the only shade I experience fall-out from but I give the brush a good tap just in case before any of the eyeshadows. When applied with a brush I get much softer pigmentation that is easy to build. With exception to Blackout, they are all smooth and easy to work with.
Base color and Crease: Tease
Outer 1/3: Busted
Lower Lashline: Snakebite
Browbone and Inner Corner: Bootycall
As much as I’m enjoying Naked 2, I have an unprecedented excitement over the rose and purple-tones of Naked 3. I foresee the newest Naked installment making its way to me ASAP.
Which eyeshadow palette of the Urban Decay Naked series is your favorite?
Summary: Urban Decay Naked 2 is a group of 12 high quality eyeshadows ranging from very light to black. The palette is neither too warm nor too cool and will suit all skin tones. This is a greige lover’s delight and the quality packaging makes it great for travel.
10am Beauty Approved?: Yes – Highly Recommended
Disclosure: This product was purchased with my own money.