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.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

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.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Swatches 1Foxy / Half Baked / Bootycall / Chopper / Tease / Snakebite

Urban Decay Naked 2 Swatches 2Suspect / Pistol / Verve / YDK / Busted / Blackout

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.

Urban Decay Naked 2 LookNaked 2 is a smoky eye dream.  Foxy and Tease are the matte shades offered and work well as a quick wash of base color for easier blending.

Urban Decay Naked 2 ProfileThe colors blend seamlessly and with minimal effort.  As with all other eyeshadows, I prefer them over a primer for extra grip.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Closeup

 Base color and Crease:  Tease
Lid:  Suspect
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?


Price: $52.00

Availability: Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta

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.