This is my first palette ever. Well, not just mine actually, it I was sharing it with my Mom, lol. 😆 I think everyone that into beauty agreed that Urban Decay Naked Palette is the It Neutral Palette that everyone need to have at least one in their makeup drawer. However, it’s pretty overwhelming to be honest to pick the right one, especially when my mother bought it, I think there’s already 4 palettes from the Naked series. But after I was asking and searching here and there, I decided to choose the Naked 2 one.
You demanded “MORE NAKED!”—and Naked2 delivers. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper and our lewdest, blackest black). Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.
The case has an art-school inspired look with a hinged lid—taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It’s smooth, modern and cool to the touch—a real tactile experience.
Naked2 includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free double-ended shadow/blending brush.
Foxy (cream bisque matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Bootycall (cork shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Verve (oyster shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer), Busted (deep brown shimmer) and Blackout (blackest black matte).
The texture and colour pay-off are really delivers, as expected from Urban Decay eyeshadows. It’s highly pigmented and easily blendable. However, do mind that this palette had kick-offs, though, so make sure to tap the excess powder before you apply it into your eyelids. As for the longevity, since I had oily lids, if I don’t apply concealer and set my eyelids with powder beforehand, it would transfer everywhere, lol. So, if you have oily lids, make sure to apply eyeshadow primer and set your lids beforehand!
In all honesty, I think this is not my favorite palette, I much prefer my Lorac Pro Matte Palette rather than this one. Why? First, because the lack of matte shades. As I rarely wear glittery and shimmery shadows on daily basis, I don’t find myself reach for those shades. You might notice that the first color that I hit pan is the Foxy one, because it’s matte, and I often wear it for eyeshadow bases.
Second, the cool tone neutrals are just…. not that wearable for me. Well, I should’ve done a lot of research more before I bought this palette and buy the Naked1 or Naked3 instead. So it’s fully my fault. However, since the day when I purchased this I was still experimenting with my makeup, I guess I wasn’t aware that these kinds of colours are just simply not for me.
Nevertheless, it’s still a nice palette that have high colour pay-offs and nice blend-ability. It’s not my favorite, but still, I would reach it for special events and to highlight my inner corner most of the days. My favorite shades is Foxy, Chopper, and Pistol (this one is super pretty!). If you are into cool toned colours, I’m pretty sure that this palette is the one for you.