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After the HUGE success of Urban Decay Original Naked Palette, the company launched the highly anticipated Naked2. Just like Naked 1, this palette is of great value. Comprised with a combination of neutral & warm toned shades, a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked, AND a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush.
This palette would have been a huge success in my book if the shades weren’t so similar to the original. And my biggest complaint: why even bother including Half Baked Again??.
The palette comes encased in a sleek metal compact that closes tight at the corners and a large mirror. I love it and feel it’s a great improvement over the original palette made out of cardboard. It’s heavier than Naked 1 but the same size in length and width.
The eyeshadows are of beautiful quality. Smooth, highly pigmented and blend like butta’ in typical Urban Decay fashion. The only fall out I experienced was with chopper.
- Foxy: cream yellowish bisque with matte finish. Good as a base but go lightly may look a tad chalky.
- Half Baked: Golden-bronze with high shimmering finish.
- Booty Call: Pale, frosted, pink-tinted. Wonderful for a base color or highlight.
- Chopper: coppery hue with silver flecks of microglitter. This is a gorgeous shade but I would do without the glittery fall out.
- Tease: Matte finish brown with mauve undertone. This color will be great for subtle crease contouring or as a base a for a no-makeup look. I’ve read many complaints about the formula lacks of pigment but I’m thinking this might have been intentional.
- Snake Bite: Shimmering dark bronze with a strong metallic base. Another one of my fave. Rock on smokey eye!
- Suspect: Pale golden beige with shimmering finish.
- Pistol: Light gray-brown with shimmering finish and green undertone. Very interesting color. One of the cooler shade.
- Verve: Oyster with shimmering finish. pretty but not that exciting. I have lots a sheds similar to this.
- YDK: Red toned brown with a metallic base one of the best selling UD shades.
- Busted: Deep brown golden undertones with a purple hint. Frosted finish. This one will rock the ladies out there with blue or green eyes.
- Blackout: intense blackest black with matte finish. Love!
The palette comes with a double-ended Good Karma Shadow/Crease brush made out of synthetic bristles. One side is flat, perfect for applying applying eyeshadows to the lid and brow bone, and the other is fluffy and tapered contours and blends like a dream.
The color is gorgeous and nicely pigmented. Sadly, the smell was a complete turn off. And once applied, the strong minty flavor even worse. I wiped it off immediatly. My 9 year old Jasmine on the other hand, couldn’t believe I hated it. She grabbed it and put it in her stash. :biggrin:
Without a doubt, Naked 2 is of great value. $50 for twelve full-sized eyeshadows, a brush and a travel lipgloss makes is totally worth taking a look at.
If you’re more into traditional warm browns, the original Naked will be perfect for you. If you prefer medium, taupier colors then try Naked 2.
Like I said, I so wish this palette would have been mostly filled with cool matte shades (hint, hint UD) so as to avoid such high similarity with the original Naked. That makes me think most gals won’t need both. Unless you’re crazy about makeup as much as I am!
Studio MP rating: A