Abigail from The Shrinking Wallet went away a while ago (okay, quite a while ago) she asked me if I wanted her to pick me up anything. I had a whole list of things that I would have loved to get but there were two things on the top of that list, the Urban Decay Naked2 and Naked3 palettes!
I've had the Urban Decay Naked2 palette in my possession for quite some time now and much like almost every other palette I own, I felt quite indifferent about it for a while. After making a conscious effort to use this palette a couple of months ago, I fell for it and I found myself reaching for it without even thinking.
This palette has been one of the most reached for palettes in my collection of late and today I want to tell you why!
The Urban Decay Naked2 Palette is a collection of twelve warm toned eyeshadows housed in a metal tin, unlike the original Urban Decay Naked Palette which was a sturdy cardboard packaging with a flocked effect. The palette also comes with a double ended eye brush which, if I'm honest, I don't reach for very often and a lip gloss that I don't even know if I still own.
As I said, there are twelve eyeshadows in this palette, with three being matte and nine having a shimmer/reflect finish.
Foxy | Half Baked | Bootycall | Chopper | Tease | Snakebite
Foxy (matte cream), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Bootycall (sheer champagne), Chopper (pink/copper with silver reflects), Tease (cool toned matte brown) and Snakebite (dark metallic bronze)
Suspect | Pistol | Verve | YDK (You Don't Know) | Busted | Blackout
Suspect (beige gold shimmer), Pistol (brown toned grey shimmer), Verve (shimmery silver), YDK (cool toned bronze with a frosted finish), Busted (dark brown shimmer) and Blackout (matte black)
The formula of all twelve eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette have not disappointed. They are very similar to the quality of the original Urban Decay Naked Palette so if you were impressed by those eyeshadows you will be again! As you can see from the swatches above, all of the shades are incredibly pigmented, they swatch beautifully and blend even nicer! The matte shades apply really nicely, nicer than they swatched (especially Blackout, that's a lot smoother than it appears!), and they blend out just as easily as their shimmery counterparts which is a nice change!
When I saw this palette online I wasn't sure about the selection of shades but, now that I have it in my hot little hands, I am completely obsessed. There are a few shades in this palette that are very unique in my eyeshadow collection and that might be one of the reasons that I love it so much. The fantastic combination of shades means that a great range of beautiful looks can be created, from something quite subtle and sophisticated to something a lot more edgy and intense. I love that Foxy was included in the palette as I love to start any eye look with a matte fleshed toned base - everything blends out so much nicer! Whilst I love every shade, my favourites would have to be Bootycall, Tease, Suspect, Verve and YDK. They're all beautiful! My only question about the colour selection in this palette is the choice of repeating Half Baked, a shade that featured in the original palette. Why couldn't they have added something different?!
I really love my Urban Decay Naked2 Palette and I am so thankful that I asked Abigail to pick it up for me and that she was able to. Thank you, Abigail! If you like warm toned eyeshadows I think palette will really appeal to you. The Urban Decay Naked2 Palette retails for $54.00 in the US and can be bought anywhere that stocks and sells Urban Decay. In Australia, however, it's a bit more expensive, coming in at $78.50 from Beauty Bay (which at least offers free shipping!).
I have uploaded a few Face of the Day posts recently featuring the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. If you want to see how I wear this palette, click here and here.