Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Review | Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (And Do You Need Both)

Before I even set foot in the USA, I had my mitts on the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Having received the original palette for my birthday at the same time last year, and using it and loving it to death; when I saw it in the duty free magazine, I couldn't resist!

Like the original palette, you get 12 well sized eyeshadows, that are all insanely pigmented and gorgeous quality. This palette contains a variety of cooler tones, compared to the original palette which is made up of warmer tones.
The first colour is Foxy. It is a pale yellow colour that I use every day as a highlight. The next one is Half Baked which is probably my favourite eyeshadow in the world! I adore it in the original palette, and it is the only eyeshadow I have ever hit pan on! So I am defiantly glad its in this palette! Thirdly is Bootycall which is a pretty shimmery champagne pink and then is Chopper which is an orange toned rose gold colour.
The shade Tease was the disappointment for me. I was really looking forward to trying this, as I love the look of a light shimmery eyeshadow on the lid, with a matte purple through the crease; but I don't think this is pigmented enough to get the desired effect. I think I'm going to have to look elsewhere in the likes of MAC Quarry! After that is Snakebite. It is a shimmery bronze, that is less intense and easier to wear than Smog from the other palette. Then is Suspect. It is a very light shimmery gold, and Pistol is a light grey with silver reflects.
Verve is a lovely intense silver, and YDK is a very glittery gold colour. (Beware of fallout)! Busted is a deep grey, that looks great in the crease when paired with Verve. And finally there is a gorgeous matte black- Blackout.
Here you can see them all swatched:
As you can see, they are all amazingly pigmented!
Also with the Naked 2 Palette, you get a mini lip junkie lipgloss:
The shade is really natural, and is so easy to wear. It smells really minty, and makes your lips tingle, in order to plump them.
You also get a double ended Karma Brush with a flat brush and a crease brush on either end.
Now, here's the question, do you need both the Naked 1 & 2?
I must say, I prefer the packaging of the second palette, it is sturdier and easy to clean, and doesn't look as messy.
They both contain stunning colours. The majority shimmery, which is fine by me, as I don't usually wear matte colours.
Personally I think, unless you are a complete beauty obsessive like myself, it is not compulsory to own both. Depending on whether you want warmer or cooler tones. You just need to decide which one appeals to you the most. I hope these pictures are helpful!


  1. Great post, still have to get one lol. I think warm colours will suit me better so I'll go with the first one. Thanks for the review, xoxo.

  2. Great review, I have been trying to decide for ages whether to get the naked 2 as I already have the naked palette, but I think I might just bite the bullet and get it, you can't have to many eye shadows can you? :)

    1. I was like that, but I'm so glad I did get it! x

  3. Fantastic swatches! I agree, a beauty junkie does need both :) I have both of them and they are my favourite eyeshadows. There are some great pre-Christmas online sales going on, so you can probably get both for much cheaper than they usually go for right now as well.