Friday, March 30, 2012

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

One of my newer purchases is the Urban Decay NAKED 2 palette ($50). I picked it up at Ulta with a gift card that I got for Christmas. I debated over and over again whether or not to get this palette because I already own the original NAKED palette. After reading some mixed reviews on various other blogs,  I had to see the palette in person for myself to decide if I needed to add this to my makeup collection.  As soon as I laid eyes on it, I new I had to have it!
The palette comes with 12 eyeshadow shades in various finishes; matte, satin, shimmer & shimmer with glitter.  The majority of the colors in this palette are cooler compared with the original palette which is much warmer.  All the shades are different from the original with the exception of Half Baked.  The palette also comes with a travel size Lip Junkie in Naked, a sheer neutral pink with a slight shimmer and the Good Karma shadow/crease brush.

Here is a rundown of the shades in the palette:
Foxy - pale yellow beige (matte)
Half Baked - golden bronze (shimmer) 
Booty Call - peachy beige (satin)
Chopper - copper (shimmer w-glitter)
Tease - deep mauve brown (matte)
Snakebite - dark bronze (shimmer)
Suspect - pale golden beige (shimmer)
Pistol - gray brown (shimmer)
Verve - pale greige (shimmer)
YDK - cool mocha bronze (shimmer w-glitter)
Busted - deep brown with purple undertones (shimmer)
Blackout - deep black (matte)
All the shades are buttery and soft with amazing color payoff.  Here are swatches of all the shades on NC 20 skin:
Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper

Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Here is a pic of the mini Lip Junkie in Naked. I love the minty smell and taste of this gloss. It's a very easy gloss to just throw on when your on the go.  The double ended brush is ok, not my favorite.  Probably won't get much use out of it.  Wish this palette came with a double liner like the original did, I used that up pretty quickly.
Overall, I really have enjoyed using this palette to create several different eye looks, some basic and others more dramatic. I would have to say that my favorite colors in the palette are Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK & Snakebite.  I have definitely used those colors the most.  If you don't have either of the Urban Decay palette, I would suggest you go out and get a least one of them. I am really love the NAKED 2 palette right now over the original but who knows, that could change!

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