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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Naked 2 Palette

Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, and Chopper
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, and Chopper

Foxy – Very pale matte yellow. Poor color payoff. The yellow in this makes it somewhat useful for hiding the blueness in my inner corner. Not the most natural looking highlight for my NW20 skintone.
Half Baked – Metallic gold. Very smooth and pigmented. Easy to blend. Metallic when applied heavily and shimmery when applied lightly.
Bootycall – Sheer satin champagne. Blends well.
Chopper – Metallic copper with silver micro glitter. Blends easily. Has fallout of both glitter and color. Like Half Baked, this is metallic when applied heavily and shimmery when applied lightly.

Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, and Pistol
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, and Pistol

Tease – Matte dusky lilac-brown. Decent but not amazing color payoff and blendability. Applies sheer but can be built up easily. Good crease/blending color. Creates a subtle shadow.
Snakebite – Satin bronze with golden sheen. Excellent color payoff and blendability. One of my favorites in the palette, especially for the outer V. Has some fallout.
Suspect – Golden beige shimmer. Excellent color payoff and blendability.
Pistol – Medium warm greyish shimmer. This color is enigmatic. It could pass for pewter, antique gold, or just plain grey depending on the light. Good color payoff and excellent blendability.

Urban Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Verve, YDK, Busted, and Blackout
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Verve, YDK, Busted, and Blackout

Verve – Light shimmery beige. Texture is a little bit gritty but blends well.
YDK – Metallic coppery bronze. Blends well but has quite a bit of fallout.
Busted – Dark plummy brown with a satin finish. Good for outer V. Not as easy to blend. Dark base sticks to skin while shimmer is easily buffed away. Has some fallout.
Blackout – Matte black. Very dark but not the blackest black I’ve ever used. Black is inherently difficult to blend but this one blends decently.

Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush
Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush
Urban Decay Good Karma Crease Brush
Urban Decay Good Karma Crease Brush
Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Naked
Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Naked

Naked 2 Swatches

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, and Chopper
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, and Pistol
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches: Verve, YDK, Busted, and Blackout

Naked 1 Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches

Pros

  • Most shades have good color payoff and blend easily
  • Has matte and shimmer highlight options
  • Has a matte black
  • The double ended brush is nice and works well
  • Large mirror inside the palette
  • Good value – 12 Eyeshadows for $50

Cons

  • Foxy’s color payoff was disappointing
  • Heavy on the shimmer and metallic shades
  • Shimmery shades are very close to the ones in Naked 1
  • More fallout in this palette than Naked 1
  • If you already have Naked 1, Half Baked is redundant
  • Metallic packaging can scratch easily

Overall Impression

The things that eventually sold me on this palette were the matte highlighter, matte black, double ended brush, and the silver/grey colors. The brush is really nice and blackout is a very welcome addition to my UD collection however Foxy’s lack of pigmentation and YDK’s massive fallout were a bummer. The color range is just okay, as too many of the eyeshadows are too close in color and texture to be able to discern them individually on the eye. There is a lot of yellow gold shimmer in this palette. Some shades are darker, some are more copper, some are more brown. I expected to find fewer golds since this is marketed as a “Taupe + Greige Neutrals” palette.

Do I have a preference?

I prefer Naked 1 but only by a very small margin. Naked 1 has less fallout overall and a slightly better variety of colors. A matte highlight isn’t essential because you could always use your face powder in its place. Creep is pretty close in color to Blackout depending on how you apply it. Most of the time, I use these colors as eyeliner so its not a huge difference for me. I like the double ended brush better in the Naked 2 palette because it gives it more value and usability.

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