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5/9/12

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review & Swatches

3 months later, we have a review & swatches! For those who don't know, this palette is a sequel of the iconic Urban Decay Naked Palette. Will it overshadow it's predecessor? Read on to find out.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette comes in a sturdy well-made tin box with a wide big mirror inside, and 12 eyeshadows are accompanied with a dual-ended Good Karma brush & a mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadows: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK,  Busted, Blackout.

Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper
  • Foxy ~ Cream Bisque. It's a matte cream (kulfi) color. It can be used as a base color. But I rarely use it.
  • Half Baked ~ Golden Bronze. It's what both Naked & Naked 2 have in common. My most used golden eyeshadow.
  • Bootycall ~ Peachy Vanilla. Great highlight color, and it's very smooth. You can even use it on your cheeks, nose, cupid's bow, and wherever needs to be highlighted.
  • Chopper ~ Copper with silver micro-glitter. Some fallout with this, but not major.
Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol
  • Tease ~ Creamy Pale Brown. Like Sidecar was what caught my fancy in the Naked palette, it was Tease that enticed me from Naked 2. Much to my disappointment, it is not the best quality. It is not pigmented, not smooth & silky, it's an inch away from being chalky. Very stubborn eyeshadow.
  • Snakebite ~ Dark Bronze. I hate the name so much...ugh! Ophidiophobia. Ugh....*shudders* But it's one of the stars in this palette- pigmented & wearable, and a nice substitute for gold
  • Suspect ~ Pale Golden Beige. This I like to apply on my inner tear duct areas. Wear it  on top of Busted, and you'll get something similar to MAC Satin Taupe.
  • Pistol ~ Light greyish brown. This is a really nice, unique shade, that can give an interesting twist when mixed with any other color in the palette.
Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout
  • Verve ~ Oyster. This is nice when worn alone, or layered on top of another color. When you wear it on top of disappointing Tease, you get a beautiful shimmery brownish taupe.
  • YDK ~ Cool bronze. This is gorgeous! One of my favorites from this palette. I team it with Busted most times.
  • Busted ~ Deep Brown. LOVE this shade! I used in a tutorial here
  • Blackout ~ Blackest black. It's one of the most pigmented black eyeshadows I have. I think this is what's missing in the Naked Palette. I used this in the Black Smokey Eyes Tutorial
EOTD: Wearing Chopper & Busted

Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush ~ I especially love the Crease brush (right), coz it's great for effortless blending shadow on the crease. The shadow brush (left) is too stiff for my liking, but it's not totally useless coz it can be used for lining too, since it has an almost paper thin tip.
Urban Decay Naked Lip Junkie Lipgloss ~ It has the cooing effects of peppermint, and does feel like it plumps up my lips a little. It's not sweet, but it does smell/taste like Polo Mints. Inoffensively sticky, actually, almost not sticky. Yet I don't fancy it, so it's probably the last time I'll wear it. I really think they should have put a Primer Potion instead.

The best things about this palette, for me:
  • Pencil box tin packaging. But it's heavy.
  • Blackout
  • Busted
  • Suspect
  • YDK
  • Bootycall
  • Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush
  • Price. I think it's really worth $50

What I don't like about it: 
  • Tease  
  • Naked Lipgloss.

Price ~ $50. I paid Rs.2719 + Shipping.  Details on how I got it here

My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5

I guess you kind of know which I like better: Naked or Naked 2. But I'll still post a comparison post next =)


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

26 comments:

  1. This has some really good shades!

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  2. waiting for the comparison post!!!

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  3. YDK, Suspect, Pistol and Snakebite are to kill for. I'd buy the palette just for them.
    Does Mac Constructivist offer as a dupe to any of the shades?

    Love,
    Vera (Being Vera Blog.)

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    1. Nah MAC Constructivist is completely different to any of these

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  4. ouch. expensive, but very very tasty.. :D

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  5. ooo..totally loving Snakebite, Pistol, Suspect, YDK and Busted !! This is so multi purpose !

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  6. ooooohhhh..this looks adorable CZ..kindly visist my blog n offer ur support.:)
    http://myrendezvouswithcolours.blogspot.in/

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  7. Love the review, love the palette ♥‿♥

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  8. I love my NAKED palette. I won't be getting NAKED 2 I guess. But I am very very tempted :D Love the look <3

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  9. Naked two looks so much bette though doesn't it.

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  10. Nice colors.. love the black so much..

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  11. I didn't think I was going to get this, but after seeing you and Sara review it, I'm now really tempted to!

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  12. Wow it looks amazing on you, you have pretty gorgeous features! Your lips & eyes are perfect! I am jealous! =)
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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    1. Aww thanks! You are very pretty yourself :)

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  13. Love this honest review. Thats the best review i ever read abt NAKED 2 .
    I always rely on ur reviews.
    I bought this naked 2 two months ago and its totally worth it.
    I completly agree with u . Waiting for the comparison post

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    1. Happy to hear that Aneela! Thanks :)

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  14. None of the shades call out to me to be honest! The original Naked Palette was the only one I would ever purchase from Urban Decay really. I doubt they can beat themselves on that and come up with something as universally appealing. The shades look gorgeous on you however! Oh and the tin packaging, I'm such a sucker for that! :)

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    1. Exactly, Shifs. It's unbeatable. But ya, this tin packaging sure is the temptation :)

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  15. Oh dear , they have a color named booty call :P , that cracked me up ;)

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    1. Oh yes, it does! Goes with Naked 2 ;)

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  16. I prefer N2, but I have both. I think i'm one of the only people that liked the included gloss!

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  17. beautiful post. xx
    http://beautydrugs.blogspot.com/

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  18. Youve done your eyes so well! I wish I could learn

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Thank you for reading! :)

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