Review : Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

This palette was released here in Sephora Singapore back in January 2012 (If I’m not mistaken) and within days, it went out of stock. I was one of the many who didn’t get my hands on this palette. It was retailing for $80 which is the same price as the original Naked Palette.

My main intention for getting this palette was because:

  1. It’s much more compact compared to my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette (review) which means I can bring this whole chunk of 12 colors with me when I’m traveling!
  2. Since I love my Revlon Custom Eyes Palette in Naturally Glamorous (review) which if filled with brown shades, I’d figure that I’ll love this palette more!
  3. I’ve been very pleased with the pigmentation of the shadows in Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette that I’d figure $80 for another 12 shadows is worth the money. (In my opinion, UD shadows are wayyy better than Mac shadows)
  4. Price wise, $80 for 12 Urban Decay eyeshadows whereas if you were to buy Mac, 4 shadows (not well pigmented) sets you back about $80+. Definitely worth the money.
  5. The casing looked more sturdy than the one of the original Naked Palette.
Okay, enough of me babbling about my intention. Lets get straight to the point!

Unlike the usual free eye primer, this palette comes with a travel-sized Junkie Lipgloss in Naked. It works exactly as it claimed to do; Cools & Plumps. It has a strong minty scent which is very noticeable and it gives me the feeling as though I just finished brushing my teeth. Your lips will feel some tingling sensation after prolly a minute of application. I supposed this is the culprit behind the plumping effect. On my lips, the color is almost unnoticeable and the gloss itself is a little sticky. I love the packaging. Especially the cap which has essence of the design on the cover for the Urban Decay 15th Anniversarry Palette which I love.

For the casing, I have no bad comments for it. With a sturdy casing like that, I no longer worry about what happens in my makeup bag! If it was the original Naked palette, I’d be worrying about it getting dirty almost half the time!

Close up of the colors :

Swatches :

Out of the 12 colors in the palette, 5 of them are new colors.

Shade descriptions extracted from Urban Decay’s website (here)

  • Foxy (creamy bisque with matte finish)
  • Half Baked (golden-bronze with shimmering finish)
  • Bootycall (shimmering cork)
  • Chopper (copper shimmer with silver microglitter)
  • Tease (creamy pale brown with matte finish)
  • Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer with metallic base)
  • Suspect (pale golden beige with shimmering finish)
  • Pistol (light gray-brown with shimmering finish)
  • Verve (oyster with shimmering finish)
  • YDK (cool bronze shimmer with metallic base)
  • Busted (deep brown with shimmering finish)
  • Blackout (blackest black with matte finish)

My most favorite colors in this palette would be Foxy (for the crease), Bootycall & Verve (inner tear duct), Tease (as a base for all over the lid). My list favorite would be blackout. I just couldn’t understand why they need it there in the first place.

Here’s a two different picture showing how I’d normally wear the shadows. The right picture, I used my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil to give the red color effect.

In conclusion, I love this palette a lot. I use this palette almost everyday ever since I got it and will only switch to my other palettes when I think I need an extra pop of color. $80 is nothing compared to the number of use I’d get from this palette and not to mention the quality of the shadows. This product is one I’d recommend for you guys out there who’s thinking about getting one. 🙂


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