Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Swatched: Urban Decay Naked2

Due to the awesomeness of a friend who commuted through Singapore recently and was kind enough to go to Sephora for me, I got my hands on what has got to be one of the most anticipated palettes ever. The first Urban Decay Naked palette is the best selling eyeshadow palette in the world, apparently.. so that's a hard act to follow. Does the Naked2 live up to the hype?

Well, of course that's going to be a matter of opinion, and it really comes down to what your general colour palette is. Most people feel as though they fall into either the "warm" or "cool" category when it comes to colours, and it seems as though the tones in these two palettes also really conform to that colour philosophy.

To put it simply - if you prefer "warm" tones then the original Naked palette is going to be the right one for you, and if you prefer "cool" tones then Naked2 is going to be more likely to float your boat. They are both really versatile, really wearable palettes with great quality shadows that are going to last you a long time. If you have fifty bucks and you need a real workhorse of a palette for work and play, then this is a really good choice, whichever version you choose.

I am a "warm" colour person , so I think the original Naked palette is always going to be my favourite, but this one also has some really gorgeous shades in it. 

Here are the colours with a bit of a description: 

Foxy (cream bisque with matte finish), 
Half Baked (golden-bronze with shimmering finish), 
Booty Call (shimmering cork), 
Chopper (copper shimmer with silver microglitter), 
Tease (creamy pale brown with matte finish), Snake Bite (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)

All in all I am delighted to own this - the only thing better than a dozen good choices is two dozen good choices I think!

I've put a nice big picture of the swatches down the bottom of this post so you have have a good look. 

Let me know what you think in the comments? Do you own either of these, or both? Which is your favourite? 



  1. I am actually lusting after this. I love that it has some matte shades as well as shimmer. Looking for a stoickist to Australia without killer postage.

    1. Beauty Bay has it for $56, with free shipping: