God I’ve been waiting for this quality of eyeshadow palette for such a long time. I’ve always been keen to try Urban Decay products and after trying out the Naked Concealer, I knew that I was onto a winner with this palette. This is Naked palette numero 2 and was probably the one that I most preferred in terms of shades.
The palette comes with a long thick mirror that’s perfect for application and I’ve found that you don’t get any residue from the eyeshadow sticking to the mirror (which for me is just highly annoying!). It also comes with a double ended brush, one thin and one thick. Not the perfect brush but far better than most brushes that normally comes with makeup products.
The shades vary from a couple of light matte colours, a few darker mattes and then the rest are shimmers. I love the equal amounts of matte to shimmer and light to dark, they’ve got the balance just right in my opinion. The only picky thing about this palette is that I would have preferred a slightly darker brown.
The shades are well pigmented though not the best I’ve tried. There’s no fall out really when applying it onto the lid and it’s quite durable on the eye. Onto the shades individually, from left to right.
Foxy – A pale creamy colour. This will probably be my most used because I love applying a neutral base colour like this before applying any other colour.
Half Baked – A luscious light sparkly shade thats perfect for creating a simple yet glamorous eye look. This shade would be perfect for that natural makeup look whilst you’re on holiday.
Bootycall – A soft pink colour that’s a suitable alternative to Foxy as a base.
Chopper – This one is a little more intense than Half Baked and I would say it has a more coppery tone to it.
Tease – One that I’m yet to try but this pale purple is one that I’m not that fond on. This is the point where I’d have liked another brown but then again I’m obsessed with just brown so this would be a bland palette if I had my way.
Snakebite – Possibly my favourite shade. A perfect darker brown to cover the majority of the eyelid with. It’s also a shimmer so it catches the light beautifully. Also when building it onto just the corners of the lid, it creates more depth.
Suspect – A white gold shimmer that is great for applying when wanting to create a smokey eye.
Pistol – A medium grey that paired with Suspect would create a nice build up on the lid.
Verve – Another one I haven’t tried but probably a lighter grey shade that would again look great on a smokey eye.
YDK – A very dark gold shimmer that probably would work best on it’s own along with a little eyeliner.
Busted – An extremely darker version of Tease. Possibly combining the two would create a nice duo.
Blackout – A bold black that is actually extremely versatile and can be an alternative as an eyeliner. Black eyeshadow is normally well pigmented so a little goes a long way.
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette comes in at £38.50 which works out at £3.20 per shade. Not a bad price, perhaps on the pricer end. However you’re getting really good quality, well pigmented eyeshadows that are neutral enough to be a great go-to palette for everyday use.
Do you have a favourite eyeshadow palette? Let me know in the comments below!
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