It’s safe to say the madness surrounding Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette has calmed down since it came out a few months ago. I’ve held back on doing a post on Naked2 because there was an influx of reviews on other beauty blogs, and I feared an overkill with mine.
The first Naked palette came out 2 years ago. I didn’t think much of the shades at first glance but got sucked in by the hype, and suffice to say, I have no regrets in buying it. I love the Naked palette. The shades are so versatile and complimentary in so many combinations, and suits every skin tone.
The magic comes alive when they are blended together to create some incredible looks and they all compliment each other superbly. The quality and pigmentation of the eyeshadows knocks the spots off the likes of Mac (albeit there is a bit of fall-out) and the holding power is amazing. I’m usually about bright eye-popping colours but I have to admit UD’s Naked palettes is an essential item I pack whenever I go away. There is always a possibility I can create something from the shades that will suit a variety of looks.
If you haven’t already read about the difference with Naked2, a few new shades have been introduced and the packaging is much stronger and robust, in an attractive tin.
Well I won’t bleat on about each eye shadow because it’s been covered in depth by other blogs. I just want to share a look I copied from this YouTube video.
I used ‘Tease’ in the crease, ‘Verve’ and ‘YDK’ on the eyelids, ‘Busted’ and ‘Blackout’ in the outer corners, and ‘Foxy’ as a highlighter, which held up throughout the day and the evening.
*Naked2 – PR sample
**Naked – own purchase