The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are probably the must-have makeup products of the moment. They pop up everywhere: magazines, blogs, Instagram,… Everyone is raving about them and it really got me curious. Are they really as good as they say? For my birthday I got the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette from my best friend. Seems like the perfect opportunity to finally try one out!
Neutral, Nude, Naked 2 Basics!
Small and compact, the little palette eyes so cute and luxurious. The soft outside has a slight sheen and big embossed lettering that make sure you can’t miss this is a real Urban Decay NAKED palette. Just this simple yet elegant casing has already won me over and I still need to open it!
Inside the tiny box, six full-sized pans of eyeshadow and a mirror cover both sides. I love the way all six colors are arranged in the box, from light to dark. First up is the nude colored Skimp, the only powder with a satin finish, followed by the pink-nude color Stark. Up next are the grey-taupe Frisk, the red-brown Cover, brown Primal and finally the dark grey-brown Undone, all with a matt finish and super soft texture.
Although I was a bit afraid my brushes would never fit into the narrow eyeshadows pans, loading my brushes was really easy. The powders quickly attached to the fine hairs of my brush and smoothly colored my eyelids with their rich color. Just don’t be too enthusiastic loading your brushes though ‘cause chalky bits get loose when you push too hard (it happened to me, yikes!).
Oooooh, absolutely beautiful! The matte shades blended together perfectly and settled on my eye lids nicely for hours. The perfect neutral look! I tried out a few looks with different combinations and was really happy with the results, especially when combining all 6 together 🙂 Skimp is an amazing highlighter and the darkest color Undone is a superb shade to create a soft eyeliner.
Get Naked 2?
Yes! If you are looking for a great neutral palette, you should definitely consider the Naked 2 basics. Although it is more compact than the other Naked palettes, the six shades are well chosen to create some gorgeous neutral looks, plus it’s so handy to take with you in your bag 🙂
Do you have an Urban Decay Naked palette at home?