Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Review & Swatches: Urban Decay Naked 2 palette!!

FINALLY!! The Urban Decay Naked 2 palette is on my hands!! I knew there's too many reviews and swatches around, but I will still do it to share with you girls =P (You can feel how excited I am?) The hype of the first Naked Palette from Urban Decay was a successful one. So when Urban Decay introduced Naked 2 (USD50), I wasn't too surprised. But what surprise me was the name. Naked 2?? You bet!

The new Naked 2 palette comes in a sturdy metal packaging which includes 12 gorgeous neutral eyeshadows with a double-ended brush and a mini lip gloss. 

This palette were sold at US$50. Do you think it's worth for the price tag? Let's see with 12 full size eyeshadow worth $204, $24 worth of brush, $6 worth of lip gloss, it come up with a total $234. Definitely yes just like the previous palette.

When I first got this, I am in love with the sturdy metal packaging. The wording Naked 2 is so much better than my original Naked palette. That's because my original Naked palette wording started to fade off after it aggressively travel along with me. Other than that, I do not have any issues with Naked 1 palette. 

 

The packaging of the Naked 2 comes in a metal tin like that closes shut very well (picture on top) with the 'click' sound. It is much more heavier comparing to the original Naked palette but size wise both are the same.
 
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

The swatches on my NC25-NC30 hand:
From L to R: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout



As you see the swatches, the eyeshadows are very pigmented especially the shimmery ones (eg. Half Baked, Chopper, Snakebite, YDK) The matte ones (Foxy and Tease) are very hard to swatch on. I had to swipe about 5 times for the color to show on my hand. 

This new Naked 2 palette inclusive of one small Lip Gloss (Naked). I do like the top cap design of the lip gloss packaging but definitely not towards my liking. It comes with a tint of pink but it applies like a transparent lip gloss on my lips. And one thing I doesn't adore this lip gloss, it's sticky!!
As mentioned, Naked 2 palette includes a dual-ended synthetic bristle brush. One is shadow brush and another one is crease brush. Personally I do like the shadow brush but not the crease brush. It's just too fluffy to crease and blend out the shadow. 

My verdict:
If you have the Original first Naked palette, honestly you might not need this Naked 2 palette. But
if you're a neutral/ brown lover like me, I don't need to say much. Naked 2 comes with 3 matte-colors (Foxy, Tease and Blackout)  which isn't much as pigmented as the shimmer color. Blackout, YDK, Snakebite are my favorite colors in these palette. While Half Baked is the repetition from Naked 1

Overall, Naked 2 palettes are much more in cooler tone than Naked 1. I love the huge mirror on Naked 2 but to be honest, I don't think the brushes and lipgloss added any points to the palette. The previous eyeliners are so much better but too bad the have stopped them even for the original Naked palette.

Rating:  4.5/5

I do love this palette as it's very beautiful and for the price and quality for the palette is definitely worth the price. I'll do a comparison on this and Naked 1. It's selling at Sephora for RM179/S$80 but it run out of stock very fast. Hope you girls able to snag them. So how do you think about this?

10 comments :

Louise Smith said...

Aww I need this! Haha. I love the shimmery ones they look fab :D

Nur Sabrina said...

Suspect, Pistol & booty call looks very pretty!!! blackout is my favorite! why they have to put half baked again in the same palette... :(

Fashionable Memories said...

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GALPAL. HI said...

I really like Pistol the best in this palette. I have both Naked 1 and 2 and unfortunately, I barely touch them. I'm not really into neutrals so I guess that's why I don't reach for them. It's my goal for this year to use these palettes at least once a month.

Cherriemia said...

where to buy this?

Jian said...

thanks for the review! I told myslf I don't need this, and I still believe I probably dont since I have the NAKED 1, and a load of other neutral shaded eyeshadows kicking around!

Shame about the little gloss? Would have been better being a mini UDPP I think?

Rinny said...

I love the tin case of this new palette - much easier to keep clean than the velvet dust magnet on the original - but I think I'm going to pass on this. The colors just look way too similar for my liking :(

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Meeline said...

Hi, is the Naked 1 creamier than the Naked 2. I have to Naked2 and I feel that some of eyeshadows are a little powdery and it could get messy.

Cynthia Loh said...

I personally find it both Naked palettes are powdery and I do agree sometimes it get messy. But Naked 1 could be worst due to their velvet cardboard packaging.

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