Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette | Review
For my birthday in March I received the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This was my favourite of the three Naked palettes as it was a mix between neutral and sparkly which is just what I wanted. This was the first Urban Decay palette I had owned and still is and I was overall impressed with it.
I don’t own many makeup brushes so the inclusion of the double ended fluffy and flat brush (in a pretty rose gold colour might I add) was a bonus, and they are both still in good condition after about 5 and a half months of using it most days. I also didn’t realise how pretty packaging could be. The outer-packaging is a rectangular shaped tin with a snap lock lid in a taupe-y colour. The writing on top is very minimalistic but effective as it slightly pops up on the lid in a complementary darker gold colour. However, this varies as it is a mirrored effect. Inside is a mirror covering the whole of the lid, making it an easy on-the-go palette.
The colours in the palette vary from matte to shimmer and sparkle and have absolutely fantastic names. They start with quite neutral colours but are then dressed up with the glitters. Starting from the left, ‘Foxy’ is a matte nude-ish shadow making it an easy base and Half Baked is a glittering gold. ‘Bootycall’ and ‘Chopper’ are both shimmery pinky colours, ‘Chopper’ being more glitter than shimmer. ‘Tease’ is another matte shadow, perfect for a neutral crease colour. ‘Snakebite’ and ‘Suspect’ aren’t as exposed in the pictures but these are darker brown shimmer colours. ‘Snakebite’ is more of a dark brunette colour and ‘Suspect’ is more lighter grey-ish brown. ‘Pistol’ is quite a dark grey shimmer colour however, this one is not as dark as it looks in the palette. ‘Verve’ is a similar silver-y grey shimmer colour and is very pigmented. ‘YDK’ sends us back to brown with a bronze-y gold glitter colour, which looks more bronze when applied. ‘Busted’ is kind of like ‘Snakebite’ only a little darker and less glittery but still in-keeping with the shimmer. ‘Blackout’ is a matte black with a little glitter in. It is not a pigmented as it looks and is quite a smoky black colour.
My most used (and favourite) colours as you can probably see in the pictures above are ‘Foxy’, ‘Bootycall’, ‘Chopper’, ‘Half Baked’ and ‘Tease’ as these are useful for school and lazy makeup days. However, I am excited to start using these colours to try out more extreme out-of-my-comfort-zone looks.