Absolutely gorgeous variety of neutrals, shimmer/sheen/matte (wish they had more of)
The Naked 2 can go a long way from a natural look to an amazing smokey eye for a night out.
Nice colors, the pigment is lovely, however, I had read a bunch of reviews prior to purchase and I am not nearly as impressed as i thought I would be. I found another 'naked' type of palette by another brand that I am much happier with, even better- it was half the price.
I caved and bought this, and I don't get the hype. Wore it 3 times and for me, it is just totally unwearable.
First, let's start off with the packaging - It is gorgeous and sturdy, well made. The brush is meh - the fluffy side doesn't blend very well and the other side is too stiff to even pick up any color. Overall this palette is a great deal at $50. You get 12 eyeshadows. But they are all so dang shimmery and unwearable! I used nars eye primer and even with that, had tons of fallout from the shimmery shades. The matte shades were even worse - almost no pigmentation at all, and very chalky. What a dissapointment. I though this would be my HG neutral palette and I really wanted it to be, but no matter which color combos I used, I looked like I had 2 black eyes! The colors just mush together and cause a muddy looking mess. Not pretty. For reference, I'm around nw15 and have green eyes.
I freaking love this pallette. I'm generally a DS buyer, so this is easily the most I've ever spent on any beauty product. However, I'd been wanting it for months, and when I found out I had to have surgery, I decided to spring for it. And I get it. I see why this is such a cult pallette. I'm fair with cool undertones, and I use this every single day for my makeup. The colors are gorgeous, stay throughout the day with primer (which I always wear because I have oily lids) and I always feel confident when I use these colors. There isn't a color I don't like, although I prefer some over others. I definitely recommend, and I think I'll be buying the original for my birthday!
I have fair, warm toned skin and like others have said, this palette is cool toned. When I went into Sephora and looked at it, I thought the colors looked so pretty and that I would be able to make them work on my skin but for the most part, they do not :(
I love the texture, pigmentation, the way they blend etc... even the packaging is excellent but they just don't work for my skin tone.
For months I have used only this palette, and nothing else, it has all you need for a neutral to smokey eyes look, absolutely love it. Cant live without it.
Great quality and pigmentation!! Most wearable colors you will ever find..
BEST PALETTE THAT MONEY CAN BUY! I prefer this over the original Naked palette imo. The colours are lighter, with a few shimmers and mattes. The matte black is great as a liner, and is the same quality as Carbon e/s from MAC. I would compare all of these shadows to MAC quality as they glide on perfectly, blend well and have great staying power with excellent pigmentation. There are also more browns, which is great for everyday looks and also for smokey eyes. The amount of looks that can be created is infinite. The brush is also great with this, and the gloss is pretty amazing aswell, such a great everyday gloss. I know this palette is pricy $$$ however it will last years, you get alot of shadow for your money and also the brush and gloss add to the value. I couldn't recommend this more!
First, this palette is cool toned. Those saying its warm realize that it's not. The colors, even the purples, with the exception of Half Baked all have more of a grey/cool undertone. Naked 1 all the colors are warm. This palette is cool/taupey. Some of the colors in this palette are similar to Naked 1, so that is something to consider when thinking if you want to buy both: Half Baked is in both palettes. Suspect and Sidecar are similar. Toasted is a slightly darker YDK. Snakebite and Smog are also similar. To me the standout shades in this palette are: Verve, a pretty shimmery light taupe/silver. Blackout, a nice rich, matte black. Also, Pistol a dark taupe/silvery grey. The color payoff is similar to those in Naked 1, but due to the coolness in shade, they are more likely to blend in with skintones than the Naked 1's warmer shades. The warmth in 1's shades adds more contrast against the skin. This also can look "off" on very warm or pink skintones due to coolness, so this palette is NOT as versitile as the first. I have both and for my bridal jobs I almost always choose 1 over 2 to use on clients because it blends and looks better on a variety of hair/eye/skin colors. I like 2 on myself since Im cool for a more natural look. I feel like with a cool skintone this gives a more soft, natural look but I can wear 1 if I want more of a standout color payoff. I always use primer so to me the wear of this is the same as 1. I see no differance.
I love this product, the colours are brilliant, and I use all of them, something which rarely happens with a palette. I do wish there were more matte colours though, or even a new palette with the same colours in matte. My case doesn't close properly sometimes though. Would def repurchase