For skin color, I am a NW 20-25.
I was never interested in the Original Naked palette. The colors in the Original Naked threw me off - way too many dark colors that I can't use at all since I am a high school student, now going off to college this upcoming fall. I like my makeup light and professional. The colors in the Naked 2 are great! Yes both palettes have Half-Baked in them but it really didn't matter to me at all because I have never owned the Original Naked. I got the Naked 2 more than a year ago and I have a lot to say about this.
My favorite (and abused!) colors are and why:
FOXY: After I fill in my brows, I use a really pale creamy concealer on my browbone to define it more. I set it with Foxy, which is the same exact color as my skin tone. I love that it's matte too!
BOOTYCALL: After I do my eye makeup, I always add this to the inner corners to add some oomph to the eyes and on my cupid's bow to give the illusion of nice-looking lips. It's a wonderful light pinky, shimmery shade!
CHOPPER: Yes this has a crazy fallout because of the glitter specks in it. But I don't really care because this coppery color really is wonderful! When I have time, I lightly add a touch of this to my outer corners to add more color to my eyelid.
TEASE & BLACKOUT: I mix these two colors to fill in my brows. I've always filled in my brows with a pencil but using matte eyeshadows from this palette makes my brows look softer. Plus I can dump the eyebrow pencil back at home and bring this palette for multi uses while traveling. Bingo!
SNAKEBITE & SUSPECT: On a normal school day, I use my finger swiped with Suspect as a wash on my lid. I then use a brown eyeliner 2/3s on my eye starting from the outer corner (because lining the whole eye makes it look smaller to me) and then I go over the brown liner with Snakebite. It makes my lashes look great and really gives me the flirty look. It's been my daily look for a long time!
BUSTED: I love this deep brown. It's a great color to use when I am going out with friends for a dinner party! I just swipe this color with a pencil brush and use it to line 2/3s of my eye and it just looks more defined and sexy.
Of course I experiment with the other colors, but these are the ones I have used the most.
The brush that comes along with it is okay, it's not that great for picking up color. I like using the blending end of the brush to soften up my eye makeup but that's probably it. I put in my brown eyeliner in that little slot when I travel instead of the double ended brush. Also this case is very sturdy and has a big mirror in it. A+ since I love to travel during vacations! Whenever I travel, I ALWAYS bring this palette everywhere I go.
The Naked gloss is great, it has a minty smell to it (very refreshing!) and I feel like it plumps a little of my lips up. After I used that all up, I went out and got the big one! I love it!
I would have to recommend the Naked 2 if you are in a working/professional environment or you want something natural everyday because this palette has more light colors than it does compared to the Original Naked. If you're the type of person that loves to go to parties and clubs, I'd get the Original Naked. But if you're spontaneous, I'd get both of the palettes! (Why not?)
All in all, I really love this palette, and I am so glad I got it. I don't think I will have to repurchase it for another ten years or so but when I do run out, I'll definitely run out and get it!
I love this eyeshadow - it goes on nicely and stays for a long time. The colours are great, my only complaint is that i wish it had a few less "sparkly" colours (like the naked essentials palette). It also came with a really really good eyeshadow brush and a nice lip gloss. I definitely recommend this palette.
Love this palette, can do so many different looks with all the colours, contains all the colours necessary to create the perfect smokey eye.
Love booty call, best eyebrow highlight colour!
Words cannot describe my feelings and admiration for this product! It is so amazing, and perfect in so many ways. The colors are beautiful and perfect for my taste, neutral and not bright or out there. With this palette, there are endless eye look possibilities. I made the mistake of swapping my first Naked II palette and ended up buying it months after. The colors are very pigmented and last all day, I use a e/s primer. You can make day looks or night looks in just one palette. $50 is a lot for makeup, and I've never spent over $40 for a single product beside this and the Naked I Palette. I would repurchase this item hundreds of time if I ran out. I could go on and on, but the point is that you won't regret this purchase if you love neutral eye shadows. Also, you don't need both the Naked I and II palette, I bought both and that was a waste of money. They both are very similar, so pick whichever you like and use that. You'll just neglect one and continuously use the one you favor. I'm glad they included a double ended brush, but I prefer the naked I shadow brush over this. This palettes brush is so thin and can't get much product on, but the blending side is great but could improve. I use my ecotools eye shadow brush and the blending side brush of this.
Several look options
Double Ended brush
Thin eye shadow brush(not blending side)
this is a great product but I think its a bit over priced. I also don't really like that almost all the colors are shimmery. I think there really pigmented and smooth except foxy that one is like pure chalk I hate it ! The packaging looks nice but ive had one of the shadows fall out which was annoying
I love this palette.. I could just use it everyday. It makes me wonder why it took me too long to get introduced to makeup. Well.. To be introduced to makeup by putting it on the right way and not look like a clown. The colors of this palette could be used for everyday.. Which by the way I do. I like it that naked 2 is subtly sparkly/shimmery . It makes my eyes go bigger. I can say this over and over again. I love this palette..
I love Urban Decay, so when I finally caved and bought the Naked 2 palette, I wasn't surprised that I absolutely adored it!! I prefer these colors over the really glittery, shimmery colors in the Naked palette. It is a bit expensive ($50) but I think it's worth every penny. I do, however, like the packaging of the naked palette better. Also, I had to glue some of the eye shadows back into their spots because when I bought it and opened it, some of them fell out. But I'm sure that's just because someone dropped it at some point...Anyway, I totally recommend this product!!
I absolutely ADORE this product!!! :) My boyfriend got me this palette for our 2 years anniversary and I just OH-SO-LOVE it! i can create literally more than 20 looks out of this one palette... i am just so glad i have this to create a neutral everyday look - to my nights out club (partying) look! :) thanks boyfie <3 and love you so much <3 <3 <3
my favorite shades are : FOXY, CHOPPER & SNAKEBITE :) MY THREE MOST USED ONES!!!
Color Reference - NC 35
Oh Urban Decay, THANK you so much for making the Naked 2 Palette! Since I have a warmer undertone I figured the original Naked palette would be better suited for me. I was wrong! Don't get me wrong, I haven't forgotten about my beloved Naked palette but I may have found a replacement! These colors are absolutely gorgeous.There's a perfect shade for everyone! There are shimmer champagnes(verve), light yellow toned matte's(foxy), a beautiful grayish slightly plum color (Tease), gorgeous gold (half baked) , a matte black (blackout), a beautiful orangey bronze (chopper), and of course other darker browns, etc. These colors range from shimmery, to glittery, to matte. They are all honestly like butter. Not only are they highly pigmented, but they can also be sheered out and blend together seamlessly. I used my MAC Paint Pot today in "Bare Study" up to my crease and put "Verve" over my entire lid, popped some "Tease" into my crease and outer V, darkened up my outer V a little more with "Pistol" and put a little bit of "Busted" only on the outer portion of my lid, literally two small swipes. Finished with "Foxy" on my browbone. I have got to say...this is my new favorite make up look of all time! I like to think of it as a Natural Smokey Eye. It's not over the top whatsoever but it's still polished and sexy. You can wear it with a nude lip or even a bright lip, that's the beauty of this palette. These shadows are all SUPER pigmented, so you don't need a lot at all and they blend so perfectly so there aren't any harsh transitional lines. I also love the brush that came with this palette, it's a double sided brush for your crease and your lid. Essentially, this is basically the only palette I will ever need. The colors look smooth and gorgeous on the lid, and they last all day even without a Paint Pot or primer (on my lids at least). Such a high quality product. Worth Every penny. Especially since the possibilities and combinations are endless. :)
LOVE. This is a neutral palette with cool toned colors. They are all nice quality and have good pigmentation. I also love the brush and lip gloss it came with. The eyeshadow is butter smooth. Most of the shades have shimmer, I think only 3 don't (foxy, Tease, and Blackout). I think this palette gets a lot of the "IT"S TOO SHIMMERY" but you can clearly see the shimmer in the shades when you buy it, and most of the shimmer is too out there (although Chopper might be a little much for most people). They are good quality if you use neutrals a lot. I think it gets a lot of hype considering most people won't use or need more than 3 or 4 neutrals.
If you are trying to decide between the two palettes, think of your skin tone, hair, and eye color. I have cool toned skin, but hazel eyes and blonde hair. So I should of gotten the first one. If you have lighter colored hair (also depends on your undertones!!), light eyes (particularly blue), or cool toned skin, this could be for you. Brown/green eyes, any colored hair, and warm skin, go with the first one. Just look at what colors you lean towards and what colors look good on you, but do NOT base it on your skins undertones alone.