I love the packaging of this so much better than the original naked palette. however, i prefer the colors more on the naked palette. I have a warm complexion and feel like the colors in this palette are too "cool" toned for me. i would recommend the naked 2 for people with a more pale complexion. But either way, the eyeshadows are great and smooth and very very pigmented. I just wish there are more matte colors in both the naked palettes.
Ok wow AMAZING! Gorgeous packaging high quality eyeshadows. What's not to love about this?
I was debating between this and the Naked 1 palette but ultimately decided to go with this one because there were 3 matte shades and I much preferred the packaging of the Naked 2 vs. Naked. The case is very sturdy, and comes with a large mirror and a double-ended brush which is pretty decent for basic application. I love traveling with this and the shadows are very well pigmented.
This is definitely a splurge but you can wear these neutral colours everyday for a simple look or for a more dramatic evening look.
I had never tried Urban Decay. If I had played that “first thoughts” game, “Urban Decay” would earn the response “Glitterbomb”. I’m not sure what got me interested, perhaps all the hype about the Naked and Naked 2 palettes. I read a review about matte shades (sorry, I cannot remember where, it was a late night search). The blogger mentioned that Urban Decay had surprisingly nice matte shades, and that most shimmer shades were nice as well. So, I when I was browsing Sephora later that week, I stopped by the Urban Decay section. Nice mattes is an understatement. I also agree that most of the shimmer shades are not OTT. So, Naked and Naked 2 were in my sights. Which to choose? It was a very hard choice, but I opted for Naked 2 even though I had some misgivings. I am light complected with red undertones. I make many warm tones turn that aforementioned Dorito orange. Yet cool tones don’t really suit me either, they turn ghastly purple and red on me - even when the SA has no clue there are red tones in the shade. I was hesitant to try Verve and Pistol, even thought they are beautiful in the palette, they are the shades I love, but hate on me. I am thrilled that they stay truly gorgeous and silvery, no purple or red. My eyes look awake and green! Suspect and Snakebite were another test. Gorgeous gold and bronze - again they compliment my green eyes. Tease is a subtle, flattering crease color which tones down the shimmer of Pistol and Verve. Again, I love it in the palette, but it has a hint of plum that normally spells disaster. I use primer and Walk of Shame as a base. These have lasted long days - nothing hot, yet. But perfect for fall, winter and spring. If the shimmers fail the summer test I’ll stick to the mattes.
The Naked and Naked 2 palettes are such a great way to try different shades. They are full size, just different shape pans as the singles. For about the price of 3 singles, the palette gives you 12 coordinating shades to play with. I like the lip gloss so much I may buy a full size, and Naked is on my list for after the holidays. All my pigments, Bobbi Brown, MAV, Lancome, Clinique, LORAC, Tarte and miscellaneous other brands will be relegated to the back of the stash, I have found my eyeshadow brand!
Actually I didn't like the brand's name. Always thought that beauty products and make-up should be named to feel either uplifting or after the name of the founder. The word 'decay' in fact has sort of made me shun this product for a long time, even though it is much raved about.
However, I finally gave in and buy because the colors are sooooo lovely! Also, given the nice array of colors, this palette is value for money. Depending on the mood and occasion, you can achieve many different looks by playing around with the colors. Good for beginners and make-up pros alike.
I'm in love with this palette!
I've always struggled at applying eye shadow and making it look good but its so easy with this palette!
Every colour is highly pigmented and blend beautifully on the eye. The palette comes with a flat brush and a crease brush which is great! Its the only eye shadow brush I use now.
And the price is great as you get a lot of product for your money, in fact I believe it works out to around £2 per eyeshadow.
If you are thinking of buying this palette then DO IT!
I've decided to update this after using the product for a couple months. I do find I use this product often so I'm bumping it up to a 4 rating though I still do have some issues with it. Ideally, it would be a 3.5 The fallout is massive. Can't apply with a brush, have to use my finger to dab it on or it ends up all over my face. I have tried applying them before the rest of my makeup but sometimes I still get glitter and sparkle on my cheeks that I can't get off. There is a little more glitter to many of the shades than I would like. I do think the actual shades are very pretty. Chopper is almost unwearable for me because of the amount of gliiter in it. A shame, cause it is such a pretty color. The matte brown shade lacks pigment. I don't find these crease on me but they do migrate a bit and shed powder flakes and the lasting power is better than drugstore but not wonderful. They do fade. They are so soft and powdery that I find them really hard to blend and this is not helped by the fact that the fallout is so bad and they are so powdery that I have not found an ideal brush to use with them. That said, the colors are nice and much better than drugstore quality. I also think the gloss pairs really well with the eye shades.
Love both the first palette and this one, great palettes! I never leave home without them! Great deal for the price too!
PROS: I <3 UD eyeshadows. This palette comes with a wide variety of colors, each of them truly wearable. All of the colors can be used for both warm and cool undertones. The pinks and nudes are lovely as base colors and can be used as beige liner as well as in the corners of your eyes to open them up. Also, I almost always use these as wet shadows.
CONS: Ridiculously high price. The brush that comes with it is well made, but useless! Also, even with an eye primer some of the colors you add as a secondary color will wrinkle and crinkle and crease. Then, halfway through the day, will dry up and you'll find those lovely "eyeshadow flakes" underneath your eyes. More and more I find myself experimenting with cream eyeshadow. I digress.
SUMMARY: IMO, buy individual UD eyeshadows rather than this palette. 3 stars.
I love the colors in this palette, they are nudes, which I love but they still seem somewhat original in my opinion. It's true what they all say, you can do a lot with this. I miss a good highlighter though. I have a fair skin tone so I prefer much lighter highlighters than the palette has, they don't really function as highlighters for me.
I was jumping with joy when I got this together with the first naked palette and although the shades are nice the pigmentation is not as great as i expected, especially on the mattes I was sort of disappointed. Also, the eyeshadow doesn't last any better than my other eyeshadows.
I am still in love with this though and it has a special place in my stash though I expected more of it because of all the hype.