Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review & Swatches

Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay

I am loving the Naked 2 Palette!  Although not as different as I expected, the palette has different variations on the colors contained in its predecessor:

Naked 2 Palette (top), Naked Palette (bottom)

The colors aren’t identical (except for including Half Baked in both palettes), however they both evoke the same feeling.  This means you don’t need both but if you loved the first one (or are just plain crazy like me) you will feel the same the second time around.  In terms of the eye shadow selection, I would have liked to have seen another matte brown color for the crease.  That extra matte color could have easily replaced Half-Baked.  In terms of looks, I prefer the metal packaging of the Naked2 Palette.  It is sleek and fells more secure since it snaps shut.  I didn’t have any issues with the Naked Palette’s packaging but the Naked 2 Palette feels like an upgrade.  The dual sided brush included is a lot more genius than the dual-sided 24/7 liner I got with my Naked Palette.  Again I am not trying to knock the original, which is still great, but a brush is a lot more convenient.  Especially a dual sided one with a shader brush on one side to pack on that taupey goodness on the lids and a blending brush on the opposite end to work those crease colors.  I wish they would have included a mini Primer Potion again to toss in my makeup bag since the color of the Lip Junkie gloss didn’t really do much for my highly pigmented lips.  The bottom line is you don’t need it but you know you want it.

Swatches and comparisons:

Naked 2 Palette

Top: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper

Middle: Tease, Snakebake, Suspect, Pistol

Bottom: Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Naked Palette

Top: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar

Middle: Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse

Bottom: Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Naked Palette vs. Naked 2 Palette swatches

Top: Bootycall (Naked 2), Virgin (Naked), Sin (Naked)

Middle: Snakebite (Naked 2), Smog (Naked), Darkhorse (Naked)

Bottom: Verve (Naked 2), Sidecar (Naked)

Naked Palette vs. Naked 2 Palette swatches

Top: Busted (Naked 2), Hustle (Naked)

Bottom: YDK (Naked 2), Toasted (Naked)

Price: $50

Availability:  www.urbadecay.com; www.sephora.com

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