Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

I am sure that you are all already familiar with the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palettes but I just had to do a quick post on my Naked 2 Palette. I bought the original Naked Palette to do my own wedding make up but now that I have fallen in love with the Naked 2 Palette, I feel like this one may have been even better (although I do still love the original palette and was very happy with my makeup on the day). 

The main difference between the Naked and Naked 2 Palettes is that the original palette has warm toned eyeshadows with shades such as bronze and gold, whereas the second palette is more cool toned and has mainly taupe and greige shades. 

From left to right - Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve and YDK.
From left to right - Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout.

A couple of shades can be found in other Naked Palettes, for example Foxy can be found in the Naked Basics Palette and Half Baked can be found in the original Naked Palette. There are three matte shades, Foxy (a yellow based highlight shade), Tease (a mid brown-taupe with slight purple  undertones) and Blackout (a matte black) with the rest having shimmer and satin finishes. 

Photo taken without flash.
Photo taken with flash.
Some of the shimmery shades such as Suspect and YDK can be quite crumbly so you need to be careful to prevent fallout.

Not only does the palette come with 12 high-quality beautiful eyeshadows but it also comes with one hell of a brush! This is actually one of my most used eyeshadow brushes. It is double ended, one side is flat and densely packed which is perfect for packing colour on to the lid. The other side of the brush is longer and fluffier which is perfect for blending colour in to the crease and for softening the edges.

My favourite eyeshadow look using the Naked 2 Palette is really easy. I simply apply Suspect over the whole lid and then blend Snakebite in to the crease and outer corner to darken the edges and add a smokey effect. 

My favourite combinations are Suspect and Snakebite, Verve and Pistol and YDK and Busted. Bootycall is a great highlight shade as it has a slight shimmer which catches the light nicely. Having a matte black shade in the form of Blackout is also useful as it can be used to create a smokey eye or can also be used as an eyeliner when applied with a thin angled brush.

Suspect on lid and Snakebite in the crease.

Do you own the Naked 2 Palette? What are your favourite eyeshadow combinations?

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