Monday, 8 February 2016

URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 PALETTE REVIEW

This Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is my new favourite, and a step up from my Naked 2 Basics Palette. I use the Naked 2 Basics palette daily and religiously - It's by far the best eyeshadow quality i have come across yet. However, there are 5 fully matte shades and 1 demi matte highlight shade so you can't do a lot of eye looks.



 
The Naked 2 is a very versatile palette because it has the first 6 shades that are quite lighter and can be worn as an everyday eye look. My favourite shades are 'Half Baked', 'Booty Call' and 'Tease' from the first 6. As for the quality of these eyeshadows, they're really buttery and smooth to apply. But, i do find that the matte shade 'Tease' is less pigmented than the others which is really inconvenient since it's the only suitable matte crease shade.
 
 
The only negative i have about this Naked 2 palette is that it has 9 shimmery shades and 3 matte shades, otherwise i'm really happy with this product and i'll definitely be checking out more Urban Decay products. As for the 6 rather darker shades, my favourites are "Suspect" and "YDK".
 

 
I did swatches of all the shades in order and due to my poor focusing skills one handedly, you can't really seee the first 4 shades clearly. But you do see the shimmer and the colour so it's all good. Anway, as you see the first shade on the left (it's the one before the gold), which is almost invisible, is more of shade you would use after appying primer to sort of set it while making it matte, and only using a light brown shade in the crease. The fifth shade 'Tease' comes out quite sheer as i said before but overall it is a very pretty colour.
 
 Also, i didn't mention that this palette had four samples of all of their primer potions which i loved. The samples included are:
 
- Sin: Which is like a purple toned champage shade (nice explaining i know), this looks quite metallic when on however it doesnt stay as metallic by the end of the day. I like to use this alone or with other eyeshadows too. (Sin has now been reworked into Minor Sin and reviews say it is much thinner and not as opaque so try it before you buy it)
 
- Original: Which is my favourite, it's like a creaseless concealer because it manages to cover any veins visible but also prevents your eyeshadow from creasing.
 
- Eden: This is just your usual clear primer so it won't be like the original one.
 
- Anti Aging: Similar to Eden but has anti-aging properties apparently.
 
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