Thursday, September 11, 2014

Review - Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette

When the Naked 2 Basics was announced, I was super excited. I happen to be a fan of Urban Decay's shadow formula, and have already collected the previous Naked collection eyeshadow palettes. A common gripe in the makeup community is that UD doesn't include enough matte shades in the big Naked palettes, and the Basics line is the answer to that. The first Naked Basics palette came out in late 2012, so this one is a long time coming. I'm looking forward to one based off the Naked 3 in the future!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette

I don't have any swatches of this, as I feel I'm a liiiiittle late to the game on such a hyped palette. Urban Decay describes the palette as "taupe-hued," which I definitely agree with. Five of the shades (Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal, and Undone) are totally matte, while one shade (Skimp) is a slightly more satiny shade that can be used as a highlight. Three shades - Skimp, Stark, and Cover - lean warmer than the others in the palette, but all of them can be used together to create multiple looks. I found a few of the shades - Stark, Frisk, and Cover - to be a bit powdery, but they still applied and blended nicely. 

  • Pigmented
  • Very blendable
  • Satin shade is actually satin and wearable
  • Some shades are powdery
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette - $29.00 for 6 x 0.05 oz
Review - 4/5

1 comment:

  1. It's good to know that it's a mix of cool and warm shades; maybe I'll actually end up picking this one up :)