I am really excited to finally start reviewing this so well known palette by Urban Decay, which all make-up geeks and beauty gurus have and should have. I probably should warn you this will be a pretty long review, but it will definitely help you visualize and know more about the product, especially if you intent to purchase. As I was cruising in London at the House of Fraser stores last year, I came by the Urban Decay section and of course I had to buy the Naked palette. At first I was unsure if to buy the original Naked or Naked 2 palette, being that the 3 wasn’t out yet. The colours of the Naked 2 palette really appealed to me more than the original Naked palette, even-though they are quite similar.
I have to admit that the Naked 2 is pretty much a phenomenal value, it consist of 12 eyeshadows, a lovely two sides brush and a small lip gloss. It is packaged in a bronzed metal tin that can be opened and closed very easily, which is a great way of protecting the shadows. I haven’t had any problem with the opening or ripping of the packaging and it does feel pretty secure. The brush is pretty nice to, the bristles are very soft and great for application. I do tend to forget that I have it, which reminds that I should probably place it next to my other brushes.
Now lets talk about the colours:
Foxy is like matte yellowed beige colour, it is on the sheer side and a bit powedery. This colour is barely visable in my forearm however it can work for highlighting the brow on light complexions.
Half baked is a beautiful coppery-golden brown shimmery colour, it has a good color payoff and a smooth texture.
Booty call is a white-beige shimmery colour, it has a good colour payoff and i love using it for the brows or as a base.
Chopper is a shimmery coppery-orange colour. This shade has a pretty good colour payoff however the sparkle is prone to fall out.
Tease is a dirty mauve-brown colour with a matte finish. I really like the shade as I have nothing which looks anything like it, however the pay off is a little bit disappointing being that the texture is a bit dry and stiff. You really have to jab at it with the bristles of your brush to loosen enough product to apply it.
Snakebite is a a dark bronze with a dirty golden shimmer-sheer. I love using this color for contouring, as it isn’t too dark but neither light. The texture is dense and buttery and an excellent color payoff.
Suspect is a champagne-bronze colour with a metallic sheen. It has a good colour payoff eventhough it felt a bit powdery.
Pistol is dark grey- brown colour with a shimmer sheer. The texture of the pistol is soft and smooth and it has a good payoff.
Verve is a pale silver grey colour with a pink tinge.
YDK is a warm , coppery medium brown with a frosted finish. I love its smooth texture and the pigmentation is pretty good.
Busted is a dark burgundy-tinted brown colour with golden undertones. The finish is very soft and frosted. The colour payoff is very good and the texture is very smooth though a little less dense.
Blackout is a really intense, matte deep dark black colour. The pigmentation is great and it goes on very black.
Naked lip-gloss is a sheer neutral brownish pink colour. The gloss is not that sticky and has a lovely mint scent
- Great packaging, its sleep, sturdy and very secure
- It is a really wonderful and well-rounded palette, with a good range of light to dark colour in a variet of finishes.
- The majority of the shades are very pigmented, easy to apply, and blend.
- The brush is very soft and lovely to work with
- It is good value for money
- Great for travelling
- Some of the colours aren’t as pigmented as most of the other colours
- It is a bit pricey for anyone that doesn’t have such a budge, however I do think it worth every penny. I do
Will I ever buy this product again? Definitely, I find it very handy for natural make-up looks and for travelling.
Do I recommend it? For sure, the palette has some good range of colours and the pay off is impeccable. If however this palette is out of your budget I do suggest you try the MUA Undressed palette, the colours are very similar and it is way cheaper. I do however suggest you invest in this beauty, as it has defiantly a lot more product and better quality, than the Undress me palette.
let me know what you thing about the gorgeous palette, would love to read your opinion by commenting down below, thank you for stopping by 🙂