Thursday 23 February 2012

Urban Decay - Naked 2 Palette

You may recall that I made a post titled Wanting Desiring Needing about a month ago. Well I am finally starting to get my hands on some of the items on that list. The first is the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.

I had been hanging out to get this since it was released before Christmas in the US. Sadly Urban Decay does not ship to Australia and I am a little unsure of how to use mail forwarding companies. Therefore I waited until BeautyBay had it in stock. BeautyBay is where I purchased my original Naked Palette from and I was very happy with their service. BeautyBay got the Naked 2 Palette in stock about a fortnight ago and I ordered that day. It arrived on Monday, therefore it took about 9 business days to arrive from the UK.

Naked 2 on the top, the original Naked on the bottom

For me this palette is every bit as amazing and awesome as the original. There is an excellent range of neutral shades. The shades range from a pale milky colour to a dark black. The Naked 2 Palette includes a double ended brush. One end is a shadow brush and the other a crease blush. I find the brush works well with the palette. It also came with a mini Lip Junkie lip gloss in Naked.  

The first 6 shades in the Naked 2 Palette

I am not going to include swatches at this stage. My swatching abilities would not do the palette justice. Instead I will show close up photos of the shades.

I love how there is a variety of finishes with the shades, especially the three matte ones - I am loving matte shadows at the moment. I also love that each shades looks different and significantly so from each other.

Like the original palette all the shades are buttery soft and highly pigmented. I find them to be easy to apply and to blend. The packaging on the Naked 2 Palette is also an improvement. Instead of cardboard packaging it is in a heavy duty metal case that is sturdier than the original and won't get marked easily like the velvet on the original.

The last 6 shades in the Naked 2 Palette

I know many people who have the first one will be trying to decide if they purchase the second one. Also people who haven't got either will be trying to decide which one is better to purchase. For me I love them both. There is only one repeated shade between the both palettes and it is Half Baked.

I think either palette would be an asset to any one who loves neutral eyeshadows. At this time I am really loving the Naked 2 Palette but I think that is just because it is new.

BeautyBay currently has both the Naked Palette and the Naked 2 Palette in stock and they have free shipping on at the moment. The Naked 2 Palette retails for AU$54.90.

Are you a fan of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes? Which is your favourite?

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this palette! Such a great buy and awesome quality :) Great review + a new follower
    <3 Billi


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