I don't know about you but when I pay close to £40 for something cosmetic based, I expect top notch quality not a poorly pigmented palette complete with a few loose eyeshadows. You used to be cool Urban Decay...what happened man? Rather than bitch about the palette I thought I'd weigh up the pros and cons of each variation, that way you can be the judge!
Naked 2 wins hands down not only is it sturdy and pleasing on the eye but it protects the palette from everyday bumps and knocks. The thing I dislike most about the original Naked palette is after a while the flocking rubs off and the palette looks pitiful...well mine does anyway. If they do release a Naked 3 (which I bet they will) I hope it comes in a tin.
When the very first Naked palette came out it came with a duo ended eyeliner and an original primer potion, then they changed the newer batches from a eyeliner to a brush.In my opinion if it ain't broke don't fix it. Don't get me wrong the brush is not the worst I have ever encountered as far as palette brush goes it is actually pretty good but the eyeliner was a much better addition in terms of diversity.
Naked 2 has a similar brush (if not the same brush) and comes with a mini lipgloss. I'm not a massive fan of lipgloss particularly one that is neigh impossible to use thanks to the super stiff to squeeze tube, I understand the addition of the gloss...to offer a full look but I honestly believe that the primer would have been better in its place as the original suits all skin tones which we can't really say about the lipgloss can we? Perhaps primer is more expensive to make than gloss?
Naked - A warm toned palette but does have a few cool shades.
Naked 2 - A cool toned palette yet has a few warm shades.
If you place the palettes side by side although one leans cooler than the other
they are not all that different, the both have warm and cool shades and the shades
don't differ all that much palette to palette.
Do you need both?
No, decide which one will better suit your skin tone and settle for that one.
Not that it really matters which one you choose as both have a selection of
cool and warm toned shades so you won't really loose out either way!
|In all of the swatch photos Naked 2 is the top row and Naked is on the bottom.|
This is what bothered me about Naked 2 the pigmentation really lacked compared to its counterpart.
I have swatched both side by side so you can draw your own comparisons
but I wasn't all that impressed particularly given it's price point, the lighter shades of Naked 2
have very little pigmentation which is disappointing.
The only pro so to speak I can think of about Naked 2 is that the shades seem less glittery/frosty.
The matte shades in Naked 2 are chalky and hard to swatch, which is not a problem I had with the original.
Did you get Naked again?
What are your thoughts?