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Monday, January 19, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

I have owned the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette for a good few months now but only really put it to use in the last few weeks. Initially I put off purchasing this palette as I couldn't quite justify owning both Urban Decay Basic offerings as they really aren't all that different. If like myself you find cool toned eyeshadows are more flattering on your complexion opposed to warm hues, this could be just what you are looking for...

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette shares similar packaging to that of NARS in that it features a rubberised plastic finish. The Naked Basics 2 palette is teeny tiny - smaller than an iPhone but it does have a sizeable mirror and six pans of eyeshadow which fits comfortably into the palm of a hand, it truly is the perfect to go size. Design wise this is very well thought out and is perfect for travel as it is small, secure and can take a knocking without smashing the eyeshadows and the mirror allows for on the go application. In case you were curious yes the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette is identical in design (the shade of plastic differs slightly) to the original Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Originally this was dubbed an all matte which isn't fully true as one shade is shimmer based but hey close enough! Five out of the six shades are exclusive to this palette: Skimp was featured within one of the Book of Shadows palettes from a few years ago. I quickly want to state that I find Urban Decay eyeshadows to be some of the better pigmented eyeshadows out there and find them a pleasure to work with - they blend, build and wear wonderfully so but to get the most from each shade I do recommend using a primer before application. In my opinion the Naked Basics 2 Palette is more pigmented than the original, so much so that I struggled when swatching. There is not a dud shade is the palette at all - soft, silky easy to blend shades with great colour pay off. I can hand on heart say that if I wasn't a beauty blogger forever on the search for the next great thing that I would most likely only wear Urban Decay eyeshadows and that is the truth. Lipsticks I'm forever a MAC girl but I'm guessing you already knew that ha!

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

The six shades within the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette are:
Skimp - a slightly peachy, yellow toned beige with a light sheen finish. More of a satin finish eyeshadow than a true matte.
Stark - a deeper in tone light beige than the above Skimp, this has an orange undertone and a true matte finish.
Frisk - a light cool toned brown that has a strong grey undertone. As a side note if like myself you have really light, blonde brows this is a great shade to fill them with.
Cover - another light brown but this is a little deeper than above with more of a yellow undertone.
Primal - a mid tone, strong grey toned brown. Essentially a deeper version of Frisk.
Undone - a deepened brown, not quite black yet cool in tone.
 
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Now onto the same million dollar question I asked when I reviewed the original Urban Decay Basics palette - do you need the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette? Well my advice would be the same Ask yourself would you use the above cool toned shades daily and would you like to able to cart around one dinky little palette rather than several shades? If the answer is yes then this could be the best £22 you spend this year. I personally prefer the shade line up of this version rather than the original offering due to the slightly cooler colour scheme. I am currently working on a comparison post of both Basic palettes, so if you are on the fence on which palette is for you do stay tuned!

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette £22 via Debenhams - link.
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23 comments:

  1. Loved this review:-) I uploaded one yesterday and we have 'basic'ally the same opinions on the palette. I can't believe how blendable and wearable all the shades are:-) xxx

    Love Charlotte xxx
    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This is a palette I need in my collection, its so compact & being someone that only wears neutral eye makeup I think I would get a lot of use from this dinky palette.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  3. I absolutely love the shades and the fact that this palette is a smaller size and a lot cheaper than the bigger palettes too! x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Great review! I really cant make my mind up between the Basics palettes. I'm looking forward to seeing your comparison post! xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  5. This looks so perfect.. I lust after urban decay palettes daily. I think I prefer this one to the naked basics palette. I prefer the cooler tones and frisk looks about right for my eyebrows. Oh the decisions..

    http://thelittlebluesailboat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. They're all amazing shades, but I'm sticking to the first Basics!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  7. Can't wait for the comparison review I've been wanting to get one seeing how compact it is and my original naked palette is my daily go-to

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  8. This is so beautiful and a perfect palette for travel and it has all my favorite shades! Looking forward to a comparison post as I'm still indecisive!
    http://dwyoul.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  9. They all look a great variety of shades in one palette! I love the original Naked palette :)
    xElise @ Elise Dopson

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  10. Honestly I know you say yes it's need but I didn't pick up the first basics, I'm more of a shimmer fan.

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  11. Still don't own one of these but really need to buy one- the shades are perfect x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  12. These are absolutely gorgeous shades, I would use all of these and it's a great palette for on the go or travel - it have everything you need for a nude of smokey eye!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. It seems like once again Urban Decay won us over with a tiny little palette! I own the first version of the Basics and think I'll stick with it! Even though the Basics 2 seems tempting!

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  14. Lovely post, looking forward to the comparison x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I just treated myself to the Naked 3 palette and am aiming to own the whole collection.... eventually! They're just so versatile, everyone should have atleast one UD palette in their beauty stash.

    http://stylewithgracie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. This is something I need, it looks perfect for everyday wear!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  17. I have this palette and I love it! I normally prefer warm browns, but this palette helped me branch out. It's also great for my brows ever since I dyed it silver.

    Hao | haodoyoungo

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  18. Cant wait to get my hands on this palette especially after reading this post!
    I did a new look on my blog today my makeup tricks for that perfect dewy & glowy skin on
    www.beyondthatbouffant.com

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  19. I love this palette! It is so easy to take with you!
    great review!
    xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

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  20. I love this palette, I can use it everyday and can always create amazing looks with it.

    GreyWalls 

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  21. I absolutely love the first one, so I'm sure I'd adore this one too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it :)

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  22. I have the Naked Palettes and I'm impressed with them. I use the Naked Palette one the most.
    I wasn't sure if I should purchase the basics as I had the other three, however you're right in saying it's certainly easy to carry around.
    My favourite go to Palette is an old Mac limited edition one which is small and easy to carry around, it's my go too palette whenever I go out. So I think if you're yet to purchase a naked palette go basic as the other ones are pretty heavy to carry around in your handbag (but they are ALL gorgeous) :-) www.shehearts.net x

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  23. I love this palette for when I don't really know what look to go with. You know when applying these shadows that the look will be great as they are all such great shades.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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