9/09/2012 / 13 Comments

The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

 Urban Decay's Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay has basically taken the world by storm, despite being around for quite some time. It's been around since I was in high school, which was well, a while ago (yes, I am old...MOVING ON) We had it here for a while, then it was discontinued and I had to frantically beg everyone going to the states or UK to bring back some of my beloved primer potion.

We finally got Urban Decay back last year, which meant that I could finally get my hands on one of the Naked palettes. But which one?

Luckily, I didn't have to wonder for very long. I was given the Naked 2 by my super-awesome boss at the magazine and it's been a faithful companion of mine ever
 
 
 Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette opened up

Ah, the Naked Palettes. I mean, what can you really say about them that hasn't been said before?

Creamy, easy to apply shadow textures? Check.
A variety of shades to take you from day to night in one little box? Check.
Tons of shades that look good on pretty much everyone? Check.
A really cool name that will no doubt be copied and played on for years to come? Check.

One of the things I love most about this is that there are so many different shades and so many different textures. I'm constantly discovering new ways to use the shadows. Just last week, I discovered that Tease is an absolutely wonderful crease color.

Would you like to see some of my swatches? (for reference, I wear MAC NC42 to NC44, depending on the season!)
 
 Top row: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper. Middle row: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol. Bottom row: Verve, Yok, Busted, Blackout

These are all pretty neutral shades, but they do have different undertones. So they might lean a little more warm/cool on you, depending on your skin tone. The palette also comes with a really awesome, double ended brush. So, unless you're going for Nicki Minaj style brights, the palette is basically all you need! I've actually taken this on shoots and it's been a lifesaver!

Well, that's my experience with this palette! Let me know what you guys think of it, and if you've got a review I'd love it if you could post links in the comments section!:)

Urban Decay is available at Sephora in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. 


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13 comments:

  1. awesome review! I still need to get this one =)

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  2. AAH I want it now! I've seen thousands of pictures/swatches and I honestly didn't care for this palette at all.. but now.. after seeing your swatches.. I'm sold!!

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  3. Awesome you have it too now !
    It's my go to palette . I have both of the naked palettes , and both are amazing !
    Love to see some looks on you with this gem ;)

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  4. I don't have this one, but I do have an original one and I love it!


    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  5. I own this one and love it!
    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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  6. Oh, it's just so, so good isn't it? :)

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  7. I still really want the original! From what I've seen it has more darker shades.

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  8. Ooh, I'll hopefully have some up soon! :)

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  9. hahahah omg that must be the coolest comment I've ever gotten :) heheh Let me know what you think when you get it! :)

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  10. Thanks hun! Yes, let me know when you get it!! :)

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  11. How much did it cost in Dubai? :)

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  12. Hi Maikki, I got mine as a gift, but I think they are about 230dhs :)

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