The coveted Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is here, and it has made a tremendous boom in the beauty community. This palette was released last week with the first shipment being 5,000 palettes. Within several hours, the palette was sold out, and I was fortunate enough to have gotten my order in! To preface this entire post, I do own the original and first Urban Decay Naked Palette. I have probably used that palette the most throughout the entire year of 2011, and so no matter how similar the two palettes are, I very much love this palette and I think it is completely worth owning it. To see photographs and swatches of this stunning palette,
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette comes in a metallic tin, versus the original Naked Palette which is simply a felt flip-top palette. I really love the fact that this one comes in a tin because it feels sturdier and less likely to break or get messed up than my original Naked Palette. I also think the tin just looks really modern and updated.
The Naked 2 Palette comes with a dual-sided brush, one with a fluffy end for blending, and one with a flat end for applying eyeshadow. I love, love, LOVE the addition of a dual-sided brush in this kit. In all honesty, this brush is all you need when you’re applying eyeshadow: a brush to pack eyeshadow on, and a fluffy brush to blend it all out with. Of course, owning other brushes for eye makeup is great, but in the end, if you need a good all-in-one eye brush, this is perfect.
Every single shade in this palette has incredibly rich, opaque pigment to it. They are such a dream to work with because they are so smooth, soft, and pigmented. I separated the twelve shades in this palette into groups of 3, starting from the left side of the palette for swatches:
All I have to say about this palette is…wow! It is incredible, from start to finish, with the different finishes of eyeshadow and all the shades being so rich in color. I absolutely adore the 5 new exclusive shades, and I know I will get a ton of use out of this palette.
The palette also comes with a Lip Junkie lip gloss in “Naked,” which smells minty and really cools and plumps your lips up with a natural sheen.
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