Lookbook: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, Photographs & Swatches

 

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.

 

 

The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette contains twelve eyeshadows just like the original, but this palette contains five exclusive new Urban Decay shades. All of the eyeshadows are neutrals, but they are anything but boring and ordinary, ranging from bronzes to beiges, to “greiges.” There is a mix of shimmery and matte shades in this palette. While a lot of reviewers have said that this is so close to the original that it isn’t worth buying, I very much disagree and feel this palette is completely worth getting, especially if you wear a lot of neutral shades on a daily basis.

 

 

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.

 

Overall: Is the juice worth the squeeze? I say yes, yes, and YES! Even if you own the first Naked Palette, I think the exclusive new shades are completely worth it if you are someone who wears neutral eyeshadow shades on an everyday basis. I spent most of 2011 using my Naked Palette, so I look forward to spending a lot of time in 2012 using the Naked 2 Palette!

 

 

The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette retails for $50 and is currently available only at Urban Decay Online. Since the palette is a new release, they are at times “sold-out,” with new waves of shipments coming in every week. You can choose to be added to the list on their website, which will notify you when the palette comes back in stock!

 

**See Beauty Gala’s Photographs & Swatches of the original Urban Decay Naked Palette here**

 

 

[ALL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THIS SITE IS TAKEN BY REBECCA KAZIMIR. NO PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION.]

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1 comment on Lookbook: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, Photographs & Swatches

  1. nay
    January 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Got my palette but I noticed the eyeshadows smell pretty strong like cross between the minty smell from the gloss and chemicals??? Did u notice that too?

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