Product Faceoff: Urban Decay Naked vs Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette

The much anticipated Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette has finally landed on my doorstep! Read on to see a quick comparison of it with the original Naked Palette.

Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palettes

* Packaging. Both palettes measure the same size (8 inches by 2.75 inches) and have the words Naked Urban Decay embossed on it. The original Naked palette comes in a soft, chocolate brown velvet case while Naked 2 is packaged in a hard, taupe metal case with a hinge. I definitely prefer the latter as it feels sturdier and is much easier to clean. Not to mention the mirror in the second palette is bigger, which is always a plus. Naked 2 wins!

* Colors. Each palette contains 12 gorgeous shades that range from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. Initially, I was a little worried that the colors would be too similar but they turned out to be quite different. Naked comes with mostly warm bronze and cocoa neutrals whereas Naked 2 has cooler taupe and greige neutrals. Half Baked – one of my favorite shades – is the only repeat. We have a tie!

* Extras. The Naked palette I have is from the very first batch and comes with a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion along with a dual-ended, 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero and Whiskey. Naked 2, on the other hand, features a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked and a double-ended Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush. While I like the brush from Naked 2 a lot, a primer is a better choice to go with an eyeshadow palette. Another Tie!

* Price. While the palettes are a great deal for what you are getting, Naked beats Naked 2 hands-down when it comes to the price. The new palette is priced at $50, which is $5 more than the original.

Verdict? Both palettes have its advantages over the other and are not exactly substitutable (get both!) What do you guys think? Do you like Naked or Naked 2 more?

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Urban Decay Naked versus Naked 2
Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palette comparison
Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palettes


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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I love these type colors cause they work for everything from mild to dramatic. I didn’t get them cause I have so so so many eye shadows so I saved my money this time for stuff that not so much talked about yet thanks for sharing..

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