Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review, Swatches and Photos

Combining 12 neutral shadows with a dual-ended shadow/crease brush and lip gloss, Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is a great sequel to the original Naked palette.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review

Unlike Naked 1, Naked 2 comes in a taupe metal case that shuts tight with a hinge. The case measures 8 inches by 2.75 inches, which is the same size.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette metal case
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette back


For the eyeshadows, we have 3 matte and 9 shimmery/metallic colors. Most applied smoothly with great pigmentation, except the mattes, which tend to require a bit of layering.

* Foxy is a creamy light yellow with matte finish. It is a repromote and not available individually. It barely shows up on my NC30 skin and would most likely work as a base color for light to medium skintones.
* Half Baked is a shimmery golden copper from the permanent line and a repeat from the original Naked palette.
* Bootycall is a new, shimmery light beige. It is a warmer version of Virgin from Naked and similar to MAC Shroom.
* Chopper is metallic copper with very fine silver glitter. It is an existing shade and a warmer, orange version of Sidecar from Naked 1.
* Tease is a creamy pale brown with matte finish. It is a new color and similar to Buck from Naked 1, only more cool-toned.
* Snakebite is a new, metallic dark bronze. It looks like a mixture of Smog and Darkhorse from Naked 1.
* Suspect is a shimmery light golden beige that has been discontinued.
* Pistol is a shimmery light gray-brown. It is a new color and reminds me of MAC Smoke & Diamonds.
* Verve is a frosty pink-tinted gray-white. It was in the Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette and is not available individually.
* YDK is a metallic cool bronze from the permanent line.
* Busted a shimmery cool dark brown color that is new.
* Blackout is an intense matte black. It is not available individually but has appeared in the Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette.

Besides the shadows, there is a a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked and a double-ended Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush. Personally, I don’t care much for the gloss. While it is non-sticky with a minty smelly, it shows up almost clear with very tiny shimmer. The eyeshadow brush though, is awesome. It is full-sized and works perfectly with the shadows.

Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadows
Urban Decay Naked 2 Foxy Half Baked Bootycall and Chopper shadows
Urban Decay Naked 2 Foxy Half Baked Bootycall and Chopper swatches

Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall and Chopper


Urban Decay Naked 2 Tease Snakebite Suspect and Pistol shadows
Urban Decay Naked 2 Tease Snakebite Suspect and Pistol swatches

Tease, Snakebite, Suspect and Pistol


Urban Decay Naked 2 Verve YDK Busted and Blackout shadows
Urban Decay Naked 2 Verve YDK Busted and Blackout swatches

Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout


Urban Decay Naked 2 Good Karma Crease Brush

Urban Decay Good Karma Crease Brush


Urban Decay Naked 2 Good Karma Shadow Brush

Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush


Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked



Overall, Naked 2 is a great buy. The shades are wearable with good quality and the value is just unbeatable (you pay $50 for $234 worth of products). If you have the original Naked palette, I’d suggest you check this out before you purchase. Some of the colors are similar but not completely substitutable. See the comparison here!

See my FOTD using Naked 2!

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is available at www.urbandecay.com for $50.

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Review overview
Color Selection
Texture
Pigmentation
Wear
Value
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 the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Wow. I’ve been looking, lusting, thinking, obsessing, debating, and still not sure which Naked palette to buy since I’m new to makeup. I wanted to buy a palette that I would actually use and not sit in a corner collecting dust somewhere. Your review is awesome but what sold me was your makeup tutorial on one of your face of the days tutorial using the Naked 2…you look great! This is probably going to be the only makeup palette I will buy. It’s a bit expensive for $50, so I hope that it would be worth it! Thank you for sharing.

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