2013/01/13

Oh Let's Get Naked (2)!

Everyone probably already knows so much about this palette and I know I must be the last person in the entire universe to do a mini review + swatches post on this but I just needed to, really! Ever since its release back in late 2011, I've been wanting to get my hands on the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette! Last Christmas I received this as a gift from my lil sister (@kidzedso on Instagram) and I was beyond psyched.
Little disclaimer, this is going to be a word & picture heavy post.

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The Naked 2 palette features 12 full size eyeshadows in a mix of matte & frosty finishes. It comes with a synthetic bristles dual ended brush & a mini lip junkie gloss in the shade "naked". It is also packaged a whole lot different from the original Naked palette, it being in a metal tin type package with a snap closure. It has a bigger mirror than the original Naked palette. The Naked 2 palette seems similar to the original Naked palette at first glance but in reality this palette leans to much more of a taupe-cool browns color scheme while the original one has a warmer color scheme (I personally do not own the original palette but have borrowed it from a friend for comparison purposes and a "versus" post for the future). It retails for $50 USD (approx P2000), $80 SGD (approx P2600). In the Philippines its price ranges from P2800 (super sale!) to P3600 (a bit of highway robbery IMHO).
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FOXY is a pale yellow-beige with a matte finish. It applies a bit sheer and can be a bit too powdery for my liking. I use this as an all-over-the-lid wash color and a brow bone highlight.
HALF BAKED is a coppery brown with a slightly golden shimmer to it. Has excellent color payoff & is a delight to blend. Half Baked is also in the original Naked palette & is part of the permanent range.
BOOTY CALL is a pale pink-white beige shadow with a frosted finish. It looks absolutely gorgeous as an inner tear duct area highlighter (& even as a lid color).
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CHOPPER is a medium red-orange toned copper shade with a slight silver glitter sparkle (not so obvious in the photo) & is a bit prone to fallout.
TEASE is a mauve-brown that looks plummy in some lighting. It has a matte finish and can be a bit chalky but I still favor it as a crease color.
SNAKEBITE is an absolutely gorgeous dark bronze with a golden sheen. I am in love with this shade. It has a buttery consistency and is easy to blend. Lovely on the lid as it is in the crease.
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** Lighting is a bit off in this photo! So sorry!**
SUSPECT is a light grayish bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen. A lovely lid color that I've been favoring lately.
PISTOL is a pewter gray shade with a frosted finish. The payoff is great and it is also very easy to blend. I've been using this as a soft transition color for my basic black smokey eye just to add that extra something to the look.
VERVE is a pale beige gray that comes off looking like an oyster shade in some lighting. I like using this as an inner tear duct area highlighter. 
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YDK is a coppery midtone brown with a slight silver shimmer. Has good consistency but still a bit prone to fallout when I use it (maybe I should get a better primer?).
BUSTED is an deep burgundy tinted brown with a deep golden undertone. I love using this on my crease and on my lower lash area. It has a soft frosted finish and awesome color payoff.
BLACKOUT is an intense matte black shadow. Has great color payoff and goes on an opaque matte black that's a must for me. Great as eyeliner too!
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This dual ended brush also comes with the Naked 2 palette. In the original Naked palette, a dual ended eyeliner pencil was included. I personally would have preferred the dual ended eyeliner pencil BUT this dual ended brush is pretty nifty too especially when you're on the go and need a good brush to do your eye makeup. One end has a flat shader brush and the other end has a blending brush. Both are made of synthetic fibers.
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Lastly, this mini lip junkie gloss in the shade Naked was also part of the "package". It is a pretty medium rosy pink shade that screams "perfect with any look". It "cools & plumps" and is currently my favorite. I've been reaching for it the past few days. I might have to look for the full size one soon. This is definitely one  gloss I wouldn't mind using everyday. It has a very strong minty smell (& taste) to it which doesn't bother me personally BUT may be offensive to other people.
So, there you have it folks! My mini review + swatches. I'll be posting looks using the Naked 2 palette soon. Anyway, what do you think of the Naked 2 palette? Do you own it? If yes, do you love it? If no, are you planning to get your hands on one?
Catch you guys next time!

17 comments

  1. Still haven't picked this up! Need to finally make the plunge and go get it!

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  2. Oooh, what a comprehensive review on all the shades :) Lovely dear! But I think it's really pricey if bought here in th Phils. HAHA :) Anyway, I'm loving the matte ones. :)

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    1. It really is pricey ate. Nakakainis nga kasi super jacked up the prices!

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  3. Oh so envious! :) Pwede maging lil sister ko na din sya? he he.. kiddin'

    Intay ko mga looks mo with this sis. :) Happy for you!

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    1. Thanks sis! <3 Will be posting looks soon.

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  4. owwww.. I wanna get this too!! But it's too expensive!!! :))
    I love the new shades on this palette though.. something I can work with everyday :)

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    1. IKR! It is damn expensive in the Phils. *sigh* Kainis nga...

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  5. nice! i wanted to get want this as well. but i am not that so talented doing make up i ended like a sad clown. xx

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  6. I just recently bought this too last year and I love it :) Cant wait for your looks, sis!

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    1. Watch out for them! I'm going to create three looks for valentines! <3

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  7. I've been wanting to get the two palettes ever since I've heard of them! But it always sucks when I'm ready to buy it, I have more important things to use my money. So, NAKED 1 and 2 are in my wishlist this year!

    Thanks for the great review sis. Blackout is super intense!

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    1. It took me forever to actually get it. I'm so glad my lil sis got it for me because I actually backed out at the last minute from getting it from a local online shop. LOL. Lil sis saved me from spending my cash!

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  8. Congrats! I know how much you've wanted to get this since it's release last year :)) Any thoughts whether you want to get the basics palette? Mehehe, let's save up for that na!

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    1. I've been contemplating but still haven't slipped. I think I have too many neutral eyeshadows atm BUT the fact that the Naked Basics is all matte is very appealing to me ate! :))))

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  9. My make-up artist friend (whom I always work with for my shoots) has it. She bought it because of the 'hype', and we figured na it's really useless for a photo shoot kasi masyado lang siyang light even for that 'natural' look. Pero it's really nice for weddings. :)

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