Sunday, 28 December 2014

Review: Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics

Hello my lovelies! How have you all been? I hope you all had a great Christmas break. I'm going to do a review on an item that I got for Christmas from my sister! It's called the Naked 2 Basics palette by Urban Decay. This palette retails for £22 from Debenhams. Urban Decay are very well known for their eyeshadows, particularly the Naked palettes. 

I've never tried an Urban Decay product before, however the first time that I swatched these eyeshadows, my first impression was "wow they are so buttery and smooth." 
This palette comes with six cool toned eyeshadows. The Naked 1 Basics has warmer toned eyeshadows. The eyeshadow "skimp" in this palette is the only non-matte eyeshadow, it's a beautiful champagne, satin colour, with very subtle shimmer. (It's actually one of my favourites.) The rest of the five shades are all matte. My favourite matte shade would have to be "cover." It has red undertones in it, which I really like, it's a great colour for deepening up the crease or the outer v. 

The reason this palette has now become one of my top three palettes is because it's such a versatile, everyday product! You can use the lighter colours for daytime, and for nighttime you can reach for the more darker shades such as "undone" and "primal."
These shades are beautifully pigmented as well, as you can see in the image below.

The palette itself is very convenient and practical for travelling with as it's only a centimeter wide - so there's always going to be more space in your makeup bag for more makeup! #OverpackerProblems...
The Naked 2 Basics palette appealed to me more, as the undertones were more red/purple toned - which I personally prefer in oppose to the Naked 1 Basics palette. The shades in this palette are also more taupe shades and not as harsh, in the sense that "undone" is actually a charcoal brown colour and not a black colour like "crave" from the Naked 1 Basics. 

Which palette do you prefer?


  1. this is sooo pretty! the shades are lovely xx