Hello pretty ladies!
I love eyeshadow palettes, I guess you know it, taking into account the number of the reviews I’ve written of them here. But usually I buy some interesting and bold shade eyeshadow palettes as I’ve already found my perfect “Basic” palette. And this is actually the Urban Decay Naked Basics. I’ve been using that palette for more than two years already but today I’ll speak about the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2.
This palette is also small as its sister, the first palette. The compact is as though rubber and of sandy color. The letters from the lid stay there and don’t fade over time. Though the material the palette is made of might be easily scratched. But if you ask me I can state that for 2 years of use there isn’t a scratch here and the palette looks as though bought yesterday.
The palette houses 6 shadow shades which come in two different textures - mattes and satin. There are 5 matte shades and 1 satin finish shade. The size of each refill is 1.3g.
Made in the USA
I bought both palettes at the Urban Decay counters. But I can say that they are different in textures. The Naked Basics 2 seem to be a little bit more crumbly and dusty.
All the shades are nicely pigmented and easily pick up on the brush or fingers. The blending is great and I can say that they wear till the end of the day if worn over a primer. (I never wear eye shadows without a primer)
The first Naked Basics palette is more contrast in shades, while the second palette has so many similar shades that they start to look almost the same while blending.
All 6 shades from the palette are cool-toned. There are fair as well as dark shades here. All that you might ever need to use for a daily makeup.
Let’s have a look at each shade.
Skimp - it’s a fair satin creme brulee shade. It works fine as a highlighter as well as the shade for the inner corners and on the brow bone. It also looks perfect applied alone all over the mobile lid.
Stark - matte beigy-peach shade
Frisk - cool-toned matte taupe shade. It works wonders for the crease and blending.
Cover - cool-toned matte gray-lilac-brown shade.
Primal - cool matte brown hue
Undone - matte velvet gray-black color. It looks sumptuous in smokey eyes, so unhackneyed!
The Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 works good if used alone or it can also be paired with some other palette that has brighter and more colored shades to it.
With this palette I can create endless amount of makeup looks starting from quick and easy and finishing with dark beautiful smokey eyes.
I applied the Stark all over my mobile lid, then added some Skimp shade to the inner corners and in the end I defined the outer V with the Frisk hue.
Here I used the Stark shade all over the mobile lid and the Skimp to the inner corners. The crease is defined with the Frisk and Cover shades and the outer V as well as lower lashline are defined with the Primal.
This “boring” makeup I usually enliven with a shiny eyeliner. This time I used the one by Inglot in the color #41.
I applied and blended out the Undone shade which was applied over the creamy eyeshadows by Kiko Milano in the color #20 all over my upper lid. I did the blending with the Frisk and Cover shades. On my eyebrow bone as well as to the inner corners I applied the Skimp shade that was layered over the Armani Eye Tint #12.
Here over the previous makeup look I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in the color Distortion.
The Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 is currently my favorite basic eyeshadow palette. It been among my favorites for a few years already. It has great advantages over other eyeshadow palettes but it also has some minor disadvantages for me.
+ compact and beautiful packaging;
+ beautiful shades;
+ well pigmented hues;
+ good quality;
+ easy to work with;
+ I can come up with a variety of basic makeup looks using this palette;
- the products are dusty and crumbly;
- some shades are very alike.
Price - $29
Thanks for your attention to my review! I wish you all stay beautiful and have a great shopping day!