who: Urban Decay
what: Naked2 Palette – a collection of griege & taupe neutrals
when: Available now
where: Sephora, Ulta, and UrbanDecay.com
why: In short, this versatile neutral palette is phenomenal on every skin tone.
I’ve had my eyes on this palette for quite some time now. At first, I didn’t think it was a justifiable purchase considering my current eyeshadow collection. A few months back I depotted my faves and organized them in a cute magnetic palette. With a gift card to Sephora, however, the Naked2 was all mine.
Of the 12 shadows, there are three mattes (Foxy, Tease, Blackout), one glitter (Chopper), and the other eight are shimmers. You can expect the same amazing quality you get with all UD shadows: highly-pigmented, smooth texture, and long-wearing.
The click-closure tin casing is great for confident travel and looks super chic. An inside well holds a cruelty-free dual-ended synthetic brush. One end is fluffy for blending, and the other a small flat brush that’s good for placing product and smudge lining. If you’re familiar with the original Naked palette, the mirror inside the Naked2 blows it away. The mirror takes up nearly the entire lid, making it perfect for application and touch ups. Alongside the palette comes a mini Lip Junkie lipgloss in the color “Naked”. The gloss, while not too sticky, lasts for hours and fades into a nice shimmer.
Naked 2 Eyeshadows:
Foxy: soft, yellow-beige shadow. Great for patting over the eyelids to neutralize redness.
Half Baked: golden bronze shimmer
Bootycall: peach-beige shimmer
Chopper: copper shimmer with silver micro glitter
Tease: light greige matte. The least-pigmented shadow in the collection.
Snakebite: dark bronze shimmer
Suspect: pale golden champagne shimmer
Pistol: medium greige-brown shimmer
Verve: oyster-beige shimmer (pale silver frost)
YDK: light bronze shimmer
Busted: deep chocolate brown shimmer
Blackout: blackest black matte
Remember, all UD shadows can be applied wet or dry! :)
Overall: The Naked2 palette retails for $50 and is worth every penny. Do your collection a favor and get your hands on this one.