Urban Decay naked2

It’s safe to say the madness surrounding Urban Decay’s Naked2 palette has calmed down since it came out a few months ago.  I’ve held back on doing a post on Naked2 because there was an influx of reviews on other beauty blogs, and I feared an overkill with mine.

The first Naked palette came out 2 years ago.  I didn’t think much of the shades at first glance but got sucked in by the hype, and suffice to say, I have no regrets in buying it.  I love the Naked palette.  The shades are so versatile and complimentary in so many combinations, and suits every skin tone.

The magic comes alive when they are blended together to create some incredible looks and they all compliment each other superbly.  The quality and pigmentation of the eyeshadows knocks the spots off the likes of Mac (albeit there is a bit of fall-out) and the holding power is amazing.  I’m usually about bright eye-popping colours but I have to admit UD’s Naked palettes is an essential item I pack whenever I go away.  There is always a possibility I can create something from the shades that will suit a variety of looks.

If you haven’t already read about the difference with Naked2, a few new shades have been introduced and the packaging is much stronger and robust, in an attractive tin.

Well I won’t bleat on about each eye shadow because it’s been covered in depth by other blogs.  I just want to share a look I copied from this YouTube video.

I used ‘Tease’ in the crease, ‘Verve’ and ‘YDK’ on the eyelids, ‘Busted’ and ‘Blackout’ in the outer corners, and ‘Foxy’ as a highlighter, which held up throughout the day and the evening.

Naked2 costs £36 and is available in selected Debenhams and House of Fraser stores or online at Debenhams.com, houseoffraser.com, beautybay.com, hqhair.com and lookfantastic.com.

*Naked2 – PR sample
**Naked – own purchase



  1. 6th February 2012 / 7:36 AM

    The shades do look terribly dull but you have produced an absolutely stunning look with them.

    I reckon you could look just as good with a cheaper palette though!

  2. 6th February 2012 / 10:21 AM

    I agree, the shades are very samey but the look you have created with them is fantastic. p.s. great eyelashes xx

  3. Sheenie
    6th February 2012 / 12:17 PM

    Thank you, Jen and Samantha. I can see how these palettes divide opinions, and how they’re all valid. I’ve bought the MUA earth palette (?) which is a corker and so cheap. I am in awe of all the creative vloggers who come up with clever looks from these palettes because they do appear to be quite dull to look at.

  4. 6th February 2012 / 5:32 PM

    Such a stunning look, I love this! xx

  5. ucy
    7th February 2012 / 7:14 PM

    Hi gorgeous! How are you doing? Miss seeing you here. I also got sucked into buying this. I’ve watched tons of YouTube videos & had to have it. I’ve not even used it yet. I will tomorrow when I go to the dentist. He’ll get to see the lovely effects of this palette. I wouldn’t say the shades are dull. They’re really pretty. I love the look you’ve done with them. Your makeup always looks stunning.

  6. Lucy
    7th February 2012 / 7:15 PM

    Well I missed putting in the “L” in my first name!

  7. Sheenie
    8th February 2012 / 1:10 PM

    Thank you, Georgia and thank you, Lucy. I should be putting in more appearances on the blog as I’m finding my inspiration and energy again. I have a few more palettes to test out so you have those to look forward to!

  8. 31st May 2012 / 8:30 AM

    Im waiting for my naked2 to arrive.it really is a gorgeous palette.im guessing n2 would look better on me than n1 but if ever i’d hit pan on n1 i would still probably repurchase it.both palettes are so amazing! Its just worth the investment.

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