Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Palette (Naked 2)

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Online Description:

What it is:
A Naked eye palette, featuring 12 taupe-hued neutrals in a wide range of finishes.

What it does:
Following the release of Urban Decay’s Naked—the original bronze-hued palette that revolutionized neutrals, Urban Decay created Naked2. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to the smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 always vibrant, taupe-hued neutrals—including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper, and Urban Decay’s blackest black. Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks, and everything in between.

Naked2 features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. For easy application, the mirrored case includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free, double-ended Shadow/Blending Brush.

What else you need to know:
The case has an art-school-inspired look with a hinged lid—taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It’s smooth, modern and cool to the touch—a real tactile experience.

This product is an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.

 

My Thoughts:

For the 3rd installment in the Naked eyeshadow collection, UD didn’t do bad at all. Carrying through on their phenomenal quality products with a chic, trendy personality to each of them makes for some happy makeup addicts, especially for those of us who love a natural look. The company markets this as a taupe-based palette, but I feel like it’s more of an array of neutral colors. I’m still completely obsessed with this palette, but compared to the first Naked palette that was obviously more bronze-oriented, this seems to have a neutral direction by carrying a bit from every main neutral sub-department: pinks, purples, browns, and grays. It seems to have more of an even playing field, compared to the original Naked palette that looked great on everyone, but was most flattering for the green and hazel-eyed folks. It’s nice that it has an extra matte color in this in comparison to the 2 in the Naked palette. The downside to that is that I rarely use black eyeshadow so that’ll be the last eyeshadow used up in this palette

The colors inside from left to right are:

  • Foxy:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE
    • Matte
    • Cream bisque color
    • This is my go-to color in this palette to set my eyeshadow primer, making it the 1st eyeshadow I hit pan on.

Foxy

  • Half Baked:
    • Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid
    • Golden bronze color
    • Heavy shimmer
    • I am OBSESSED with this color and I’m happy they rolled it into this palette after it did so well in the previous one.
    • Looks similar to Too Faced’s eyeshadow in the color Crème Brulee from the Chocolate Bar palette.
    • This color and Chopper are my two favorite colors in this palette!
    • (Note: I used the same picture from my Naked palette in order to avoid taking up extra space when the products are the same.)

Half Baked

  • Bootycall:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE
    • Cork shimmer color
    • Medium shimmer
    • Can double as a face luminizer

Bootycall

  • Chopper:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sobric Acid, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide
    • Copper color
    • Shimmer w/ silver micro-glitter
    • Slightly chunky texture
    • This color makes my dark-brown eyes look brighter.

Chopper

  • Tease:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE
    • Matte
    • Pale lavender color (Note: the company advertises this as a ‘creamy pale brown,’ but this looks more purple than brown in my opinion)
    • My go-to for transition color in this palette
    • 2nd color most used and to hit pan

Tease

  • Snakebite:
    • Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid
    • Dark bronze color
    • Heavy shimmer
    • Great dark brown for a more dramatic effect or to take your daytime look into a nighttime one.
    • Line upper lash line with this to make lashes look more full

Snakebite

  • Suspect:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide
    • Pale golden beige color
    • Heavy shimmer
    • Works well with brown, pink, or gray- based looks
    • Use alone lightly in the crease for a no-makeup look

Suspect

  • Pistol:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE
    • Light grayish brown color
    • Heavy shimmer
    • Ideal color to create the perfect smoky eye
    • This is my favorite gray eyeshadow to ever use.
    • Can blend/smudge alone for a lighter smoky eye, or use with Blackout for a dramatic smoky eye

Pistol

  • Verve:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
    • Oyster color
    • Heavy shimmer
    • With this very light gray color, I can use it with Pistol and Blackout for the ultimate smoky eye look, or use it to add a bit of pop to any other look
    • Too shimmery to double as a face luminizer

Verve

  • YDK:
    • Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid
    • Mauve color (Note: the company labels it a ‘cool bronze’ color, but I have to disagree)
    • Heavy shimmer
    • I love to pop this into my crease for a minimal makeup look with some sparkle.

YDK

  • Busted:
    • Ingredients: Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
    • Eggplant color (Note: the company labels this a ‘deep brown’ color, but it doesn’t look that way to me.)
    • Medium shimmer
    • Lovely dark purple perfect for a twist on the traditional smoky eye.
    • Great for lining my lashes for a fuller effect
    • Makes my dark brown eyes look brighter

Busted

  • Blackout:
    • Ingredients: Zinc Stearate, Talc, Silica, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Boron Nitride, Sorbic Acid
    • Matte
    • Blackest black color
    • The ultimate black eyeshadow for traditional smoky eyes!
    • So insanely pigmented. Remember: less is more with this one.
    • Perfect for setting liquid eyeliner
    • Line along upper lash line for a denser look to lashes
    • Can double as a brow powder for my clients that have black hair.

Blackout

Performance/Wear:                          ★/5

As usual, Urban Decay comes through with the intense pigment and creamy blend-ability that makes application quick and gentle. I love that the color selection is more neutral vs the Naked’s bronze-oriented colors or the Naked 3’s rose-oriented colors. The mirror makes it great for traveling and I can still apply my makeup in the car riding shotgun. I know that isn’t ideal, but we’ve all been in the situation where we’re running late and in a hurry and want to get at least some color on our faces to look presentable. I love that UD gives the option to purchase a full-size eyeshadow when you run out of a color in the palette. The only difference is that you can’t pop out the pan like you can with other eyeshadow pans and put them in a magnetic palette, this requires one of the UD refillable pans. The color selection is a great starter for those barely experimenting with makeup or for the makeup minimalist who prefers neutral color that give the option to occasionally make more dramatic. What’s great is that the colors still hold up for a few hours without primer, but the primer keeps the color looking vibrant. The colors gradually fade depending on how much you sweat and the humidity in the air. Whether you’re looking for a quick 5-minute look, or for a dramatic look for a night on the town, this palette has your back!

Price:                                                   ★/5

Yes, this is an expensive palette, especially for those who are so used to getting a deal from drugstore brands. I promise, though, you will love this once you try it and you’ll see it is worth every penny! Each color seems to last forever and you get a double-ended makeup brush that is amazing quality with it! I do remember buying this when it was a few dollars cheaper, but even if I had to replace it, it would still be worth it in the long run.

Packaging:                                          ★/5

I like this packaging because it reminds me a lot of the original Naked palette, but with a fresh flush on the color. The metal material makes it way sturdier for traveling and less susceptible to breaking. The color pan in this is also sturdier because it isn’t made from wood-ish material like the first palette. The mirror is bigger than the previous one and I LOVE it! I’m a sucker for a large mirror and they came through on that!

Ingredients:

CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)

Pros:

  • Intensely pigmented
  • A few colors are multi-purpose
  • Great color selection
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Big mirror
  • Sweet brush included
  • Buttery texture

Cons:

  • Blackout (I’m not a fan of black eyeshadow)

Texture:                                  Pressed powders

Scent:                                      None

Recommend?                         Yes

Repurchase?                           Yes

Retail:                                     $54.00

Size:                                         – 12 x 0.05 oz/ 1.41 g Eyeshadow (Foxy (cream matte), Half Baked (golden bronze shimmer), Booty Call (cork shimmer), Chopper (copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter), Tease (creamy pale brown matte), Snakebite (dark bronze shimmer), Suspect (pale golden beige shimmer), Pistol (light grayish brown shimmer), Verve (oyster shimmer), YDK (cool bronze shimmer with metallic base), Busted (deep brown shimmer), Blackout (blackest black matte), – Double-ended Shadow/Blending Brush

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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