Review And Swatches: Urban Decay Naked Palette2- Amazing or Overrated?


The Urban Decay, Naked Palette2 is the most sought after palette of the decade. I don’t know about you, but sometimes when something is talked about a ridiculous amount, I can get a bit skeptical. It’s like when everyone you know talks about a movie NON-STOP and they tell you it’s the best thing they have ever seen and you have to see it. So of course you go and you watch, waiting in anticipation for something (anything) to get good. You even force a laugh (assuming it’s a funny flick) pretending you like it until you realize the movie is WAY over rated and you would have rathered spent the past 100 minutes watching re-runs of Chuck Norris in Walker Texas Ranger.

As I purchased the Urban Decay, Naked Palette 2, I figured that the combo of me and it could be one of two scenarios: 1) I would either fall in love and be one of the masses telling you this is a must. 2) I would be seriously disappointed and tell you to not waist your cash flow. Let’s see which one it is…


These shadows are encased in a sturdy metal casing which is great for travel in my opinion.


For starters, there is a generous amount of each shade for you to play with.


Foxy- A matte Taupe / Half Baked-Shimmery Gold/ Bootycall- Cream with a tint of pink


Chopper- Shimmery Peach/Tease-A Matte Mauve/Snakebite-A Bronzish, Brown shade


Suspect-Shimmery Pinkish Peach/Pistol- Shimmery Gun Metal Grey/ Verve- Shimmery Silver


YDK- A Muted Pink/ Busted- Shimmery Brown with a hint of Purple/ Blackout- A Matte Dark Black


Here is one of many,many eyeshadow combo’s and looks you can get from this palette. I used Bootycall under my brow and into tear-duct, Verve on lower lid and under bottom lash line. Next I used YDK into contour and Blackout on outer corner of eye and close to the bottom lash line.


Packaging: I love everything about the packaging. It’s not to big and it not to small, plus it has a hard cover to protect the shadows making it easy to travel with.

Rating: I can’t live without you (5 points)

Color: The Color choices are really suitable for pretty much anyone and there are 12 shades to choose from! That is huge!  I enjoyed all of the colors except I felt like the matte shades were a little flaky. So I would definitely use a shadow primer and I would recommend finding a different brush to apply these shadows with as the synthetic bristle brush in the kit makes the shadows fly. It is however a beautiful brush.

Rating:  I think I like you (4 points)

Texture: Except for the matte colors which were flaky as I said before, these shadows had an almost creamy texture which made them extremely easy to blend. I am already dreaming of the blending combos I can pull off with this.

Rating: I think I like you (4 points)

Price: The Urban Decay, Naked Palette 2 goes for $50.00 dollars which comes out to $4.16 each shade. Plus you get a cute mini lip-gloss for free included in the packaging. I would say that is a pretty killer deal.

Rating: I can’t live without you (5 points)

Overall Thoughts and Opinions

I think it’s pretty clear that the hype on this one was well deserved. I really think this is one of those shadow palettes that creates common ground for the simple girl and the glam girl alike.

Overall Rating: I can’t live without you (5 points)

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