Three years ago, I would have never blogged about make-up. Why? I rarely wore make-up. It wasn’t until recently that I found a passion for it after watching several YouTubers and their tutorials. For Christmas, I asked Santa for the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I woke up and saw a small, perfectly wrapped package under the tree. Can you guess what he brought me? Oh yes… the UD Naked 2 Palette! I was a happy girl! Immediately I ran to my laptop to begin watching tutorials for this palette. It has been about 6 months of using this palette and that means it is time to write my review.
I would have written a review sooner, but I needed to learn how to properly wear make-up (particularly eye make-up) and learn the make-up lingo, in order to accurately write this. 5-6 months later I am obsessed with beauty products. This is my first beauty product review, so please cut me some slack. If you have any questions that I do not answer in this post, please post them below!
I will begin this review by explaining why I chose the Naked 2 palette over Naked and Naked 3. The first palette was “old news” and the third palette had a lot more pink tones than I desired. Not to mention, my favorite color in Naked 2 is Half-Baked (Swatches are below). So, Naked 2 arrived and I began my eye shadow journey. (Note: The photos of my palette are after 5 months use. This means my palette will not look as sexy as a fresh palette will look, lol.)
The 12 shades (in order from left to right) are Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, and Blackout. I love the brushes. I use the brush on the right to apply the shadow and the brush on the left to blend.
This is a beige/yellowish (matte finish) that I use as a highlight under my brow. It is very light, so please excuse the poor swatch photo below. I tried my best!
My favorite shade in this palette! This is a shimmery, goldish brown, shade that pigments well. The photo I used also features Foxy at the bottom. I think you can see it better in this picture, lol. As for Half Baked, I use this shade every single day. No joke. Lol. I will give a tutorial on my everyday look soon!
A frosted-pink shade that I also use as a highlight. I use Foxy more often than Bootycall, but if I use darker pink shades on my lids, I will always use Bootycall as my highlight.
I actually have not used Chopper as often as I should. When doing these swatches, I fell back in love with this shade. It has a great shimmer and looks great with Bootycall. Chopper has an pink-orange tones with shimmer that look silver.
A mauve, matted shade that is great for a more natural, day-to-day look. If I am running errands around town or going to a job interview, I do not need a ton of make-up. I will use Tease in my crease with Verve (see below) or Half Baked (see above) on my lid. The picture below does not show the purple/mauve as well as I would have liked. I will do a tutorial with tease in the future so you can see it better!
Snakebite is another shade I do not use as often as I should. I tam noticing that I tend to be a creature of habit with make-up. I do not own many clothes with a color similar to Snakebite, as it is unique (in my opinion). I would compare this color to an old penny. Copper tones that are shiny (shimmery). I really love this shade. I need to work this into my make-up routine. Plus, the name is awesome. What do you think of it?
Suspect reminds me of a light-brown, metallic Tease. I heard it described as “champagne” colored on a YouTube video. That’s a great way to describe this shade. I like this shade a lot. Again, not a shade I use as often as others. That does not mean it isn’t a wonderful shade! I do love it.
Oh boy do I love this shade. It is so powerful! Think gunmetal (this may be why they called it pistol). It is grayish brown with a metallic finish. A fantastic shade with Verve (see below) and Blackout (see below).
Another favorite shade of mine from this palette. This color is a lighter, shimmery, gray with a brown tint. Verve can be used on the lid or even as a highlight. As I stated above, it looks great with Tease (for a simple day-to-day look) or with Pistol and Blackout for a smokey look.
This is a shade that I use to “blend” Busted (see below) and Half Baked (see above). I will be posting a swatch picture below for you to see! YDK is a metallic, light mauve/brown shade. I think it looks wonderful with Busted.
I used Busted most often. This is a brown/mauve with slight shimmer, but more matte than shimmer. I use this in my crease with Half Baked (see above). It can be powerful if not blended out. The photo looks a bit more copper than in person, regardless, it is fantastic.
Blackout is just as it sounds… black and dark! It has a matte finish and works well with Busted, Half Baked, Verve, and Pistol!
So overall, I LOVE this palette! I use it as often as I can. I have combined it with other palettes, too! I think that the palette can be used for an everyday look or a night on the town. Below is a picture of 1. Half Baked, YDK, Busted, and Blackout together. 2. Blackout, Pistol, and Verve together. 3. Bootycall, Verve, and Tease together (as discussed above).
I will post more product reviews over time. I like to give the product a fair shot by using it more than just one time. In the case of beauty products (specifically eye shadows) I want to use every shade as much as possible! I hope you enjoyed this review. Let me know if you have suggestions, questions, or opinions you would like me to share!