Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette: Review, Swatches and Comparison!

Last year, Urban Decay launched the eyeshadow palette that captivated the entire makeup industry: the Naked palette. Featuring 12 full size neutral eyeshadows, it sold out instantly and was nearly impossible to find in stores and online for months. The original Naked palette is hands down the most genius product I've ever seen a company launch, so when I found out Urban Decay was coming out with the Naked2 palette, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP.


The Naked2 palette is very similar to the original Naked palette: it features 12 full-size eyeshadows in a mix of matte and frosty neutral shades. However, the casing is different. The Naked2 has a metal compact casing with a full size lid mirror, while the Naked palette had a felt brown flip casing with a smaller mirror.


While they look nearly identical, the Naked2 palette is much more of a taupe/cool brown color scheme, where the Naked palette is much more warm and bronze. I like that the Naked2 included a matte highlight and a matte black color, something the original lacked. I am also a much bigger fan of cool browns than warm browns, so this overall color scheme is more my style.

Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Naked2 features five new exclusive eyeshadow shades: Bootycall, Tease, Snakebite, Pistol and Busted.

Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite


Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

My favorite shades are Bootycall, Tease, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, and Busted! My biggest complaint? Half Baked. Yes, I understand it is gold and that makes it seem special, but it seems to end up in almost every palette Urban Decay makes. It was in the original Naked, and there was no need for it in Naked2. However, as expected, every single shade in the palette is extremely pigmented and beautiful.


Additionally, the palette comes with a dual ended eye brush: one end is a flat shader brush and the other is a fluffy blending brush. These have synthetic bristles.


The palette also comes with a mini Lip Junkie gloss in the shade Naked. This is a really pretty warm medium pink shade, and I'm quite pleased with it because I feel it pairs perfectly with the eyeshadow colors in this palette.



Now for Naked v. Naked2 comparison shots. Here you can see the two palettes next to each other (original on top, Naked2 on bottom). As you can see, the overall color range of Naked2 is cooler, while Naked has more warm browns.


And for a casing comparison:


So there it is! The Naked2 palette retails for $50. At first glance, that seems really expensive, but once you break down the actual product for the price, it actually becomes quite a steal. You get 12 FULL SIZE eyeshadows with 1.5g of product each. Individually, Urban Decay's eyeshadows with 1.5g of product retail for $17 a piece. That comes to $204. ADDITIONALLY, you are getting a brush and a lip product. Urban Decay eye brushes range for $24-$26 a piece. Let's not take into account that you are getting two brushes in one, and just count it as one $26 brush with this palette. Totaled up, this palette then contains over $230 of product, for $50.


This is currently only available on UrbanDecay.com, but sells out within an hour or two whenever it's back in stock. However, if you sign up for emails, you will be notified when it is available again. Other retailers (Sephora, Ulta) will be getting the palettes in January. If you want this, I suggest you don't hesitate to snatch it, because I have a feeling it will be a rare find for a while, just as the original palette was.

Now the question everyone is asking: do you need both the original and Naked2? For me, and my own personal makeup hoarding needs, I do. I don't think it is a "bad" purchase to have both... I mean they are all neutrals, which you can always use. Sure, it may take longer to use them all up if you have double the amount, but its not like they are neon glitters that will never get used up. However, I don't think you absolutely need both in terms of color range. They are different, but not overwhelmingly so.

What do you think?
xx, Allison

48 comments:

  1. oh my goodness so gorgeous *__* I don't understand the repeat of Half Baked either but I still need to get my hands on this!

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  2. it is so gorgeous!!! i absolutely need this palette!!!!!! thanks for sharing the pics :)

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  3. Great post! I loved the comparison picture. Sadly, however, I don't have access to Urban Decay in my country. :(

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  4. I absolutely love this palette! Used it today for the first time =) I, like you, have both palettes as well and I wouldn't have it any other way. hehe

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  5. Which do you like better?

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  6. Thank you for this post!!!

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  7. Today I used Verve, Suspect and Snakebite. Love!

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  8. I adore Urban Decay shadows. They are high quality and easy to work with in creating the style you are going for. Plus, they have staying power and make a great statement. However, because they are so similar, I dont see a need to have both. IMO, that's just hoarding.

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  9. I didn't think I really wanted/needed to get the Naked 2 palette but after seeing this post I really love the colors and think I'm gonna pick it up!

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  10. I just got mine a few days ago and LOVE it! The packaging is so much better, number one! The metal case won't get as messy, and the mirror is so much bigger! Secondly, I love that there are a few more matte options. I love shimmer, but eveygirls neds some matte too!

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  11. nice post!! these shade are so so gorgeous!
    I finally placed my order today ^o^
    can't wait to receive it!
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  12. i want it <3
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  13. thank you so much for the comparision it was really helpful!!

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  14. Great post, Allison! I just got the original Naked palette and I really liked your comparison of both of them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.

    Lots of love from Germany,

    Doris

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  15. to bad i live in germany. UD does not ship internationally :(

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  16. Hi Allison :)

    I live in NZ where the we get the extremes of each season. I'm going to America for a holiday in January and I was very excited about getting the Naked Palette because we can't get it here in NZ, but now that the Naked2 has come out, I don't know which one to get! :( I have a warm toned face, so which one would you recommend?

    Thanks!

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  17. I sooo badly want to get the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, I love UD shadows, the quality is so good. But my only disappointment is that they don't ship directly to Australia. To get the Naked palette I had to order from the UK website beautybay,com and paid a $20-$30 shipping fee. :(

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  18. I love the packaging but i just think its too similar to the first one so i cant justify buying it! I also think its abit odd that it comes with a lipgloss, its so out of place.
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    xo

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  19. I don't currently have either palettes but I do want to purchase one. Which one do you think I should go for?

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  20. Oooh, I like it. I don't need it, but I want it. LOL

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  21. I love Urban Decay and I really want to get the Naked pallet, which would would you recommend the most? I live in Scotland so it won't be out here for another couple of months should I wait or should I just get the original?

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  22. I SO need this! :)
    I love the cooler colors as well, this looks gorgeous
    The Half Baked eye shadow shouldn't have been in the second palette though, but still, i really want this palette :)
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    xx

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  23. urban decay is my fave brand of eye shadows. i adored naked one and like naked 2 i just was disappointed on a few of the colors and their pigmentation. i already have half baked and chopper in other palettes so i didnt feel the need for those altho pretty colors. over all im glad I got it tho.

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  24. I loved the original Naked Palette! I just got it a few months ago. I use it so often that when I heard that Naked2 was coming out, I knew that it would be a good investment! I am obsessed with both of them! Thanks for your post! I loved seeing the swatches!

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  25. idk where i was but i had no idea they came out with a 2nd one! i need to get my hands on it!

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  26. I love it! I have the NAKED and I have to get this one since I love matte colors so much more!
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  27. It looks great, I think it might sneak its way onto my Christmas list! The colours look more cool than the first palette, which is great for a pale girl like me :) xx

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  28. I am soooo obsessed with this palette ! I need it .. NOW! :D I've had the original palette for a couple of months and I'm in love with it. This naked2 palette is even more in my color scheme… !!!! Gonna sign up for the email.

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  29. gorgeous <3 loving all the new cooler tones incorporated in this palette. Especially Pistol. And that double ended brush seems so much more functional than the flat brush found in the original Naked palette.

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  30. Gemma From Blushing BarbiesDecember 8, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    I really want this pallet! I have not even tried the orignal Naked pallet but I like the colours in this palley much more! Great post!

    <3 Gemma
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  31. i'll definitely get it once its availab

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  32. Gorgeous! I think with the two palates side by side I prefer the new one. I def like the cooler undertones. http://love-eightdaysaweek.blogspot.com

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  33. Jennifer FitzgeraldDecember 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    I agree using them both I really don't think that the colors are that different, however they are a tad bit cooler but I guess I need a little more playing around with.

    xo Jenn

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  34. Wish I had that one!!! Love those. I have yet to try Urban Decay shadows. How do they compare to Tarte?

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  35. it looks great. i don't have makeup :(

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  36. A beautiful palette .. I really like it <3

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  37. I agree, there really isn`t a need for both, especially, as I`m medium skin colour, the warmer colours suit my skin tone better. And, I feel the more taupey/silver colours would make me look washed out.

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  38. The original Naked Palette is permanent.

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  39. I've always wanted to try the urban decay naked palette and the second one looks amazing. They are pretty expensive so I never end up getting one. But the colors look amazing =]

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  40. Love these palletes bothe are just amaaaaasing =D

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  41. i have brown eyes and likee the packaging of the naked 1 palette better but i wear more silver metalics and i love the matte plums whitch do u recomend for brown eyes ;p

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  42. Oh my gosh! My auntie literally just bought me the new one for christmas, I didn't know there was a new one at all! It's not released here in the UK until January anyway so I suppose I'll be waiting for my birthday...:(

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  43. Can you please do a few different tuturials using the naked2 palette? Thx so much! =)

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  44. Which one works better for people with super fair skin and doesnt wash them out?

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