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, BlackoutNaked2 features five new exclusive eyeshadow shades: Bootycall, Tease, Snakebite, Pistol and Busted.
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?