Sunday, 12 October 2014

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics First Impressions/Review

I have been lusting slightly over this palette as it seems to be everywhere at the moment but I resisted the temptation to get my hands on it. That was until Cohorted sent me it with a delayed delivery (no expectations of review etc just goodwill).

I thought I'd best show you guys the little cutie and let you know what I thought.

urban decay naked basics 2

The packaging itself is sleek and small. It's plastic and has a full sized mirror in the lid. It doesn't come with a brush or any applicator. It's very compact and would make a great travel companion.

The Naked Basics 2 palette contains 6 eyeshadows. 5 of them are matte and one is a kind of satin finish. They all run along the taupe/cool tones line and, of course, like all other Naked palettes are neutral shades.

urban decay naked basics 2

Sorry I couldn't wait to try it out- bad beauty blogger!

The shades are as follows:

urban decay naked basics 2

This photo makes them look a tiny bit warmer and lighter that they are in real life.

Skimp- A highlight shade and the satiny finish of the pack. This is a tiny bit chalky but blendable.
Stark- More of a skin tone and a nice base/transition colour.
Frisk- light taupey brown.
Cover- a tiny bit warmer medium taupey brown.
Primal- A cool tones medium brown.
Undone- A tool greyish toned dark brown.

urban decay naked basics 2 swatches
L-R Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal and Undone

The pigmentation is really nice in these shadows, like you would expect from Urban Decay. They are smooth and creamy to the touch and blend really nicely.

The names of the Shadows really reflect the naked theme but I can't help but think that whoever is coming up with them has a dose of the horn especially added to the 'perversion' range. 

All in all I think it's a nice palette. It'd not the most exciting of things and I love a bit of shimmer so I do miss that but this does what it says on the tin- basics.
If you like matte, cool toned shades then this wee beauty is right up your street. I'll be using it as a compliment palette to my other, more shimmer shades and I hope to get a brow colour out of it too.

If you want to see me apply these shadows, how they blend etc then click on the video below and subscribe to my YouTube channel here for more videos.