Friday, 21 November 2014

A Review || Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

A month (and a bit) after it’s official release in the UK I feel now is good a time as any to dish the dirt on Urban Decay’s latest release.

A beauty review of the new Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette
There isn’t one beauty lover out there that doesn’t let out a yelp of excitement when Urban Decay bring something new to the table. It’s always a highly anticipated release and this variation to the Naked family is quite the change, let me tell you.

Housed with 5 matte shadows and 1 satin for highlighting – it steps away from the sheerness of the original Naked Basics and  introduces some cooler, taupe and grey toned matte shades.

I don't know about you, but matte shadows always scare me a little? It's no secret that I love a bit of glitter, and I typically find shimmer shades so much easier to work with on the eyes. That being said, there will always be an occasion where a matte eye is more appropriate than all the glitz!

A beauty review of the new Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette
A beauty review of the new Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette

And when that occasion arises? This is the palette for you. 
For a matte finish these shadows don’t have that dry, chalky finish which is refreshing and the quality is super-duper high, exactly what you’d expect from Urban Decay. They blend b-e-a-uuutifully and combined to create a complete look they definitely achieve a more sophisticated finish, taking a neutral matte eye to a whole new level – wowee! 
Not only are they throwing in 5 brand spanking new (full-size) shades to this palette, but the packaging is my absolute favourite. Being teeny-tiny it’s perfect to slot in your handbag and with almost a suede-like finish it feels heavenly to touch!

The shades you’ll find are:

Skimp (pale nude satin),
Stark (nude-pink matte),
Frisk (warm grey matte),
Cover (muted red-brown matte),
Primal (muted brown matte)
And Undone (deep, smoky brown matte).

My personal faves are Cover, which I love to use in the crease and Stark, that I like to use all over the lid as a base colour. There's minimal fall-out with these eye shadows and the neutral colours make it perfect for a natural look at work or school!
 For £22 it doesn’t break the bank and it literally has everything you could want for the perfect basic, neutral look. I was apprehensive on this one, but actually? I ruddy love it!
It's currently sold out (boo!!), but keep your eyes peeled, I'm sure it'll be back soon enough.

What do you think? Are you going to give this palette a whirl?!

Toodlepip!
xx

102 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this! I love reading your blog and your YouTube videos :)

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  2. This is definitely right up my street! I have such a love for matte eyeshadows, and I think that shimmery shadows make me look older.. I don't know, something to do with accentuating fine lines I think. Great post, Louise, I may have to invest x

    Olivia's Notebook

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    1. I agree with Olivia about matte eyeshadows. This is why I love this palette. Great post Louise!

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  3. I might have to give this palette a look. A good palette with mattes that are good quality and work well together is hard to find. I prefer a matte look for the day time for work so this would be perfect for me.

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  4. ooooh, thanks for the review, it helped a lot

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  5. I've not tried any of the Basics palettes, but Naked 2 looks stunning! I love Cover!

    I know what you mean too - I always find a matte shadow a little harder to work with! Got to love some eye sparkle! :)

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  6. I've never actually tried any Urban Decay eyeshadows! Maybe now is the time when it gets back in stock! I actually perfer matte shadows to glitter as they're easier for me to get away with at work, but a little glitter never hurt anyone! xx

    http://trudyjohanna.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Oooo, this palette looks so nice. But I agree, I have to add a little glitter over the top when I use a matte shade (which kinda defeats the object ha). But I love the shades in this palette! xxx

    Sarah Speaks

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  8. If you're finding it hard to track down try your local Debenhams, mine had loads in stock this week! Xx

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  9. I love both my Naked Basics palettes! Urban Decay shadows are amazing :)
    <3
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  10. The naked basics looks goooorj - ive always preffered matte's to shimmer. They work better on my brown skin, i feel.

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  11. I love matte shadows, they look so much better on me than glittery ones, and I love to do a smoky eye with them! Will definitely give these a look next time I go into my local debenhams.

    http://evelyntalks.blogspot.com

    Evelyn x

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  12. Thanks for the review! I've always wanted to try a Naked Palette. Gonna wait til it comes back and give it a whirl!
    p.s. I really love your blog and your videos. You're such a beautiful person inside and out!
    xx, Hailey
    www.pendeltonplace.com

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  13. Love the look of this palette, and every single one Urban Decay ever brings out to be honest! Definitely going on my Christmas list!

    ihopeso-blog.blogspot.com

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  14. £22 isn't bad at all for a palette like this! I love a good matte look x

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  15. I got this for my birthday a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it, I love matte shadows especially at this time if year x

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  16. This is beautiful, such a cute little set! x

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  17. I've seen so many good things about all of the Naked palettes that I can't wait to try one, and all of the colors on this one look perfect!

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  18. I really want the Naked 3 palette! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com/

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  19. I love the look of this palette and the colours look brilliant! Its still a wee bit out of my price range so I'll have to keep my fingers crossed for chirstmas!
    Siobhan xx
    teenytitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This really looks like the perfect matte palette! Definitely tempting :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo

    -Jen

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  21. I need this in my life! On the Christmas list it goes!!

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  22. Love the palette's shades. I agree with you- glitter is awesome but there are definitely occasions for a matte eye. I'm a blogger too and would love if you visited my little slice of the web! xX- KellysVida: a Lifestyle, Beauty & Mommy Blog

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  23. I'm more of a person to go for shimmer eyeshadows, I have a few matte ones, but I just don't use them that often. So not really for me, this palette :)

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  24. I've heard a couple reviews on this palette on different blogs and now I think that I should definitely give it a try! The colors seem really nice and of course UD eyeshadows have an amazing quality :)

    <3

    ALINA ERMILOVA | BLOG

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  25. This palette looks gorgeous and I like the fact the colours are matte. I really need to try a naked palette haha! xxx

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  26. Lovely colours!! Definitely going on my christmas list ��

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  27. I just got this and it's my new obsession!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  28. Yes, I need this in my life :)

    It's so interesting you find shimmery shadows easier to work with, I'm the complete opposite and normally shy away from too much glitz (or my mind will go, "can I pull this off?")!

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    1. Same here.. Especially because I have extremely oily eyelids and I don't want to draw attention to them by only putting shimmery shadows on them.
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  29. I may get it when it comes back in stock as long as it works for my pale skin.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  30. Urban Decay is my faveee!! Especially the 'Naked' family!! Careful there Louise!!! I love youu!! ❤️❤️

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  31. I have it too!! Its the best ever, better than the first

    check me out
    xx
    Tyana
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  32. I need some Urban Decay eye shadows in my life! x

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  33. I love the UD naked palettes. I think this one will be no different, especially because I love matte eyeshadows.
    Xoxo Nathalie
    http://makeupdiaryofanaddict.blogspot.be/

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  34. This looks amazing definitely on my list for Christmas ahh!
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  35. It's only £22!! Will have to add that to my Christmas list.

    Elma x || PetalGrrl

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  36. I'm getting a basics palette from my sister for christmas, I just can't decide between this and the original!
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  37. I went to the MJ Premiere and made a cover of "The Hanging Tree - Song" with the original melody :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8mGzPWs6Ew

    xx

    Hanna

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  38. I went to the MJ Premiere and made a cover of "The Hanging Tree - Song" with the original melody :)

    Hanging Tree Song (Mockingjay Part 1


    xx Thanks

    Hanna

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  39. Really want to try these , I am not a eyeshadow wearer but I really want to start. xox

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  40. this looks soo pretty xx

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  41. I love your reviews Louise! Your personality really comes through in your writing & I can't wait to buy this palette! :))
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  42. I would love to get my hands on this pallette, it looks gorgeous!
    - F - www.elevatorbrain.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. This palette is gorgeous!

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  44. I love all the shades, they look very wearable and I'm a fan of matte eyeshadows :) not bad for the price!! x

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  45. I adore this palette! x

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  46. Very nice. Would love it if you could also check out my luxury brand giveaway worth £150
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  47. I have always loved a good quality matte shadow because they're are easy way to add dimension under the glittery tones. As i own all the other naked palettes, how could i not complete the set?

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  48. This sounds like a great palette, but I really want to try the first Naked Basics as well x

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  49. I have this palette and I love it! I use it all the time. Sometimes I like sparkles, other times I like matte, and occasionally I like to mix them together.

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  50. Great review! I would love to give this palette a try :)
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  51. This is such a stunning palette and I am definitely more intrigued by this one than the original!

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  52. I really struggle with matte shades because I love everything glitter and shimmery! But great review nonetheless!
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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  53. I've always been more of a matte girl (apart from my Bobbi Brown shimmer brick!) so I can't wait to try this palette out!

    Laura | www.laurakathren.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. Ooh, lovely! Something to put on my Christmas Wishlist!
    Love,
    Lauren
    http://love-lauren-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. I received this palette for my birthday from a friend and haven't stopped using it since! Like you say, its a gorgeous palette for every day and you can create so many beautiful eye looks!

    Jess | www.0ldtricks.com x

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  56. I love this post!

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  57. If this palette isn't beautiful. I love it! It looks awsome and I think you can do a punch of different looks with it.

    x Kate

    http://www.the-little-day-dreamer.blogspot.com

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  58. Thank you so much for posting this!! I was looking for good review about this palette and this helped me a lot!!

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  59. I got this about 2-3 weeks ago because I couldn't afford the full Naked palette, and I love this. I personally find that there is a lot of fallout, but nothing that can't be fixed with a few taps of the brush. Thanks for reviewing this :) I like to see what people think of items that I've already used and have an opinion on.

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  60. I really love this Urban Decay edition. I think it's great, at a smaller price but you still get the best of the eyeshadow colours!

    http://itslolll.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  61. love it :)
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  62. I have the other Naked basics palette and absolutely love it! I saw this one in stores the other day and it looks unreal too. Definitely will be buying myself that for christmas haha :P Thanks for sharing!

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  63. My goodness I need to get my hands on this! I actually much prefer matte shadows so this just seems absolutely perfect. Been very 'out' of the beauty world recently so only just heard about this release, and thank you for this great review- very glad you liked it :)
    Sarah McCallum-Orr xx

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  64. This pallette looks excellent and gives you more colours to work with that are better than the first basic's pallette

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  65. Frisk seems like such a lovely color. I do love my original palette though...
    Thanks for sharing your review with us!!
    Carolyn | Blog

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  66. I agree matte shadows can be daunting, but I always think they look so lovely and classic! xx

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  67. Gorgeous!

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  68. I have so many natural eye palette's, but I could definitely persuade myself to get this one too :) Can never have enough right!

    Life As Lissy

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  69. Loved the post! I'm definitely an advocate of mattes over shimmers, theres just something about a good matte pallete... Another natural pallete wouldn't hurt? :) XO

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  70. Oooh this looks good! I don't own any eyeshadow from Urban Decay (yet) but I've been wanting one of their eyeshadow palettes for quite a while now. This is definitely one I'll consider, thank you for the information!! :)

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  71. This palette looks fab, i desperately want to try the Urban Decay naked range!

    brainybeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  72. Wow, this palette looks so cute, I definitely need to use more matte colours! I think that they always look perfect and classy :)...Lovely review! x

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  73. I love urban decay! I had one of their mascaras and it was amazing! :) I really like this pallette! I think the darker colours would work better for me, but the light ones are really pretty too!
    <3 Katie
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  74. Reading so many good reviews about the Naked2 makes me want to buy it!!! The shades on it are perfect for every ocassion and they're matte (which I prefer over shimmery shades).

    salha | abuhayar

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  75. I have this listed in my wish list for Christmas!

    Arianne

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  76. i love the naked 2 palette, it's my go to palette for a night out! I am DYING to try there brand new VICE palette aren't you!?

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  77. I love this palette! I had the full sized one, but bought this just before I went on holiday (the full size one was just too big to take, when I had a case full of other cosmetics!) and I'm always really pleased with how long the shades last x
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  78. I love the colors of this palette! They are simple but beautiful. I have the naked palette basic and I use it all the time. I really want this new palette :)

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  79. I love matte neutrals, and agree it's a great price! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  80. This Naked 2 palette looks great, I've never tried it before but now is n my wishlist!
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  81. It looks very appealing, I have never tried a Naked palette, but this has some lovely colours. Great Review.
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  82. It looks really great! All colours are very nice and the ones that I'm using on daily basis. I actually never tried Urban Decay but this little palette really has my interest. And there's a little mirror ah perfect Christmas gift and I want itttttttt

    Dovile
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  83. My sister adores the original Naked Basics and the second one looks so lovely as well! Does it seem like it would be redundant to have both of the Basics palettes?

    Watching for Pigs on the Wing

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  84. I was just considering buying this and I think I'm going to now.. love the colors. Beautiful blog!
    x, S
    http://www.ttgbb.blogspot.com/

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  85. I actually bought this pallet when it first came out and I absolutely love it!

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  86. Nothing beats a beautiful dark brown matt eyeshadow! Just wanted to say that the other day, I had a minute to catch up on youtube as I hadn't watched anything for a few months. I watched your 'the big chat' video and it felt like sitting down with an old friend :) Lots of love Louise xoxo http://www.mumswearlipstick.blogspot.com.au/

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  87. Great review! Was interested to find out a bit more about this palette. I have the Basics Palette but am debating getting this one... xx

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  88. I will definately love to try this. You are my insperation and would love to be like you when I'm older. Beth XX

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  89. A little bit late to the game with this blog post but thanks for sharing, will definitely have a look at this one! Now I just need to learn how to put eyeshadow on...

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  90. just started reading your blog & love it! I love matte eyeshadows and love urban decay so i'm going to give these a go!!!! :D

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  91. OOOOH this is much better for my tastes personally I love that the basics 1 had a black but I don't usually wear such light shades on my eyes so didn't buy it but this palette is much more my style!
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  93. I love this palette too! I just wrote a post on it myself :)

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  94. You have no idea how long I've been wanting to read a good review for this pallet. I will definitely be purchasing this before I'm off to Australia!!!

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  95. I’m very thankful to a friend who introduced me to this palette. It is so pretty!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Urban Decay Philippines

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