BEAUTY// NAKED 2 BASICS

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Hello there!
I got the Naked 2 palette from the girls back home as a 21st Birthday present and 100% fell in love straight away. I love the shimmery shades but felt like I needed a few more matte shades for those days that I didn't want to shimmer like a disco ball. Obviously, the next move was to pop to my local Sephora and pick up the Basics 2 palette!



The Naked Basics 2 palette is made of 6 matte shades ranging from a very pale, almost translucent peach/pink (skimp) to a very dark and pigmented black/brown (undone). They all have the same taupe undertone of the Naked 2 palette so I find that the two palettes are super easy to combine.

All colours are incredibly pigmented, especially for matte shadows. I have had no luck with matte eyeshadows in the past and these ones have impressed me for sure. One point, they do give a lot of fallout. Every time I use the palette I just have to blow away the fallout otherwise it just looks horrific (in my opinion). It's a waste of product but pretty negligable and it does stay clean that way!


Do I use this palette as much as the original Naked 2? No - not at all. However, when I feel like a more matte look I do pick up this palette every time. The shadows are gorgeous colours, easy to work with (especially with the Urban Decay double-ended brush) and has fantastic staying power. I absolutely adore the size of this palette. It's less than half the size of the original palettes making it perfect for popping in your bag or taking travelling. I kind of do want the Basics 1 too  now though. I can see my little obsession with Urban Decay isn't going to end any time soon.

Have you tried any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. What are your favourite combinations for the Basics 2? Let me know!

27 comments :

  1. This looks like such a handy little palette, love that it's so compact!

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    1. I think handy is definitely the word. I'm pretty sure it fits in my jeans pocket (although that probably is not the place for an eyeshadow palette).

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  2. I have both the Naked Basics 2 palette and also Naked 3 and both are everyday staples for me. I personally prefer matte shadows so Basics 2 is slightly more used also Frisk is a great colour for filling in my blonde brows - definitely worth the money!

    Chantel Dione | fashion, beauty, music & life
    xo

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    1. I didn't think about using Frisk for my brows - I might have to try it out. Frisk is my favourite shade in the palette for sure.

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  3. Im still in love with Naked 2 and Im definitely more of a shimmer/glitter girl, I do love a good matte though but just find them a bit boring haha.
    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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    1. They can look boring! It's tricky walking into an 8am lecture looking like Edward Cullen though (you know that glitter and shimmer goes everywhere)!

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  4. I recently got that same palette and I love it! The colours are perfect for an everyday natural look! :) x

    http://rawrbows.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. This eye shadow looks amazing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. They are pretty good - worth a try if you want to treat yourself!

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  6. I love the naked basics 2, it is my favorite matte shades palette!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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  7. I need a naked palette in my life!! I feel like I'd need a more wearable palette for day to day though x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. I know what you mean. The normal ones are completely wearable for day to day but I just needed an excuse to buy another I think...

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  8. This paltette looks stunning! I need it in my life ; )

    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's certainly very pretty isn't it!

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  9. I love how small and compact this palette is perfect for traveling!

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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    1. It sure is perfect for travelling! If only Urban Decay did a travel sized dual-ended brush to go with it!

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  10. I have the naked 2 and use it all the time, this looks good for travel because of the size! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. It's fantastic isn't it? This one isn't so versatile but is perfect for travelling. If only they did the others in a travel size - they'd be amazing.

      :)

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  11. This is just such prefect colours, well for me anyway. I don't need this....but then that has never stopped me before!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I really shouldn't have picked it up but the colours looked so lovely. I think if Debenhams ever have a discount you should definitely pick it up!

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  12. I love the Naked 2 Basics Palette, it encouraged me to use mattes more often! :)

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Exactly - mattes really are underrated sometimes!

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  13. These are the perfect matte shades <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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  14. I really want to try the Naked 2 basics, looks like a palette I could get so much use out of. Great review.
    Emma emhasrednails

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Thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate every single one of them and will get back to them as soon as I can :)