Sunday, 18 January 2015

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2





If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a crazy Urban Decay fan - especially when it comes to their ultra pigmented, buttery eyeshadows. I have been using this little palette throughout the whole of January and I cannot get enough of it! 

Naked Basics 2 holds all matte shadows (with the execption of skimp - it is slightly shimmery), all of which are neutral and highly wearable for anyone. I am in love with all the names - all cheekily related to the whole 'Naked' range. There are two lighter shades and the rest of the palette is orientated around taup-ier/grey colours...very similar to the Naked 2 which happens to be my most used and very well loved palette. 

Over the past month, I have been really into subtle eyeshadow with a slick feline flick. I have been wearing stark all over the lid, cover in the outer corner(also mixed with frisk in the crease) and finally skimp on the inner corner and brow bone. As skimp is the only shade that isn't purely matte, it looks beautiful when highlighting the brow bone. I'm also really into the warm tone cover beholds, as it really accentuates the eye shape and compliments hazel/brown eyes. Finally, when discussing the colours, I love how the darkest shade, undone, is not an intense black, as seen in the first Naked Basics palette. I think a muted black is far more wearable, perfect for wearing as smoked liner and nicer for creating more natural looks.

On the topic of formulation, this palette does not fail to meet my expectations. Like all my other Urban Decay palettes, the shades are all very buttery and pigmented. This makes it so much easier to blend the shadows, especially those being applied in the crease. I do this usually with my E.L.F Professional Eye Blending Brush. 

Overall, I must conclude that this is a definite must-have for those who are a cool-toned shadow fan, love matte shadows, are a lover of Urban Decay palettes, obsessed with neutral eyes or anyone who travels alot, since the palette is small and compact. I cannot compare this to the first and I don't own it/never tried it but let me know in the comments below if you loved it! 

What are your favourite products from Urban Decay? Do you like their eyeshadows as much as I do?

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20 comments:

  1. I really need to invest in this palette! I have been debating it for a while now because of the price but I think I should just go for it :) Great blog post! xx

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    1. Yes you should!:-) It is amazing and sooo worth the money! Aw thank you xxx

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  2. I have had my eye on this palette for a while, I think everyone has it but i have heard so many positive comments i am just going to have to get it. Have a look at my blog i am also on blog loving. http://jennifercooper99.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. i have the naked2 which i love, but this looks really nice for a natural look!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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    1. I have the Naked 2 and I love it so much. Definitely worth getting this though as well if you like the cool tones in the Naked 2 xx

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  4. So many people talk about these, I just love these colors :D

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
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    1. I know..they are so pretty and subtle:-) xx

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  5. I love this palette! Frisk and Primal are so perfect :) I love their Perversion mascara too, it's amazing!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Need to try that out, thank you :-) And i love them shades too! xx

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  6. I love the Urban Basics Palette! It was my favorite palette of 2014. I really hope to get the second one.
    Great blog BTW!

    thisfashiongirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I also want to try the first palette as most people seem to love that just as much xxx

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  7. This is the only Naked palette I have (so far) and I love it. The eyeshadows apply like a dream and are so pigmented! xx

    www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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    1. I totally agree! The second and third naked palette are also amazing if you plan on getting any more of the naked products xxxx

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  8. i've always fancied getting this!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  9. This is my next palette on my wishlist. I really need to get it asap!
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