Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette | Review

Hey beaut's!

You may have seen if you read my 'What I Go For Christmas' post that I was lucky enough to receive the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette from my boyfriend, I had literally been lusting after the popular Naked Basics 2 for ages so I was so happy to finally have it in my life. I've been using the little palette pretty much everyday so I thought it was about time I gave it a cheeky review.
The Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette (£22.00) is housed in the same little rubberised palette as the original Naked Basics with 5 matte shadows and 1 satin perfect for highlighting. The overall palette is very cool toned and neutral which is right up my street and something I tend to wear all the time so I know I'll get so much use out of this little palette.
Like I expected, the quality of the eye shadows in the Naked Basics 2 is great! All of the shades are well pigmented, super soft to the touch without being chalky or dry and easy to work with, the amazing formula allows the eye shadows to blend out beautifully and quickly not to mention the shadows stay in place on the eyelids all day, however I do use my favourite primer to prolong the wear. 

Naked Basics 2 shade rundown...

'Skimp' is a beige/nude satin shade which is best used as a highlight shade on the inner corners of your eyes and on your brow bone, you could even use 'Skimp' all over the lid if your going for a no makeup, makeup look.
'Stark' is a pretty pinky-nude shade that's perfect as a base shade all over the lid.
'Frisk' is an amazing transition shade, its a light grey/taupe matte which really reminds me of Mac's Omega which I use all the time for perfecting my crease blending and getting that great transition so I'm so happy that the Naked Basics 2 has a very useful shade like this. 
'Cover' is a basic warm toned, brown matte shade which is great for the crease and would work amazingly with 'Skimp' and 'Stark' as base eyeshadow.
'Primal' is another matte brown shade but it's alot cooler than 'Cover', I love using 'Primal' for defining my crease, it's also a great shade for my brows too so it's a multi-purpose eyeshadow shade for me woohoo.
'Undone' is a dark brown matte, this shade is great for smoking out any eyeshadow look for more of an evening look  and it also looks pretty smudged on the lower and upper lash line.
Overall I absolutely love the little palette, probably even more than the original Naked Basics. All of the shades are so easy to use and look so sophisticated on, the palette is also makeup bag, handbag and travel friendly because its just so compact and small, it's honestly no bigger than my iPhone he he.

Have you treated yourself to the Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette beaut's?? What did you think?? I'd love to know.



  1. Urban Decay palettes are amazing!! I really want to get my hands on this one. I have Naked 2 and use it on a daily basis! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. This looks amazing, I have Naked 3 but these basics look fab for travel bags.

  3. this palette looks lovely! It's so compact for on-the-go travels. I love the last 3 shades, thanks for sharing

  4. Really want this, must remember to ask for it for my birthday, that is if I don't just buy it before then :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

  5. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows. I have to say I don't plan on getting the Naked basics. I use my Matte Essentials palette from Makeup Revolution, the quality may not be the same but it's pretty darn good and you get more color options in one palette. So those are my go to palettes for basic matte Shades.

    Loevens makeup rambles

  6. Such a lovely palette... I really wish Urban Decay would bring out more sets like these with the pocket-size and matte shades. Enjoy your lovely gift Hayley xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

  7. I have this palette too, and I totally love it. The shadows just look beautiful and blend so easily.



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