Friday, 20 February 2015

Urban Decay NAKED Basics 2 Palette

I feel like there is a lot of palette loving going on recently on my blog. You all know I was massive fan of the original NAKED Basics Palette. I have gone through two of them since it came out, I hit pan on so many of the colours and it had been constantly in my make-up bag. I loved it so much that when the NAKED Basics 2 came out I totally dismissed it. It couldn't possibly be as good as the original and I would never stray from my beloved. But then Feel Unique emailed me saying there was an offer on, and..well what can I say, I'm weak. I ordered it the day before Christmas Eve and received it next week. (Major points for quick delivery Feel Unique!

As you can see from the pictures, the palette is predominantly cool toned which as you all know is what I do tend to go for. So a cool toned, matte palette. To be honest it is like my dream palette! The shades, like the original are amazingly pigmented and are of beautiful quality. They are all very everyday wearable shades and you really can't go wrong with them. For my go-to look lately I have been using "Skimp" all over my lid, with a mixture of "Frisk" and "Primal" applied into the crease. If I want a more defined eye then I will use "Undone" as an eyeliner smoked out.  

I always love the quality of the Urban Decay eyeshadows, at the end of the day they always look as good as when I first applied them. If you are starting off with eyeshadows, I think that these palettes would definitely be the way to go! They are so easy to work with, they are a perfect range of colours and they are good value for money! So after being so reluctant to try this palette at the start, I think it has swayed me and I actually prefer it to the original! 

Have you tried either of the Basics palettes from Urban Decay? Let me know which is your favourite!


  1. I was the same, completely positive that I wouldn't like this one as much as the first one. Turns out, I haven't used that one ever since I bought Basics 2 :D

  2. my niece has this palette and i think it looks amazing! the colours are way more appealing to me than basics 1, which i think had not enough darker shades!

  3. Gorgeous shades! I'm getting my first Naked palette soon and I'm so excited :D x

  4. Love love love this pallet! I use mine on a daily basis! Such natural colours!