Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My aunt bought me the new Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette for my birthday and I was elated! I loved the Naked Basics palette, but I think I love the Naked2 Basics palette even more. Above I have a couple comparison shots of my Urban Decay Naked Basics palette and the new Naked2 Basics palette side by side. You can see that my original basics palettes is pretty well loved.
The Naked2 Basics palette is supposed to pair perfectly with the Naked2 palette, but I think it also compliments Naked3 (you can read my Naked3 review here). There are 5 matte shadows and one satin. All colours run cool and are taupe-hued neutral shades. The palette also includes five new shadows.
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I think that there is a little more variety in the colour in the new palette compared to the first. The colours in the palette from lightest to darkest are Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal, and Undone. Skimp is a pale nude statin shadow, Stark is a matte nude-pink, Frisk is a matte warm grey, Cover is matte and a muted red-brown, Primal is matte and is muted brown, and Undone is also matte and is a deep smokey brown. Out of all these colours I am loving Frisk, Cover and Primal the most. The shadows tend kick up a little powder when you dip your brush in, but all shadows are also very buttery soft, pigmented, and blend nicely. So far I've just created soft day looks with this palette, but I am looking forward to mixing and matching with my Naked3 palette and creating a darker smokey eye for an evening out. 

Do you have the new Naked2 Basics palette? What do you think?

xo Ashley



  1. It looks amazing! I love the first one as good mat shades are always handy and this one looks like the perfect taupey version! Your first one is surely well loved! ;) xx

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  2. I'm really interested in the shades they brought out in this palette - definitely need to swatch it in stores next time I have the chance. I really enjoyed the first Naked Basics so I'm hoping this one will be good too!

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  3. I love cool toned neutrals so this is has definitely been on my radar. I always thought the original basics palette didn't have enough variety to create multiple complete looks on its own, but I think this one would be great for weekending/travelling!

  4. I purchased it a couple weeks back and have fallen in love with it. I definitely enjoy it more than the original Naked Basics palette as I find the shades suit me better. As usual, I'm totally impressed with the quality of the shadows and it has quickly become a staple palette in my collection. xx

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  5. Thanks for the swatches! I don't own either of the Basics palettes, but am liking the variety in this one :)

  6. the shades in this palette are so gorgeous! Need it in my life! x


  7. I've never really tried these palettes as I don't wear much eye shadow, I don't know if it's worth considering buying one! xx