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Discovering the Naked 2 Palette (Better Late Than Never!)

January 6, 2014

Hey Everyone!

Today’s post is going to be a review of one of my Sephora gift card purchases. This year I asked my grandparents and my boyfriend for Sephora gift cards so I could treat myself a little bit and get some things I had been eyeing. Interestingly enough the palette I’m reviewing was not on my list of things to buy, but it caught my eye and I was sucked in by the glimmering metallics and now here we are. I was weak and I don’t regret it haha.

The palette that suckered me was the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. Now I know I’m super late on this, but I’m new to all this so I’m discovering as I go. Initially when I looked at this it didn’t really look like anything special, but the second I swatched it, I couldn’t stop looking at it. That’s pretty much all it took for it to make it into my Sephora basket. I tried to resist, but I lost.

The palette itself has 12 eyeshadows all in neutral type shades, which I seem to be pretty attracted to lately. It also comes with a double ended eyeshadow brush, which seems to be good quality, but I haven’t used it enough to really say. The last part to this is a sample plumping lip gloss in the colour Naked, which I haven’t used yet because it really doesn’t seem to be anything special. What is really special is the shades that come in this palette, they are all wearable neutrals, but pumped up with pretty shimmer and gorgeous metallics.

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From Left to Right

Foxy– This shade almost like a buttercream colour, pale cream with a yellowy undertone. Matte.

Half Baked– Rosy copper colour. Shimmery.

Bootycall– This shade is pearly with a subtle hint of pink. Shimmery.

Chopper– Metallic copper. Shimmery.

Tease– Taupe with a pretty purple undertone. Matte.

Snakebite– The shade that sold me. It’s a satiny dark bronze. Satin.

Suspect– Light satin taupe. Satin.

Pistol– Satin steel grey, almost like a gunmetal type colour. Satin.

Verve-Very metallic silvery grey with a hint of pink. Satin.

YDK– taupe with fine copper glitter. Shimmery.

Busted– Dark plum with a hint of rich brown. Satin.

Blackout– Matte black.

Overall I love this palette and it was a great part of my Christmas gift “haul” The shades are neutral, but in no way boring. If you’re a neutral shade junkie like me, this would be a great palette for you. There are so many looks that can be created with these shades, so I can see myself reaching for this for a long time. These shades are great for nighttime (I used this palette for NYE) or can be pretty and soft for everyday looks.

Since this is a higher end product, there are a few things you should consider before purchasing:

1. Do you wear neutral eyeshadows? If the answer is no, then this might not be for you. I applaud people who rock bright eyeshadow with confidence!

2. Are you a matte girl or is shimmer a daily staple? If you really like matte, this palette might not tick your boxes as it has only has 3 matte shades out of 12 (Foxy, Tease and Blackout). If you like satin and shimmer then this is worth trying because it ticks those boxes for sure!

3. The price is the last thing to consider. It does retail for $62 Canadian, which is a lot, but when you do the math it’s about $5 a shadow, which seems much more reasonable. If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, then you may not need 12 eyeshadows, but for some this can be a “complete” palette. And for makeup junkies, it’s a unique palette to add to the collection.

Let me know in the comments below if there are any palettes you’re loving right now.

Bye for now,

Chelsey

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