So its been a while! So, the first thing I should probably talk about is my long absence from this blog! I really haven't had much inspiration to write, so I haven't because I didn't want to just put something on here which I wasn't happy with. Also, I ended up posting the same sort of stuff, so I think having the break which I had, allowed me to come up with some fresh ideas and know more about blogging. It is also coming up to my one year of blogging, so I wanted to make sure I was posting again for that!
Okay, anyway, today I am going to be talking about the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette!
I got this palette for my birthday in May, after wanting it for absolutely ages!
Okay, so the first thing I am going to talk about is the price. I am just going to throw it out there that this palette is a higher end piece of make up and was actually on the pricier side. I would also just like to say that I am in no way trying to brag or anything like that, I am doing this review so that those of you who might want to get this palette and aren't sure if its worth the price can get a better view of it etc.
The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are around £38.50, which is quite a lot to fork out when it comes to an eyeshadow palette. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to spend this much on a palette, so I waited and spent the time reading reviews about it and choosing which Naked Palette I thought I would use the most (out of the 1, 2, 3 and smoky). I ended up choosing the Naked 2 Palette, because it mainly consists of the brown, golds and more nude colours than some of the other palettes. The palette is a long one, consisting of 12 different shades:
Foxy- Foxy is a beautiful nude colour, which I like to use as a base all over my eye. This is one of the matte shades in the palette and is one of the best nude base colours I've tried!
|from left: Foxy, half baked, bootycall, chopper, tease and|
Bootycall- I think this shade is a really nice highlighter shade for underneath the eyebrow or in the inner corner of your eye. It has a really nice shimmer and looks amazing in the light! It isn't my favourite highlighter which I have used, but it works really well with the shades in the palette and can be quite subtle, but also a statement look!
Chopper- I haven't used this shade as much as some of the other shades in the palette. but in the times when I have, it looked amazing! It is a more pinky, rosegold shade, again a shimmer shade, which looks really nice as a base with YDK through the crease (or vice versa!). I think it could also work really well with the shade tease!
Tease- Tease is one of my favourite shades in the whole palette! It is a beautiful matte light brown shade is perfect for a casual make up look. I think this looks really nice with the Maybeline 24 hour colour tattoos in the nude brown shade, with tease through the crease!
Snakebite- This is a dark gold shade, which is verging on brown. I think this can look really nice with Half baked, even though it is quite a bit darker, if it is blended properly. It can also look lovely with the shade suspect!
Suspect- Suspect is a light brown shimmery shade. I think Suspect fits in really well with the darker shades in the palette and works really well with verve and a little bit of tease mixed together!
Pistol- Pistol is the dark brown shimmer shade in the palette. I think this shade goes really nice with the shade busted, although they are both quite dark, so its definitely not the type of thing that you would wear in summer! But I think that these shades would look really nice in the Autumn/ Winter time!
|from left: suspect, pistol, verve, ydk, busted and blackout|
suVerve- Verve is another highlight type shade, but with a bit more of a brown tint. This is a bit dark to go with some of the lighter shades, but with some of the browns, this looks lovely!Ydk- This is a shimmer shade, with a hint of pink running through it! This looks lovely with Chopper, but also works well with verve! I love how this shade comes out!
Busted- Busted is the darker shade of brown in the palette. I'd say its more matte than some of the other brown shades, but it still has a bit of shimmer running through it! This shade is personally a bit dark for me and isn't my favourite, however, I think this shade looks lovely smoked across the lash line!
Blackout- Blackout is the matte black shade which comes out so well! Again, this shade is a bit dark for me, as I don't really suit the dark shades, but again, this works really well as a shadow liner!
The palette comes in a box which obviously has the palette in, but also has mini eye primer samples! There are a few different ones- original, eden, sin and anti-aging! I haven't used these much, I have only actually tried the original one, but I have to say, it made the colours a little brighter and last a bit longer.
The palette also comes with a two sided brush, I tend to use the fluffier side of the brush for applying the eyeshadow as for me it works better, but I like to use the thinner sharper end of the brush when i'm doing something like shadow liner, or putting the colour through the crease.
This palette is obviously quite expensive, so it's not something you see in Superdrug, however, some boots stores sell it at the higher end counters, along with the other brands like urban decay, benefit, clinque etc.
Urban Decay website!
I hope this review has helped you in some sort of way and that you have enjoyed it! If you did, let me know in the comments below and maybe give it a plus one and share it with your friends! Also, let me know if you have any of the Naked Palette's/ which one is your favourite! Let me know your favourite shade too! I will hopefully
see you soon!