Joining the many others who have reviewed/written about the new Urban Decay 'Naked2' palette that has just been released by Debenhams, I am now going to jump onto the band wagon and write about the beauty itself that arrived today!
However, my camera did not take great photos so my swatches are quite rubbish really, so if you want a better look at the colours on skin, Laura has some excellent pictures!
Now without anymore rambling, introducing to you once again, Urban Decay's 'Naked2' Palette!
Isn't it bweatiful? I am absolutely in love with these colours, and although there is some slight overlaps with the original 'Naked' palette, there are still enough differences to make it worth buying! The brush itself is lovely as well, with one firmer side to a softer side for blending - something that is a definite improvement on the brush that came with 'Naked'. I'm not complaining though, as that is my favourite eyeshadow brush I have owned so far - just like the added benefit of a blending one! From just first opening the tin box (like many other bloggers have said), which is much studier than the original velvet box, these colours just seemed fantastic. Personally, I can see myself going straight for 'Chopper', 'Snakebite', 'Suspect' and 'Pistol' to try first but they are all gorgeous tones - both perfect for a daytime look and mixing together to make the ideal smoky eye look as well.
I don't know about you, but I also think these shades are quite lighter on a whole than in the original 'Naked', with several of the shades looking like they could make good highlighters. They also have more goldy-silvery tones rather than in the original 'Naked' which although did have some gold shades, also had quite a few darker brown shimmery shades and with purple undertones. I can see mixing the two palettes will create some spectacular looks for nights out - something to be tested next week!
Top to bottom, left to right: YDK; Busted; Blackout; Verve; Pistol; Snakebite; Suspect; Tease; Half-Baked; Chopper (and somewhere that camera didn't pick up 'Booty-Call' & 'Foxy').
See what I mean about the awful swatch pictures?! But it gives the idea of just how shimmery these colours are! In all of these different shades, apart from 'Foxy', 'Tease' and 'Blackout' which are more matte, they shimmer - something I loved in 'Naked' as well. I always felt it gave my usual daytime look a bit more glamour, and now with new shades I am thinking that tomorrow morning's make-up session will be a bit more thrilling! The matte colours are great for bases, especially 'tease' which has some lilac/grey undertones and would mix well with the darker brown shades of both 'Naked' and 'Naked2'. I have been eager to try a black, matte eyeshadow so the inclusion of 'Blackout' might just encourage me into trying this look! The pigment of the colours are strong - something I expected after the 'Naked' palette and I am pleased to say that it didn't disappoint on this front either.
Finally, instead of the mini primer potion pot that came with 'Naked', 'Naked2' changed it up with a mini lipgloss - although I would have preferred primer as my old primer potion is desperately running out, this lipgloss really surprised me! Being a rose-pink colour, it comes out quite neutral but shimmer - much like the colours included in the palette! The best part about this lipgloss though is the minty tase and feel it has (if that makes sense...), putting it on your lips it tingles, smells heavenly and tastes it too! Quite keen to use this more often! However, still leaning towards having the original primer potion as I have found it to be the best primer that works with Urban Decay eyeshadows which makes it stay all day.
So there you go - my long, rambly first thoughts about the 'Naked2' palette. Overall, I love it, with my only thing being the primer potion but considering that lipgloss is lovely, it is barely a thing at all! I was worried it would be too similar to 'Naked' but having looked at these shades, there is definitely a significant difference to make it worth buying. However, will have a proper review once trying out the eyeshadows on and seeing how they look - what a chore that will be!
In other news, only four days into my diet I have now lost five pounds! Quite proud of myself really considering work kept bringing in biscuits which I resisted.
Have you bought the new 'Naked2'? What are your thoughts?