Showing posts with label Naked2 palette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naked2 palette. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette -- Mini Review and MAC Dupes.

(l-r) Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

My opinion on the Naked 2 palette may be a bit controversial. I know there are so many ladies out there that swear by the Naked and Naked 2 Palettes, but I'm just not one of them. I find that Urban Decay eyeshadows have shimmer and glitter OVERLOAD. I just don't think it's a good look... but hey, that's just my opinion. Perhaps if I were 10 years younger I would think differently.

I don't feel that you are able to put together a complete look with this palette because it lacks a nice highlight shade and there isn't a warm matte brown for blending/transition. There are a couple eyeshadows that I like, but not enough to repurchase this palette. Here are my two cents on the eyeshadows individually:

FOXY --  very yellow pale matte beige. This one is way too yellow toned to function as a decent highlight for my complexion. MAC Brule is less yellow.

HALF BAKED --  very metallic gold. Nice color, lots of fall out... and it's also in the Naked palette. Not sure why they felt the need to include it in both. MAC Woodwinked is more orange.

BOOTYCALL --  frosty off white with a slight peachy pink undertone. One of the better shades in the palette. I do not like shimmer in my brow highlight so although the eyeshadow is nice, I rarely use it. MAC Mylar is less frosty.

CHOPPER -- frosty copper color with a hint of pink and obscene amounts of glitter and fallout. The color is nice but can't see myself ever wearing this one because of the glitter.

TEASE -- matte mauve brown. The texture is dry and it applies VERY patchy. MAC Quarry is very similar with better pigmentation.

SNAKEBITE -- frosty dark bronzy brown. One of the best shades of the palette - great pigmentation and minimal fallout. MAC Bronze is lighter and warmer. MAC Friendly is very similar.

SUSPECT -- bronzy-tan champagne color with a frost finish. Another good but not great eyeshadow - lacking slightly in pigmentation. MAC Patina is lighter. MAC Romantico is more pink. MAC Sweet Satisfaction is very similar.
PISTOL -- a very unique shade that is somewhere between a taupe, dirty silver, and a brown. I find it hard to describe and I own nothing else like it - which is probably why it is my favorite shade of the palette.
VERVE --  very pale warm silver with a frost finish. I quite like this one when used with a fluffy brush in the inner corner. MAC Vex is pinker and less frosty.
YDK -- extremely metallic reddish taupe-brown with a warm undertone and copper glitter. Like Chopper, YDK has an overwhelming amount of shimmer/glitter. MAC Sable is more brown and a lot less frosty/glittery.
BUSTED -- deep charcoal burgundy brown with a slight purple undertone and a soft frost finish. Good pigmentation and blendability. MAC Smut is darker and more charcoal in color.
BLACKOUT -- deep matte black. Great pigmentation but a little powdery. MAC Carbon is similar.

I like some of the eyeshadows individually, but as a cohesive unit I don't think the palette works. There is just too much shimmer for my taste. I do not own the original Naked palette because I wasn't too impressed with this one -- so I can't do a thorough comparison.

It is a great value at $50 for 12 full size eyeshadows.  Urban Decay eyeshadows sell for $18 individually, which makes the palette technically worth over $216 in eyeshadows alone. It also comes with a mini Naked lipgloss and a duo sided brush that I ended up giving away. You can purchase the Naked 2 palette at Ulta or Sephora.

I think the packaging is nice, but who really gives a damn if I'm not in love with the product?

Do you know own the Naked or Naked 2 palette? How do you like it?

Sunday, January 20, 2013


HELLO LADIES!! It's been a couple days since I did a post, so I decided to do an Eye of the Day!

I did a VERY neutral look using mostly the Naked2 Palette by Urban Decay with a couple MAC shadows thrown in the mix. I love the Naked2 but it is definitely missing some key elements... like a transition shade!!! Anywho, this look is meant to be a little more effortless, so don't worry about doing exact placement.

Unfortunately I could not get a picture that did this look justice... Partly because my camera isn't up to par, and secondly because shadows with this much shimmer can be difficult to capture. Soon I will be getting a new camera and will be filming videos on YouTube, so keep an eye out for that!!! I hope you like the look and here's the items that I used:

MAC Kid -- transition
UD Verve -- inner third of lid
UD Suspect -- outer 2/3 of lid
UD Snakebit -- outer v and crease, lower lashline
MAC Wedge- blend lower lashline
MAC Vanilla -- highlight

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
MAC Espresso -- Eyebrows
MAC Omega -- Eyebrows
MAC Fling Eyebrow Pencil
Maybelline Brow Pencil in Blonde
Lorac Brow Pencil in Brunette
Clinique Cream Liner in True Black
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
Salon Perfect Lashes #110
Revlon Lash Adhesive
Voluminous Mascara

MAC 217 (2)
MAC 224
MAC 210
MAC 266
Brow Grooming Brush
Tweezerman Tweezers

By the way my dears, it is not necessary to use 5 brow products like I did, but I am growing them out so they are requiring A LOT more attention these days :)