MPC – Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Review, swatches + look)

Continuing my series on my makeup collection, here’s the second palette in my collection! Now the second time around, it’s time to show swatches, a look and a mini-review of UD’s Naked 2 palette. Enjoy!

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Comparing this palette to it’s the very first Naked-palette fromUrban Decay, this one has a little more cool and neutral tones. I’ll be honest right away, and say that I use this one less, just because I have a hard time rocking cool tones, but this doesn’t mean this isn’t a beautiful palette – it is! I’m sort of disappointed that the exact same shade “half baked” was in BOTH the Naked and Naked 2, since I’m not a big gold-user. This palette has a lot of very beautiful shimmers, and you can do more experimental looks with this palette, yet still very wearable and everyday-friendly. Here’s my grunge-ish look for it:


When I took the photos my rhinestones on my lips were already crooked from talking, because I didn’t use eyelash-glue, literally just used the sticking effect that was already on the rhinestones. Don’t work hard, work smart, right? And also, I wasn’t about to glue 12 freaking rhinestones to my face, when I knew I was gonna remove this look right away. Yup! Took the photos and then went and completely cleansed my face of makeup right after!

I did like the look a lot thought, as I tried to use most of the colours in the palette. I used all the shimmers in the pallette, all the neutrally coloured ones on my eyes to create the smokey effect, and the light ones on innercorner and eyebrow highlight. Also used most of the dark colours, to smoke out my look. I combined it all with some fake natural eyelashes, rhinestones purposefully placed asymmetric, all combined with a dark lip (MAC Cyber).

PROS: matte cream shade is perfect, pigmented colours and lots of nice shimmers, nice brush, has a matte black colour with lots of pigment, can create a few more fun looks compared to the original UD palette however requires another palette to work blending-wise because they need at least one other matte brown

CONS: the palette is made of tin, which to me personally is a downer, not enough mattes (there’s a matte cream, matte cool-toned taupe, matte black – you need an in-between shade to blend)

The palette pictured and the arm-swatches: 

Colournames left to right: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout.

All the swatchphotos are unedited an taken in natural daylight infront of a window.