Review – Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette

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Recently I admitted that the Gwen Stefani palette was the first I’d ever tried from Urban Decay. But what I didn’t tell you was on the very same day I became the proud owner of a second Urban Decay palette – the Naked 2 Basics palette.

This one is much more of an essentials palette containing all the nudes you need on a daily basis that comes in the perfect size for your handbag or make-up bag so that you can touch up your look during the day. For me, I like to take my full face of make-up to work with me particularly when I’m heading out some where after work so this one fits in nicely. The case has a really soft feel to it too and I think will wear well over time. It also has a mirror but no brush – although the latter isn’t a problem as I rarely use integral brushes.

Naked 2 Basics

Of the 6 nude shades in the palette 5 are matte and 1 has a slight satin finish. I apply them on top of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to make them go on smoothly and last all day.

The neutral shades are cool in tone but still suitable for all skin tones from cool to olive complexions and darker skin. As with the Gwen Stefani palette every shade in the Naked 2 Basics features Urban Decay`s Pigment Infusion System, that gives each shade its velvety rich colour and extended staying power.

The shades from left to right are:

  • Skimp – pale nude satin
  • Stark – nude-pink matte
  • Frisk – warm grey matte
  • Cover – muted red-brown matte
  • Primal – muted brown matte
  • Undone – deep, smoky brown matte

I think that this palette will be my go to palette for my back to work January days. What about you? Do you have any Urban Decay palettes that you use daily?

I’ve got a few more Urban Decay goodies to tell you about over the coming days but I’d love to hear about your Urban Decay favourites too.


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