Product Review

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

September 14, 2016
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches |

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches |

This review for the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 eyeshadow palette has been a long time coming. I’ve been loving it for about a year now and I can honestly say that if I lost all of my other eyeshadow palettes, this would probably be the one I repurchase. I know, big claim!

The Naked Basics 2 is a small, compact palette with 6 matte, neutral eyeshadows. They shadows are mostly cool-toned with one (Cover) being slightly more warm. This palette would be best for people with lighter skin, as the shades would probably (unfortunately) disappear on anyone with medium or dark skin.

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches |

The eyeshadows in this palette are beautiful – they’re your typical smooth Urban Decay eyeshadow formula. They’re nicely pigmented and I don’t experience fall out with any of them. I love this formula, and I don’t find it possible to over do it with any of these shadows. They blend so beautifully!

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches |
Darkest to Lightest: Undone, Primal, Cover, Frisk, Stark, Skimp

Undone is a deep matte brown

Primal is a mid-tone cool-toned matte brown

Cover is a mid-toned warm-toned matte brown

Frisk is a cool-toned matte greige (grey/beige)

Stark is a pinky-nude matte

Skimp is a pale ivory matte

This palette can be used to sculpt the eyes for every day wear or to really smoke out a look. I personally prefer it for very neutral looks, but it’d be a great palette to take somewhere with out if you need to transition from day to night. Not only are the shadows great for that, but the mirror is huge!
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Eyeshadow Palette Makeup Look |

This is a pretty typical eyeshadow look that I come up with when I’m wearing the Naked Basics 2. I wear Stark all over the lid, Skimp as an inner-corner and brow bone highlight, Frisk in my crease or as a transition shade and Primal to define the outer corner. I also love Frisk on the lower lash line!

As a really basic palette, this one ticks all of the boxes for me. As someone with hooded eyes the Naked Basics 2 is perfect for making my eyes look deeper than they are, and that’s what I primarily use it for! I use this palette a lot, especially if I’m missing mattes in an eye look.

Do you have a go-to eyeshadow palette?

6 Comment

  1. Love the UD formula and I adore my Naked Smoky but somehow I don’t see myself using these colours. I rarely do nude/neutral eye looks so I feel like I’m one in a million who wouldn’t use this. I’m sure if I had one I would change my mind though haha.

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