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.
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!
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!
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?