The last time Urban Decay released a Naked Palette it was like Christmas Eve in the frozen meat department at Asda; everyone was desperate to get their paws on a set.
I liked the first one, although you know how I feel about cardboard packaging (not a fan). Naked 2 palette, launching officially next year in the UK and today (1st December 2011) on Urbandecay.com comes in…a tin! A TIN! Call me a nutter but this is a deal breaker for me.
Here is the palette – this year it comes with a mini lip gloss:
The palette comes with 12 shades, a large double ended brush and a big long mirror, great if you have a wide face.
Oh wait, let’s have another look at the tin first. It’s a bit too big to carry round in the bag, but it’s perfect to use every day and to keep in the big make up bag. It would make an excellent weapon.
It’s a tin! A tin! No more stupid cardboard!
Let’s try again – colours are:
1. Foxy – Matte Cream
2. Half Baked – Gold
3. Booty Call – Shimmer pale pink
4. Chopper – Bronze, a bit glittery
5. Tease – Matte mushroom
6. Snakebite – Dirty cool brown
7. Suspect – Mid toned cool greyish tone colour. Silvery.
8. Pistol – Silvery Taupe
9. Verve – Silvery metallic
10. YDK – Knockout gold metallic foiled fawny type shade
11. Busted – Deep rich cool toned brown
12. Blackout – Rich matte black.
There is such a great selection of Naked shades in here – from truly naked like the matte cream and matte mushrooms, but enough glitter and metallics to do a smoky eye or really do something fun and interesting. A teal eyeliner with this palette is screaming at me!
Even the brush is decent – you know palette brushes are usually rubbish? This is like a proper brush you would pay for individually.
First 4 colours – I love my matte base shades as they’re not ones I would actively go out and buy, so if it comes with a palette, even better:
Next 4 colours – I really love tease – I just think it’s very useful indeed and also pistol is a sexy silvery taupe which I just like generally:
These shades are very cream and pigmented – I didn’t have an issue swatching any of them:
Final 4 shades are really beautiful and rich. I love matte blacks anyway and Blackout is ideal. YDK is just stunning as is Busted. I like how the deep metallics have different tones (warm, cool, silvery, gold) which means you can do lots of different looks or mix them up!
My favourite 4:
How is this different to the first Naked palette? Well take a look! Overall, I prefer Naked 2 because I see a more rich metallic taupe silver theme going on, and the overall feel to me is ‘cooler’. I adore matte black which the first palette doesn’t have. Half Baked I believe is the only dupe from the first palette.
I actually took this palette on holiday with me last week – as long as you do like the more natural shades and tones, you’ve got everything you need here.
Here is the mini lip gloss, which is a shimmery, sheer warm brownish nude on me – I’ll swatch it later.
Quick look at the brush:
It’s a VERY good quality brush, synthetic fiber and a good idea (application and blending brush) as opposed to providing a super fluffy brush a lining one (or something like that!).
So that’s it for now! Take a look on Urbandecay.com today to see the palette and get prices (I will update as it appears).
Will you be buying the Naked 2 palette?