As if this week’s Beauty VIP could be anything but the Urban Decay Naked2 palette. It’s good, guys. Really good. Urban Decay sure knows how to create a neutral phenomenon. Whether or not I needed this palette, I needed it. Ya know? And I’m so happy that it did not disappoint. I’m beyond impressed. Borderline obsessed.
Here’s my take on the 12 shades in Naked2.
Foxy. A soft, matte buttercream. It reminds me of a powder version of MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot. On me, this blends right into my skin, making it one of the most valuable shades in the palette. I’ve been using this constantly to blend shadows out and just give my crease and above a matte, skin effect.
Half Baked. The only repeat shade from the original Naked palette, and I ain’t mad at it. I actually really like this shade. I like to blend it in that area above my crease and below my browbone.
Booty Call. This is what I wished Virgin from the original palette would have been. It’s an ethereal peachy nude shimmer. Not too frosty at all.
Chopper. One of the warmer shades in the palette. It’s very shimmery, but a good lid shade.
Tease. A matte dusty grey brown (a.k.a. taupe), and another one of my favorites. This shade is so necessary to balance out the shimmer, and it is light enough to be a subtle crease definer. It needs to be built up if you’re looking for a more intense look.
Snakebite. Looks like a familiar shade I have in my collection, but one I can’t get enough of. It’s a light chocolate brown with the most flattering shimmer. It is so gorgeous on the lids!
Suspect. I get a twinge of rosy gold with this shade. It’s a cooler bronze, and another one of my favorite shades.
Pistol. When I first opened the palette, this was the standout. And I do love it – it’s not so dark that you can’t wear this on your lid. In fact, most of these shades are banging on the lid. This palette is a like a lid party. Sometimes dark shades have their limitations, but these are not that dark.
Verve. This is a frosty silvery cream. It’s a cooler-toned shadow, and perhaps the frostiest shade of the bunch. It’s probably my least favorite in the palette, but I do like the purpose it serves.
YDK. A lovely rosy gold. Uber pigmented, no glittery fallout at all. I will hit pan here.
Busted. The second darkest shadow, a neutral brown. This looks great smudged over liner, and pairs well with Tease for a taupe smoked out eye.
Blackout. Now this is what I call a matte black! It’s very dark, and very matte. Obviously…but it is well done and it’s nice to have in the palette.
Also worth mentioning is the brush. Urban Decay added a double-ended Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush, and it’s pretty stellar. It is going to be one of those workhouse brushes for me with this palette. The flat side especially is really good at laying down some of the shimmery shades on the lid! And one more added perk…a mini Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Naked. Not too shabby, Urban Decay. Not only is this the Beauty VIP of this week, I’m going to be using this palette pretty much every day. It will be loved.
What is everyone else’s opinion? I know we all have one!