I just got the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. I was super thrilled to have gotten it at Sephora.com because they keep going out of stock. They are also sold at Ulta.com and Urbandecay.com. It retails for about $50.
This palette is a follow up to the best selling original Naked Palette. I do not have that one so I can’t compare but here is my review of the product as is.
Packaging: Quite sleek, and it has a really nice mirror for on the go touch ups. The case itself from what I hear is a lot more sturdy than the original. It is now made of tin, I think, and clicks shut, while the other was made of cardboard and closed I believe with a magnet. I also would think that this exterior would be simpler to wipe clean because of it’s smooth texture, as I’ve heard the other material snagged dust and dirt very easily and was impossible to wipe clean.
Pallete: The colors are really beautiful. They are mainly browns, bronzes and taupes in addition to a perfect matte black. This is where my first disappointment comes in. I know that this is supposed to be a neutral pallete but I personally would have loved to see more greys and silvers. To me the colors are way too similar to be in one pallete! In addition, I find them way too shimmery! Although I do love my sparkles, they are overwhelmingly the majority of the pallete so unless you adore shimmers, that’s something that you should take into consideration before purchasing.
That being said, I am impressed with the quality, they are super creamy and glide right over the lid.
L-R Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout
And a closer look at the colors in the palette:
It comes with a travel size Lip Junkie lipgloss in Naked (pinky neutral):
It also come with the Good Karma Shadow Brush. The brush is double sided, and fits right inside the palette for easy traveling.
I think I will be returning this and trying out the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV and/or the Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection. Both have a variety of colors that seem much more versatile!