Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Looks

nakedbasics2paletteUrban Decay’s Naked Basics 2 palette is a small, sleek all matte eyeshadow palette, identical in concept to the first Naked Basics palette released not too long ago. I have very similar feelings with this one as I did with the first one. While it’s great as a smaller palette for travel, I do feel like it’s one of those that functions much better when paired up with other palettes. For the looks I created for you in today’s post, you will see it combined up with other palettes like Naked2 and theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Nude (GREAT with this one!).

This palette is for those with much cooler complexions, or possibly neutral complexions as well. If you have a warm complexion I would advise to stay away from this one and stick with the first Naked Basics palette instead. One of the caveats I found with this palette is the colors do tend to bleed into one another and it’s hard to differentiate the colors. This happens about half way through the day, and unfortunately no amount of different primers or paint pots I tested underneath alleviated the problem. When I did combine this palette with other palettes, it did behave much better, but used alone, the colors do become muddy after about 5-6 hours.

(L to R, Top Row) Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal (Bottom Row) Undone

Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!

Eyeshadows Used:

  • Frisk (crease)
  • Tease (define the crease) from Naked2 palette
  • Verve (on lid, below crease)from Naked2 palette
  • Undone (outer third of the lid and into outer v)
  • Blackout (define outer v) from Naked2 palette
  • Cover (smudged along lower lashline)
  • Foxy (blend) from Naked2 palette


5 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Looks

  1. I thought it was just me when I found all the colors bleeding into one another. I also tried different primers as well.

  2. I haven’t had the “muddy/bleeding together” issue that everyone else seems to have mentioned but then I tend to wear only 2 or at most 3 shades at a time and they all blend nicely but don’t go muddy, so it goes without saying that I am really enjoying this palette, though it’s not the most exciting palette on God’s green earth! Say, has anyone else purchased the UD Pulp Fiction palette now that it’s on sale? I did and it is really nice (though the packaging is a bit cheap and tacky looking unless you’re a keen fan of the movies). The SA at Sephora was urging me to get it rather than Naked2Basics a few weeks ago, since it’s LE but I am SO glad I resisted because now it’s less than half the regular price and I would have been SO ticked! But it’s another great neutral palette with a range of cool and warm (Tyranny) shades.

    1. I bought mine at full price (meh) but I thought it would sell out like crazy since it was limited edition. I’m also a big fan of Tarantino movies so that was another draw. I think even if you aren’t a fan of the movie it’s still a great neutral palette and excellent for travel. I think it’s a better “basic” palette than Naked Basics!

      1. Nancy, I’m surprised that the Pulp Fiction palette didn’t sell out ages ago – even before it went on sale – because there are so many fans of the films and also because it really is such a good basic palette (a bit more dramatic than Naked2Basics but still very much a neutral, basic palette for truly classic looks). Even on sale, it still seems to be available at Sephora and that really surprises me – once the price was dropped, I thought they’d be gone within 24 hours!

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