Urban 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.
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
- 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