Urban Decay’s ‘Naked’ series has really gotten the Internet talking. Anyone interested in make up either has at least one of the three palettes or is contemplating buying one.


The first two palettes are very similar with many repeated shades. The third one is completely different. I think sharp criticism about repeated shades might have had something to do with that. I won’t talk much about the third one in this post because it deserves an independent review.


As Naked and Naked 2 are so much alike I recommend buying only one of them. Both palettes are warm-toned with neutral shades. Colours are deeply pigmented and are vibrant and visible even without a primer. The colours in Naked, the original one, have a lot of fall out. I noticed that Naked 2 applied better. There was fall out, especially with shimmery shades along with Blackout but it wasn’t as bad as the first palette.


If you travel a lot or are prone to dropping your make up, Naked 2 might be a better option for you. The casing is metallic making it sturdier and stronger than Naked. It was a battle to open the first few times but its gotten a lot better now.


Most days I don’t even open my eye shadow drawer because Naked 2 does the job for me. I use it for 98% of my looks. Casual, formal, morning, evening, party, or office all looks are done using this palette. This would make it the perfect palette for a newbie or someone who is not interested in purchasing individual shadows.


I lost my Naked palette and my best friend sent Naked 2 to me. The best present ever!!! Even though, I miss Gun Metal, I personally prefer Naked 2 over the first one. They’ve added 5 new shades, many of which are similar to the ones in the older palette.




Naked 2, just like Naked works better with warmer skin tones than cooler ones. This does not mean that those with cool undertones cannot buy or use this palette. It looks good on everyone but those with warmer tones benefit from the pigments own undertones which are warm like their own skin.


The Verdict:

If you’ve got the first palette buying Naked 2 is a waste of money. If you’re looking to buy one then this is a great palette for you. It’s not extremely expensive, gives full size shadows and comes in a variety of different colours. From a soft shimmery look to smokey eye, one can achieve so many looks with just one palette. Defjinitely worth a buy!