So as you may be realising , since my husband treat me to my first ever Urban Decay product , The Naked 3 Palette , last summer , I have become almost obsessed by their Naked line and having the Naked Skin Ultra Definition also , the only way to go is now to add to the what will soon be my collection of Most loved makeup products.
The hype over the Urban Decay Naked palettes have become increasingly popular and for me I do not usually follow the craze but this time I have to admit , I have and not only have I bought the 3rd and 2nd but also added the 1st to my Christmas list and to my surprise it was under my tree so I have all three and not no other palette compares.
I have heard so many people tell me how there are other brands that have duped the palette and I have tried two of them , honestly do not believe them, I do not get payed to review for any brand or company , I do it because I am honest and do not wish for you to waste your money even if it is a pound , my honesty is not deterred by a couple of freebies or few quid in the pocket, (and that is not all bloggers but I do feel some do this ) when they say they are exactly the same, they are not .
Yes they may be the same shades and colours, but the quality and longevity of them will not be the same at all so by the time you pull out for a couple of the cheaper palettes to save a few quid , I will still have the original that has barely touch pan.
The Naked Palettes can be bought form my choice of makeup stall in Debenhams and If you have had an experience with the lovely ladies already you will understand that they always make you feel fabulous and welcome and that is in all the stores in the North east , England that I have been to . I have to give them the up most gratitude as the numerous times my husband has been to the store asked them to help him and gave him the products that I only wished for . In fact it was only Xmas Eve, One of the busiest times of the year when my husband popped out , never told me where he was going and the next thing I knew I had an unexpected call from what claimed to be Urban Decay in Debenhams store Metrocentre in Gateshead.
The lady began by telling me she had seen my blog and wanted to ask a few questions .
My husband had obviously been playing it cool but had no idea what to get me so asked the lady at the stall to help so came up with a cunning plan to try and make me believe this was just a random call. I never actually told the lady any details in to what products I had on my wishlist to truly test them both what products would end up in my stocking Christmas day but past experiences with them led me to believe I had nothing to worry about.
I knew straight away what was going on but I went along with it and within half an hour my husband rang me back telling me he was on his way home .
He returned and ran straight to our bedroom where I heard him fidgeting with sellotape , bows and wrapping paper and Christmas morning there were 9 Little parcels with my name on it under the Christmas tree.
I was so excited
OMG ,,,,,,,,Look at those shades.
The thing I love about the Naked Palettes is the fact that anyone can wear these, They are natural and able to be worn by anyone who wants that NAKED LOOK, but not only can you get the natural look but you have shades in there that can be applied to glam your look up for those special occasions.
I actually use my palettes daily , for the neutral day look and also for the glam evenings out smokey eye look with my husband .
The palette costs only £37.00
Here is what they say about this palette -
You demanded “MORE NAKED!”—and Naked2 delivers. From luminous shades with shimmer and sparkle to our smoothest mattes imaginable, Naked2 is packed with 12 never-boring taupe-hued neutrals (including a gorgeous grayish brown, a glittery copper and Urban Decay’s lewdest, blackest black). Expand your Naked range to create even more sultry neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.
The case has an art-school inspired look with hinged lid—taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It's smooth, modern and cool to the touch—a real tactile experience.
Naked2 includes a professional-quality, cruelty-free double-ended shadow/blending brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and Anti-Ageing). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of Primer!
Yes that is right you get one months worth of primer free with this palette .
The shades are like I said , neutral with the odd one that can bring some definition and glam to your look if worn or applied in a certain way , just take a look at the names .
The 12 Shade Descriptions:
My most used and loved shades from this palette that are used most often are-
BOOTY CALL / FOXY / PISTOL:
Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE.
HALF BAKED / SNAKE BIT / YDK:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid.
Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sobric Acid, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide.
Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide.
Talc, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, PTFE.
BUSTED / VERVE:
Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer.
Zinc Stearate, Talc, Silica, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Boron Nitride, Sorbic Acid.
All Shades May Contain:
CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).
I love the packaging of the Naked palettes, both 2 and 3 have a metal casing which locks shut securely and although my cases are looked after with the up most care , and no chance of been dropped as I treat them like buttefly wings, I have no doubt that if I did drop them , they would stand the bounce and have no effect on the beauty inside. Having a wipeable case is also a plus for me, I hate nothing more than textured , fabric palettes that become dirty with the powders enclosed and not being able to clean them , I have actually taken mine in my weekend bag away , it was perfect for my whole weekend looks.
You only get three Matte shades in this palette but the other shimmers vary between almost matte to high shimmer which makes this such a fantastic palette to have, you get the perfect mix of neutral shades that blend well and work well with each other, honestly I keep mixing them up to give them all a try and they have a great mix and match concept that it really does not matter which you choose they will always look fabulous together or separately alone.
So there you have it, what do you think of the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay, are you tempted?
For me I never thought it could get better but wait until you see my next post , if you love sparkle , you are going to be buying this as one of the must haves in your makeup case, honestly and guess what , its another from this brand.