Urban Decay Naked-2 palette..

After the big success with Naked original palette, UD came out with Naked 2 palette.. The packaging changed to a hard metal case with a hinged lid which is great to travel with.. This palette has a larger mirror than the original Naked palette and comes with a travel size lip Junkie lipgloss in ‘Naked’ and a dual-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush.. basically, one end with a flat eyeshadow brush and the other end with a blending brush.. I don’t use this brush much since I own many other brushes that work way better.. I absolutely love the lip junkie lipglosses – I barely have any left in this travel size sample!

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Similar to the original Naked palette, this palette contains 12 eyeshadows and costs the same.. $52 as of today! The price sure has gone up since I originally purchased it.. You get only three Matte eyeshadows (Foxy, Tease and Blackout).. The rest of the eyeshadows are either shimmery or glittery!

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First thing I noticed is that most of these shades are cooler.. Secondly, most of these shades are either highlight shades or mid tone for my skin tone.. The only deeper shades for crease/outer corner are Snakebite and Busted apart from Blackout.. Also, UD repeated Half baked in this palette – which they could have completely replaced with a new shade.. Also, anybody into makeup usually already has one or many matte, black eyeshadows.. I feel UD could have done away with that – not that blackout is a bad matte black..

There is no good matte, blending shade in this palette (like naked/buck in Naked original palette).. Hence, I really feel that this palette lacks punch in terms of versatility.. There is only so much you can do with this compared to the original Naked palette..

SWATCHES: Indoor Lighting..

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First 4: L to R – Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

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Last 4: L to R – Verve, Yok, Busted and Blackout

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SWATCHES: Natural Daylight..

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First 4: L to R – Foxy, Half Baked, BootyCall, Chopper

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Shades 5-8: L to R – Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

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Last 4: L to R – Verve, Yok, Busted and Blackout

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Overall, I was disappointed with this palette.. I much prefer the original Naked palette..

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