Urban Decay Naked Eye Palettes 1 & 2 Review

April 1, 2012

Happy April 1st!

I hope everyone is having a splendid weekend. I thought I would do a little beauty product review of some eyeshadow palettes and mascara I am currently obsessed with & have been using the past month!

At the end of February I went to Ulta Beauty Supply (one of my fave stores for makeup besides Sephora) with one mission in mind: to pick up one of the Urban Decay Naked or Naked 2 eye shadow palettes. I have heard so much hype over the years about these great eye shadows but I had yet to buy one. However with a $50 Ulta gift card I received from a best friend for Christmas I thought this would be the perfect time to try one of these palettes out!

So I went in to Ulta and this is what I see when I try to decide which color to get…


Two AMAZINGLY pretty palettes with beautiful colors!!! Oh no! I thought it would be an easy and obvious decision but that was not the case. To help me solve my dilemma, I did what any social media fashionista would do: I decided I would ask my Twitter followers for their help! Well Urban Decay saw my Tweet and re-tweeted it for all of THEIR almost 90,000 followers!!!! How helpful was that!?
                          


Suddenly I started getting Tweets from people all over the country giving me advice….and the majority said….

“BUY BOTH!”

With my $50 gift card and not being able to turn down great advice I decided that it would be the best option to just get both!!! So buying both is what I did….


                                    

After using both now the past weeks, I can TOTALLY understand why people said to buy both. While the colors may look similar they are definitely different, so I thought I would share with you my favorite looks from Naked & Naked 2 and try to point out what I like about each of the palettes.

Here are the colors in the original Naked palette (with hearts marking my favorites)….

From left to right:
FAVE-Virgin, FAVE-Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, FAVE-Half Baked, Smog, FAVE-Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

PROS of Naked palette:
-Long-lasting (I put this on in the morning & still there after a long day).
-It offers an extra grey/black shade that the Naked 2 palette does not have.
-More bronze & gold colors which are beautiful! 
-While both palettes could be used for evening, it seems that Naked leans more towards evening wear because of the shimmery shades (especially a shade like Sidecar with lots of glitter!)

Here are the colors in the Naked 2 palette….

From left to right:
Foxy, Half Baked, FAVE-Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, FAVE-Verve, FAVE-YDK, Busted, Blackout

Pros of Naked 2:
-I like the eyeliner “Blackout” better than the eyeliner in Naked called “Creep.” It is darker black without the shimmer which I prefer.
-The eye brush included is double-sided as opposed to the one in the Naked palette, with one side made for the crease and the other for use all-over the lid.
-It is also long-lasting like the Naked shades.
-The mirror is SO much better which comes in handy when traveling.

In conclusion, while you can’t go wrong with either palette, Naked 2 is my absolute favorite. Both are fabulous but I find myself using the Naked 2 palette more. 

Have any of y’all tried the Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes? What do you think? Check out the Naked Palette HERE and the Naked 2 Palette HERE

Thanks so much for reading dolls!!!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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