NEW Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I've been a big fan of Urban Decay ever since I received two of their Naked palettes a few years ago, so now anything new to the Naked range is a "must buy" for me. The first Naked Basics palette was my go to palette, from matte to shimmer shades it was more than just basic. Covering all grounds from warm toned shades to cool tone shades, the first basics palette contained 6 very wearable shades to take you from day to night!

Like the Naked Basics, the palette contains 5 matte shades and 1 satin shade in this pocket sized piece of heaven. It begins with 'Skimp' which is a salmony, pale pink shade and is the only satin shade in the palette. Useful for highlighting in the inner corners of your eye, it's so easy to work with and it's buttery texture you can even apply it with your fingers. 
Next is 'Stark' which is 1 out of the 2 base colours. You can apply this muted orange shade all over your lid to set yourself up for a darker shade in the crease. 
The second of the two base colours is 'Frisk' a borderline grey tone but looks slightly purple when applied onto the lid. Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of purple so I tend not to smother my eyelids in a colour I hate, but applying this in the outer crease then smudging works a treat! 
As we hit the darker side of the palette, we come across 'Cover' which, if you have the first Basics palette, is a cross between 'Naked 2' and 'Faint'. I use this to define my crease as it's quite a bold colour for daytime, but would look great smudged into the crease for an evening look. 
Next is a colour I haven't even used yet - oops! 'Primal' is just a bit lighter than 'Faint' and a colour that would fit perfectly into a brown smokey eye look.
Finally we have 'Undone', a dark grey shade nowhere near as black as 'Crave' but dark enough to make a statement. 'Undone' can also be used as an eyeliner to pull a bold eye look together.

From left to right: Undone, Primal, Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover.

All in all I'd say the palette is on par with the previous Basics, they contain very different shades but mixing the two together is the way to go.
Like all Urban Decay products, the quality is exceptional; the matte shades aren't too chalky and all shadows are highly pigmented.

So whether you liked the Naked Basics palette or not, or even if you don't have it, go treat yourself to Naked Basics 2 because we're all basics bitches.

Bethany 

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