Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($29) makes an appearance for Fall 2014 with a selection of six cooler eyeshadows. My review of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette is likely a surprise so you know how much I dislike matte eyeshadow but I can’t deny Urban Decay does a fine job with the texture of their matte shadow which makes it a very easy to use, blend, and wear palette containing essential shades that you’ll likely reach for daily!
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette comes in a soft rubbery case and contains six full size eyeshadows. It launches officially at urbandecay.com on August 19 as well as at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, Ulta.com, Beauty.com, and at Macy’s on August 28th.
- Skimp (pale nude satin)
- Stark (nude pink matte)
- Frisk (warm gray matte)
- Cover (muted red brown matte)
- Primal (muted brown matte)
- Undone (deep, smoky brown matte)
Five out of the six shades are matte finishes where as Skimp is the only satin shade in the mix. The shades are pretty powdery but not dry or chalky in the least! They have a nice silkiness to them and an easy to blend formula. They are sheerer but they build easily. I think matte eyeshadow is a difficult formula to work with sometimes but Urban Decay does a good job with the texture on these!
These shades are a good deal cooler when compared to the original Naked Basics Eyeshadow as well as the recently launched Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette. According to Urban Decay these shades will work with both cooler and olive complexions. I didn’t have an issue with them on my medium fair skin! Since many of the shades give a certain smokiness to eyes I do see this being universally flattering across a wide array of skin tones.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Skimp, Stark, Frisk)
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cover, Primal, Undone)
Where as the original Naked Basics palette was all about nude, natural tans and creams. I feel like Naked 2 Basics takes on more of a smoky neutral eye. So if you feel like you might be repeating yourself purchasing the new palette I don’t think you have to worry as both create different eye looks.
I hate to say it as I love my shimmer but everyone does need a good basic matte eyeshadow palette in their collection and Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette or even the Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette are two great choices with a range of shades you’ll likely use quite often!
Will you be purchasing the Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette when it launches next week?