I have been a die-hard MAC eyeshadow lover since they opened up show while I was in high school. You know, once I got off the Wet N' Wild eyeshadow train. And I honestly didn't think I would ever try another brand, until I saw the Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette.
I'm a sucker for neutrals and browns, so I decided to take the plunge and pick one up. And here's my honest review: I don't love it.
For $50, I really, really, really wanted to love it. Compared to MAC, 12 eyeshadows for $50 is a steal. And there are a few colors I really like, but I can't help comparing it to my favorite MAC shadows.
Urban Decay Snakebite = MAC Mulch
Urban Decay Busted = MAC Satin Taupe
..and so on.
And the shadows don't seem to hold up as well as my MAC colors. Since I don't really vary my eyeshadow combinations that often, I think I would've gotten more bang for my buck getting three MAC eyeshadows that I really love instead of the palette.
The brush that comes with the palette isn't the best. I know most eyeshadow lovers have their own favorite brushes, so the brush might not be a huge issue for you. And the last issue? I wish that the Naked2 palette came with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer instead of the Lipgloss. I'm really picky about my lipglosses, and I don't think the Junkie shade looks great with every skintone. In contrast, everyone can use the primer. And it's an eyeshadow palette, not a lipstick palette.
I usually post glowing product reviews, but I'm just not sold on the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. Looks like I'll be a MAC gal from now on. Did any of you get this palette and if so, do you like it?