Thursday, February 2, 2012

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette: Not a Fav

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.

For example:
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?


  1. i'm getting it for valentine's day...i'm pretty excited! i have the original and i literally use it every i'm thinking i'll get a lot of use out of this =)

  2. I have the original Naked palette and for the most part I have been pretty happy with it. I typically don't change up my eyeshadow combos very often, so this has inspired me to get a little creative...but then I go home later than night and realize that the colors didn't blend very well. That part is bad, as well as the part where there are certain colors I have used a lot of and am almost out of. I think at the end I'm going to be stuck with just a couple colors that are totally full. I probably would have been better off sticking to my MAC eyeshadows as well (because really, I like them a lot). One other complaint is that the glitter flecks from the Naked shadows get all over my face.