Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review

It’s the 1st of December! Whoop – are you feeling the Christmas cheer 🙂 Well, I’m excited as the wait is finally over and I can reveal to you a little post that I have been working on for a while. I’m not really one for ‘newest releases’ nor do I aim to be a ‘breaking news’ blog, however this one caught my eye. I’ve seen rumours swirling the Internet about this product, and I can confirm that the whispers are true – Urban Decay is releasing a ‘Naked 2’ Palette! Their original Naked Palette remains the beauty industry’s best-selling palette of all time, so it’s no surprise that Urban Decay are whipping out another one! It’s released online in the US today, and will be wheeled out over here early next year (9th January on Debenhams Online and the 6th February at all other retailers) and will retail at £36, £1 more than the original Naked palette. I was lucky enough to be asked to take part in their ‘Where Do You Get Naked’ campaign, which means there may be a picture of me and my palette on their US website, but of course this meant I got to give the Naked 2 palette a good road test, so here is my run-down…
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette 
For £36, you get 12 neutral eyeshadows in a variety of finishes (matte, shimmer and micro-glitter), 5 shades of which are brand new, a custom double-ended and full size shadow/crease brush and a mini Lip Junkie Lipgloss in the pinky-brown shade Naked. My first thought was that the shades in this palette seemed cooler in tone than the original one – Naked contained quite bronzey, golden shades, whereas Naked 2 is more taupe based with a slight purple undertone. The casing is also more sturdy. Much like a pencil tin, the outer packaging is a rectangular tin, with a snap lock top which means it won’t fall open while in transit like the original palette did. It also has a humongous mirror – they have really tried to make this palette as travel friendly as they can. In terms of what you get with it I was impressed with the doubled ended brush – a fluffy crease brush on one end and a flat brush on the other, I can see myself using it a lot. Although I thought the addition of a lipgloss, was a strange one! Not really in a colour that I would use often, however the formula is nice – a minty scent and completely non-sticky. Now onto the colours…

Foxy is not a new colour for Urban Decay, it used to be in individual pot form however it is no longer available. It is a creamy bisque shade with a matte finish (can be slightly chalky), although I find it to be slightly yellow on my skintone. This makes it the perfect base colour as it will counteract any darkness on the eyelid. 
Half Baked
Half Baked is the only repeated colour in this palette as it was also featured in the original Naked palette. I’m not surprised to see it back as so many people touted this as their favourite shade! It’s a bronze gold, with a shimmery finish, and to me it seems paler than the one in the original palette (I will pop up a post on that soon!). 
I do love the names UD give their shades – ‘Bootycall’ – for some reason I can’t see the word ‘Booty’ without thinking Beyoncé! But anyway, this is shimmery cork shade – it has a touch of MAC Naked Lunch about it. It is also a never-seen-before shade, so is exclusive to this palette. A fab base colour. 
I was so excited to see this shade in the palette as Kim K’s makeup artist cites this shadow as one he uses in a lot of her looks. A copper shimmer with a fine silver micro-glitter, this shadow definitely has the wow factor. Chopper has featured in palettes before and is available individually, although I can see this being the ‘Sidecar’ of the Naked 2 Palette due to it’s glittery fall-out tendencies. 
On first glance, this was a shade that I was really drawn too – a creamy pale brown with a matte finish and slight purple undertones, this will be a great crease colour for green eyed ladies like myself. Although I did find the pigmentation was lacking. It’s definitely an interesting shade though and it’s new and exclusive to this palette!
Hello anybody remember ‘Smog’ from the original Naked palette? Well this is basically it’s Naked 2 palette equivalent, they are very similar – both dark bronze shimmers with a metallic sheen. It’s a ‘never-seen-before’ shade, but like I said, it’s the twin of ‘Smog’ – go figure 😉 
I really like this colour – it’s the perfect neutral, but with a really different taupey tone running through it! Like a much cooler, slightly darker version of MAC All That Glitters, with a touch of shimmer. It has appeared in the UD ‘Rollergirl’ Palette before, but isn’t available as a single eyeshadow.  
Pistol is a the perfect mix between a grey and a brown, and has a nice shimmer finish. Surprisingly this is one of my favourite shades out of the palette, I don’t think I own anything else like this in my collection, it’s pretty unique – plus, it’s a new shade from UD! I think this would be a nice shade to pop all over the eye with lashes of mascara for an evening look. 
Verve is a pretty oyster pearl shade with a high shine finish. To me, this shade should be nearer the left of the palette as it is quite pale compared to it’s neighbours – but that’s just my inner OCD talking 😉 It has featured in a UD palette before in the ‘Rollergirl’ one. Alright shade, but nothing too exciting. 
This is one of Urban Decay’s best selling shades in individual pot form and I can kinda see why – it’s a very easy to wear cool bronze shimmer! When I first saw it I thought of Sidecar, but without the glittery fall-out and I’m quite pleased to say that after some confirmation swatches it is! 
Busted is the more shimmery version of MAC Sketch, a dark plummy brown that is a new, exclusive shade to the Naked 2 palette. This is a shade that would be great for the crease, or run under eye for a smokey look. Due to it’s reddy tones it’s going to be a fab one for blue or green eyed gals. 
There isn’t too much to say about this shade, it’s a matte black and has appeared in previous palettes. It has good pigmentation and isn’t too powdery. I stupidly sold MAC Carbon, my only matte black a few months back now, so I was quite happy to see a good replacement in this palette. 
Wow, I think that is one of the lengthiest posts I have ever written – I even did swatches and everything, and I hate doing swatches! But I know there are a fair few of you who would want to see this, so there you have it – my take on the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Now I predict the big question will be ‘If you already own the original Naked palette then do you need both’, and don’t worry I have a whole nother post ready for that one 😉 I really think Urban Decay are missing a trick with this not being out in the UK till next year, missing out on the Christmas rush and all that. I’m sure there will still be a flurry of you queueing up to your hands on one when it is released in January. Form an orderly queue ladies….
Much Love,
Vivianna x
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  • giltyxx

    fab post chick…i luv it even more now lol.. 🙂 xo

  • Chicbeautyblog

    It looks lush and very similar to Naked #1 – how utterly sad that the release date is Jan 1st- if it was out now it could make the most popular Christmas present for makeup lovers..

    • I know – it would have been perfect for Christmas! xx

  • Aysh

    Wow, amazing post hun, absolutely love all the swatches & everything! I think I am pretty much in love with ALL the colours in this palette! I stayed strong & didn't give in with the 1st Urban Decay palette but am glad now as I'm thinking this is going on the wishlist!! 😀

    Love Aysh xoxo

  • Oh my gosh how exciting!!! X

  • Kate Cunningham

    I think , even though I already have the original Naked palette, I have to buy this one too! I just cannot pass it up. 

    • Haha you crazy eyeshadow girl 😉 xx

  • Anonymous

    You lucky lucky girl 😉 I’m really undecided about this though, I think the only shade that really stands out to me is Verve! 🙁 If I didn’t love MAC shadows so much, I think I’d definitely get this one too, but I love the first Naked Palette for its basic colour selection 🙂

    • I know – so lucky! Easily THE BEST thing I have ever been given 😉 xx

  • This is the most excited I have been about a make-up release in ages! I would actually die for this palette (dramatic much?) I dont get the lipgloss either, I really think they should have put in a new pp  “/ YDK and snakebite are my faves at first glance! Great post hunni 🙂 xxx

    • Haha no that’s not dramatic at all 😉 xx

  • Anonymous

    so i know what im stealing from you 😀 great swatches i’ve already seen colours that has warranted me buying it! the big question will be when you travel which one do you take?! ahah xx

    • Haha I would seriously guard this like a hawk lol! Oh god, I think I would take both 😉 xx

  • Oh my goodness meeee! It’s gorgeous, I really enjoyed this post, very informative. I have the first Naked palette and use it everyday. I’m definately getting it. Bootcall, Chopper YDK and Busted look amazing colours! xx

    • Pleased you enjoyed the post hun! xx

  • koren

    i think having both would be completely justified!! infact essential that both are owned i think!!

    • Haha – this comment made me smile 🙂 xx

  • Adele Youngs

    I have the original Naked Palette & can’t stop using it xoxo

    • Me too – I use it way more than all my other shadows xx

  • Anonymous

    Why do they do that? release in US and not here…. GRRRRR, so annoying.. makes no sense.. Yes, this could be a nice present for Christmas & the fact that those colours are ideal for Christmas and New Year events.. so damn silly.. Thanks Vivianna x

    • I know – wish they could bring it out over here sooner! xx

  • Elissa Hudson

    I have the original palette and I still want this! Gutted it isn’t out before Christmas though, would’ve definitely gone straight on my list. Great swatches, I think Suspect and Verve are my fave :)

    • Haha it would have gone on so many people’s Christmas lists – such a shame! xx

  • Oh my your such a luky girl, soo jealous! I definitely need this in my life. I’ve rationalized that N2 is perfect for winter and spring while the original is perfect for summer/Autumn so i most certainly need both 🙂 x

    • I am so so so lucky to have my hands on this – and I think you’re right – this is definitely more wintery xx

  • Claire Battye

    I don’t have the original palette and I’m glad I never forked out as I far prefer the look of this one! Cooler tones tend to suit me better and I could see myself using almost all of those shadows 🙂 Shame it can’t go in my letter to Santa though! 

    • Oh yes if you are more of a cool toned girl then this will be perfect for you! xx

  • oh theyve timed it perfectly, everyone will be queueing up with their christmas money! excellent review, love the colours! i think ill wait a bit, and maybe get it as an end of uni treat! xx

    • Haha yes they have been very sneaky about it – no doubt it will sell out everywhere! xx

  • Jessica Rix

    Oh my goodness I WANT, I have the original and now I’ve seen this I can’t imagine not having it! It’s in my head now 🙂
    Great post XXX

    • Haha you need this now 🙂 xx

  • Oh wow, this is gorgeous 🙂 I actually haven’t got the original Naked palette.. and was contemplating on getting it, but now that UD has gone and released a new palette… I don’t know which I’m going to get.. Hehe you’re so lucky to have it in your hands!! xx

  • lauren alice

    Since I bought the original one I’ve barely paid for another single eyeshadow. They work out at just over £2 a shadow which isn’t bad considering how much use you get out of them! But I just wish wish wish it had been released here for Christmas. I would have bought one for me and everyone I know!

    • It is such good value for money! xx

  • IreneH

    i lovee the look of this! i was getting a bit tired of the original palette thinking the colours were all a bit ashy for me but these ones appear to suit my skin tone a lot better! xx

  • Nicola Claire


  • Anonymous

    :O I am so excited for this now. I don’t even have the first Naked Palette but I think I’m just going to wait for this one as I actually like the shades in this better.

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    • That’s great, this one sounds perfect for you xx

  • Anonymous

    I love this! Your swatches are awesome. I didn’t get the original palette like a few other people have said already, but this palette looks better to me than the original and I can see myself using all of the shades. Although it’s a shame they replaced the Primer Potion with a lipgloss :( 
    S xx

    • Thank you hun! Yes I agree! xx

  • Ahhh I havent even got the original palette yet but might hold out for this one. gorgeous! thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

    Hayley x

  • sophz_raymo_x

    oh my i love it!! xx

  • Leanne Woodfull

    Ahhhhh, need this asap! I use my original NAKED palette daily!

    • You would definitely get your use from this one then! xx

  • Anonymous

    I agree they have missed out a bit by not releasing this till January. I can’t wait I love my original Naked Palette. I’m a little disappointed that Half Baked was repeated though. 

    • Such a shame, it needs to be in the UK asap! xx

  • blondie294

    its faaaabuulllooouuss!! definatley saving the christmas vouchers for this one! xxx

  • It’s a nice palette, but to be honest, I don’t see much of a difference from the other one… Could you compare both in the same pictures, please?

  • I don’t have the first one so I might go for this one instead when it comes out in jan!

  • Afroditi Rou

    these days i’m going to order the first naked palette!Urban decay isn’t at all available in Greece and God knows when the second palette is going to be available in european online stores….Let alone the fact that it will probably be out of stock for a loooong time! So till then i ‘ll be waiting and enjoying the original one….!!Can’t wait for your comparison post though!!

    • Fab hun – I will try and pop it up soon! xx

  • This is beautiful! I can’t wait to get my hands on one! I have chopper in another Urban decay palette and if you just shake off the glitter (or tap the brush against a table :D) then it’s really a gorgeous color! 

  • Boscy

    Definitely keen to try this out! Are they discontinuing the original Naked Palette, or will they have both available side-by-side? Strangely I do prefer the original packaging as I’m not a fan of the ‘tin’ but the mirror is a good edition! Been after the Naked Palette for years.. and I’m almost tempted to go for this instead as the colours (read: the darker ones) seem to be a lot more wearable for me.. Too many decisions!

    • No they will have both for sale 🙂 xx

  • To be honest, I didn’t think I’d bother buying this palette however after seeing swatches I think I’m going to have to! x

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this. I was wondering what the colours were like. They look lovely!

  • Oh, I’d love one of these palettes but just cant bring myself to spend the money i dont have. BOOHOO. It’s gorgeous and i’m well jel! I love kim kardashians make up, she looks flawless!

    • Me too – she always looks amazing! xx

  • Eeeeekk im so so soooo excited about this pallet, cannot wait to get my hands on it!:) xx

    • Oh Hannah you would love it! xx

  • Maddie


    maddie xx

  • Eleanor Baldry

    Oh god im so excited! Can’t WAIT to buy thissss!!! ahhhhhh xxx 

  • I don’t need this but I’ll probably buy it anyway! If I use it as much as I’ve used the first one then it’ll be worth it 🙂 xx

    • Yeah that’s exactly how I felt – don’t need it, but want it lol xx

  • zoe.12

    I really want this, but 1. why a lipgloss? so strange, and it really puts me off, but im not a lip gloss person and 2. i already have the naked palette, so i just cant justify getting this one as well. I love the packaging for this new one though.

    • I know, really wish it was the primer potion again! xx

  • You know I want this so bad but Im gutted about the lipgloss…it seems a bit out of place and odd really! And the £1 price increase! Hmph, I may stick with the old one. Gorgeous swatches I hate you for owning it 😉 😉 xxx

  • Blogabeaute

    I can’t wait for your comparison post!! 

  • Annette

    You’re sneaky Anna! 😉 Well done for keeping the secret! I honestly didn’t think this palette was for real!

    • Haha I don’t know how I managed to keep it in 😉 xx

  • evieconnor

    this looks great… want!!x

  • abbyenglish787

    HOW did you keep this a secret 🙂 I have the naked palette so looking forward to the comparison post

    • I have no idea – it killed me 😉 xx

  • Jennifer

    Wooooo! This will be winging it’s way to me as soon as it is released! I adore my Naked palette and use it so often and these colours look great. I am so glad that Half Baked is included in this one too, it is probably my favourite eyeshadow that I own, I use it so often and it goes with everything. Bootycall, Suspect, Pistol and Busted look great too. Oh I can’t wait! 😀

    • This sounds fab for you then! xx

  • Beth Bradley

    Can’t wait for this to come out now! I’m a huge fan of the first Naked palette and this one looks just as good!

  • Talisa Piggott

    Couldn’t read this post until now, but after seeing your twitpic with it earlier I knew that I wanted it. This post only confirmed that even more 🙂 I agree with you about them missing out on the christmas rush, such a shame us UK ladies have to wait to January, I was looking forward to coming home and telling my mum I’d finally thought of something I would like for christmas. xx

    ps. I totally understand your feelings about oyster being so far to the right, when I first saw the pictures I was bummed to see they weren’t in order of lightest to darkest.

    • Haha what are we like 😉 xx

  • Cindy

    I’m so JEALOUS that you got to try out the Naked Palette 2 before it even comes out!!! Do you know if Sephora’s in North America, specifically Canada, will be carrying it and when? 

    • 😉 Not sure hun, do a bit of googling 😉 xx

  • steph

    im tempted to get this just because i love the original so much, i probably dont need it, i just want ot =P

    • Haha I’m the same, don’t need but want lol xx

  • Kerry Lidgett

    So exciting! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for a great review xx

  • Sarah Herring

    You are just so lovely and sweet 🙂

  • This palette looks amazing! I can’t wait to own it. 😀

  • I’m so jealous!!! 🙂

  • Gemma Louise

    So excited to try this!

  • It seems like Snakebite is more copper then smog. I own the first one and bought the 2nd today. I am excited for the new colors :) 

  • I would love to have it, it looks amazing!

  • Imani Nikkol

    i canNOT wait to get my hands on this. seriously. 
    I have 2 of the first palette and I use it almost everyday. this one looks so beautiful. 
    I’m already thinking of looks to doo. 
    ugh, did I mention i can’t wait 
    hahah, great post !

  • Wow,that’s such a nice palette!Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  • Girlies Girlies Girlies  :/

    but yeah i agree this is such a gorgeous palette i really need it haha!

  • Beautybloggerkate

    Always wanted this pallete but never brought myself to buying it:'(
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  • Hien Nguyen

    Can’t wait till this arrives in the UK!! Love the naked palette!


  • Hannah WTMF

    That sounds amazing but since they are sooo expensive I was wondering if you could tell me which one I should get? 
    I’m thinking two palette’s would make me bankrupt and searching dumps for food..oh wow! I’ll shut up now…
    ~Hannah xx

    • Ah it’s probably best for it to be released so you can see them both and see which one you prefer xx

  • Melanie Davies

    this just looks incredible, the shades are beautiful – i love it! xx

  • Елена


  • I love urban decay’s pigments, these colours are so wearable too! I look forward to its arrival in the UK.


  • I love the tin packaging, I’ve tried to make my own tin before and failed – super excited about the release of this!

  • Oooh love this packaging! Lovely review on this 🙂 Thanks for the swatches! 😛 xxx

  • Great post! I was anticipating to pick up the original Naked palette, but after discovering the 2nd I’m not sure which one to pick! Hmmm..

    • Hmmm look out for my comparison post soon 🙂 xx

  • I totally agree about UD missing a trick with the Christmas rush, Naked 1 or 2 is definitely going to feature on my Christmas list this year, can’t wait for the comparison post so I can make the right choice! xxx

    • Will hopefully pop it up soon 🙂 xx

  • xoxpinkypwincessxox

    I fell in love with the original Naked palette and I’m falling in love with this one too. I think it’s great that Naked 2 has a black eyeshadow included in the palette! 🙂


    • Yes me too – I really didn’t like the darker shades in the first Naked palette xx

  • helen.jarvis6

    I definitely want to get me some of this!! Great post 🙂 xx

  • Kellykellitsa

    great post! i would like  to buy naked 1 but now i don’t really know! I’d love to see a comparison!
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  • Look Inside My Closet

    The lipgloss is not the same color as mine. I just wrote and post a comparison Naked 2 with Naked with lots of photos. You can check it out here if you want to:

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  • Teadance

    i’ve been looking for a review on this palette on youtube for months and none of them do it justice, yours was perfect, thanks!

  • Olivia

    I have Naked 1 but don’t use it very much, I find it too glittery for a daytime look. I only use Naked, Buck, Toasted and Hustle. I suppose Naked 2 is better for daytime.

  • I just bought the Naked palette and I totally love it! I will definitely be buying the Naked 2 soon! xx

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