The newest Urban Decay palette is now available at urbandecay.com. The Naked Basics 2 will no doubt make as big of a splash as the original did. Five matte neutrals and one satin finish highlight shade combine for a very versatile complement to the Naked 2 Palette. Though, of course, you don’t need to own the Naked 2 to enjoy the Naked Basics 2. I was never a big fan of the original Naked Basics, and didn’t feel compelled to purchase it. The Naked Basics 2, on the other hand, looks much more interesting. What can I say, I never met a taupe I didn’t like. 🙂 All of these images are promo shots from the website.
Here is what Urban Decay has to say: “Cooler in tone than the original, Naked2 Basics complements Naked2 perfectly. We loaded this indispensable palette with six TAUPE-hued matte neutrals, including five never-before-seen shades. These shadows are neutral enough for anyone, from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin. So versatile you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it, Naked2 Basics is the kind of palette you’ll reach for again and again. Every shade in Naked2 Basics features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. While many brands’ matte shadows tend to be chalky or powdery, EVERY shade in Naked2 Basics has a rich, buttery feel for the perfect application. It even includes one shade with a slight satin finish, Skimp, that’s ideal for highlighting and adding dimension. Like the original, Naked2 Basics comes in a sleek, soft-touch case that has a suede-like feel and a slight sheen. It’s small and compact so it travels well, yet we still packed it with six FULL-size shadows.”
This is a helpful comparison shot of the shades in both the Naked Basics 2 and the original Naked Basics. The Naked Basics 2 comes with a double ended eye liner pencil, and the original comes with a double ended brush. Though I like Urband Decay’s brushes well enough, I would much rather have the liner. The shades in the Naked Basics 2 are: Skimp (pale nude satin), Stark (nude-pink matte), Frisk (warm gray matte), Cover (muted red-brown matte), Primal (muted brown matte) and Undone (deep, smoky brown matte).
This newest edition to the UD Naked line makes me think that a Naked Basics 3 to compliment the Naked 3 Palette will be coming our way in the future. In the meantime, the Naked Basics 2 looks great in my opinion. What do you think? Does the Naked Basics 2 speak to you? Do you like Urban Decay’s matte shadow formula? Let me know in the comments below. The Naked Basics 2 palette is $29 right now on urbandecay.com. Look for it to pop up at Sephora and Ulta soon.
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