Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 review 

Obviously my page is about beauty on an everyday budget and ordinarily I wouldn’t purchase this myself but I got this for my birthday as a present off one of my best friends as I have to admit I’ve been lusting after this for so long!

I’ve found some good dupes for the Naked palettes, but the packaging on the Urban Decay palettes is second to none and it’s just so pretty!

So I was very excited when I unwrapped this on my birthday! I know I’m a  bit late to the party but here’s what I thought –


Like I said the packaging is so sturdy and good quality and super gorgeous and you are greeted by a mirror along the inside of the lid when you open it. It didn’t come with a brush though which I was a little miffed about.


There are 6 matte shadows – Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal and Undone which are good for a subtle daytime look.


However I have to say I didn’t think they were very pigmented! I thought the mattes in the w7 in the buff palette were more pigmented.

They do take a couple of layers to go on so that you can see it. I used Stark as base and added Frisk on top for extra colour. I used Cover in my crease and Primal on the outer corners and along the base of my bottom lash line to about the middle.

They blend well though and last a fairly long time although not as long as I thought – I wore it both days on a weekend away in London which really tested it’s saying power and there was some creasing by the end of the day.

I was a tad disappointed in this but I will always have a soft spot for the UD palettes! So all in all I am happy with this little baby.

Has anyone else tried this? What do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks on how best to apply it? Let me know in the comments I’d love to know!

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  1. October 17, 2015 / 10:43 am

    I love this palette a lot, I usually use it along with other shadows though… I like matte shades to put in the crease of my eye, so I’ll usually grab for this one if I’m doing a full make up look with some shimmery colours 😉

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    • October 17, 2015 / 10:52 am

      ooh that sounds like a good idea I’ll have to give it a go! 🙂 xx

  2. October 17, 2015 / 11:18 am

    I really love this palette! I find the shades are so versatile, I’ve been using this to fill in my brows too 🙂 xxx

    • October 17, 2015 / 11:43 am

      Ooh I didn’t think about using it for that!! I’ll have a look if there’s a match for mine! 🙂 xxx

  3. October 17, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    I tried this exact palette and loved it too! It’s a little different than what I’m used to because the colors are a bit more flat. I added some more shimmer with eyeliners and other shadows, so it really ties together with other palettes. Great post! I have some makeup reviews and looks like you might enjoy- check it out!


    • October 17, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      Yeah they’re very versatile! Good for a day shadow! Thanks Hun I will take a look! 🙂 xx

  4. Em B
    October 17, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    i’ve wanted to try this palette for so long, i’ve got the naked 3 palette and really want to get some more! love this post:-)xx

  5. Georgie Nichols
    October 17, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Lovely post! Id love it if you could check out my youtube channel where i also do beauty 🙂 It’s hard to get noticed

      • Georgie Nichols
        October 17, 2015 / 7:46 pm

        Do you have a channel? :)x

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