Monday, 30 March 2015

Review: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

I'm no make up guru, and I don't have plenty of make up products compared to some other girls. But I invested in this Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow palette because it's so highly raved and I got really tempted to get one for myself.


Anyway, on a short note, I might want to start doing more beauty reviews as long as I have sufficient time. 

I bought the palette at Sephora for $82 (hole in my pocket already). But I still bought it without my usual long consideration because I just had to bring it to Japan with me so badly. 

But considering that the palette has 12 different colors, $6+ for each shade seems like a good deal. I'm not exactly adventurous for wild colors for my face, so I always stick to neutral shades like brown. Naked 2 has almost the perfect set I would love to keep, it could have been better if there is a more balanced mix of matte and glitter shades. 





Swatches:


I love how pigmented the colour is and it blends effortlessly onto my eyelids. I used to hate using eyeshadows because some colours look overly harsh and it was difficult to blend. Because the colours have a neutral tone, I can apply a light makeup or slowly build on with the darker shades to create a smoky eye effect.

Since there are so many colours, it's a bulky palette as well and I would not bring it out for touching up. But it is quite long lasting and smudge-proof, so I guess it's fine!

Most of the shades are in glitter except for maybe 2-3 which is in matte. So if you do not fancy glitter eyeshadows, Naked 2 palette might not be suitable for your liking. 

My favourite shades will be Chopper (which resembles like a Champagne pink), YDK, Busted and Blackout (The last 3 shades on the right). I use Blackout to replace eyeliner at times. I have not fully utilize all of the colours yet though. Oh, and sometimes I do use Tease to shade my eyebrows since it is in matte and has a light greyish brown tone.

Personally, I would rather get a smaller palette at a cheaper price as I don't really like all the colours. Thankfully, there are some really awesome shades that make me stay faithful to this palette!

Ratings

Colours: 8/10
Texture: 9.5/10
Long-lasting: 9.5/10
Value-for-money: 8/10
Overall:9/10

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