Saturday, 8 September 2012

Does Naked 2 work for warmer skin tones?

Not as much as the original Urban Decay Naked palette.

I'm not saying that it doesn't work at all, but the original Urban Decay Naked palette is probably better suited for warmer/darker skin tones in my opinion.

I have done some swatches of Naked 2 to illustrate my point...

Here it is! I do love the packaging of it. Urban Decay never fails to impress. Oh, and if you're wondering what nail polish I'm wearing, it's 'Come to Bed Red' by Butter London.

And this is what the inside looks. The mirror is much larger and more practical than the one of the original Naked. Something I've noticed (other bloggers have mentioned it too) is that because of the big mirror, the palette doesn't always sit flat! The weight of the mirror pulls it back. Anyway, I like the double ended brush - the fluffy end I use for blending and the flat end for applying colour. 

Swatches in light - this doesn't really sell the palette does it? You can see that the first half of the palette are the lighter shades.

This picture probably does the palette more justice. Again, the first few shades don't show up that well but there are some really gorgeous colours here. Chopper, the rose gold and YDK are my favourites. Foxy and Bootycall can be used as highlight colours. Tease is what I use as a crease/transition colour, and I use either Busted and/or Blackout for deepening the outer corner of my eye. 

I was actually quite surprised when I did these swatches, the colours are more of a cooler tone. 

This is a look I have done using Naked2. I've used Busted (the purple) for the outer corners and chopper for the lid colour, Foxy as the inner colour and highlight.

If you want to see swatches of the original Naked palette against my skin, please have a look at my post comparing MUA undressed and Naked.

Thanks for reading :)


  1. Wow. I really like what you did to your eyes with the NAKED 2! :)

  2. Sigh , I just ordered the Naked 2 palette and I'm really dark, I hope the pigments show up on my skin tone well. Great review btw.

    1. Thanks :) its a lovely palette with some nice colours, so hopefully it will work for you! I definitely prefer Naked 1 though.


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