The Naked 2 basics palette is the newest member of the much-hyped Urban Decay Naked series. It is pretty much an entirely matte palette that includes 6 very grey/taupe oriented shades.
|SKIMP||[pale nude, satin, the only shade that is not brandnew, it can be well used as a highlighter]|
|COVER||[muted red-brown, matte, perfect for the crease]|
|PRIMAL||[muted brown, matte]|
|FRISK||[warm grey, matte]|
|UNDONE||[deep and smoky brown, matte]|
The color payoff of the shades is excellent and the texture is soft, smooth and buttery (in other words: standard Urban Decay eyeshadow quality). Some bloggers complained that the pigmentation of UNDONE seems to be poor. I, personally, would rather say that the shade is very subtle – which is just fine if you want to have a very “naked” eye-look.
The palette is perfect for someone who likes cool-toned shadows over warm-toned ones. Especially for office ladies this, in my opinion, is the ideal palette. I like the Basics palettes a lot. They’re tiny (10,5cm x 5,5cm) and perfect for travelling. Furthermore the N2B shades are nice for using as brow colors too, as they won’t look too “red-toned” on anyone’s skin.
Already in early September a friend of mine got me the Naked 2 Basics palette from Sephora US. But it also is available in Germany since October 2014. (26€ at Breuninger, Douglas or directly on UrbanDecay.de.)
Is it worth the hype? It is indeed.