Foxy, Half Baked, Booty Call, Chopper
Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol
Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout
Oh, how I love Sephora (and a good pun)! I took advantage of a coupon they sent my way recently which gave me $15 off if I spent fifty dollaz. I went in thinking I would come out with a few new Tarte Amazonian blushes, but as is custom with Sephora, I came out with something completely different than what I had gone in for. I soon realized that this would be the perfect opportunity for me to take the plunge into the world of the Naked 2 palette, so I snapped it up, took it to the register, and payed a price that I was much more comfortable with!
The colors are versatile, and I could see many of them lending a helping hand to either a day or night time look. They are easily applied, and most are highly pigmented. I would have loved to have more matte shades, but it seems that matte finishes are not Urban Decay's strong points. I can't wait for Christmas parties to start, as I can definitely tell I'll be getting some use out of the darker shades on nights out! As it stands right now, I'd have to say that Busted and Half Baked are shaping up to be my favorite shades of the bunch. They are unlike any eyeshadows I own and are just so interesting to look at, not to mention the color payoff is pretty excellent!
As for the palette itself, the packaging is beautiful, hefty, and simple. It even comes packaged with a brush that's halfway decent, and I've used it to apply an entire eye look in one go with no problems. I've never owned the original Naked palette, but when I compared the two in store, Naked 2 seemed much more my speed with more matte colors to choose from, what seemed like more attractive shades, and sturdier packaging to boot.
I can already tell that I'm going to get a ton of use out of this palette, and am already planning my next eye look with it for tomorrow! But as you know, in the world of makeup, everyone's always on the lookout for the next best thing, and I have already staked out my next neutral palette purchase: Stila's In The Know palette! But that's another post for another day.
The palette retails for $50 USD and is available online and in Sephora stores.
Do you own Naked 2, and do you think it's better than the original? If not, what's your favorite neutral eye palette, or one you've had your eye on for a while?