Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches, Photos, Reviews

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($50.00 for 0.71 oz.) contains twelve eyeshadows: Blackout (blackest black with matte finish), Booty Call Shimmery cork), Busted (deep brown with shimmery finish), Chopper (copper shimmer with silver micro glitter), Foxy (cream bisque with matte finish), Half Baked (golden bronze with shimmery finish), Pistol (light greyish brown with shimmery finish), Snake Bite (dark bronze shimmer with metallic base), Suspect (pale golden beige with shimmery finish), Tease (creamy pale brown with matte finish), Verve (oyster with shimmery finish), YDK (cool bronze shimmer with metallic base), and Lip Junkie Naked (sheer shimmery pinky neutral) and Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush. The brush is good; it’s like Urban Decay’s full-sized brushes–same size, feel, density, and softness.

  • Foxy is a pale yellowed beige with a matte finish. It’s on the sheer side and a bit powdery. On my forearm (around NC20), it’s almost invisible. It could work for highlighting the brow on light to medium complexions. It’s similar to Bare Escentuals Daydream, Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone, and MAC Brule.
  • Half Baked is a coppery brown with a golden shimmer-sheen. It’s very frosty but has good color payoff and a smooth texture. It’s part of the permanent range and is also in the Naked 1 palette. This shade is similar to a whole slew of others: theBalm Manic Maribel, Bare Escentuals Louder, MAC Amber Lights, theBalm Meep Meep, and Inglot #405 (and there are probably more).
  • Booty Call is a peach-tinted white-beige with a frosted finish. It’s new for this palette. It’s just a little peach compared to Urban Decay Virgin. It’s also similar to shades like MAC Vanilla, MAC Baby It’s Cold, Urban Decay Skimp, Inglot #353, and MAC Brule.
  • Chopper is a medium orange-red toned rown with coppery flecks of shimmer. This shade is permanent. It has good color payoff, but the sparkle is prone to fall out. It’s similar to shades like Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds, Dolce & Gabbana Cocoa, and Make Up For Ever #12 (sheered out). Sidecar from Naked 1 is browner, not as orange.
  • Tease is dirty mauve-brown with a matte finish. It’s an interesting shade, but the color payoff is mediocre and texture is very dry and stiff. You really have to jab at it with the bristles of your brush to loosen enough product in order to apply it. It’s similar to MAC Quarry, which is truer-to-pan color than Tease, actually, plus it has more pigmentation. It doesn’t compare favorably to either Sin or Toasted (the two closest shades from Naked 1), partially because the difference in payoff and finish is too dramatic.
  • Snakebite is dark bronze with a dirty golden shimmer-sheen. It has a really lovely dense, buttery texture with excellent color payoff. It is deeper than MAC Tempting but warmer than Inglot #409. It looks similar to Smog, which is warmer, but not so much Darkhorse, which is more of a blackened brown; however, mix the two together, and you pretty much get Snakebite–both Smog and Darkhorse are in Naked 1 (and even right next to each other!).
  • Suspect is a soft champagne-bronze with a frosted, metallic sheen. It has good color payoff but felt a touch powdery. theBalm Schitzo is more golden and smoother. Sidecar (from Naked 1) is just pinker.
  • Pistol is a dirty gray-brown with a frosted finish. I’m hesitant to call it a taupe, because it has a lot of brown in it. The payoff is good, and the texture is soft and smooth. It’s similar to theBalm selfish and NARS Bali (but matte). It doesn’t compare to any shades from Naked 1.
  • Verve is a pale beige-gray with a pink tinge. This was in the Rollergirl palette. It doesn’t have a dupe or similar shade in the Naked 1 palette. NARS Grand Palais is several shades darker, while Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone is more golden and gray (less pink). Urban Decay Ruthless is more beige.
  • YDK is a warm, coppery red-toned medium brown with a frosted finish. The color payoff is good with a smooth texture. Inglot #421 is deeper and more intense. Urban Decay Shag has more copper. Urban Decay Wreckage is a little less warm. MAC Buckwheat is a bit darker. It is very similar to Sidecar and just a little less warm compared to Toasted from Naked 1.
  • Busted is a burgundy-tinted, deep brown with warm, golden undertones. It has a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff was good and the texture smooth, though a little less dense than other shades. It’s almost the same as Hustle from Naked 1. MAC Midnight Flurry is a bit more burgundy. theBalm Mahna Mahna is more intense, more red-toned. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone is darker, as is MAC Smut.
  • Blackout is a really intense, deep dark black with a matte finish. It has really great payoff and goes on very black. It doesn’t have a comparable shade in Naked 1. Make Up For Ever #4 and Sugarpill Bulletproof are also very deep dark blacks with matte finishes.
  • Naked is a sheer neutral pink with white micro-shimmer. The gloss is non-sticky and mint-scented.

Naked 2 is a phenomenal value ($204 worth of eyeshadow, $24 worth of brush, $6 worth of lipgloss–$234 total), just like Naked 1, but I don’t think you need both. There are too many similar shades to merit both (seriously, why even include Half Baked again?). Like the original palette, this is a warm-toned neutral outlay of shades. I’m really not sure why they went with warmer shades (over neutral or cool) when Naked 1 encompassed mostly warm-toned shades already. I know that several readers with cooler complexions felt like Naked 1 wasn’t as flattering on them.

It’s packaged in a metal tin that closes shut really well, but it is a bit heavier than Naked 1; it’s the same size in terms of length and width. I’ve traveled with the Naked 1 palette many, many times, and I haven’t had any issues with it opening, ripping, looking worn, etc. I expect that the packaging of Naked 2 will appeal to others, though, as it feels more secure and hefty. If you’re less inclined to have a dual-ended brush, an Urban Decay 24/7 Liner will fit in the slot as well.

The color payoff of Tease is really disappointing; it’s dry, stiff, and applies unevenly. It takes a lot of packing and blending to make it work, which is a real shame given that mattes in Urban Decay palettes can be hard to come by! Foxy is also on the sheerer side but not terribly so, but it has some powderiness to it. Chopper has that micro-glitter texture Urban Decay loves but is prone to fall out.

Half-Baked is a repeat, Bootycall is just warmer than Virgin, Snakebite is similar to Smog (and exactly the same as Darkhorse + Smog together), Suspect is just a touch less warm than Sidecar, YDK is quite close to both Sidecar and Toasted, and Busted is almost the same as Hustle. The shades that didn’t have comparable shades already in Naked 1 were Foxy, Chopper, Tease, Pistol, Verve, and Blackout; that’s five of twelve.

I don’t know how this really measures up to Urban Decay’s “12 Taupe + Greige Neutrals” remark on the product page, because I don’t really see those shades well represented in this palette. The quality, overall, is good; I don’t think it’s as good across the board as the first palette, but for $50 and twelve full-sized eyeshadows, it’s certainly worth taking a look at. I just don’t think it lives up to the hype here, and again, if you have Naked 1, Naked 2 isn’t much of a leap.

I will have comparison swatches in a separate post.

The Glossover


Naked 2


If you have Naked 1, I don't think you need to have Naked 2. Naked 2 is a solid palette, but it is a lot like Naked 1, and both palettes are permanent, so it's really a matter of what colors you prefer and how often you wear neutrals. The palette would have benefited from making it more complimentary to Naked 1 rather than being so comparable, perhaps with a mix of cooler tones and less shimmery finishes.











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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Foxy Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Foxy Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Half Baked Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Booty Call Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Booty Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Chopper Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Chopper Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Tease Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Tease Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Snakebite Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Snakebite Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Suspect Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Suspect Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Pistol Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Pistol Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Verve Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Verve Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay YDK Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay YDK Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Busted Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Busted Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Blackout Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Blackout Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Lip Junkie Lipgloss

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked Lip Junkie Lipgloss

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Verve on lid, Tease in crease, Foxy and Booty Call to highlight

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344 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. Honestly speaking, these aren’t tempting me at all. But I still feel the strong compulsion to buy it just because it seems destined to become a cult product just like N1.

  2. Emily

    I actually think I will like this one better when I finally get it, but I’m excited for it, I think they did a really good jod with choosing colors and to me it’s a lot different from the first one and seems more wearable for someone with my skin tone and all!

  3. Lisa


    I <3 your super speedy, honest, high quality review.

    Thank you so much. I think I will skip this because the only color I *really* wanted was YDK, and that is a lot cheaper than $50.

  4. Vanessa

    Agreeing with you Christine! The palette is just too similar to Naked #1 for me to warrant buying this one too, as pretty as these shades are. I am however, eyeing that lip junkie. Love that color/sparkle!

  5. Reina

    Thanks for sharing , can’t wait to put my hand on it .

  6. Exactly what I thought. I didn’t think I needed it, but was kind of waiting on your opinion. The pics and swatches I’ve seen look so much like the original Naked. I’m passing.

  7. I want this so badly, but Urban Decay’s website is freaking out on me! I can’t say I’m surprised, but I AM disappointed! Maybe it’s a sign I should wait and go easy on my bank account… :( Thanks for reviewing this so quickly, I am seriously impressed!

    • Probably just overloaded!

      • It was *very* overloaded. But ironically, I placed my order before the overload – no problem. But then I never got my email confirmation, and I can’t see the order in my account. It went through at PayPal, and I’m unable to re-use the promo code I used on that order (error code says it’s already been redeemed), so I’m hopeful it’s somewhere in the system. But if it’s not, and their response to my email is, “Whoops, we’ll refund your money” I don’t think I’ll attempt to re-purchase it next week. Partly because your review cooled me off a little, but also because if a company is going to hype like crazy and create artificial scarcity to benefit their brand, they should at least have their website and servers up to the task.

  8. Naleen

    Thanks for all your hard work getting this review out! Although the shades are very similar to Naked, I still ordered Naked 2. Love the swatches!

  9. emily

    Wow, you got that review up FAST! Great review as always, Christine. Thank you for being so thorough and detailed.

  10. I’m not sure why I bought this… I kept asking myself AS I was ordering it this morning… “Why are you buying this again?” LOL! I get a fair amount of use from the Naked 1 palette but I’ve depotted everything in it (I just keep them in my Z Palettes). I like the look of the tin on this one so I thought, “Eh, it’s similar but I’ll get it so I have a seperate palette sitting on my shelf!” LOL πŸ˜‰ It would be nice to see some more cool-toned shades, but I’m a BIG sucker for cool-toned neutrals, I have WAY more than I need.

    I’m sure you’ll hear this 128 times today but… Thanks for posting this so quickly!!! :)

    • I’m not at all surprised, Dusty… It’s like a disease…

      Cool-toned neutrals are probably more wearable than warm ones, just universally – I know I LOVE cool-toned neutrals on me as much as warmer ones! Hey, they could have at least thrown a couple cool and neutral ones in.

      • Aysh

        Somebody REALLY needs to bring out a cool toned neutral palette already!

      • The shopping?! Yes it is… In fact I was SO upset with myself after I ordered it that I immediately called up Neiman Marcus and ordered the Tom Ford cream stick foundation and gel liner… THEN I went to Sephora and picked up the two Illamasqua foundations that are available through them (to go with the three that I bought from Illamasqua on black Friday of course!)

        My palette thoroughly cleansed of Urban Decay Naked 2 disease… I was able to continue my day.

  11. So so sooo wonderfull woow *_*
    I want it <3

  12. MArisa

    I don’t personally own either of these palettes but, I think I’ll stick to, if I decided to buy an urban decay palette, with the first one as they just are way to similiar it seems.

    • You could definitely go either route – some prefer the tin packaging of 2! I think the quality of 1 is better, though.

      • Marisa

        I know packaging is important but the overall purpose is for the product itself, lol! Thank you for such a in depth review and I think I’ll stick to 1! <3

  13. veronica

    highly respect your judgment….if you didnt have naked which would you prefer…naked or naked 2?

  14. Amanda


  15. Wow. You work fast! I just don’t know how I feel about this. I’ll have to see it in person.

  16. Casey

    Definitely not my cup of tea. Much more lackluster than the first.
    They should have just made it an all matte palette with 3 complementary shimmer shades instead of vice versa.
    Also, out of all the shades/dupes of shades in the Naked Palette to keep, I feel like Buck and Naked should have been the ones as they are the most popular/over all favorites.

    • Would have loved to see a range of finishes – not lots of frosts or all mattes but things in between, too!

      • Kathy S.

        I was reading the comments and you two have it right: I get that the Naked 1 pallete was a success that had to be built on, but why didn’t they spend a little time time developing some different textures and maybe some different colors? I know that the pallete would be duped, but why are the folks at Urban Decay so obsessed with duping their own stuff?

  17. Vicky

    It’s very disappointing to see that they came out with another palette with so many similar colors to the last one! I’m surprised not all 12 eyeshadows were top notch quality like the last one.. will definitely be skipping this.

    Thank you SO much for working as fast as you could with the review and swatches, your dedication is always appreciated.

  18. Nicole

    Your review has sealed the deal for me. I think I’d rather get theBalm’s Nude Tude palette or their muppets ones (I have been hunting this down on eBay haha)

  19. Jocelyn

    OK, I feel good about my purchase. I was nervous to buy before seeing your swatches, but these all look really good to me. I can see why some think it’s just “more of the same”. It is. Luckily, I love what this is, and I love neutrals. For me, the more variations, the better! :-)

  20. alex

    Glad I ordered theBalm’s Nude ‘tude instead of waiting for this.
    Thanks Christine, your hard work is much appreciated!

  21. Karleigh

    Is anyone else having trouble ordering online, I get to the sumbmit order step and then it just takes me back to the cart. No confirmation number page and it doesnt show up that I’ve ordered anything when I go to my account!

  22. Mar

    The shades are too similar to warrant purchase and there’s only so many nude shades you can have.

  23. Sunny

    Oh Christine, thanks SO much for saving me 50 bucks! I saw some rave over the Internet this morning, and I’ve been waiting for your review (which is in my humble opinion the most unbiased out there). I wasn’t as drawn to this one as the original Naked palette, because the colors lean cooler and I have accumulated many similar shades. Also, from other swatch pictures, I could already see how Tease totally underperforms. I guess it’s still good value for money, but I won’t be doling out 50 dollars for this one!

    PS: Love this full-face picture of yours. You look fantastic!

  24. Mango the mango

    Thank you Christine for getting these up so fast!

    I just bought TheBalm’s Nude ‘Tude, and I have other similar colors in my stash already, so I guess I’ll pass. Can I just say though, the itty bitty lipgloss is adorable!

  25. Lindsey

    I can’t believe they included Half-Baked again. I mean, I get that it’s only one shade, but really? I just think it’s stupid because the majority of people who would be seriously interested in this palette likely already have the first. Meh, whatever, likely going to pass on this!

  26. Audrey

    As always, thank you for an awesome review, Christine. Your hard work is much appreciated! But because I’m a big lemmer, I still ordered Naked 2 even though I already have Naked 1 lol :-)

  27. I’m curious how some of these colors stack up to the Stila In The Light Natural Palette, many of these shades look to be near dupes from that palette. I’m sorely tempted to get it, but I might wait till it hits shelves to do some comparisons swatches.

  28. Luka

    You really took all of my thoughts and put them into your review. I bought the original Naked Palette but since I’m cool toned a lot of the shades just don’t work for me. I was hoping Naked 2 might be more cool-toned, maybe more silvery and gray shades to work with as well as some champagne tones that work well for us cooler skinned people. It’s a miss I think and seems so anti-climatic.

    • I’m honestly surprised that it wasn’t more cool-toned. There were really only three complaints people had about Naked 1 – packaging (TBH, I loved Naked 1 packaging, LOL!), lack of mattes), too warm-toned/too many warm shades.

  29. NerdyDoc87

    Thanks Christine. I was going to buy this, but I think I’m going to wait for it. It will eventually be in stock (after all the craziness has died down).

    Anyways, do you have the Smashbox Photo Op 78 Mega Palette? I’m interested in getting it, but I just wanted to see if you were going to review it.

  30. Rachel

    I’m so disappointed they went with yet another warm-toned collection! The original Naked palette did not work AT ALL with my skintone and I had hoped this would be one for us cool-toned types. Booo.

  31. Jill

    Ugh! I haven’t bought anything from this brand in awhile since I can’t do so without ending up with tons of dupes. It’s a shame they haven’t learned how to mix it up a bit and come up with some new shades. Baffling, really…

  32. Abby

    Phew, you just saved me $50. Thanks, Christine!

    I really do hope Naked 3 will include some cooler colors. I was pretty excited about Pistol, but it’s a shame that everything else in Naked 2 looks like a rehash of Naked 1.

  33. MC

    I already own Naked 1 and just as I thought, I am not missing a whole lot out of Naked 2 (I already own Naked Lipgloss)…I think the only thing that captivates me is the sleeker packaging on Naked 2.

    Thanks for the comparisons and swatches, it helped me make up my mind on if I wanted to get Naked 2 or not! (I’m passing..I am very happy with Naked 1) :)

  34. Silka

    It’s already sold out in UD website! Nooooooo

    • It’s permanent – they’re deliberately trying to create hype but making the initial offering only 5,000 so you feel the need to buy or die, LOL! You can grab it any time, and they’ll launch more next week, and all the usual retailers will release it in January.

      • Thanks for the info Christine! I’m so happy that this palette is permanent! Hopefully I’ll get some sephora gift cards for xmas then I can pick this up!

  35. I was excited for this, but I passed because it’s too much like the first. I wish they would have actually went with taupes, greys, purples… just something DIFFERENT, but still neutral enough… =( I still like the original naked better, but if I didn’t have that I would consider this if I couldn’t find the first.

  36. CaitlinWithASea

    I’m cooler toned and I saw that you said this is mostly warmer toned shadows. Would this be at all worth buying?

    • If you like warm shades, sure – you don’t have to only wear cool shades if you’re cool-toned, but you might have to work them in with cooler eyeshadows or pair with cooler blush/lips.

  37. Honestly I love the tin, If they just replaced Creep with Blackout in the original Naked palette and put it into the new tin I would have bought Another Naked(1) and would have been happy. :)

    Hint Hint Urban Decay. πŸ˜‰

    But Foxy doesn’t make for a good brow bone shade on me, dark enough for the lid yes!

  38. Rosie

    Wow Christine you work fast, dang girl you’re good ;)!!!I just commented on the other post about how they repromote colors and when making a new palette I really wished they’d create new colors for a new palette…. I was convinced that I didn’t want, but after seeing the swatches and your review I’m wanting even though I have the 1st naked palette. Christine maybe you can help that matte black looks simply amazing!!!! Do you know of a matte black that is just as good in quality???? Thank you so much for your hard work :)

  39. nitnot

    I want Tease and Pistol, but aside from that this palette completely underwhelms me.

    • Tease is SO SO sheer and a PITA to work with :(

      • Chrissy

        yeah, the only shades that appeal to me are tease and pistol, but since tease is such a letdown, it’s not worth it for only one shade, plus i already have virgin, suspect, verve and blackout…. =/

      • nitnot

        I only just saw your individual review – now there’s only Pistol I want, but then it’s probably better if I go for one of the MUFE Aqua Creams of similar colors – I think #15 is pretty similar.

        I never could bring myself to purchase Naked 1 because of lack of matte shades, and somehow this palette is making me even more reluctant to get Naked 1. I’m really disappointed. UD is so full of promise and what they’ve come up with for the past few palettes is so… boring.

  40. Maya

    I just need a moment to say WTF WITH THE SECOND HALF BAKED! I am sick of that color and it’s only very flattering on those with very warm undertones! Phew. With that said, they have produced another wearable palette that is an incredible value. I’m not sure if I’m going to rush to order this, but if there are at least a few colors I’d use, I’ll get it eventually (since just that would pay for itself). Right now, it seems I would like Pistol, Tease, Suspect, and Verve, and I’ve considered purchasing YDK on it’s own before…

    • I’m warm-toned, but I’m equally sick of seeing it!

      • Ani_BEE

        see I love it and have it in a pan form as well. I’d rather see that again then Midnight Cowboy in ever other palette from UD.

        That being said they could have done something different … another matte maybe?

        • The palette could have used more color that was still “neutral.” Like they had Gunmetal, which had bluish tones, and Hustle, which had burgundy tones – how about an earthy green? Or an eggplant purple (I think people would have loved Rockstar more). How about a brownish teal?

          • Ani_BEE

            I’m all for earthy green or brownish teals. Not a fan of purples (you know looks like busing on fair skin ever so slightly lol) but I love taupes and burgundies.

  41. K7P*

    After seeing and reading your review… I REALLY jumped the gun on this! I should have waited for your review instead of doing what I do best… impulse buy!!! I already have the original Naked and to me, they honestly look the same! Oh well!!! SMH But great review like ALWAYS!!! You never disappoint me with your reviews! Thanks a bunch!

  42. Christina

    Hi Christine,

    Aside from Verve and Half Baked, there are a few more colours that are repromotes, right? I know Suspect is in my Rollergirl Palette, Blackout is in the anniversary palette, and YDK and Chopper are colours I swear are in the permanent line. Do you know if they’re different in colour and texture?


  43. Trying to decide between getting this new palette or getting the 1st one. I have NW20 skin and blue eyes. Any suggestions?

    • The quality is better (overall) in 1, just because there are no duds there, and Tease is a dud in Naked 2 – but this palette is slightly less warm than 1 but still warmer.

      • Jessica

        Hi gorgeous, I’m so in love with this palette but I’m going to wait cuz I already have the 1st one and I didn’t use it a lot yet…Do you know how much longer will last the 15th anniversary palette by urban decay? I’m from brazil and I would like to bye it during my vacation (next year), but I’m afraid to miss it since it is limited edition! thanks for helping! :)

      • Olga

        Actually, there was a total dud in Naked 1 too: Sidecar! Lord, the fallout on that is incredible. I looove the shade, but there’s no way I could wear it to work, because I always end up with glitter all over my face when I put it on! Which is why I’m excited for the shades similar to Sidecar in Naked 2 with the hopes that the fallout won’t be nearly as awful.

  44. Sarah R

    I’m so happy I don’t need this since I have the first one!

  45. Melissa

    Thank you so much for the review!

    I already own the first Naked Palette which I use all the time and LOVE LOVE LOVE. I don’t think I’ll be getting this one though. I was really excited when I heard they were making it. However, after seeing it, I know I won’t bother investing in it. =/

    The first one rocks though! =D

  46. Julia

    I was hoping this palette would have more matte or cool-toned shades. It’s a shame that neither one is the case. Still, they swatch beautifully (for the most part), and are a great value, so I’m sure a lot of people will be happy!!

  47. slick

    I actually like this version better than the original. Mainly because it includes a highlight shade that works for me (Foxy….Virgin was waay to light and cool for me), and it has a matte black that can be used for a liner (Blackout). I think Naked2 leans a little less warm too with the inclusion of Pistol. Overall this version is a bit more wearable for me….I know I would use more shades out of this one compared to the original so for me it works out! I had swapped my original Naked away anyway lol.

    • I will say that I tried Blackout as an eyeliner with this palette, and it just appears way too stark :( I love Blackout, but personally, if you’re really looking for just neutrals, it doesn’t work as well!

  48. Nikki

    Hey Christine.

    I just wanted to thank you for the amazing site. When I first heard about the second Naked palette on another site, it struck me just how much I rely on you for high quality swatches and detailed reviews. For the past couple years, you have consistently been my starting point for researching new makeup products. I almost always agree completely with your criticisms (Why on earth would they include Half Baked AGAIN? Are they going to include two pans of Half Baked in the Naked 3?) and I think you have amazing taste. Thank you so much for doing such consistently great work.

  49. Carrie

    Very disappointed. Naked 1 was too warm, this isn’t any better and I hoped for more nom-brown shades. It’ll sell well for sure, but a pass from me.

  50. Gorgeous! I want this palette so bad!

  51. snm

    I was hoping that it would be a cool toned neutral palette but obviously it isn’t:( seriously why it is hard to find a decent palette with cooler colours? it is annoying.I don’t have the first naked palette,I would love to have this one(or the other) but I don’t feel like joining the crazy chase.

  52. I’m actually really happy the added half baked again. I use the most in naked 1 & have been debating on buying a single of it. Now I don’t have to ;). Of course this means I will always be traveling with not one large UD box, but 2. Oh well…

  53. Devoney

    Wow the mattes are pretty disappointing! I had high hopes for Tease :[

      • Lacey

        I go this, and for me, (a true connaiseur of neutrals LOL- my ever present fear of bold makeup keeps me in a strict comfort zone)it’s great!!! I think that the similarity may have been on purpose…I see this palette being the answer to many problems presented in the first one, like both mattes being blending colors, whereas there is a liner, highlight, and blending(ish) shade seen here, or the glittery fallout, which I didn’t feel was present int he glittery shades here as it was in Sidecar. And another issue I had was Hustle being ashy and lackluster, and virgin comign across as an ashy grey tone on my skin, and Busted and Bootycall are literally the answer to all fo my problems-LOL. Ad I felt that this palette had a better balance of cool and warm tones- making it more universally usable. For me, it was great, but I can see it being an issue for people with different tastes and skin tones :)

        • Unfortunately, none of these shades were very cool on me :( They all ready really warm! I wish some of these were cool on me – it would have been much better! I’m glad it works for you!

  54. asha

    I think I would rather get the 15yr anniv palette for 5$ more.. I have naked-1 anyways..

  55. Jessika

    Thank you Christine! I love how your blog is 1000000% you dont just hype up a product because you got it for free or even if you played for it. I saw a few reviews on youtube and after watching their reviews I was going to get it, but then i saw your review. It made total sense not to get the Naked 2 if you already have Naked 1
    Thank you for saving me $50

  56. rachel

    I am so excited for this! I passed on naked1 bc I already owned half the shades in singles.. This palette has close dupes for the shades I don’t have from naked1! YAY!

  57. Niki

    Sigh. As a super pale, cool-toned chick I’m disappointing. I was really hoping UD would release something that we could rock in flattering cool-toned shades, but instead its just another palette full of warm toned shadows just like naked 1. meh.

  58. Jennifer

    Arrgh… I bought this today, and was totally excited, but now … not so much. I’m upset that Tease is such a crappy shadow because I really loved how it looked in the photos; I’m liking the looks of Pistol, YDK, and Busted, and the black is a nice black… but the rest is just like my Naked 1. Waaahhh!!!

  59. A

    From someone with VERY warm and deep skin that owns Naked 1, this is a welcome palette. I don’t know what people are smokin’, but Naked 1 is sooo cool toned!!! The only warm shade in the whole damn palette is Half Baked!!! It’s also one of my absolute favorite UD colors, along with Chopper, so I don’t mind seeing them side by side. Also, Amber Lights is nothing like Half Baked! It’s much, much more orange. I’d say the color (though not the finish) is closer to Mac’s Honeylust.

    Anyway, I totally wished I’d waited for this instead of picking up the first Naked palette. From what I’ve seen, Naked 2 seems like it will be way more flattering on warm toned brown girls!

    • Naked 1 is definitely warm-toned on me! Glad this will work for you – though Naked 1 was warmer – Naked 2 is less warm!

    • Jazz

      I have to agree with this. Naked 1 is very cool toned on me. I have to be VERY careful, otherwise the looks can look frosty. I think I will wait until Sephora gets Naked 2 to decide if Im getting it or not. For now, Im picking up the 15th anniversary palette. Chopper is calling me though, so I may pick up the single version

  60. The only shade that impressed me was black out. Man, is that black! It’ll make good eyeliner!

    • It would – but TBH, I don’t think it works well with these neutrals! I tried using it, but it’s SO intense – it just looks stark, plus it’s cool-toned!

  61. Oh no, I thought I was going to pass on this one, but you being you, HAD to post such awesome pictures and create a lemming.
    Some of the shades are really similar to Naked 1, though. What I want to see is have UD create a palette just like the Naked’s but more colorful – solid yellows, greens etc. I don’t like how most of their other colorful palettes are so bulky and hard to travel with.

  62. Desiree

    Thank you, as always, for the fantastic review! There are a few things I don’tt like about this palette, but I do see myself eventually adding it to my collection. Maybe I’m just a UD groupie, but I know I’ll always be getting quality products from them and it won’t go to waste. I am annoyed with seeing Half-Baked again, but…that’s life.

    • No problem, Desiree! Tease is such a let-down, and honestly, so disappointed by UD for including such a finicky matte when they have a good matte formula.

  63. Anna

    Do you know when this palette will make it to the Sephora and Ulta shelves?

  64. I love Urban Decay palettes, so I’m on the fence about this one. I can’t decide whether to purchase it or not. I’m such a sucker for UD though…

  65. Amanda

    Wow, i think i’m liking this palette much more than the first one! ALL the shades are wearable, and the black would make a great eyeliner shade. eyeshadow, highlight, and eyeliner in one palette, plus a brush. Seems very convenient!

  66. Yin

    Thanks Christine for the review and pics!! I totally agree with the warmer shades comment you made. I’m cool-toned (I usually stay away from browns pinks and corals on my eyes, b/c i just don’t find them flattering on me.) I think Naked 2 is way too warm for me to want it badly. I might still get it if i can get a good deal on it later just bc i love UD :)

  67. Alexis Pine

    Ahhhh! How exciting, hope I get it for christmas.

  68. Simone

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for saving me $50 +. When I first saw the palette I was like meh, then I started looking at people’s blogs and actually convinced myself that it wouldn’t hurt to get it, even though most of the colors would be used as highlights on my dark skin. I don’t know why I forgot that I could get what I want as singles. So thanks for the frankness, I needed that!

  69. LMM

    Verve and Suspect are both in the Rollergirl palette, along with Darkhorse from Naked 1 – if people are on the fence about paying for Naked 2, those colors are all outstanding and Rollergirl is on sale on Suspect is one of my favorite eyeshadows ever and I’m actually debating Naked 2 to have a backup – but I’ll probably just end up buying another Rollergirl.

    I got a Box of Shadows IV as a gift recently and I think so many of the colors between that and both Naked palettes are too similar to warrant a Naked purchase – but this is just so PRETTY. Sigh.

  70. Alex

    I hate that they put Half Baked in this palette, AGAIN. I have Half Baked (or basically the same color with a different name) in every single UD palette I have and I never wear it because it is so unflattering on me.

    Also, I think if/when they make a Naked 3 for some reason, it should be MATTE!

  71. june

    is this palette actually bigger than naked 1? you’ve said before each eyeshadow is .05 in naked 1, so i wondered

  72. Layla

    PHEW! i was like “OMGGGG NAKED2 I HAVE TO HAVE ITTTTTTT” and then worry about my already overbudget christmas spending, ur review saved me haha! definitely not gettting it now cuz its so similiar to naked1! but im a huge fan of metal cases, it feels more “secure”, and my naked1 case catches dusk really easily

  73. KC


    Thank you so much for the in-depth review. I’m a sucker for cute packaging, but I held off until you posted your thoughts. I don’t need another Half Baked, I have the original Naked palette, I own Blackout from the 15th year Anniversary palette, and theBalm’s Nude’tude is on its way. I only buy palettes that you highly recommend! I look forward to your posts each and every day!

    • Oh yeah, with theBalm’s nude palette, I think you should be good! I think Blackout is the shade that will sell this palette a lot – but 15th Anniversary palette is $5 more + all different.

      • I’ve been wanting Anniversary but ended up getting N2 instead. Sure I should have bought Anniversary since I bought two N2 palettes but I don’t know why I just didn’t justify spending the $55 on it. I think it’s because if when I break the price down it’s like $3.something per shadow in Anniversary while in N2 (once you exclude the brush and gloss) it’s about $1.50 per shadow. I still want Anniversary though.

      • so you think N2 is comparable to nude ‘tude? i recently ordered nude ‘tude, it’s on its way. you think i should skip n2? would appreciate your thoughts.

  74. Tracy

    I thought Blackout was exclusive to the 15th Anniversary palette. Guess not.

    I think I’m going to pass this one out. I don’t need that many neutrals, especially if you already own Naked 1 and the 15th.

    Thanks for your fast review! :)

  75. Z

    Gives it to me! I’ve only got a few of those currently: Half Baked (from NP1), Suspect (from BOS3, and a million different matte blacks because that’s how everybody rolls when it comes to making palettes.

    So, Imma say it’s worth it and I need it. :)

    Thank you sooo much for the speedy swatches. You’re awesome. :)

  76. Michelle

    As a makeup addict, when I heard that UD was coming out with Naked2, I told myself that I had to get it, no matter what.

    So this morning, I jumped on UD website, put the palette in my cart, then thought to myself, I wonder what Christine thought of this. So I waited patiently for your review and comparison. (trust me, I was checking your blog every 5 minutes this morning– I am pretty bad considering I was at a tradeshow all day! Lol!)

    I read your review, and now, I am letting this pallets go. I just can’t spend $50+tax on something that is way too similar. You have done it again, Christine. You have saved me tons of money, my bf will be very proud of me. Hahaha.

    Thanks Christine. Hey, if you’re ever in the LA area, I owe you a fancy dinner for you having saved me tons of $$$, saving me from headaches and disappointments! Lol.

    Thanks again!

  77. Jenny

    It seems odd that that UD would release a sequel to Naked and make the colors so similar to the original. The one color I really wanted was Tease but thanks to your review I know I already own a dupe, MAC’s Quarry!

    IMO the better follow up to the original palette would have been to release the shades exclusive to that palette as singles.I would buy Virgin, Naked and Buck as singles in a heartbeat but I’m not willing to shell out for a whole other palette when I run out of those three colors. Although I do dig the sequel’s packaging.

  78. Allie

    Three things:

    #1 – Half-Baked? Again? I simply don’t understand.
    #2 – I’m so annoyed that I bought a Rollergirl backup, because it looks like I can get both Verve and Suspect in here. Should have known something like that would happen -rolls eyes- And though I’m not digging this, I feel like I’m eventually going to end up getting this palette. /story of a newbie mu fanatic.
    #3 – Considering UD’s track record, I have the distinct feeling that eventually all 15 of the “exclusive” shades from the anniversary palette are going to show up in future releases. So far we’ve got what, two shades in less than six months after the anniversary release?

    Overall, not feeling this. Maybe if someone gets it for me as a present I won’t mind πŸ˜‰ LOL, who would? But thanks as always for the great review and swatches!

  79. Amy

    Thanks for the review – it was good for my wallet! I was hoping for cooler-toned colors, and this didn’t deliver enough for me. Add to that the fact I rarely wear neutrals and that I just bought two UD palettes on sale (Vegan and Fun) a few days ago… and this is a no. Despite the fact that I REALLY want Blackout.

    Both the Naked palettes would look FANTASTIC on my sister, though. I might encourage her to get one so I can try it out!

  80. Destiny

    Thanks for sharing! I never picked up the first one, even though I’ve wanted to SO badly, and had actually put it on my Christmas list, but thankfully, I saw the new one and was able to update my list before the first one was purchased. πŸ˜‰ If I don’t get it for Christmas, I’m most likely going to buy it myself ASAP. I love it!

  81. Nlinton

    I bought Naked 2 and I have the first one. I didn’t think it was so similar that there was no value to me. I use the first one quite a bit and I’m already planning fun things to incorporate these palettes together. The commentary about it being sooo similar to the first puzzles me, because people buy all the Book of Shadows and those palettes MOST DEFINITELY have the same shades in palette after palette, including that awful Midnight Cowboy, yet no one has an issue with that. It’s just a little odd. But I hope everyone is happy and doing lovely things with whatever they buy. :-)

    • I have an issue with it, actually – I point it out repeatedly during my reviews and regularly provide dupes and similar shades from the gamut of brands, including UD’s previous palettes. Although, many of these shades are not merely repromotes but supposedly different (hence the different name), but they’re not really so different after all. I don’t think I said it held no value, but if you have the first one, there’s certainly not a must-have mentality when it comes to the second one. I also said if you like more than a few shades, then that alone makes the palette worth it.

  82. Kat Muniz

    wow you hit the nail on the head when you said it could have been complimentary as opposed to similar. half of it looks like the same shadows placed in different areas on the palette. the other half are like yellows and peaches and colors i just would’t wear and wouldn’t be tempted to wear. i can’t believe they put half baked in there again… and that purple color really DOES look like hustle. :( Disappointed

  83. Nadia

    I knew when I saw your preview post that this wouldn’t appeal to me. I’m not one of those people who is going to jump on the bandwagon just because because something is a cult product. Urban Decay could have done so much better with Naked 2, in my opinion.

  84. Amy

    If I don’t own Naked 1 and don’t have many neutral shadows, should I get Naked 1 or 2? I have cool undertones.

  85. AnGeLwInGz

    I still don’t have the first one so I’m really not interested in this. The colors are great but how many UD neutrals can one own? I have all the ones that are available as singles. My current everyday look is Toasted on the lid, Stray Dog on the outer corners and crease, and a light sweep of YDK as a highlighter.

  86. I’d love to get a quad with just Pistol, Verve, Busted and Blackout (with the brush), but I’m really disappointed this is so similar to Naked 1. I love that palette, but I was really hoping this would be a neutral-cool variation on the same theme.

  87. muffingrl

    OMG, thank you so much, Christine! I was about to jump out of my skin this morning when I saw that it was already sold out on the UD website! Now that I see the swatches and comparison, I actually like the original Naked 1 a whole lot better. I’ll probably hold off on this until the craziness dies down. No point in losing sleep over such a dupable palette!

  88. Mariella

    I very much agree with your final thoughts, Christine. It would have been nice to have fewer glittery shadows and to have had more cool tones and greys. I know I’ll still get this – I love a lot of the colours in it – but a bit more creativity and thought from a company that prides itself on creativity….well, it would have been nice.

    • I’m still bummed hours later that there weren’t more cool toned shades.

      • Mariella

        In another thread you have (the comparison one, I think) someone said that it would have been nice to have Mushroom in this palette and I really agree. I’ve wanted Mushroom for ages (though not enough to have purchased the recent Mariposa palette – I thought I’d get it and then decided it really wasn’t for me). It would have been perfect in this Naked2 palette, in place of one of the shades that is really close to something in Naked1.

  89. Veronica

    Ah, I was hoping for a couple of cooler shades. :( I love my Naked palette, but some of the warmer shades do take some serious blending to work on my complexion. Ah well. Money saved to spend elsewhere! πŸ˜€

  90. Amanda

    The packaging on Naked1 is the whole reason why I never bought it – now that the number 2 appears to have superior packaging, I think I might check it out. Velour/velvet has never appealed to me – the texture, the look, how it gets dirty so easily. The new packaging can be wiped clean, doesn’t attract dust, and will be more sturdy. Win-win :)

    • Don’t drop it, because the eyeshadows will shatter much more easily compared to the cardboard packaging — that’s the biggest downside to the new packaging :) I travel with the Naked 1 and haven’t had any issues with it!

      • So the Naked2 wouldn’t be ideal for traveling?

        • You can travel with it, just don’t drop it – that’s my favorite aspect of cardboard packaging. The softer packaging absorbs impact, while plastic/metal doesn’t, so powder products are more likely to break or shatter in the latter type of packaging.

  91. Sarah

    Super helpful review!
    I actually have a question though for which palette might be better for me. I’m asian, so that means I have really yellow undertones. Do you think this palette would suit me better or the original naked (as far as daily, natural makeup look)?

    • Either one would work for you, since both are warm-toned!

    • Chindy

      i am also Asian, and i think the naked 1 would be better for you because you wouldn’t be able to use blackout and some of the darker tones in naked 2. I use naked 1 on a everyday basis when i go to work and i work in an office environment. Hope that helps!

  92. Mari

    i’ve yet to buy either of the naked palettes, which one would you recommend?

  93. Angie

    Great review and photos!!!! Sorry for the nit-picky question, but how would you compare pistol to Mac smoke & diamonds? And blackout to carbon? Thanks in advance!!!

    • Smoke & Diamonds is similar but more taupe :) Carbon is pitiful compared to Blackout. Like even mentioning Carbon in the same sentence is insulting, lol!

  94. I am absolutely in love with this palette! The Naked 1 palette never impressed me, so I never bought it. But all these shades put together are just perfect for me. When I tried to purchase it this morning, there was a glitch. Once it was fixed it was all sold out. But, thanks to this amazing swatching post you did, I will be purchasing it next week. :)

    Thanks so much for all the hard work you do! I know us readers really appreciated it! <3

  95. Emily

    In which palette was Blackout released before this one? I’m trying to remember it. It’s an awesome black, wish that was available as a single!

  96. valerie

    do they have the lip gloss for regular sale

  97. Really helpful review and swatches, Christine! I bought one of 5000 palettes today, because I had been thinking about buying a backup of the Naked 1 palette anyway, so even though there is a repeat shadow (Half Baked is in SO many UD palettes), and a lot of shades are very similar, I don’t mind buying them both.

  98. romina

    What blush color are you wearing for the pictures on this post? Love your overall look!

  99. Lainey

    I have naked 1 but I’m still probably going to cave and get this because I’m obsessed. I’m going to try to hold off though.. we’ll see. πŸ˜‰

  100. pam

    thx chritine for wonderful review, i’ve been dying to see the swatches of this…well gotta say i was excited at first but i prefer the range of colors in original one better. Only things i like about this are the package(more secure)and the fact that it includes black e/s(but you always can find any black e/s, nothing special about color)