41 Written Reviews
By Lydia 4 months ago.
Probably the first in the Naked series I ever purchased, but it was really just an impulse buy. I mainly use three shades, and I don’t think I ever touched the darker colours since swatching them as they are hard to blend without overtaking the whole look. Just not for me.
By Dana 11 months ago.
I find the colors are pigmented, but that some of the shadows do not stick to the eye for a long time (can fade/crease) depending on the way I apply it. Using an eyeshadow primer is helpful in my case, as I have oily lids. Some shades need to be built or applied wet to get a strong pop. Some of the shades apply well by brush, applying it wet/setting spray, or by using your fingers. All in all, I love it and feel it should be played with more to understand it better.
By Valeria Avramenko 2 years ago.
That's a very special palette and serves a special purpose. It's super easy to blend, hard to mess up, pretty neutral colour scheme so can suit a lot of people. So I'd say it's a good beginner-friendly piece BUT if you know your colour scheme well enough already to make sure this pink peachy set is your cup of tea, plus schimmers are not as pigmented and creamy (I'd say even that they are pretty dry) as you might wish, don't expect Huda Beauty effect (dupes with New Nudes are really misleading in this case), yet they blend well and give you a nice barely there wash of colour. Nice thing – it doesn't fade, even less so with a base. So it's indeed what it claims to be – a naked makeup eyeshadow palette. When you want smth-smth on your eyes without a pronounce colour borders or shades. Not sure though if it would serve to darker skin complexions.
By Livia Ponzio 3 years ago.
I was lucky enough to buy it as part of the Naked Cherry Vault with a 40% discount when it came out. The Vault contained 3 lipsticks (ranging from awful to almost ok), 2 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils and the palette. I was drawned to the palette since colors seemed to be a charming collection of BRIGHT shades from pinkey nude to dark dark cherry, but once I received it I very soon realised that, aside from maybe 2 shades, color brightness was just in the photo filters online. Colors are nice but kind of darker than in pictures and with a dusty undertone when applied. DUSTY is actually the right word to describe both the color and the consistency of these shades, which are not super easy to apply and blend with some of them working only if appled with a finger. Overall I do not hate the palette and I use it regularly (some shades more than others), but I would not buy it again and would not recemmend it.
By Taylor 3 years ago.
This is another of those pallets that just kinda blends everything into an ugly orange on my skin If I just use this by itself. When paired with another pallet, or with Super Shock Shadows, though, I can pull off some decent looks with it. It needs a primer to last any length of time on my lids. Formula seemed a little dry and powdery compared to other mid-range palettes I own, but its still easy to use and blend. The mattes are alright, but the shimmers are quite decent, especially Ember and Scorched.
By Clara 3 years ago.
Love the colours, but it's pretty dissapointing, especially for the price point. Most shadows are quite dry and unpigmented, and the 2-3 pink/copepr shimmers are very similar once on the lid. The case though is pretty sturdy and it's very practical to travel with, however i'd rather bring something of better quality with me... I would say it's pretty beginner friendly as it's easy to blend, apply and mix&max the shades!!
By Rebecca 4 years ago.
I love love love this palette. Had it on my wishlist for ages, researching & reviewing the palette and despite the mixed reviews, I bit the bullet and bought it. Fantastic - wish I'd bought it sooner! The colours are right up my alley, warm browns and reds, and the matte-shimmer ratio is great. I can use the more neutral shades for an everyday work look, and the deeper colours on the weekend. The shadows blend really well but without losing their depth or pigment, and I say that as someone who really struggles to get an even blend. The tones are really flattering on me, and despite people claiming that loads of the colours look really similar, they do show up differently enough on the eye to make the price of the palette worth it. I have used this palette pretty much every day since I bought it, the packaging is sturdy enough that I can bash it around when I travel without damaging anything and I would absolutely recommend to other people.
By Katie 4 years ago.
A good palette for creating pink and mauve-toned romantic looks! A great day-to-night palette with lots of pretty pink-based neturals. I do find some of the shades have glitter fallout or could be more pigmented. Similar to the Lorac Unzipped, you can do a day or night look, but cannot create a wide variety of different looks - most of them look similar.
By Maia 4 years ago.
Beautiful palette. I’m a sucker for nice packaging, and warm tones so inevitably I bought this. I’d say an eyeshadow primer is a must for those of you who don’t typically use one already, or if you have oily lids like myself. I wore it without and my shadow would fade and crease halfway through my shift (aprox 4-5 hrs). Please be aware that you can over-blend the pigments off (shades he devil and ashes). Texure wise, the mattes are a bit more powdery than buttery, so fallout can be a bit of an issue. The shimmers however are very buttery and pigmented.
By Jess 5 years ago.
To be honest I think that it was a rip off. It costs so much money and I was expecting it to be all it was hyped up to be but it was: -Dry and powdery. -Full of fall out. -The shimmer shades were barely pigmented when appplied with a brush. -Very over priced Although there were some good factors such as I think the colour choice was good and the packaging was really good. I think that personally if I had the choice to buy this again I wouldn't, but its just personal preference and it might work better for other people.
By Seraphine 5 years ago.
This is a perfect palette to show off green eyes. My two favorite colors are the mattes Nooner and Limit, which are the two most important colors in the palette, as they are both great transition shades. Nooner looks great in the crease. Other than those two colors plus the off-white Strange, the rest of the colors have shimmer. Once Nooner and Limit are gone, I'll have to find dupes to go with the rest of the palette. They really ought to sell single replacement colors. This detail shaved off a star of my review. Some of the shimmers are better than others, but most are very good and easy to use. The one exception is Dust. I have a hard time getting this color onto my eyelids. Very high fallout. There isn't much pigmentation, just a bit of sparkle. They should re-release this palette with a double portion of Nooner instead of Dust. Then I would give it a full five stars. (A double portion of Limit would earn extra credit!)
By Heather 5 years ago.
I like this palette, but it didn't wow me the way I wanted it to. I find the lighter shimmer shades to be rather chunky, and three of the brown shades, mugshot, factory, and liar, look different in the pan but look virtually the same on my eyes. The only shades I really like in this palette are the mattes, which have a really nice formula, but all of them are quite light so there is essentially no crease shades for darker skin-tones. Altogether, this palette is way overhyped and overpriced, I would much rather purchase the Lorac unzipped palette instead of this.
By Jade 6 years ago.
Naked 2, just like Naked 1 and Naked Basics, totally revolutionized my makeup stash when I got them. I now use these three palettes almost exclusively, and if I do use other shadows, there will always be a shade I use from my naked palettes to pull the look together. Naked 2 is my go to for a nighttime look, specifically Snakebite, Suspect, YDK and Busted. Pistol and Verve are slightly too cool toned to work on me most of the time, and I rarely use Blackout just due to personal perference, though I can attest to it being extremely pigmented. Foxy is a good shade for blending out a shimmery highlight, such as Bootycall. Tease is an absolutely gorgeous shade, though sadly the one shade in this palette which I feel is subpar, as it is powdery and sheerer, though I still love it as a transition shade. Half-baked is an odd addition to this palette, as it is extremely warm toned, as well as being a repeat from Naked 1. I really would have preferred an antique gold in its place. Chopper is another odd one out, though a lovely highshimmer shade in its own right. This palette is a mainstay and I would be lost without it!!
By Ash 6 years ago.
This is a solid palette, with 12 shades that are excellent for daily use. It includes a double-ended brush and a mirror. The eyeshadows are not as pigmented as some other brands that place strong emphasis on pigment, but this makes the palette very useable as a tool to build everyday office looks and "nude" looks. It is possible to do more dramatic looks with this palette alone as well, since there are darker brown shades, a glittery gold shade, and a matte black shade. There are definitely a couple of shades that stand out more - in my own palette, I find that I use Half Baked (glittery gold), Snakebite (shimmery brown), Pistol (shimmery grey), Verve (shimmery silver), YDK (glittery silver with a hint of pink), and Busted (shimmery dark purple-brown) a lot more than the other shades. There is excellent value for money here. I do not really use a lot of product in my eyes or build a lot of coverage (or at least, not with this palette). I have had this palette for 2 years now, and use it lightly about 3 days a week. I have only hit pan on Half-Baked, Verve, and Busted. I can easily see myself using this palette for another 2 years. The brush that comes with the palette is not bad, but I would say that the flatter brush is not always precise enough for more clearly defined looks. I use the brush mostly for creating smoky looks, or when I contour areas of my face that need a brush that is smaller than a regular contour brush. I did not have a lot of issues with fallout - the shades in this palette are not so pigmented that fallout is a major issue. However, on darker colours like Busted (this shades tends to crumble more than the others, probably because it is probably the most pigmented shade in the palette), you may want to apply some powder on your undereye area for safety before applying it. Overall I would highly recommend this palette for people who want a palette that can handle both workplace-appropriate looks as well as more dramatic smoky eye looks. It would make a fantastic gift for anybody who likes makeup, granted they do not have the palette already.
By Jennifer 6 years ago.
One of the items I'd coveted forever. But as much as I adore it, I've found (after using it many times), it doesn't blend well with other brands. It also has a little bit of fallout so I've always liked using my finger more than the brush. I don't try and create looks with it when I have a limited time to work on makeup. The colors are amazing and unique, though, so I think it's an important part of your makeup collection. I do love it, I just don't use it every day, like I had hoped I would. Only a minor disappointment.
By Mariella 7 years ago.
I know this has had some pretty mixed reviews but I really like Naked Smoky and, from the first time I saw it, I thought I would. I don't find the fallout to be nearly as bad as I thought it would be (and there's nothing in here that's as troublesome as Sidecar from the first Naked palette - I fell in love with that shadow but could not use it because of the dreadful fallout, no matter how I applied it). I do love the lighter and brighter shades in this and it's nice to have a few mattes to pair with the more shimmery shades. I missed Armor in the first Vice palette so I'm really happy to have it. Combust is a great transition/subtle crease/blending out colour and I simply LOVE Password - that shadowy taupe-grey shade is so versatile. I like the solid, substantial packaging of this. It's similar to that used on Naked on the Run and it looks elegant and sophisticated with a bit of edginess thrown in.
By Magi 7 years ago.
I'm sure if this palette wouldn't be part of URBAN DECAY Naked Line but an unknown brand it wouldn't get so much attention and recommendations as it does. Too many chalky eyeshadows, lack of unique shadows and only 2 with good texture. Especially because we know the potential of URBAN DECAY this is a big disappointment. They could have made it so much better.