Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette- Swatches, Photos

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The time has come to show you something I knowww you’ll all be excited about! Urban Decay is releasing a NEW Naked Palette, appropriately named Naked2. I was lucky enough to have this to play with for the last month, and so I want to show you photos and swatches, along with some comparison shots with the first Naked Palette :)


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Original (Top), Naked2(Bottom)
I found it kind of ironic that my main thought when looking at the Naked2 palette was “why are there SOO many shimmery colors?! where are my mattes?” when there is actually one more matte in this palette than in the original Naked palette. I like that there is a matte black and a matte highlighter shade, but overall there is just so much shimmer, which is actually pretty common in Urban Decay shades, so I can’t really complain about that. If that’s something you look for in shadows, then this palette is right up your alley.
In comparison with the original Naked Palette, I found that some of these were similar (Bootycall from Naked2 and Virgin from Naked are very similar; Tease from Naked2 and Naked from Naked are quite close as well, with Tease being just a bit more on the plum side; Half Baked is in both palettes), but I guess when it comes to a palette full of colors meant to look natural, you really don’t have too much room to expand on shade colors.
This palette is also pretty warm toned, which might be an issue with cooler skin tones.
Overall, I don’t think this is different enough from the original Naked palette to warrant getting both. I love the new packaging and the larger mirror, and the colors have great color payoff, the quality is definitely there.. I just feel that a lot of these shades are only a bit different from the ones in the original Naked palette. If you never got the original, then I’d say this would be worth checking out, and would also be a perfect gift for a beauty junkie, or someone who is new to makeup or needs some new basics.
The Naked2 Palette will sell for $50 on Urbandecay.com.


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  1. Aliza

    December 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Oh yeah when is the release date????

  2. Ana Cafum

    December 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Sorry, but I identified your blog in the images on my blog…

  3. Jenn Staz

    December 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I just ordered mine. Great review!! I wish there was one more matte besides the black, but in general I am REALLY excited that there are two neutral mattes in this one that are way different from the ones in the original palette. Thanks for sharing!!

    • tracy kellick

      December 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      hi where did u order the naked 2 from?

      • mtx

        December 1, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        you just need to go to their official website and you’ll find it :)

      • Marie-Josée

        December 3, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        She did not order it she got it from Urban Decay before they released it. A lot of beauty blogger and beauty guru’s received this palette to try it out and been able to talk about it on there main youtube or blog page.

      • natava

        January 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

        You can get it through Amazon from Sephora. I received mine today & only paid $53.50. $50 plus shipping.

    • sydney

      January 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      your review was AWESOME! I really love that palette I want it sooooooo much!!!

  4. Lauren

    December 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love the high quality pictures per usual. Can’t wait to get my hands on this palette!

  5. marilyn

    December 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    i really like it a lot after looking at your review! do you know how i can get it in malaysia and how much does it costs?

  6. Sandee

    December 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    i agree w/ leesha. the naked pallets have way too many shimmers! I want my mattes too!!! and the colors look too similar. if you have the 1st naked pallet…no need for the new one!

  7. Brittny

    December 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Do you think you could do a video comparing the first Naked palette to this one? I kind of want to get both because I like colors from both… But would it be worth it?

    • Ashleigh

      December 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

      Check TEMPTALIA on Youtube, she did a really good comparison

  8. Ioana

    December 1, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    is blackout a colour that you cand but separately?.. i love it! so intense! i have the original naked palette so i wouldn’t repurchase this new one.. although i loooove blackout! :)

    • Arianna

      December 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      no you can’t buy blackout separately but it was SUCH a good matte black! and its in the 15th anniversary palette too in case you’re looking into that one. and you can buy naked2 on their website already!! :)

    • Visagist Vanity

      December 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      Loana…NYX black eyeshadow single is just as intense (if not more) than the Blackout shade

      • Candy6469

        December 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

        I agree.

        • Kim Trotto

          December 2, 2011 at 11:55 pm

          Try U.D. Perversion – it is a matte black and very saturated. Not sure how it differs from Blackout. I have Perversion as a standalone e/s and Blackout in my Anniversary palette and they are identical.

    • Sara

      December 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Urban Decay has a single sold eye shadow called Oil Slick that is a matte black but if you like that type of thing I would suggest trying to find The Black Pallette by UD as well and invest in that because it has the most pigmented sooty black hole true matte black I’ve ever seen amongst other black toned colors (purple, blue, golden, copper, shimmery black with light blue irredecence etc.) That palette is one of the best investments I’ve ever made in my life.

      • Alex

        December 6, 2011 at 3:19 am

        THANK YOU! People rave about Sugarpill Bulletproof saying it’s the best black shadow out there but I have all the pressed shadows from Sugarpill except that one because nothing will ever come close to Black Dog. THE best matte black on the market, it swallows light. I saw a review and swatches on the palette and turns out Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy actually works best with the palette-you get the colours you see in the pan. I haven’t played w/ it much and wish more than one beauty blogger had tried it out…imagine the myriad of smokey eye looks (that I’ve yet to try :-P)!

        My worst investment was the UD BoS IV (I think it’s 4. The New York one) and I wish I’d bought the Naked Palette instead.

  9. Anna

    December 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I wasn’t interested in purchasing the original Naked but Naked2 interests me. I prefer the shades in Naked2 and I feel like they would look great on my warm/olive tone!

  10. Jenna

    December 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I will eventually get the new one anyway.. I’m a slave to my naked palette, and I love neutrals enough to get it.

  11. Mel

    December 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Probably won’t bother buying the Naked palette 2 going by how similar it is to the original although I do like the packaging a lot more than the original but that’s really not enough for me to go and buy it. I say that now but guaranteed when I’m faced with it in a shop I’ll be paying for it faster than you can say “naked”.

  12. Emily Cho

    December 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I just saw your photo on the urban decay facebook page in the Naked2 around the world album. :) Thanks for the review, I’ve been thinking of getting one of the UD palettes for myself for xmas, and now I have one more to choose from! I think I like the Naked2 better, simply for the matte highlight

  13. Sara Ferreira

    December 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    could you swatch the lipgloss, please? if i were them, i’d choose a primer potion like the first naked but in one of the shimmery shades. i think it really matches these eyeshadows! i have the 1st naked palette and thought the same as you did: i need a matte dark brown! i bought au naturel from sleek and it solved all those issues – a lot of matte, neutral shades. the lighter shades don’t have a great payoff, though, but the dark ones definitely do!! this palette is on my wishlist already!!!! :D

  14. SatelliteDreamer

    December 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks for saving me some money. Honestly, I’m not overly impressed with this. If I didn’t have Naked already, I’d be a bit more interested in it.

    I’ve suggested to UD to make a “Not Naked” palette, with the same type of packaging as Naked, but all bright shades (teals pinks purples oh my!). Shortly after, their 15th anniversary palette came out, but the packaging was just too clunky for my taste, and a bit too many neutrals ;-)

    Maybe with 2 types of Naked palettes out now, we’ll get a bright palette soon, in the awesome, sleek packaging!

    • Nikki

      December 1, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      This is a great idea. I would love this.

    • Gisell

      December 2, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      A color pallet XD same concept with package compact and simple, but full on colors. :D

  15. Kelly

    December 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    You can get it at urban decay.com its $50 but if you sign up for the email you get 10% coupon plus it’s free shipping ;) I do already have the original but still gonna get it anyways lol

  16. Linda

    December 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    love it just ordered one for me and some for my friends !

  17. Ana K.

    December 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Will sephora carry this palette? :)

    • Krystal

      December 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Yeah Sephora and also Ulta will carry this palette soon. I just checked with ours and they said they are getting them within like a week. HOPEFULLY!! Its already sold out online! lol

  18. Alex

    December 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I love it~ My mum just ordered it for me for Christmas :]

  19. Veronica

    December 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Is the Naked2 in the permanent line?

  20. Jennifer Williams

    December 2, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Thank you for posting close up side by side comparisons of the two palettes! The difference in the two was my main question since I have barely made a dent in the first one. I was really disappointed in the amount of matte shadows in both the original and this one. In seeing that there is only one more matte shadows and that there isn’t much of a difference between the two colorwise, I don’t know what I will be buying this palette until I use up my first one.

  21. KittenMittens

    December 2, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Luverly swatches lady :)

  22. Ashley

    December 2, 2011 at 2:10 am

    I like it a lot but I don’t think it’s a necessity since I have the first one. The shades just aren’t different enough. Great pictures!

  23. Krista

    December 2, 2011 at 2:35 am

    The colors look more cool-toned to me :)

    • Sil

      December 2, 2011 at 5:41 am

      That’s what I thought.

  24. Courtney

    December 2, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Am I the only person who thinks you have been doing alot of reveiws lately? Is it just me? Not saying I dont lOVE the prodeuct reveiws, but, it seems like you do twice as many reviews as you do tutorials.

    • Leesha

      December 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

      i do two tutorials a week? lol i dont know what more you want from me :(

      • Candace

        December 2, 2011 at 3:54 am

        There are some people in this world who you can never make happy. You’re doing a great job Leesha! :)

  25. Hotashi

    December 2, 2011 at 2:54 am

    It definitely looks very similar to the original but chopper looks like a beautiful rose gold which I wouldn’t mind having. Your pictures are great, by the way. Very bright and crisp. Thanks for the review!

  26. lizzy

    December 2, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Seriously, you have the most honest reviews! And your pictures are so clear…

    This is so informative!

  27. Lisa

    December 2, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Love the high definition pictures. Thank you!

    And I suppose you’re right about there not being too much of a change; however there are some pronounced differences that I think are worth commenting on. For example there’s not really any pinky champagne colors in Naked2, and there is surely no greyish-brownish-golden color like pistol in the original Naked palette. So it would seem the Naked2 is maybe tailored towards a different audience, like those with warmer skin tones (as you mentioned it might not suite cooler toned women in comparison). I think you’re correct in thinking you don’t need both, but now you have these subtle differences to inform your decision on which to buy.

  28. jen

    December 2, 2011 at 6:02 am

    jeez they sold out already

  29. Ann

    December 2, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Heya! So the naked to pallet is…er… let just say “out of my price range” even though i usually only use browns, im really interested in the original what is the pricing on that? usually the go down after the second pallet comes out

  30. Grace

    December 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Ha, my concern is will the metal case rust overtime? Prefer the Naked 1 in terms of packaging and colors, i hope they dont discontinue it

  31. Phoebe Jane

    December 2, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I don’t own either of the pallets yet so if i was to purchase one which one would be the best? I have an olive brown skin tone, brown eyes and brown hair.

  32. Rachael

    December 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for the review. The first thing I thought… was why would I spend $50 on something that I basically already own. I love my Naked Palette… and I do use it all the time, but I would not spend that much money on something that is so similar. I am glad that you did say that there is no reason to own both. I am going to save my money for something else.

  33. Julie

    December 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    If I’m honest, I’m not a fan of the original Naked pallet and after seeing Leesha’s recites as week as Temptalia’s, I’m not a fan of Naked2. I’m cool toned and pale so only about half the shadows in each work well for me. Naked2 seems to have too many yellow tones to do me any good. I did order one for my best friend though since she loves UD and has olive skin. Thanks Leesha for posting this!

  34. Kim Teague

    December 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I saw your post on my ipod yesterday but by the time I got home from class and going out with a friend (around 6pm) the palette was sold out online :(
    I signed up for the list, and I’m ok with waiting. Thanks for the amazing comparison! It definately helped me make up my mind if I wanted to get it or not.

    Does anyone know if they’ll be releasing the palette at Sephora, I know currently its only online from the UD website but are they planning to sale it at Sephora in the future?

  35. K.A

    December 3, 2011 at 5:15 am

    I’m really disappointed I expected more mattes

  36. Jennie park

    December 5, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I want one!! I think both are worth having if you love nude loocks which I do :)

  37. renee

    December 5, 2011 at 1:01 am

    i disagree, sorry. i think, even though i own an original naked palette, this is a great purchase. the colors, to me, are pretty different and gorgeous. there’s only one repeat and it’s half-baked, which is a great color. this palette is fantastic and totally worth it.

  38. Rachelle

    December 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I already ordered mine. I don’t have the original Naked so this would be a great buy. I love the colors here more than the original one. I think that one has too much golds and browns. The Naked 2 has more variety.

  39. Erin Engle

    December 28, 2011 at 4:40 am

    I ordered mine today from Sephora! I can’t wait to get it. While both palettes are similar they are still different. Which as much as I use the original Naked, I know I will love this one! No UD product has yet to be a money waste for me!

  40. Rachel M

    January 7, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I am in love with all things Urban Decay & I actually just started wearing UD over the past couple months. I didn’t have the Naked palette so I ordered Naked 2 from Sephora today & after seeing all the swatches I couldn’t be more excited!! Yay for Christmas gift cards!

  41. LittleBit

    January 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I really wish a company would make a similar shade but with much more matte. than shimmer….hmph

  42. nay

    January 23, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Where can I buy one from AUSTRALIA???? UD don’t ship here :( I bought one off ebay but the shadows smell…. like chemicals crossed with mint I don’t know if that’s normal but i don’t want to test it in case……

    • kat

      February 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

      I get mine shipped from beautybay.com, they have free worldwide shipping once in a while and stock the UD naked palettes.

  43. Lisa

    February 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    ALl shades are gorgeous but ‘Pistol’ already has a special place in my heart :)

  44. lauren jordan

    May 30, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Wow, i absolutely love this review.  I’m a fellow beauty blogger and know how hard and akward it can sometimes be to really review things correctly and see them while applying them to everyones wants and needs. great job! Definitely going to subscribe your blog is awesome!

  45. Marilou

    June 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

    no swatch of the tiny lip gloss that came with it?

  46. Danielle

    August 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so happy I ordered the Naked 2 first because the colors are more taupe which is great for my skin tone. I’m still going to get Naked on my birthday;)

  47. Jadelle54

    September 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I LOVE IT ! ♥

  48. Daniela

    October 7, 2012 at 8:11 am

    i have to be honest, i was really really excited about this pallet, i never owned any before and so i wanted to get one. Im sort of Eva Longoria skin color, or olive. i have dark eyes and brown hair. I really wanted to like this but it was just too shimmery,i really loved the matte ones though, but i had to return it and get a more matte eyeshadow. Like i said its a shame because on all the youtube videos it looks so beautiful! I guess just on me it wasnt that amazing:(

  49. KofyKat

    January 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I agree, Glad the basics has so many matte shades. Too many shimmers everywhere….

  50. Vanessa

    March 10, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Your review is absolutely amazing. Best Youtube review video on Naked 2. Thank you so much for making up my mind. I think it is actually more cool-toned, but overall the review was fantastic! Great job girl!

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