Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Sometimes I really forget how lucky I am. I have been lusting after a Naked palette since forever, and always got the green eyed monster whenever I saw someone with one. However, while I was out shopping with my boyfriend one day, we came across the Urban Decay stand in House of Fraser. I went straight over to the palettes, and after I explained to him how they were one of the coolest things since sliced bread but were crazy expensive, we left to go home. Later on however, he asked if I wanted one. My obvious answer was yes, yes and yes!! We proceeded to go online and get one, and I presumed I would be giving him the money for it. I was wrong. He turned round and told me that it was a gift from him!!!!!!!! I don't think I stopped thanking him for the whole day...

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review

Now I know there are hundreds of reviews about the Naked palette, so I will not make this a review. The world doesn't need another one. I will however, make this an appreciation post. Because I sure do love this! I recently featured it in my Current Favourites video and rambled on a bit about it in that as it is definitely a favourite. 

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review

The colours are gorgeous! I have already created several looks from them (with a little help from Youtube) and am really getting to grips with it. I'm learning what colours work together, so if I'm ever in a rush and want to do a quick smoky eye, I have my colours ready. I've found that Bootycall, Tease and Pistol work well for a grey smoky eye, and Half Baked is fab in the crease of the eye for definition. I've also discovered my favourite shades! As well as the ones mentioned, I also love YDK and Blackout (because who doesn't love a good ol' matte black eyeshadow?!

The brush that comes with the palette is also pretty something. People who own it always say they are the only brushes they keep from palettes, and I'm with them on that. Great for creating different looks, you get a small tapered brush for precision, and a fluffy brush for blending. 

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review
From L to R: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review
From L to R: Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol

georgie-georgina-minter-brown-blogger-beauty-makeup-urban-decay-naked-2-palette-eyeshadows-review
From L to R: Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

Now I am definitely not the world's best swatcher, as you may be able to tell. But I tried :) the only one that didn't really come out well was Foxy, because that shade is basically the colour of my skin...great as a base shadow, not so great for swatching!

But all joking aside, this palette has now become my staple item! It makes it into my everyday makeup routine many a time, and has (sometimes) replace my sacred cat eye flick *cue screams of shock and terror*! So if you're thinking of getting one, just do it. Your eyes will thank you later. 

Do any of you own any Naked palettes? What's your favourite shade?

Gx

SHARE:

5 comments

  1. I've got the same palette! My boyfriend's parents gave it to me for Christmas (aren't they the sweetest parents?) and I still can't believe it. My favourite colour is Half Baked because I think gold tones make my eyes look better and also because it's such a powerful colour that you can wear it on his own and it still does the job. But it's actually really hard to choose one of them, they're all wonderful. My only problem is that I'm not really good at doing smokey eyes or blending colours in general, so it takes me sooo long to make my eyes look the same when I'm trying a new look :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a fab gift! Oooh good choice! Agreed, they are all beautiful :) Don't worry, I used to be awful at smokey eyes too, but I found investing in some good brushes has really helped!

      Delete
  2. Thanks for the tip! I've been looking for good (affordable) brushes for a while, I think I'll try to put my hands on some Real Techniques ones when I'll be in London this summer, because where I live I've only found cheap looking ones or super expensive brushes and I don't want to buy them online because shipping costs are often higher than the price I'd spend for the brushes themselves.
    Which brands do you like? I remember seeing a MAC one in a recent video of yours, am I right?

    ReplyDelete
  3. (I might remember wrong as I've been watching tons of videos recently and sometimes I end up mixing them in my head)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome! Real Technique ones are good. I haven't featured my MAC brushes in a video yet but my 217 brush is a must-have! It's the perfect blending brush :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blogger Template Created by pipdig