Well its the season of giving
But there's no other greater feeling
than receiving something
And for this special Season, someone made me feel more special
by giving the best gift a girl can receive
Thank you Edric Ching for getting in trouble looking for an Urban Decay Naked1 Palette within that very short time. Hahaha!
If you ask me which one is better, Naked(1) or 2 I'd say: BOTH!
Naked(1) has more yellowish undertone shades but I'd say I really really really miss the
URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 Shadow and Crease brush!
I've been looking for great crease brushes (I'll post a review on them) yet nothing compares to the Crease brush from UD's Naked2 palette
|UD Naked2 comes with a lipgloss while Naked(1) comes with a Primer Potion|
Eyeshadow Primer Potion
About the Primer Potion:
I've been using primers for my face on occasions that I know I'll sweat or when I need to make it last for a day, I'm telling you. Nothing makes your Eye Make-up stick on your face like UD's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It prevents it from creasing or caking in the folds of your eyes. Also my eyeliner usually goes of when I curl my lashes since I curl them very near the lid, but when I used this Primer Potion it keeps my Eyeshadow and Eyeliner in place. Also you don't need a lot of the product to make your shadows last :-)
|The UD Naked Palette: No flash(L-R) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half-baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal|
|UD Naked Swatches: No flash(L-R) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half-baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal|
|The UD Naked Palette: With Flash|
|The UD Naked Palette: With Flash (L-R) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half-baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal|
The Palette goes from light to dark and you'll find yourself using this neutral shade as base for your eyes. Perfect for Pinup looks and for brightening the eyes
A highly pigmented glittery shade with a yellowish undertone, You'll find yourself using this shade for, highlighting or even as base with its subtle glitter.
UD's innovation on eyecolor. The Naked Shade is a highly pigmented matte shade that fits any skin color no matter the race. I'm Asian and if you check my skin swatches above you'll see how the Naked shade blends into my skin. Its great as base and for that no-make up look(Apply as base and use a darker matte shade like Buck for the crease)
A highly pigmented glittery sandy shade. Best for highlighting and base to highlight the eyes and make it bigger. Use as base for a dinner party and use a very dark shade like Creep to give attention to the eyes
Buck is another UD innovation. The highly pigmented matte Nude shade is perfect for making the perfect crease. Perfect for pin-up looks and the no make-up look. You can also use this shade for contouring the nose and eyes. Use it with a crease brush to create a soft noseline and the deepen the eyesocket.
A highly pigmented glittery gold eyeshadow perfect for any occasion. Use as base to brighten your eyes or a highlighter in any way you use it it'll give your face justice
Smog is highly pigmented and glittery in a yellowish-olive undertone. Great as base or for deepening the crease, its not very dark so it gives your eyes a depth without making it too smokey.
Darkhorse is will give you smokey eyes sans the black eyeshadow. It is highly pigmented, glittered in an olive undertone. Use it for the crease for a subtle smokey eyes, use it as base for a fuller smokey look.
Toasted is a highly pigment glittered shade in purple undertone. Use it with Half baked for a neutral brown eyeshadow
Hustle is a darker pigment not-so-glittered shade in purple undertone. Use as crease or base for that added edge.
The Mother of pimented blacks. Will help you make the best Smokey eyes.
Gunmetal is a highly pigment not-so-glittered shade in Silver-Gray bluish undertone, it gives you a Chrome look. Great as base for smokey eyes!
But what about DUPES?
Ofcourse there are so many UD Naked Alternative
Nyx has Nude on Nude Palette:
The Nyx Palette has so 20 Neutral Colors I've used it and if you compare to UD's Naked, its not pigmented. It has the tendency to be chalky and needs a primer at all times or else you'll see your eyeshadow messed on your cheeks, also the colors are not really that strong and too powdery.
e.l.f also has Beauty Book Neutral Eye Edition
The Thing about e.l.f is that its a perfect dupe, its got 12 colors in the same arrangement only on a 4x3 grid (UD could sue them haha!). But its like Nyx, it is not pigmented. Therefore you have to swipe the color seven times to get what UD can give you in one, also it hardly stays a day without a primer.
Dupes will really help you "get the look" and save money, but for someone who loves make up, The UD Naked Palette is still an investment worth every penny.