Thursday, 10 January 2013

Naked vs Naked2

Urban Decay Naked vs Naked 2 - A quick comparison

As always, I am late onto the bandwagon and recently received the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay for Christmas! I've been an owner and lover of the original Naked palette since I first set eyes on it, I'm a sucker for neutral shades and shimmer. Just me? Anyway, in my head I had decided that I did not need the second edition, as I had enough neutral eyeshadows to sink a ship, they were probably very similar shades and how could I possibly need any more eyeshadow?! Christmas time rolled around and it was the first thing I added to my list. I. have. no. will. power. 


The packaging (& freebies)

Naked Original - Very compact, looks very luxurious with a velvet touch and gold lettering. It isn't the most sturdy of packaging, and as you can see it does rub off and become a bit grubby after a while. Comes with a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion, which is absolutely fabulous in my opinion, and works a treat as well as being great for popping in your makeup bag. You are also provided with an urban decay shadow brush, which I bloomin' well love. 

Naked 2 - again, quite compact design but a teenie bit bigger than the original. House in a metal tin, it is a little sturdier than the original and can take a few knocks and bumps in your handbag or for travel purposes. I imagine this will scratch etc after some time, but I'm hoping the logo won't rub off like the first one. This comes with a mini Urban Decay lipgloss, which doesn't particularly go with the palette in the same was as the primer potion, but it's a cute little addition nevertheless. You are also provided with a double ended eye brush, which has the shadow brush and also a blending brush - which again, I love & use all the time! 







Naked Original - Virgin, Sin, Naked(matte), Sidecar, Buck(matte), Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle & Creep. Generally warmer shades, a lot of gold tones and very nice for night time looks as well as daytime, also has two matte shades, both of which are brown which fit in well with the rest of the shades.  

Naked 2 - Foxy (matte), Hald Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease (matte), Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, Ydk, Busted & Blackout (matte.) Cooler tones, and a fabulous matte black shade which is great for the lash lines. Some shades in the palette feel a little bit similar to the original, such as chopper which is very similar to toasted. Also, there is a repeat of half baked - which I find a bit puzzling. 




Naked Original - My favourites 

Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Halfbaked and Toasted 


Naked 2 - My favourites 

Foxy, Chopper, Tease, Suspect, Verve, Ydk

Overall, I don't think I could choose between them. In my make-up obsessed mind, I need both. However, I could get away without some of my other eyeshadows, in terms of neutrals these are all I really use and could get away with just using these. Although probably the most expensive make-up items I own, they are well and truly worth it as I have definitely had my use out of them and they will last a very long time. Overall, a happy Jess. 


Do you prefer the original or Naked 2? Am I the only person who couldn't possibly choose between them? 


Jess 

x

12 comments:

  1. Both of the palettes look lovely and I would be tempted to buy either/both if I wasn't so scared of eye make up! I have really dark circles around my eyes which I'm uber conscious of and always feel like what I manage to hide with concealer, I put back again with eye shadow..I'm probably doing it wrong cos I can't be the only person in the world with that problem! x

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    1. I sometimes get dark circles around my eyes too, you could apply the eyeshadow first and then conceal afterwards? I've also heard fabulous things about the brigtening concealers such as YSL touche eclat, however maybelline do a 'dupe' version aswell! :) xx

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  2. I recently just purchased Naked, which is my first Urban Decay palette (you just can't buy them in Aus, it's ridiculous!) and I have yet to use it... I just stare at it's beauty :P haha!
    I think after seeing this, I need Naked 2 as well :D
    xx

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    1. These are my only Urban Decay palettes, so glad I took the plunge! Oh, I've heard about how expensive make-up can be in Australia too! I remember trying not to use it because I didn't want to spoil it, but now I can't stop :D x

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  3. I have both palettes - I think in some ways I prefer the Naked 2 over the original but I wouldn't want to be without either of them!

    I think the original is perfect for going out/night-time looks whilst I tend to go for the Naked 2 palette for day-time looks :)

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. That sounds pretty much like me, I honestly don't think I could choose, but I do prefer the naked 2 for daytime as it's a bit more subtle and wearable for simple looks. :) x

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  4. I have only the second, but I like both . The case of 2 wins though!

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    1. The Naked 2 is brilliant, I love them both :) Thankyou for your comment :) xx

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  5. Iv Naked and now you have made me decide that I NEED Naked 2, also a bit puzzled by the repeat of half baked - whats the point?

    Gemma Button

    xxx

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    1. Ahh, sorry for that persuasion! I really don't know why half baked appears in both. Apprantly Urban decay have a habit of repeating eyeshadows and also under different names?! Thankyou for your lovely comment :) xx

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  6. I am team Naked 2!! I just love them more than life itself! Especially Tease and Pistol :) xxx

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  7. I'm so undecided as to which I like more, and whether I want to get one of these are start a MAC palette! I thiiiiiink I like Naked 2 better :p

    Hannah xx
    hannahhepton.com

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