Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Review & Swatches - Mommy Life Up North

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette Review & Swatches

Hey loves, today I have an exciting post on the all new Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette. I was so thrilled when it was announced that they were coming out with a second basics palette. I am in love with all of my naked palettes by Urban Decay so I knew I needed this one in my collection.  A lot of people were very skeptical when this palette came out because they all thought it looked like the first basics palette. Though some of the colors may look the same, they are actually very different. This palette has more of a cooler tone verses the basics 1 which has more of a warmer tone. 

This palette comes with 6 different shades. The first shade is Skimp which is considered a pale nude satin. when swatched it came off pretty yellow on my skin tone. Then we have Stark which is considered a nude pink matte.  Then we have Frisk which is probably one of my favorites in this palette and its considered a warm gray matte which I do not have many shades of gray that are matte so I love it so much. Then we have Cover which is considered a muted red-brown matte. Then we have Primal which is another one of my favorites in this palette and its considered a muted brown matte. Then lastly we have Undone which is considered a deep smoky brown matte. 

Pigmentation wise on this palette I thought it was great. I didn't have to pack on the colors in order to get a good color pay off. I do enjoy most of the shadows in this palette. The only one I am not really a huge fan of is Skimp. I feel like I have too many shades like that in my collection. Overall though, I am very pleased with the colors and after owning both Naked Basics 1 and 2, I do enjoy having both in my collection. Some say you don't need both, but it really depends on which colors you find better suit you since like I said this one does have more cooler tones. 

Overall I would give this palette a A because the colors are so pigmented and have such a great texture. You can purchase this palette anywhere that sells Urban Decay & you can order online here. This palette does retail for $29.00.


  1. Those are beautiful colors , great post and review :D♥

    Roze @ www.itsrozee.tumblr.com

  2. I can't wait to get my hands on this palette! I much prefer this to the first one because there are more mid tone browns that will come in useful for crease shades and even for contouring on the nose and maybe brows!