Naked2 Basics Swatches & Review

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I’m late to the party, but once I photographed the Naked2 Basics for my giveaway, I decided I wanted it. (Is this a theme with me, or what?)

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Thanks to you, because the Beauty Skeptic Facebook and Beauty Skeptic Twitters surpassed 100 likes and 150 followers (and, at the time of this writing, hit 125 and 175) respectively, I’m holding an additional Christmas giveaway! Alas, this one won’t be done in time for Christmas, but I bet we can agree that it doesn’t matter all that much. I picked something that I thought that most of my readers would a) get excited about and b) find useful!


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Naked2 Basics from Urban Decay

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics comes out August 19!Naked2 Basics from Urban Decay

I’ve been wondering if they were going to pull this for a long time, and they have – Urban Decay is coming out with a second, “basics,” palette – Naked2 Basics!

Because they like to repeat themselves (consistency isn’t a bad thing) Naked and Naked Basics were “warm,” neutral palettes, so Naked2 and the newly-minted Naked2 Basics are, “cool.” Rather than being all-matte, one shade (Skimp) features a slight satin finish, allegedly to help with highlighting.

Although I had zero interest in getting Naked Basics (despite my love of warm neutrals), I am actually somewhat interested in Naked2 basics – I don’t have as many cooler neutrals, and I can actually do more with a taupe-neutral than I can a tan one…on my skin, anyway. I also love that the palette doesn’t come with yet another freaking black. I have enough black eyeshadow to last ten years. Dark brown, however, I don’t have many of, and could use the heck out of.

I won’t be buying as soon as it drops, but it is definitely on my wishlist – hopefully I will obtain it by the holidays. I wonder if they will come out with a rose-hued matte, Naked3 Basics..?

How about you? Are you another Urban Decay / Naked loyalist, eager to leap on the opportunity? Are you a neutral-hoarder? (It’s okay, this is a safe place.) Or are you over the neutrals? If so, what do you want instead?

Naked2 Basics will be available directly from starting August 19 (just under a week!) for $29.