This week I have been a very excited girly as my dad surprised me with an Urban Decay Naked 2 palette! I have been wanting this since I first heard about it months ago and I absolutely love the original Naked palette.
The packaging is better this time around I think as it is in a tin box - the velvet packaging for the original was quite annoying because the lettering started to peal off and the velvet got dirty. The brush is much better as it is double ended with a fluffy brush on one end and a stiff brush on the other end. The mirror on the inside of the lid is much larger than the one inside the original which is also good!
The colours of the eyeshadows are very similar to the original ones but there are a lot of new shades in there. My favourite shade has got to be 'half baked' (second from the left) which I use pretty much every time I wear any eyeshadow! Half baked was in the original palette but I'm glad its in Naked 2 aswell because I can't get enough of it! I also really like 'blackout' (the end right) which is a really dark matte black; which I thought the original was lacking. All of the Urban Decay eyeshadows are very highly pigmented which is amazing - I actually don't use any other brand of make up for my eyeshadows anymore!
Most of the Urban Decay palettes come with a mini Primer Potion which is a cream primer to put on the eyelids before eyeshadow application which helps the eyeshadow stick to eyelids and to stay on longer. However, the Naked 2 palette comes with a mini version of the lip junkie lip gloss in the colour 'naked'. This lipgloss claims to 'cool and plump' the lips and it certainly does cause a tingley sensation on the lips which is nice but I'm not sure about the plumping part! The colour is really nice, its pretty much clear but has a really nice sheen to it.
The Naked 2 palette costs £35 and I think it is definately a must have! I haven't had much chance to use all of the colours yet but I think I will definately try out some different looks and write some posts about those!