Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette

Availability: Sephora, ULTA
Price: $29.00
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Company’s Description

A versatile, matte eye shadow palette with six shades in taupe-hued neutrals. Cooler in tone than the original, Naked2 Basics complements Naked2’s palette perfectly. Featuring six taupe-hued matte neutrals, it also includes five never-before-seen shades. Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. They’re neutral enough for a range of skin tones—from cool to olive complexions to darker skin—and they’re perfect for creating a neutral matte eye or base eye looks with your favorite bolder shadows. It even has one shadow with a subtle, satin finish (Skimp), which is ideal for highlighting and adding dimension.

Urban Decay’s new Naked2 Basics eye shadow palette is a “matte” eye shadow palette that includes 6 taupe-hued neutral shades in a travel-friendly compact. The palette contains the following shades, which I review and swatch, below:

  • Skimp: Pale nude satin
  • Stark: Nude-pink matte
  • Frisk: Warm gray matte
  • Cover: Muted red-brown matte
  • Primal: Muted brown matte
  • Undone: Deep, smoky brown matte

Packaging: 9.5/10

The Naked2 Basics palette is very compact and small–it fits in the palm of your hand. It’s made of slightly rubbery, muted bronze plastic. It also contains a full-sized mirror inside. This is a great palette for taking on-the-go. It would very easily fit into even a small purse.

Quality: 9.75/10

Although Urban Decay says this is a matte, taupe-toned palette, I think only Frisk and Cover are really “taupe” toned. Also, Skimp is a shimmery shade, which is really nice to have in an otherwise matte palette.

All of the shades have a lovely, creamy formula. It is super simple to create a neutral eye look because the shades blend nicely and have good color.

For a daytime look, I like to go from left-to-right, using Skimp on the lids and on the brow bone, Stark everywhere between the brow bone and lids, Frisk in the crease, Cover and Primal to deepen the socket and in the outer-V, and Undone as a liner. All of these colors work harmoniously together and look beautiful.

For a more nighttime and smoky look, I’d use Stark and Frisk as transition shades, Skimp in the inner corners to highlight, and Cover, Primal, and Undone as the main crease and lid colors.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

All of the shadows in this palette have a creamy formula that transfers with good pigmentation.

Price: 8.5/10

For $29.00 you’re getting 0.3 ounces of shadow. This is more per ounce than the regular-sized Naked eye shadow palettes, which contain twice the amount of product and cost $54.00.

Final Grade


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatches


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Skimp


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Stark


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Frisk


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Cover


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Primal


Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Swatch in Undone


Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Silica, Boron Nitride, PTFE, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate,Methicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Stark: Kaolin, Talc, Mica, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Methicone,Glyceryl Caprylate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Frisk: Mica, Kaolin, Talc, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone,Methicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Cover/Primal: Talc, Kaolin, Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, PTFE, Zinc Stearate,Dimethicone, Methicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Undone: Talc, Boron Nitride, Mica, Kaolin, Silica, PTFE, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone,Methicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

[+/- (All Shades May Contain): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides),CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines)]

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64 Responses to Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Keyla Santos says:

    Allura Beauty
    First of all, I have to say that I LOVE your reviews. They are reliable and well thought and that is why your reviews are the first ones I see whenever I want new makeup products. Second, I am looking for wearable matte eyeshadows that will look good on my tanned skin so it will be awesome to own this palette. Thank you! <3

  2. Pink Hornet says:

    Your reviews are always so rational, thoughtful and considered. I adore them.
    The hard work you put in certainly shows.
    I like these smaller matte palettes from Urban Decay over the Iconic larger ones.
    Really in Australia, any Urban Decay is such a status Item because it is not available locally.
    Thankyou for a great giveaway and keep up the fantastic work on both your blog and you tube channel.

  3. Sukaina says:

    Amazing review as always! This palette looks absolutely beautiful!

  4. Krupa Patel says:

    I think the packaging is great, it would last in my purse and not break! Great review!

  5. Mya Fisher says:

    i really enjoy your videos and i really love the naked 2 basics!!! hope that i win! good luck to all of the others! <33

  6. Emily C says:

    I don’t have any Naked palettes, but the taupes in this one are just so pretty, I might have to cave!

  7. Jessica says:

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway! These shades are absolutely stunning.

  8. Hrafnhildur Baker says:

    Beautiful palette. Thanks for a great review 🙂

  9. laurasalsa says:

    Lovely review, I like the fact that they put in some more medium shades this time.

  10. Luz Lizcano says:

    Well I don’t own any of the naked palettes but for some reason this little compact ones really appeals to me! Those neutral shadows can work with anything! Thank you for the lovely review!

  11. Lindsay says:

    great review! wanting this palette now but i may need to put it on my xmas list!

  12. katie hudgins says:

    Thanks for the in depth review! Excited for the giveaway

  13. erin says:

    These are perfect blending shaded for fall!

  14. Virginia says:

    Always Urban Decay does amazing job with the quality of her eyeshadows!! Although I have the first one I think I will bought this too!!:)

  15. Scrapgalgr says:

    Love it! Have the first one but definitely need this one too!

  16. Shawne says:

    I really enjoy all of your reviews and swatches.

  17. Marianne nan says:

    Amazing review as usual. Thanks for the giveaway..

  18. Nancy says:

    Now that I have seen how these shades appear on a fellow yellow-toned complexion, I absolutely LOVE this palette! I can see this working in a multitude of different looks, whether using this exclusively or using it in conjunction with other e/s’s I already own. And yes, I would love to win this one in the giveaway!

  19. Lucinda says:

    I wasn’t giving this palette a second glance but your review made me see that it can work for warm skintones as well. Thanks 🙂

  20. witchmom davis says:

    I never was interested in the naked basic 1 but I really like the colors in the naked basic 2.

  21. Samantha says:

    I’m pleased that the palette is so compact, it will be great for on the go

  22. Keleyw says:

    I’m really interested to try this palette! I think I’ll like it better than the original which seemed to have colors that were too light & too similar for my liking 🙂

  23. Andrea says:

    Undone would be a really great liner shade for my blue eyes!

  24. Andrea says:

    I’m enjoying the shade Stark. it looks to be about the perfect blending out shade for my skin tone.

  25. Andrea says:

    I like that this one, compared to the Naked Basics palette, has more mid tone shades.. it seemed like Naked Basics had a lot fo highlight shades and them BOOM- a dark shade. Definitely liking the looks of this one more.

  26. Turner K says:

    So psyched for you to be doing another giveaway – nice to see the basics palette being reviewed so thoroughly as well!

  27. Christine S-S says:

    It does swatch beautifully, thank you. I agree the set as a whole is not entirely “Taupe” I think several are meant to highlight or contrast with the two primary taupe shades. Either way, a great palette to step into as a first Urban Decay product user and one my 3 daughters; as I showed them this blog post and swatches are trying to bargain me for…. for Christmas, birthday, New Years or (they know how to get me..) “Just Because” … my favorite reason for doing many things. 🙂

  28. witchmom davis says:

    thanks for the review and givaway

  29. Dunielle says:

    Thank you for your detailed reviews and for doing giveaways!

  30. Shyan says:

    Thank you so much for the review! I love the original Naked Basic, and looove matte shadows, AND since I have cool-toned skin this would be so great to have.

  31. Kate McAtee says:

    Would love to get my hands on this little guy! Thanks for the opportunity to win! So excited! Terrific review, as usual! I don’t think anyone features as in depth reviews as you do. Couldn’t ask for more.

    Kate 🙂

  32. Melissa says:

    I like this a lot more than I wanted to…it’s easier to stay on a no-buy when you don’t like the products.

  33. Mandi says:

    Love this but I never found it worth the price :S

  34. acortorrealb says:

    Thanks you so much for the review and swatches. This palette is awesome. It is already on my Christmas Wishlist. =)

  35. Livi Carter says:

    love the urban decay eye shadow formulas so smooth and easy to apply! I definitely need this one!

  36. jenisnape says:

    Great review! Love that this is compact and travel friendly! The colours are different enough from my MAC shadows that I think I’ll grab this next time I’m in Sephora. 🙂

  37. Rachel says:

    I don’t have the original basics, but is rather have this one, I like the to Ed more on this palette. Great review and swatches..

  38. Kata says:

    lovely palette and helpful review as always. I wish you could do a comparison with the basic first. Can’t decide between the two. 🙂

  39. Teresa says:

    I had the first Basics palette and ended up giving it away to a friend whose complexion is warmer than mine. I need to go to Ulta and swatch this. Thank you so much for the review.

  40. Brook says:

    The shades are truly beautiful! I’m loving this palette!

  41. Mara says:

    I love your detailed reviews! Beautiful simple palette as well, might get it now 🙂

  42. Susie cabrera says:

    Thank you for your thorough reviews

  43. Quyen Huynh says:

    This is so beautiful. I don’t have the first one, but this one is so tempting after seeing your swatches.

  44. Amy Motoyama says:

    I have the first Basics palette but now I’m pulled to purchase this one, too. I love cool-toned neutrals – I travel a lot and appreciate having one palette that makes up an entire eye look (especially so compact).

  45. tracey says:

    And here we go…you are killing my wallet. 🙂 oh who am I kidding? Keep up with the great reviews. 🙂

  46. misty says:

    Awesome review! Beautiful palette!

  47. hillary says:

    such a cute palette 🙂

  48. Lisa C says:

    This one looks so much nicer than the first one. Really like this!

  49. Lakesha Ellard says:

    I love the colors it seems like a pallette that would be easy to use even for me as a new makeup user.

  50. CarlaS says:

    Thank you! I’ve been thinking about buying this palette since it came out but I wasn’t sure that I would need it after having all the other naked palettes. I saw your videa and post here and it definitely helped decide to purchase it. Thanks again for all the detail information you always provide us.

  51. Faith says:

    Thanks for the review! Im really interested in this pallete

  52. Jenn says:

    Awwww man I’ve been trying to resist buying this one but you may have converted me!

  53. Kim says:

    I am so excited about this palette!!!

  54. Mary Rizzi says:

    This is one of the most informative best blogs ive honestly found yet and truly am happy I found it from youtube! Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in to your blog, I am very grateful! I was on the fence about this pallete and now I have agreed to purchase so thank you!

  55. Pooja says:

    I didnt like the first one…. but I am LOVING this one!!

  56. Thank you for this review. You have been very helpful to most of my makeup purchases for the last several months. I make sure I look at your blog and watch your YouTube channel for your specific reviews because you elaborate every detail so good. I am also interested to enter in your Naked2 giveaway, it would be nice to win this beautiful Pallette.

  57. Tanya says:

    The colors come alive on the skin. Practical and a smooth texture.

  58. crystal cueva says:

    I don’t own any naked palettes..I know crazy right? This one is just calling to me! The colors are amazing..this is definitely my next purchase! You do such good reviews/photo swatches.thank you.

  59. 09tenshi says:

    thanks for this awesome,and very formative reviews.

  60. Lindsay says:

    Even though I only own the first one after seeing #2 in the store I think I prefer that one. I just find the colors more unique. Not sure I will be buying it….. But I love the review.

  61. Rachel says:

    For someone who doesn’t have either of the basics palettes- which one do you recommend me getting first?

  62. Suh says:

    Thank you for this review! 🙂 I look forward to using this product with my Naked 2 palette!

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