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REVIEW: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

This palette is one of my faves for an everyday look. It's also a perfect size for travel.

About this palette (via Sephora.com):  

"What it is: A versatile eyeshadow palette featuring six taupe-hued shades for everyday beauty looks.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Ideal for creating a neutral matte eye or pairing with brighter shades as a base, these taupe eyeshadows compliment a wide range of skin tones, from cool to olive to dark, and are made with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ for velvety texture, rich color, staying power, and blendability."

These matte shadows come in a variety of cool-toned taupe-based colors that are perfect for a variety of skin tones, although I didn't find them to be quite as pigmented as other UD shades, and also seemed less pigmented than the original Naked Basics palette. See the colors/swatches for the Naked2 Basics palette below:

Size:  Each pan is 6 x 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g

Colors:  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)

How I use it:  I often start with creating a base with Stark, then using Frisk in the creases to define my eyes. I then use either Cover or Primal in the outer corner. Then, I use a stiff angle brush to line my eyes with Undone. Finally, I sweep Skimp under my brows and in my inner corners for brightening/highlights.

Ingredient notes:  some colors do contain talc, mica, silica. See full ingredient lists if you have sensitivities!

Overall, this palette is great for a simple neutral eye look. The colors of this palette are more cool-toned than the original Naked Basics palette, and I think slightly less pigmented as well.

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