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Naked2: Urban Decay’s sequel to the bestselling Naked Palette hits the UK

  Sunday 15th January 2012

Naked2: Urban Decay’s sequel to the bestselling Naked Palette

Naked2: Urban Decay’s sequel to the bestselling Naked Palette. Photo: www.debenhams.com

Urban Decay’s follow-up to the world’s bestselling eyeshadow palette of all time is finally here! Naked2 is arguably the most highly anticipated beauty launch since YSL released their cult Touche Eclat concealer in seven colours.

Launched in 2010, the first Naked Palette became a massive hit for Urban Decay and a coveted product for beauty fanatics everywhere. Naked2 has a lot to live up to – can it possibly outdo the original?

Naked2 features twelve taupe and ‘greige’ neutral shadows – including five brand new and exclusive shades – ranging from shimmery beige to smoky black. This time around, the packaging is more durable and sleek, coming in the form of a taupe, embossed tin. The palette comes with a large mirror, a double-ended Good Karma shadow/crease brush and, instead of the popular Primer Potion, a rather underwhelming mini Lip Junkie lip gloss in Naked.

At first glance, Naked2 outshines the original palette considerably. Urban Decay eyeshadows are renowned for being extremely pigmented, but these colours are a decent mixture of matte, satin and shimmer shades – great for both day and night looks. The packaging is longer wearing and easily portable, and the mirror is significantly bigger. The custom double-ended brush is great quality and, since these particular Urban Decay brushes individually retail at £14.50 each, it’s also a bargain!

If you already have the original palette it may not be worth purchasing the new version, as many of the shades are very similar. However, if you held out on buying the original the sequel is definitely worth it – lovers of neutral tones and existing fans of Urban Decay will not be disappointed!

Naked2 is priced at £36. It is currently available online and in-store exclusively at Debenhams, and hits House of Fraser from February 6th.

Khaleda Rahman

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