Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Review

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Urban Decay is a US-based brand, well known for the Naked series of palettes. With the success of Naked 1 (neutral-gold), Naked 2 (cool-silver), Naked 3 (rose-gold), Smokey (dark hues), they came out the mini versions of each of these palettes called Naked Basics. Naked Basics 1 (warm-matte) didn't interest me much as Naked Basics 2 which I thought would be a great on-the-go palette. I snagged in from Beautybay during one of their sales at a marked down price.

Vital Stats

Product Weight: 6 x 1.3 g POIDS NET/NET WT. 6 x 0.05 oz
Original Price: $29
Purchased at: INR 1700 (sale) from Beautybay



  • Cardboard outer packaging with a small description and shade names on the bottom side.

  • Inside, you can see your sturdy/lightweight bronze metal case with the standard UD logo. 
  • Inside the metal case, a good quality mirror is provided.
  • The shade names are imprinted on the case.


UD Naked 2 Basics is an all matte palette with 6 shades leaning towards cool tone and with a lot of gray/taupe undertones.

  • Skimp: Yellow-beige
  • Stark: Pink based nude
  • Frisk: Cool light gray
  • Cover: Light brown
  • Primal: Gray-brown
  • Undone: Gray


  • Extremely powdery
  • Blends well
  • Brush picks up excess product
  • Some shades won't show up on tan skin (Cover literally blends into my skin)
  • Nice transition shades for lighter skin
  • Multi-purpose palette. I use Undone as an eyebrow shade and Primal can be used as a light contour shade.


If you are pale, matte, and cool tone shadow loving person, you may love it (that's way too many checkbox to tick), else let it pass.

So, what are your thoughts about this palette?


Love.Fashion.Makeup said...

I have this Naked 2 Basics but i rarely use it. I only use the last shade on my lower lash line for a smokey effect.

Thripti said...

Even I use it only while travelling

Essy said...

The 1st 3 colours would be too light for my skin tone maybe us them as blending shades, can you believe I do not own a sing UD eye shadow palette, must be leaving under a rock. 😄 Great review

Esnath x http://www.prettypeachblossom.com

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