Urban Decay - Naked Basics Versus Naked Basics 2

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I've been obsessed with Urban Decay eye shadows!  The quality is fantastic! They're super pigmented, buttery and just plain amazing! I've collected their palettes for years, from the smokey, to the OZ collection, to the three Naked palettes!  More recently I've added the Naked Basics! I loved that palette so much that when the Naked Basics 2 came out, i simply had to get my hands on it! I mean, who doesn't love a great 'nudes' palette! The big question here is, do you need both!  Well, I'm here to help you decide which one best suits you or if you in fact need both!  So here's the deal.... if you're me and have  a serious make up obsession, then the answer is yes, of course! However, if you would rather own one of these and can't decide, I've got swatches and of course my two cents to help you make the right decision.  Both of these palettes are beautiful and look great on just about anybody!  After all, you can go wrong with nudes! However, while the palettes look almost identical at a distance, they do have significant differences!  The Naked Basics palette is the warmer of the two.  If warmer tones are your thing, this is the palette you want!  However, the Naked Basics 2 Palette is significantly cooler than the first version.  If i had to pick between the two (and it would be quite a difficult decision) I'd probably opt for the Naked Basics 2.  I'm obsessed with the taupe shades 'Frisk and Cover' in the middle of the palette.  They're absolutely gorgeous!  OK... no more chatting! I'll let you see for yourself!

I hope this post helped shed some clarity on whether you need one, both or none (although i can't imagine!) Thank you so much for reading! XO, Carla - FMM

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  1. Thanks for your review. I am like you, obsessed with Urban Decay's eyeshadows too. I was wondering which one to get and now I see the differences.

  2. Thanks for the great review! I was contemplating on getting the Naked Basics 2! I use the Naked Basics whenever I go traveling and it's perfect!

    xo - Sheila

  3. I love that you put the two together. Can you believe I live in a country where they don't have Urban Decay... I know!!! I have to get my sister to send me new palettes....

  4. I am obsessed with them too!! I have all 3 of them. I like the one that comes in the dark brown velvet case. It has more sparkle than the others and I love some glitter! ��