Battle of the Urban Decay Neutrals | Naked 1 vs Naked 2

Original Naked Palette (Well used as you can see)
Naked Palette 2
Top - Naked 2 | Bottom - Naked 1
Naked 1 Swatches - Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal
Naked 2 Swatches - Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout
How Cute?!

Hey Ladies! If you follow me on Twitter here, you will know that my lovely boyfriend recently surprised me with the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This had been on my wish list for quite some time after loving the first palette so when a package arrived in the post for me containing this, I couldn't of been happier. My boyfriend attached a little note with the palette saying '1000 blog followers deserves a beauty treat to blog about!! You've done brill!' I thought this was so thoughtful and cute so thank you very much Matt. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I recently hit the big 1000 followers milestone and I was over the moon.  My boyfriend knows how much I love blogging and the fact he supports me makes me a very happy girl indeed. Moving on from my soppy thank you, I have decided to do a bit of a comparison review between this palette and the original Naked palette. If you are a makeup fanatic like me (which I guess most of you are) then you may like to have both palettes in your collection. Alternatively, you might not own either of the palettes and would like to see comparison photos before deciding which one you'd prefer.
I thought I would start my comparison by talking about the packaging. For me, packaging is a huge factor when it comes to makeup. I realise it doesn't effect the actual product but having something pretty to look at when applying it makes it all the more pleasurable. When I first got the original palette last year, I adored the packaging. I loved the huge gold letters, the velvet texture and the sleek, clearly named shadows. The second palette comes in a gold metal tin, again with large letters, clearly named shadows and this time a humongous mirror. I think I prefer the outer appearance of this packaging because it looks very sleek and sturdy but for me, the original palettes inner appearance is more appealing. Although the new palette has a larger mirror, I love the eye-catching gold letters on the inside of the original palette. However, as you can see from the pictures above, my original palette is not looking great. The mirror has cracked, the velvet has gone fluffy and the letters are slowly but surely fading away. Due to the more durable packaging of the second palette, I can't imagine it becoming as tatty looking as the original. I'd also like to mention that the first palette came with a mini Urban Decay primer potion (which I didn't like) and an eyeshadow brush. Some of the original palettes came with a double ended eye pencil which I would have preferred as the brush isn't great. The second palette also came with a brush but this time a double ended version. Again, I'm not a huge fan of the brushes as they are very stiff and hard to work with. The second palette also comes with a mini lip junkie lipgloss which I really like. It is a lovely berry pink shade and makes my lips feel plump and tingly. Overall, I think the second palette slightly beats the first based on the practicality of a hard-wearing case and a larger mirror.
Moving on to the most important part of this comparison, the colour range. Both of these palettes have a selection of 12 gorgeous neutral shades that can be used to create a whole array of eye looks. I have included swatches in the photos above and as you can see, the shades are very similar. However, the only shade that is actually featured in both of the palettes is 'Half Baked'. Half Baked is definitely one of my favourites from the original palette and as you can see I have hit pan on it so I was very happy to see this shade again in the second palette. Apart from that, there is a range of newly named shades. To be honest, I could't really pick a favourite palette in terms of colour range. The only things I prefer about the second palette is the fact it has a matte black and a larger selection of cooler toners than the original palette. If you are looking for a mixture of matte and shimmer shadows, the second palette has four opposed to two in the original. That being said, I do love a good shimmery eyeshadow so the shades provided in the original palette don't offend me in the slightest. 
The original palette cost me £27.00 but after the huge hype and success surrounding it, the pesky people at Urban Decay decided to up the price to £36.00. Then again, who can blame them? In my opinion, £36.00 is still remarkably cheap for 12 high quality, highly pigmented eyeshadows. I have had the original palette for well over a year now and apart from Half Baked, it looks as though it has barely been touched. These eyeshadows will last such a long time and are a staple for so many looks that I think the price is completely justified. If you do a little bit of maths, it works out at £3.00 an eyeshadow which is pretty blooming reasonable.
Overall, I love both of these palettes and know I will get good use from them both but do I think you need both? No. I think these palettes are far too similar to justify buying both but  I 100% recommend trying one of them if you don't have either. Unless your a makeup collector like me, you really won't need both to create a perfect neutral eye. I have been fortunate enough to have the luxury of trying both but in reality, I wouldn't have bought  them both myself after seeing how similar they are. The only difference between these palettes aside from packaging is the original has warm shades and the second palette has cool shades so if you are unsure of which to go for, you can pick the palette most suited to your skin tone. 

I hope this review helped some of you in one way or another and I hope I haven't missed any important information out. If you have anymore questions about either of these palettes, please feel free to ask

Also, if any of you are on Twitter, I'd love to chat with you so send me a tweet!

Lots of Love,





42 comments

  1. You have such a lovely boyfriend Kayleigh. Although my Nathan is more interested nowadays than he used to be, he still wouldn't be that thoughtful. Well done on 1,000 followers - you're doing a great job xx

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  2. Thanks! This has really helped, i was stuck on which palette to get... thinking maybe Naked 2 :)
    www.bethlovebeauty.com x

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  3. Great post! I haven't got either palettes, but after this post I might just be tempted to buy one!! Eeep! hehe

    Jen xx

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  4. What a lovely boyfriend you must have! :) I recently bought the Naked 2 palette and I adore it! Used it every day for ten days now! I really want the first Naked palette now, too! xo

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  5. aww that's so thoughtful of your boyfriend:) i have the first naked palette but i seem to only ever use virgin and half baked x

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  6. Ah lovely colors. And such a sweet card <3!

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  7. I'm totally in love with my original Naked palette! Warmer tones suit me better, so it is perfect for me! :)

    P.S. Your boyfriend is a keeper. :D

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have the first naked pallete, and I wish I could give it some more love, hence why i didn't purchase the second one :D
    I'm just too lazy to apply eyeshadow every morning! xo

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  9. I agree its not necessary to own both (but I obviously do!) I find myself using both at the same time most of the time though! What a cute boyfriend xxx

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  10. How sweet is your boyfriend! :)
    I really want to get the original Naked Palette! Great review!

    Natasha Carly x
    http://prettylittlelives.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I think it's fantastic that you have a loving boyfriend who understands blogging! I love both of my Urban Decay palette, I keep forgetting to use my MAC one!

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  12. I use the naked palette sooo much, love it! x

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  13. Aw such a sweet boyfriend, you lucky girl :) I have the first Naked palette which I love but I much prefer the packaging on the Naked 2 x

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  14. That is so cute, well done Matt

    I have the naked pallet 2 and really love it

    http://jessica-jjc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Thats so lovely of your boyfriend!! Mine would never do something like that for me! I have naked but still want naked 2 even though they are so similar!!
    xx

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  16. That is so lovely of him!
    I love both Veve and Half-baked, so I think I'd swing towards the Naked 2 palette!

    I really need to invest in one of these though!
    Love from scotland xx
    rivasoave.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. My mum surprised me with the Naked 2 palette for doing so well with my exams, my first high end eyeshadow palette, I was thrilled and I treat it like my baby, I think it's beautiful :')
    xx

    http://x-thebeautyblog-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Awww I said on Twitter what a cutey :) I got rid of the NAKED 2 palette as I suit more warm toned eyeshadows and couldn't use it at all! xx

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  19. I wish I could justify Naked 2 but I am drowning in neutrals right now :( Laura x

    http://secrets-de-beaut.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Great post, babe! I love the Naked palettes! They are my go-to everyday palettes! :)

    Stop by and check out my blog giveaway! :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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  21. You have such a sweet bf! What a keeper! :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  22. Great review! That is too cute for a present from your boyfriend! I absolutely love both palettes and I find myself always alternating between the two!

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  23. Naked 2 was my first blog! I know the shades are pretty similar although there are 10 new colours.
    I prefer the packaging of Naked 2 as its far easier to keep clean. I think you can create darker looks with naked 2 also!

    L x

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  24. I love your blog, I really want to invest in thee products! i am so gutted they don't have counters anymore at boots or superdrug :(

    Lots of love

    Nafisah xo

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.com

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  25. I'm a huge fan of UD and love both of these palettes because they are the colours I wear the most :) great review

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  26. Thanks for doing this blog! I have wanted to see the difference in the two palettes for a while. Now I get to chose which 1 I want to buy :) Also, your boyfriend is such a cutie :) xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  27. congrats! this is on my wishlist too they both loook fab! youre a lucky girl aha :) xx

    sculpturedmess.blogspot.com

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  28. You are so pretty! I need to grab this palette!
    I just followed you, follow back?
    I'd really appreciate it :)
    http://ashleythefashionguru.blogspot.com/

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  29. Great post, I've been wanting a naked palette for a while but have put it off because I was uhming and aahing about which one to get! Think I'm swaying towards the Naked 2 now :) xx

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  30. I have the second Naked 2 as my boyfriend got it for me for Valentines day and found it sooo hard to pick, but the tin, dual ended brush and more smokey colours clinched it for me, but I still want the first one as well hahaa xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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  31. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies :) ! I'm sure my boyfriend will be happy with some of your comments too haha!!! Xx.

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  32. I really liked the colours in the Naked 2 palette, your boyfriend can pick well haha. Really need to find a nice shadow palette xx

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  33. I really tempted to get the Naked 2 palette but I keep trying myself when I finish my original one! Wonder how long I can resist though, haha!
    x

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  34. Awww your boyfriends is so thoughtful! I love my Naked2 palette the colours are gorgeous! Xx

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  35. I have the Naked 2 palette and loving it!

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  36. The fact your boyfriend bought you the Naked 2 is possibly the cutest thing ever! That's so thoughtful of him, and shows he pays attention to know you were after it :)
    I've been considering investing in one of the Naked palettes but I'm not sure whether to go for the original or the second one! xx

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  37. This is so cute!! And as far as i could see you way past the 1000 now! Congrats to such a wonderful blog pretty lady!
    Janine
    theamazingworldofj.blogspot.com

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  38. That's so sweet of your boyfriend! This post helped me realise I need both palettes! :D

    labeauteobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Aw he is so cute! I am liking bootycall & tease from the 2nd palette but I have issues with eyeshadows, I really don't think they suit me! Maybe I just can't do them right! x

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