Urban Decay Naked Basics VS Naked Basics 2

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You know those items that are forever on your wish list but you just never get around to buying them? For some reason you just can't justify the purchse? Well for me, that was 100% the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I already have the other Naked palettes so I figured I was being a little greedy getting another one. Also, who wants a palette of only matte shades? Personally, I'm all about the shimmer, or so I thought. However, I've recently realised just how important matte shades are - they're so versatile and can be used in so many different ways. Whether its defining the crease, as a brow powder or eyeliner, they're so versatile. 

As much as I love the other Naked palettes, I do feel they're lacking matte shades so when I saw photos of the Naked Basics 2 palette doing the rounds on Instagram, I knew I had to get my hands on it. However, my first thought was 'damn, now there's two, which ones should I get?' and I'm sure lots of you have had the same thoughts. That's where I hope this post will come in useful, a full review and side by side comparison of both palettes.

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Firstly I have to mention the size of the palette which is not a great deal bigger than the palm of my hand and less than half the size of the other Naked palettes. For some reason I thought it was going to be much bigger than this but its really small which I love as its light as a feather and easy enough to pop into my every day makeup bag. As you can see from the photos, there isn't much difference packaging wise between the two palettes, apart from lighter wording on the basics 2 palette. Inside they're exactly the same, with a large mirror and six shades going from light to dark. Here's a little comparison of the shades within each palette along with swatches...

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The original basics palette is loved by a lot of people and I can see why. Its a super versatile little palette and all of the shades are very wearable. I do think the first three shades'Venus', 'Foxy' and 'W.O.S' are pretty similar and I definitely don't think there's a need for all three of them but they're all great for a natural brow bone / inner corner highlight or to use as a base for the other shadows. The shade 'Naked 2' is a great neutral for every day wear and because it isn't that dark, it defines the eye without looking over the top or too harsh. The shade 'Faint' is my favourite from this palette, its a basic dark brown and I love using this as a crease shade and its also a pretty good match for my eyebrows. I know a lot of people use this for their eyebrows and its great as its a fairly neutral brown that doesn't have an orange undertone. The final shade 'Crave' is a matte black which is handy for nights out when I really want to smoke things up or to use as a liner. I don't use this one a great deal as I prefer a brown smokey eye but its definitely a handy shade to have.

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In comparison to the first palette which is quite warm toned, basics 2 has more of a taupe / ash undertone. Much like the original naked palette was more warm than the cool tones of Naked 2, the basics palettes have gone for a similar theme. Unlike the original basics palette, the shades in basics 2 are all totally different which is great as I've found I've used all of them, rather than a select few. Again there's a great highlight / inner corner shade in 'Skimp', a great neutral base shade in 'Stark' and 'Frisk', 'Cover' and 'Primal' are all perfect for the crease. I've been using Cover none stop as the ashy brown shade is really flattering on my skin tone and it looks great in the crease. The final shade in the palette is 'Undone', a deep charcoal grey with hints of brown that is much more wearable than the black shade in the original basics palette.

Overall, I'd have to say the Naked Basics 2 is my favourite of the two but as you can see, they are very similar. I think the best way to decide which one to go for is the have a think about what kind of shades you prefer - warm of ashy. I'd say the first palette is better for warm / olive skin tones and the second palette is great for us pale gals! However, I have to be honest and say I love both of the palettes and if you can afford it, why not get both? Matte neutral shades will always come in handy so you can never have too many! I've used one of these palettes every single day since I got them.

I also want to mention the fab company Cohorted that very kindly sent me these palettes as I'm pretty sure you're all going to love them. They're a fantastic new beauty website that sells a selection of popular beauty products at discounted prices. Every Monday at 6pm they launch four new products and the more people that commit to buy the product, the lower the price it will sell for. They do have limits on how low the prices can go  but the discounts can go up to a huge 50% off which is just incredible. Make sure you head over to their website to find out more and see which 'Cohorts' are coming up - they have an option to pop your email address in and be notified when the 'Cohort' for a product you're interested in goes live so you don't miss out. The basics 2 palette is one of the products up for grabs so if you want to get it for a bargain price (it went for £15 last time) head on over now.

Which of these palettes do you prefer? Will you be getting one, or both?

Lots of love,

43 comments

  1. While I usually gravitate towards warmer toned shadows, I liked the second better. I feel there is more depth to some of the colours instead of there being so many "highlighter" type shades.

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  2. Gorgeous makeup, I love the naked palettes so much! <3

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  3. Those swatches look amazing!! Wish could afford it LOL

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
    xoxo

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  4. I think I prefer the naked basics 2 as the crave in the other pallet would be far to harsh for my skin tone. Hopefully Santa will be delivering some naked treats my way this year!! Gorgeous post,
    Xxx

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  5. I love all the Naked palettes. It actually took me a really long time to hop on the Naket palette bandwagon. I thought they looked great but couldn't justify the price. I now own Naked 2 and 3 and basics 1 but basics 2 looks fabulous.

    rae of love from berlin

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  6. I bought the Naked 2 basics palette recently and it's so amazing! I do feel like I need the original one too!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  7. I must have a little nosey around Cohorted, it sounds great for the beauty obsessed! :P
    I've gotta admit, I'm probably more likely to edge towards the original basics palette, only because it suits my colouring a little better, but either way, they're such a handy piece to have in your bag!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  8. I have the first Naked Basics and I LOVE it! Venus and Naked 2 are the shades I use the most, I feel like they both are perfect for their own purpose. Venus is my all time favourite eyebrow/inner corner highlight and Naked 2 is amazing in the crease. :)

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  9. I think these palettes arnb't really for me to be honest. Although I love Urban Decay, the shades in the palettes all look quite similar. I love your post though and amazing photographs!

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  10. I love the look of both of these palettes, so good for everyday use!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  11. Great review on both palettes! I didn't think the Naked 2 Basics was great since it looks almost just like the first palette.

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  12. Really in depth, helpful reviews for both! I love the Naked Palettes but I actually don't own either of the basic ones so maybe I'll try out number 2! Please check out my Beauty & Fashion blog:

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  13. I think I like the two better than the one! I actually don't own either but I have all of the Naked Big palettes.
    Beardy Heart Beauty

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  14. even with similar sizes, they both look really lovely. I'm a fan of both! :) xx

    NIKIMINT

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  15. I have had the first one for several years, and love how you can do so many different looks with it - the second is beautiful, but I just don't that it would be one I'd grab if I could only choose one. I think it's because it lacks a really dark shade which I like to use as liner most of the time...but, it is still really pretty and I love the grey tones!

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  16. If I had to choose on palette, I'd go for the second one, just because I do prefer those shades more. But, overall I'd rather just by individual shadows, because I feel like I'd use those way more than custom shadows picked in a palette

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  17. That website seems really interesting, might have to sign up! Love a good bargain!

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  18. I have both of them and I think both of them are worth buying. I absolutely love the first one, but I do prefer the Naked 2 Basics as well. As you said, I actually use all the shades and I also feel like the pigmentation is even better with the new one.

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  19. I also think the Naked 2 Basics is better. I purchased it last week via Cohorted and paid only £15.40. Really good deal!! Just waiting to receive it now and really excited to give it a try. x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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  20. At first I thought, no I don't need both, but I really like the shades in the 2nd palette. More so than the first I think! xx

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  21. they both look amazing want them both!!! your blog is gorgeous :)xxx

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  22. love the photography. www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

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  23. Those shadows look pretty but they seem too light for me.
    Definitely going to check out that company.
    Liz
    50shadesoflizxo.blogspot.com

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  24. I love all UD products and I think the shade in Basic 2 are much more me.

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

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  25. Oh man, I wish this post had come out a month earlier when I was going through this exact debate :) It's okay though as I came to the same conclusions as you. I own the Naked 2 & 3 full sized palettes and I'm pretty surprised how the Naked 2 Basics differs so much from Naked 2. At first, I thought of the basics as capsule collections of the originals, but they're really quite different. I have a fairly warm complexion, but the Naked 2 palette is okay on my skin but I agree with your assessment that the Basics 2 is too ashy for warmer skinned gals!

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  26. Its tough to pick between the 2! I love how they package their pallettes - you can see why they are so popular!

    Fab post!

    LondonBeautyxx

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  27. They both look beautiful! I still haven't tried any of the Naked palettes I know I need to!

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    xx

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  28. Their website sounds amazing! I haven't got either of the naked basics palettes but reckon they'd be fab for travelling! xx
    alicekatex ♥

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  29. I have been using my naked basic 1 palette to death, the basic 2 looks so fab too, can't wait to get my paws on it. x

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  30. Nice makeup collection. love the colors..

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  31. I want these so bad!! I'm really enjoying reading your blog.
    Xoxo Nathalie
    http://makeupdiaryofanaddict.blogspot.be/

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  32. I hadn't really given the second one much attention, but after seeing your beautiful photography missy I now need to get my hands on the new one. Great post, and erm your photos are just getting better and better!!! So talented!

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  33. Wow, the colours really are similar in shades.
    Angie x
    www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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  34. I've been wondering for a while it would be worth me getting these two palettes for more everyday use. After reading this review, I think it'll be worth me actually buying them now! Thank you for helping me make up my mind :)

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  35. I like the look of the naked basics two because I don't use black that much so the warm colours look more natural. I've persuaded my boyfriend to get me the full naked pallette two for Christmas!

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  38. Love my neutral eyeshadows and after a long time I am finally getting the Urban Decay naked palette but it doesn't have many matte shades and after reading this I definetely have to get my hands on both of these palettes starting off with the naked basics 2 as it has more brown tones perfect for more of an everyday look and im usually more of a shimmer girl too but you dont realise how important matte shades really are Xo
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