I'm so excited... the postman brought me my Naked2 earlier!
*rubs palette all over self*
The Naked2 comes in a tin, which I prefer to the original Naked - it feels sturdier. It'll be easier to clean than the velvety case, which collected quite a lot of dust.. Naked2 tin closes quite firmly as well, so it feels more travel friendly than the original naked.
Naked2 also comes with a mini lipgloss, which is nice but fairly random. I'd have preferred another mini primer potion like the original, but Ohwell! The lipgloss itself is nice, it's a sheer wash of a rosy colour, and smells/tastes minty. A good gloss to throw in my bag :)
Look, how beautiful!
Naked2 comes with a double ended brush, one for applying colour and one for blending. I like Urban Decay brushes, I think they're good quality. Leagues better than the standard applicator that usually comes with palettes.
I'm sure there will be five million reviews and swatches on blogs, but I wanted to still give my opinion ;)
L-R Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper
I was quite disappointed by the pigmentation of the two highlight colours, although as highlight colours, they're okay. Bootycall is better than Foxy though, it has more of a sheen. Half baked is one of my favourite shadows of all time, so I was happy to see this repeated in Naked2. Chopper is a lovely copper toned colour, I think it would look amazing with green eyes in particular, and I'm looking forward to using it.
L-R Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol
Tease is a matte pale brown, it almost has lavender undertones. Unusual, I like it! Snakebite is the colour I was most excited about when I saw online swatches, and it has not disappointed! Yum. It's such a lovely bronzey-gold with brown and kind of green tones. It's so pigmented, and perhaps the softest colour in the palette. Suspect is a taupe/gold colour, and is so pretty. It's kind of a champagne colour, great for an everyday eye I think. Pistol is a grey silver toned colour, and I don't have too many silver-y colours so I'm glad this in the palette.
L-R Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout
Verve is a cool toned lilac-y silver, think it'll go perfectly blended with Pistol for a smokey look. YDK is the second colour I was most looking forward to, yay! It's a warm taupe-y copper kind of colour, pretty unusual. It's really sheeny, and is really buttery in consistency. I seriously love this colour. Busted is a dark, cool brown. It's not matte, but it applies like a matte? It's a bit chalky, disappointing. It reminds me of Mac Mulch. This is a good colour if you don't like lots of sparkle or sheen, but not a complete matte. Blackout is a complete matte black, but applies well. I'm not the biggest fan of matte shades, but this one does apply quite well, and a matte black is always good to have in a palette.
Whoah, that turned into a massive ramble. I apparently can't finish essays, but can talk an awful lot about eyeshadow ;)
Let me know your thoughts on Naked2 - better or worse than the original? I'm not decided yet, I'm going to play around with it for a few days and see. My favourites of the palette so far are Chopper, Snakebite and YDK.
The palette costs £36 and is available now from Debenhams, and from all other stores from February.
Link me to any of your reviews, would love to read them :)