Thursday, September 4, 2014

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $29

THE SKINNY: I almost cried when I had to retire my Naked2 eyeshadow palette a few weeks back. Thank goodness Urban Decay got the smaller Naked2 Basics in stick the same week.

This eyeshadow palette is as good as you would imagine from Urban Decay. The colors are cooler than the Naked Basics palette and every shade has a matte finish (unlike the larger Naked2 counterpart).

The matte shades are fabulous. And they stay all day. The collection includes Skimp (pale nude satin), Stark (nude-pink matte), Frisk (warm gray matte), Cover (muted red-brown matte), Primal (muted brown matte) and Undone (deep, smoky brown matte). 

For me, this is actually a much more usable palette than Naked2. Less glitter and shimmer equals more workday use.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep.

CHECK IT OUT: Right now the only place you can find this palette is direct from Urban Decay, but I suspect it will be in stores such as Ulta soon.

-- Tested by Carrie