I really love the Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette that contains a stunning array of neutral shadows with such wonderful names like Snakebite and Booty Call. Though I will be the first to admit that at times I find the sheer number of shades contained within the palette a tad overwhelming. Generally I have two to three go to shades that I wear for an everyday makeup look and am not really sure what to do with the rest of them. Does anyone else have that problem?
Looking to expand my makeup application skills to include a date night look, I invited my friend Christie over to help me develop a night time look. Christie whipped out the palette and immediately started to work creating my new look and managed to use all but one shade included in the palette. I have to say that I was impressed. For those of you that have already purchased / thinking about purchasing the Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette, then here is a step by step guide to help your create an evening look that uses the majority of the shades.
Evening / Date Night Tutorial Using Urban Decay Naked 2
Step 1: First apply a base of primer to the lid and brow bone. A flesh tone shade works really well as a primer and helps with the blending the additional shades. Step 2: In the crease apply the shades Blended and Tease. These serve as transition shades.
Step 3: Just below the brow bone apply the shade Snakebite to the crease and the outer-V. Step 4: On your lid you will be applying three shades. Apply Suspect to the inner third of the lid, to the middle-third of the lid apply Half Baked and finally Chopper to the outer-third of the lid.
Step 5: Next you will apply YDK to the entire lid in order to blend the three shades that you applied in step 4. Step 6: Now apply Busted to the outer-half of the crease and in the outer-V. Step 7: Now apply Blackout in the outer-V. Step 8: Snakebite is applied to the outer-half of the lower lash line and on top of that add a little bit of Blackout.
Step 9: Next apply Foxy over the entire brow bone.
Step 10: In the inner corner of the eye apply Verve.
Step 11: Finally, apply your favorite liner and then smudge it out using Blackout and add mascara.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review
I’ve really enjoyed using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. It has a great combination of both matte and shimmery shadows which allow you to create a wide variation of daytime and evening looks. The shades have really great pigmentation and go on nice and smooth. The one major negative with this palette would have to be the amount of fall out or dust created when using the various eyeshadows requiring you to clean up around the top of your cheek and under the eye. I’ve noticed this to be true with the majority of the different eyeshadows and palettes produced by Urban Decay. Though this problem is annoying its not enough of a nuisance to keep me from purchasing these products. At $54 the palette is rather expensive, but I feel the quality and versatility of the shadows makes it worth the price.
One of the things that I like best about the palette is its ability to look good on a variation of skin tones. As you can from the swatches provided below, this palette works really well on both fair and medium toned skin.
Hope you found the tutorial and review helpful! Tell me have you tried the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette?
Photography & Makeup: Christie