by - August 13, 2014

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When I first heard the buzz about this palette, I was firmly on the fence pending a preview of the shades. I don't actually own the original NAKED BASICS palette, which is actually a little bit strange considering my penchant for sticking to matte, neutral eye looks for daytime, but I never really felt completely drawn to it. I felt a little bit like there wasn't enough variation to the shades. Now, here comes NAKED2 BASICS. And as soon as I saw the promotion photos, this went onto my wants list.

Keep reading for a closer look. SPOILER: Taupe.

When UD junkies cried out for a palette of matte neutrals, Naked Basics delivered—and left them begging for MORE shades. (And we couldn’t deny them!)
Cooler in tone than the original, Naked2 Basics complements Naked2 perfectly. We loaded this indispensable palette with six TAUPE-hued matte neutrals, including five never-before-seen shades. These shadows are neutral enough for anyone, from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin.
So versatile you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it, Naked2 Basics is the kind of palette you’ll reach for again and again.
Every shade in Naked2 Basics features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
While many brands’ matte shadows tend to be chalky or powdery, EVERY shade in Naked2 Basics has a rich, buttery feel for the perfect application. It even includes one shade with a slight satin finish, Skimp, that’s ideal for highlighting and adding dimension.
Like the original, Naked2 Basics comes in a sleek, soft-touch case that has a suede-like feel and a slight sheen. It’s small and compact so it travels well, yet we still packed it with six FULL-size shadows.
What You Get: 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).
So. I want it.  Rarely does an eyeshadow palette jump out at me like this one does. I very sincerely feel like I would use this every single day. I am pretty fair, generally, and cool toned (which is why the only full size NAKED palette that I own happens to be NAKED2) so I feel like this palette will compliment me really nicely and pretty much do everything that I would want it to for the every day eye looks that tend to be my staples.

As far as quality, I'm going to go ahead and assume that it'll be on par with other Urban Decay matte shades, which I generally tend to love and use fairly often when I break out the big palette. I have high hopes for this one and plan on picking it up ASAP.

The Urban Decay NAKED2 BASICS palette will be available in stores and online August 18. The US price for this palette is $29, and I assume that the Canadian price will be $34, the same as the original NAKED BASICS palette. 

Will you be picking up the new NAKED2 BASICS palette?

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