I’ve worn Stila Coco and Oasis eye shadows since I was 20 years old. As lovely as the shadows are, using the same eye color for almost a decade is officially classified as a cosmetics rut. To break out of my dry spell, I decided to give the Urban Decay Naked2 palette a try.
I was immediately drawn to the palette’s mix of earth tones and metallic shimmer. The shades are versatile, buildable and, with the addition of primer, last all day. I even like the brush, and I’m usually anti-eye shadow brushes.
My favorite shades so far are Chopper, shimmery copper with tones of pink, and Pistol a deep, charcoal grey with a wash of metallic. I also like Bootycall, a champagne color with a bit of sparkle, as a highlighter. (If you want to see each shade on the skin, Beauty Junkies Unite has the in depth scoop.)
All in all, I think this palette is worth the hype that surrounded its release. The shades are perfect for creating a neutral eye look for every day or a smoky look for your off hours. It’s the perfect thing to break me out of my rut without dropping me head long into a vat of garish neons.