Urban Decay Naked Basics 1 & Naked Basics 2 Review and Swatches

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Hi everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I’m reviewing and comparing Urban Decay’s Naked Basics 1 and Naked Basics 2. Both palettes are so lovely…



Naked Basics 1 has six matte neutral cream, brown, and taupe eye shadows: Venus (neutral light beige), Foxy (cream color), W.O.S. (slight pink undertone beige), Naked2 (neutral taupe), Faint (medium brown), and Crave (deep dark brown).

Naked Basics 2 has six matte beige, taupe, and brown eye shadows: Skimp (nude), Stark (medium beige), Frisk (taupe, similar to Naked 2), Cover (light brown), Primal (medium brown), and Undone (dark brown).

As you can see, both palettes contain a great range of neutral colors.  These eye shadows are wonderful for day or night.  Stick with the lighter and medium shades for an everyday  look.  For a smoky brown eye, place emphasis on the darker colors in the palette of choice.  And, with Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, they truly last all day long without creasing.  As I’ve mentioned before, creasing is my main issue with eye shadows.  In my review of Naked 2 & Naked 3 I discuss the quality and staying power of Urban Decay’s eye shadows in more detail.  These little beauties measure up to their big sister palettes in variety and quality.

I imaged that I would truly love Naked Basics 2 over the 1st palette, but I was wrong.  I like them both and can’t make up my mind between the two.  The first palette has a better variation of neutrals from light to dark, but the second palette has such an amazing assortment of taupe and brown colors.  To me, it’s a toss-up.

Tell me, which one is your favorite?

Xo, Maria


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