Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Review

Hi Lovelies,

It is that time again, another product review.

Today I will be reviewing the widely loved – Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I have heard so much about this palette and there was a lot of buzz surrounding it’s release.

Well, my verdict… I love it. The are a few main points as to why this palette is worthy of all it’s hype.

The colour range that you get in Naked 2 palette is amazing. Of course it goes to say as with any Urban Decay eyeshadows, they are very pigmented. The eyeshadows go on well, they have a great texture and can be easily applied. They blend very easily and because of this you can really achieve a flawless look. The colour range is very complementary, there are many shades that can be used as a highlight under your brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes. There are also plenty of shades that can be used on the entire lid and a lot of them can be mixed to create a more subtle or dramatic look. And lastly the all important shades that create the smokey eye, from browns to a matte black, they are all there.

When I use this palette, I am able to create many different looks. You can easily go from day to night and create a look for any special occasions.

The packaging is also very good with this palette, it is sturdy and the colours stay put. It also comes with a dual brush in case you are low on brushes in your collection.

My overall rating is 8.5/10 – I really enjoy using this palette, the colours, texture and pigments are amazing. The eyeshadows also have great longevity and last all day and night.

I love using Tease on the crease of my eyelid to blend out a smokey eye, Foxy as a highlight colour under my brow bone and YDK for smoking out your bottom lash line.

Have a look at my Bold lip using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on my makeup channel on youtube, makeupbydulcelissa.

I hope this inspires you to create more bold and stunning looks. It is always fun to try new and exciting products, there is no right and wrong way of doing things, just what ever works for you.

Have a great day and remember stay sweet xoxo

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

First 8 colours left to right - Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect and Pistol

First 8 colours left to right – Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect and Pistol

Rest of colours from Naked 2 palette - Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout

Rest of colours from Naked 2 palette – Verve, YDK, Busted and Blackout

Product Review – Eyebrows

Hi Lovelies,

So I have recently been reviewing different eyebrow products to fill in my brows.

Just to give you some context, my brows are medium in colour and quite sparse at the front, but overall do not need to be filled in too much.

Some of you may be thinking, I have never filled in my brows before! But as the saying goes, your eyebrows really do frame your face and complete any makeup look.

But beware! When filling in your brows, be slight with your hand and use upward stroking motions, almost flicking the product onto your brow. This will make sure the look is more natural and not so harsh. Always use a makeup spoolie to blend the product through your brows.

Applied the right way, a perfect brow will give you that wow!

So, here is my review on three products I have used for my brows:

Chanel – Crayon Sourcils Sculpting eyebrow pencil in #30
Overal rating: 7/10

Chanel states that this eyebrow pencil is the ideal way to groom your eyebrows. The soft, smoothly textured pencil applies easily, shapes and shades perfectly and stays put for long-wearing, natural definition.

Texture: 8/10 Pigment: 7/10 Longevity: 7/10 Application: 7/10

Overall, I like the colour of the pencil, I think that it is very natural and the texture makes application easy. I will say this though, using a pencil is easy after practice but at first the look can be quite harsh, this is why this duel pencil has a makeup spoolie on the other end so you can drag the product through the brow and blend it out afterwards. The only negative point is that this pencil does get used quite fast and because it is a little expensive this may not suit everyone. However when this runs out, I will definitely be purchasing another one!

Benefit Cosmetics – Brow Zings, Brow shaping kit (tone medium)                                            Overall rating: 8/10 

This kit comes with everything you need to to create clean, smooth and perfect brows. There is a setting wax and soft pigmented shadow. Benefit claims that if you mix the wax and powder together  you will get more colour payoff!

Texture: 8/10 Pigment: 8/10 Longevity: 8/10 Application: 8/10

I like this kit, it really does have everything you need. Along with the wax and shadow, it also has two little brushes and a small pair of tweezers. When purchasing this I was advised that this product will last a while and is better value for money than a pencil. I will have to wait and see if this claim is true. The texture is interesting, the combination of wax, with the shadow is weird at first, but once you get used to how it needs to be applied it works so well. The product lasts a long time and its application is very easy. I personally, love this product and will purchase it again. However I will say this, it does make your brows quite defined and strong, so if you are not too keen on this look, I would suggest being very slight and using a makeup spoolie to blend the product through.

NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra                                                                                                                             Overall Rating: 6.5/10

NYX claims that this dual-sided pencil will deliver sensual eyebrows in just a few minutes. The universally flattering colour fills in your arches and the highlighter lifts and brightens your eyes.

Texture: 6/10 Pigment: 7/10 Longevity: 6/10 Application: 7/10

For this review, I will be focusing on the side that colours in your brows only. However I will say this, the more exciting part of this product is the highlighter side and this is the primary reason I purchased the pencil. When I bought this pencil, my expectation was not so high for the side that fills in your brows, as it is a universal colour, I felt that this may not work for me, well was I surprised, NYX was right! The colour is flattering and worked well blending into my brows. One negative point, is as the pencil is quite large you need a bigger sharpener (which I will need to purchase) and its makes application a little difficult at first, but if you are used to using product on your brows, you should be okay with it. This is still a good product, but not my favourite from the three of them. I would buy this again, but more for the highlighter side. For anyone that is interested I purchase my NYX products from http://www.crushcosmentics.com.au

I hope you have all enjoyed this review, this is my unbiased opinion and I really wanted to share with you all my experiences with products I had recently used. If you have never filled in your brows, maybe this may change your mind and if you do fill in your brows and would like some recommendations, then I hope this helps and gives you an idea of what other products are out there.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Enjoy lovelies and remember stay sweet xoxo

Eyebrow products Chanel brow pencil (left) Benefit Brow Zings (middle) and NYX brow pencil (right)

Eyebrow products Chanel brow pencil (left) Benefit Brow Zings (middle) and NYX brow pencil (right)