Is the Naked 2 Basics Really Basic?

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Matte Eyeshadow Palette in 6 shades

6 x 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g in Skimp (pale nude satin), Stark (nude-pink matte), Frisk (warm gray matte), Cover (muted red-brown matte), Primal (muted brown matte), Undone (deep, smoky brown matte). (Sephora)

Available at Sephora for $29.00 


I don’t normally delve into the eyeshadow world but boy oh boy do I love me a Naked Palette.  I always thought the Naked2’s palette had too many shades for my choosing so I was pretty happy when I got my hands on this sleek and compact case.  The Naked2 Basic’s palette includes 6 matted neutral shades, and 5 of which are brand new. I know it sounds boring but since I don’t ever wear eyeshadow, this is my go to for when I need to ‘spice’ up my makeup routine. From day to night I always reach for this palette.  The case is in a soft-velvetty coating and is slender and small enough to throw in any bag for traveling.  My only issue is that it’s pretty difficult to open especially with the length of my nails.  I haven’t broken one yet but my anxiety has peaked while attempting to open this sucker. 

 Lighter, brighter eyes and a formula that’s incredibly easy to blend, and are long lasting (with primer; I use Two-Faced Shadow Insurance) are some factors I can’t help but love.  I love the shade ‘Skimp’ to apply to the corners of my eyes and my brow bone for a quick pick me up.  ‘Undone’ is a great addition to my bottom mascara for a quick and definitive dramatized enhancement to the shape of my eyes.  While the rest are perfect for an all- around natural but pigmented look.