Naked 2- Why the Hype??

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Ever hear how great something is, how wonderful it is, how life changing it is? After hearing this over and over and over, you go against your original thought and buy it; then are disappointed.

This is what happened with me and the Urban Decay Naked 2 pallet. I opted for the Naked 2, over the Naked 3 because I am not a huge fan of pink, rose or reddish colors on my eyes. In my opinion it makes me look tired, and older. Who wants that? Not me. The Naked 2 was described as taupes, so I thought that would be the one for me. There are tons of reviews on this on already, so I know that I am missing the boat a bit. But how am I the only one,that was disappointed with this?

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The shades are all mostly shimmery or glittery. Which is fine. I would have preferred to see more mattes, but I knew going in that was not the case. There is a very wide range of colors. Everything from golds, to silvers, to purples and even some pink colors. All the colors work well together, are all very well pigmented, and blend easily. You can make an endless amount of looks from this pallet; from a very simple subtle day look to a very dark smokey eye.

For me, there was a lot of fall out. My poor cheeks looked like they were covered in shimmer powder. I had to use a make up wipe to get it off, then reapply moisturizer, foundations and blush. Not fun, and very time consuming. On a similar note, once the eyeshadows were applied it looked great. However, it did not last very long without a primer. It ran, bled and moved all over my eyelid. I was horrified when I looked in the mirror just a few hours later; I was a clown. Not the sexy mama I was hoping to be. Even with a primer it didn’t last all day. Maybe I am very spoiled with my make up brushes, but the one that came with the pallet was very poor quality. After using it twice, I am losing brushes left and right.

I should have stuck to my guns and not spent the money on something that I was not totally sold on. I was really wanting to love this pallet, I was really wanting to love Urban Decay. But after this, I will probably not be buying any more of their pallets.

So tell me, what did you think of this pallet? What do you think of other Urban Decay products? Help me out here, where did I go wrong?


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