Full-Frontal With Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Oh my, where to start? I've been eye-balling the Urban Decay's Naked range for as long as I can remember. I've had so many questions in my mind about it yet I was so intrigued with their eye shadow palettes – I can freely say that I had an urge to try them. However, there was an obstacle called one hell of a price tag. Yes, these palettes are most definitely hot stuff material but they aren't the most affordable to purchase. I was always wondering if they're actually worth my money. It isn't easy to part with £37 for a set of eye shadows, I mean – how special can they be? I finally cracked under the pressure, purchased my first UD palette and wanted to be done with it. I remember that I was overwhelmed when it arrived. Such a mix of emotions. Was I satisfied? Does it live up to my expectations? Is the packaging really good? Trust me – I've examined every millimetre of this palette and it has even slept beside my bedside for a few nights. It was my baby. However, when we put all of my sentimental mumbo-jumbo aside – is this beauty item seriously worth the hype or the price?

Drage moje, kako uopste da zapocnem? Urban Decay cjelokupnu liniju proizvoda drzim na oku vec jako, jako dugo vremena. Toliko sam se toga pitala u vezi njih a istovremeno sam nevjerovatno mnogo zeljela isprobati njihove palete sjena – mogu slobodno reci da sam osjecala istinsku potrebu da ih nabavim. No, tu je postojao mali problem, mala prepreka u vidu paprene cijene. Da, nesumnjivo su Naked palete sjena opasno trazena roba no zaista se ne uklapaju sa svacijim beauty budzetom. Oduvijek me zanimalo da li su stvarno vrijedne novca za koji se posteno namucim. Nije lako odvojiti 87KM na paletu sjena te sam se i sama pitala – koliko zaista mogu biti uopste posebne? Na kraju sam popustila, kupila svoju prvu UD paletu i jednostavno zavrsila sa svim dilemama i patnjom oko toga hocu li je jednom kupiti ili ne. Sjecam se da sam, kada mi je isporucena na adresu, bila pod jakim utiskom. Da li sam bila zadovoljna kupovinom? Da li je ispunila moja ocekivanja? Da li je pakovanje okej? Vjerujte mi – istrazila sam, detaljno, svaki milimetar ove palete i cak je spavala sa mnom tj. na stolicu pored mog uzglavlja par noci. Bila je moja bebica. No, kada ostavimo sve ove sentimentalne price na stranu – da li je ovaj komad kozmetike zaista, istinski vrijedan paznje ali i cijene?

Design of the packaging will always be a matter of taste but my taste leads me to write that it's bloody gorgeous. Even the box in which the palette resides is eye-catching. One info for you – now the Naked 2 Palette comes with four sachets of Urban Decay's eye primer potions instead of their lip gloss. I must say that I prefer to get eye shadow primers as I haven't had the chance to try any apart from the original one. I think that I will purchase one full-sized primer after I go through with these. The actual eye shadow casing is gorgeous and extremely well-made. It reminds me of an expensive painting kit. It is sturdy, opens and closes properly and I love the fact the mirror on the inside was protected with a foil so it doesn't get scratched. Inside you'll also find a two-sided eyeshadow make-up brush which is amazing. I've ditched my Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush and apply my eyeshadows with this UD one exclusively. I think that the fluffy, bigger side features an amazing multitasking brush. I's exceptional for packing pigment, distributing it all over the lid and even blends out perfectly those harsh edges. The other side features a smaller, firmer and flatter brush which isn't perfect but it does a good job lining the eyes.

Dizajn je nesto sto ce uvijek biti stvar ukusa a moj ukus mi nalaze da zapisem kako je ovo jedna mocna i prekrasna paleta. Cak je i kutija u kojoj se paleta nalazi lijepa. Jedna informacija – Naked 2 paleta od sada dolazi zajedno sa 4 testera Urban Decay baza za sjene i vise uz nju ne dolazi njihovo sjajilo. Meni se to i dopada jer, osim originalne baze za sjene, nisam imala priliku da isprobam ostale. Mislim da cu, nakon sto potrosim testere, kupiti i full-size pakovanje jedne od tih baza. Samo kuciste sjena je fenomenalno i odlicno napravljeno. Mene podsjeca na luksuzne tempere (sjecate se njih?). Cvrste je gradje, otvara se i zatvara bez problema i jako mi se dopalo sto je ogledalo sa unutarnje strane zasticeno folijom kako se ne bi u transportu izgrebalo. Unutar pakovanja cete takodjer pronaci dvostrani kist za nanosenje sjena za oci koji je fantazija. Cak sam zapostavila svoj Real Techniques Base Shadow kist i iskljucivo sve sjene nanosim sa UD kistom. Mislim da je pufnasta i dimenzijama veca desna strana kista pravi multipraktik. Savrseno pokupi pigment sjene, rasporedi je preko cijelog kapka pa cak i blenda one grube prelaze bez greske. Sa druge strane se nalazi manji, cvrsci i spljosteniji kist koji nije idealan no solidno njime mozete tamnijom nijansom obrubiti oci.

The real deal are the twelve shades we have inside. There were some speculations how the Naked 2 is more a cool based brown-y, nude palette, however, some denied that it is. When looking at them in the pan, you'll see that we have both – warmer and cooler browns inside. It isn't exclusively warm-based or cool-based either. It's a good, well balanced mix. However, I have noticed that the effect these shadows have on me is predominantly cool. You'll be able to see that when I made a look with this palette for one of my next posts. I generally prefer cool browns and taupes to the regular, warm classic bronze shades as they make my eyes look wattery and red. That isn't the case with these eyeshadows – not even with the warmest shades. I'd say that four shades are warm and the rest is neutral to cool toned. Out of twelve shades, there isn't a single dud but I have a remark about one particular shade (you'll read about that below). One shade is very shimmer while others are either very metallic and shot through with tiny bit of shimmer or completely matte. 

Ali sve mi znamo da su prava atrakcija same sjene unutar palete. Kolale su netom spekulacije kako Naked 2 paleta vise naginje ka hladnijim tonovima smedje no opet je bilo i onih koji su to poricali. Kada pogledate u sjene dok su u paleti, mislim da je jasno kako sadrzi oboje – tople i hladne tonove smedje. Nije iskljucivo niti “topla” niti “hladna” paleta sjena nego izvrstan, odlicno balansiran miks. No bez obzira na to kako djeluju u pakovanju pa cak i swatchane na ruci – na mom licu djeluju izrazito hladno. To cete vidjeti kada budem napravila look u jednom od narednih postova. Uopsteno, moja licna preferenca jesu upravo hladnije smedje i taupe nijanse za oci jer (iz nekog razloga) mi tople, klasicne bronzane nijanse cine da oci djeluju “krvavo” i vodenasto (kao da sam plakala). To nije slucaj niti sa jednom od nijansi iz Naked 2 palete – pa cak niti sa najtopljijim nijansama. Rekla bih da su cetiri od ukupno 12 nijansi drasticno tople dok je ostalih osam neutralnog ili hladnog podtona. I od tih dvanaest nijansi sjena, niti jedna mi nije bila razocarenje. Ipak, imam primjedbu na jednu nijansu (procitati je mozete ispod). Jedna je nijansa izuzetno sljokicasta dok su ostale u tom stilu vise metalik efekta na ocima i sadrze sicusne shimmeratse cestice dok imate i par potpuno mat nijansi.

To me, this is a perfectly balanced palette – you have a skin neutralizing shade which is perfect as a base, you have your highlighters, all-over-the-lid hues for a simple eye look and a few of fabulous dark shades ideal for lining the eyes. You have a harmony of light, medium and completely dark shades which allow you to create most looks your heart would desire. And they're insanely pigmented. The texture is as everyone said – buttery smooth to the touch, they blend easily, don't crease (even without a primer) and last for an entire day on me. Varying from shade to shade – some will have more fallout than others but it's not more fallout than I get from Sleek eyeshadow palettes. However, I'd say that the true strength of this palette is the way all shades work together. There's literally no way to estimate how many different looks you can create with it. Pick any shade out of the bunch and it will work amazingly well when paired with any other shade from the palette. Naked 2 Palette is the perfect palette and you'd really have to be nitpicking to find a fault in it. Is it worth the £37 price tag? Absolutely! It is everything I expected it to be. There will always be two categories of eyeshadow palettes in this world – Urban Decay's Naked range and the rest. I've bought my Naked 2 from HqHair.com but I'd recommed snapping yours from feelunique.com since they're mostly in stock there. I've already purchased Naked 3 and will probably get the original Naked and the Basics edition soon. True collector, aren't I?

Po mom misljenju, ovo je savrseno izbalansirana paleta – imate nijansu koja neutralise crvenilo i kapilare te je idealna kao baza, imate nijanse za osvjetljavanje podrucja na licu, nijanse koje fenomenalno djeluju kada ih nanesete preko cijelog kapka ali imate i par tamnih boja koje su idealne za obrubljivanje ociju. Tu je harmonija svijetlih, srednje svijetlih i tamnijih boja sa kojima mozete nasminkati oci na sve moguce nacine. I nevjerovatno su pigmentirane. Tekstura je upravo kako su svi opisivali – puterasto meka na dodir, blendaju se savrseno, ne nakupljaju se u naborima kapaka (i bez baze) te na mojim okama traju doslovno cijeli dan a da ne gube na intenzitetu. Od nijanse do nijanse varira koliko se mrve u dodiru sa kistom – neke vise od ostalih, no ne vise od Sleek sjena koje imam. No moje opazanje bi bilo da je adut ove palete ponajvise nacin na koji su besprijekorno sve nijanse ukombinovane. Doslovno ne bih mogla nabrojati koliko razlicitih look-ova mozete sa ovom paletom napraviti. Sve nijanse medjusobno se mogu kombinirati i sve idu jedna uz drugu. Odaberite bilo koju nijansu i vidjeti cete da funkcionise sa bilo kojom drugom iz palete. Naked 2 je savrsena paleta i bas bi morale “traziti dlaku u jajetu” kada bi joj zeljele pronaci manu. Ultimativno pitanje jeste da li je vrijedna 87KM? Apsolutno! Sve je ono sto sam zamislila da ce biti. Uvijek ce postojati dvije vrste paleta sjena za oci na ovom svijetu – Urban Decay Naked palete i sve ostale na drugoj strani. Svoju Naked 2 sam kupila preko HqHair.com stranice no radije bih vam preporucila kupovinu sa feelunique.com jer su kod njih vecinu vremena dostupne (in stock). Ja sam vec kupila Naked 3 no uskoro planiram kupiti i originalnu Naked-icu kao i Basics mini paletu. Bas poput pravog kolekcionara ovih ljepotica.

  1. Foxy – the perfect base shade, almost identical to my skintone (although looks lighter) and it melts into the skin whilst neutralizing any redness, capillaries. A tad dusty but not too much.
  2. Half Baked – golden brown with gold flecks yet with a slight coppery undertone. Looks and feels metallic. Great color payoff and texture although not unique.
  3. Booty Call – rosy, peachy white-beige hue which is ideal for highlighting. A bit frosty but not overwhelming.
  4. Chopper – the one I have a complaint made ready. This one of the rarest warm orangey, red bowns that suits me yet it's packed with medium shimmer. Which falls all over like crazy. Gorgeous shade, great payoff but too shimmery.
  5. Tease – the most gorgeous taupe with perfect ratio of brown, gray and mauve in it. Is a tad stiff but it works perfectly as an eye socked contour. In love with it.
  6. Snakebite – deep, rich dark brown with a tad of bronze and a light golden sheen. Absolutely exquisite and works weel as an all-over-the-lid shade. I tried it first from the palette.
  7. Suspect – darkened dusty champagne hue with a dash of gray in it and is of a metallic finish borderline with frosty.
  8. Pistol– fabulously pigmented gray-ish brown which is truly rich, of a fabulous texture and intensity. I tried this shade second (after Snakebite) from the palette, Very striking yet efortlessly wearable.
  9. Verve – a “chilled” champagne shade. A bit beige and a bit gray in certain light, it is a very versatile hue.
  10. YDK – another pleasat surprise for me! The second warm, reddish brown that suits me and it's of a strong metallic finish. Exceptionally pigmented.
  11. Busted – an oxblood-brown baby. Deep, deep brown with just a tinge of warmth peaking through.
  12. Blackout – the truest, blackest black I've ever come across. Thos Sleek blacks look washed out and ridiculous next to this rock'n'roll black baby. And it's matte. Pure perfection (perversion?).
  • Foxy – bazna sjena koja nema mane. Skoro je identicna mojoj kozi (iako djeluje dosta svjetlije od nje) no stopi se sa tonom koze dok istovremeno neutralise i posljednje znakove crvenila te sitne kapilare. Blago je praskasta.
  • Half Baked – zlacano smedja za zlatnim shimmerom no i broncanim podtonom. Na kozi ima dosta metalik finis. Izvrsna pigmentacija i tekstura iako nije unikatna nijansa sama po sebi.
  • Booty Call – roskasto, breskvasto bjelicasto-zuta nijansa koja je “dusu dala” za iluminiranje. Malo je frosted finisha no ne uz prizvuk 80tih godina.
  • Chopper – nijansa za koju sam spremila prituzbu. Ovo je jedna od najrijedjih toplih, cak narandzastog podtona smedjih nijansi koje mi pristaju i sta je ucinjeno? Ubacili su i tonu sljokica koje spadaju tokom dana ispod oka. Krasna nijansa, odlicnog intenziteta ali te sljokice mi nisu bas po ukusu.
  • Tease– najdivnija taupe nijansa koja sadrzi idealan omjer smedje, sive i mauve. Malcice je tvrdje teksture no uz pravi kist cini magiju pri konturisanju oka. Opsjednuta sam njom.
  • Snakebite – duboka, bogata tamno smedja uz mrvicu bronze te njezno zlacani odsjaj. Prekrasna je i samo kada je nanesete preko cijelog kapka. Nju sam prvu isprobala iz ove palete.
  • Suspect – zatamnjena, “prljava” nijansa sampanjca uz samo zrno sivkaste i metalik finis koji granici sa frosred efektom.
  • Pistol – fenomenalno pigmentirana smedje-siva koja je istinski raskosna, savrsene teksture i intenziteta. Ona je bila druga sjena po redu iz palete koju sam isprobala (nakon Snakebite). Ostavlja jak dojam ali bez kompromisa glede nosivosti.
  • Verve -“ohladjena” nijansa sampanjca. Malo bez, malo sivkasta na odredjenom svjetlu i jako lagana za kombinovati i nositi.
  • YDK – za mene, jos jedno prijatno iznenadjenje! Druga toplija, crvenkasto-smedja nijansa koju sam otkrila da mi odgovara i jakog je metalik odsjaja. Izuzetne pigmentacije.
  • Busted – krizanac tamno smedje i bordo nijanse. Dosta, dosta tamno smedja uz samo blagi dasak topline koji proviruje na jakom svjetlu.
  • Blackout – najvjernija, najtamnija crna sjena za koju znam. Crne sjene iz Sleek paleta djeluju isprano i smijesno pored nje. Prava rock'n'roll crna boja. I jos je k tome mat. Cisto savrsenstvo (perverzija?).

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