Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

When UD junkies cried out for a palette of matte neutrals, Naked Basics delivered—and left them begging for MORE shades. (Who are they to deny us?)

Urban Decay introduces Naked2 Basics. Cooler in tone than the original, this palette complements Naked2 perfectly. They’ve loaded Naked2 Basics with six TAUPE-hued matte neutrals, including five never-before-seen shades. While UD created the original Naked Basics palette because they wanted to give women an indispensable palette they could take everywhere. Naked2 Basics gives you all the versatility of the original, but with cooler-toned shades. These shadows are neutral enough for anyone, from cool skin tones to olive complexions to darker skin. Wende loves Naked2 Basics even more than the original. Being the color junkie that she is, she uses this go-to palette as the basis of her look and then applies specialty shadows on top.

Like the original, Naked2 Basics comes in a sleek, soft-touch case that has a suede-like feel and a slight sheen. They made it small and compact so it travels well, yet still packed it with six FULL-size shadows.

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

While many brands’ matte shadows tend to be chalky or powdery, EVERY shade in Naked2 Basics has a rich, buttery feel for the perfect application. They even included one shade with a slight satin finish, Skimp, that’s ideal for highlighting and adding dimension. So versatile you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it, Naked2 Basics is the kind of palette you’ll reach for again and again. Use these shades to create the perfect neutral matte eye. Then, on the days when you’re craving more color, pair them with your favorite bolder shadows.

Every shade in Naked2 Basics features the Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

Naked2 Basics (SRP: S$45) is available at Sephora.

When we launched our original Naked Basics palette of matte neutrals, women cried out for two things: even more mattes and the perfect brush to apply them. Done and done. To coincide with the launch of Naked2 Basics, Urban Decay introduces the Naked Basics Double-Ended Brush. This full-size brush is the ultimate accoutrement for our Naked Basics palettes. Because it’s two brushes in one, it’s extra versatile (yet it takes up less space in your bag). On one side: a shadow blender brush. On the other: a shadow smudger brush. Apply shadow all over. Blend, smudge and line. This indispensable brush does it all.

We wanted the perfect go-to everyday brush for the go-to everyday shadows in Naked Basics and Naked2 Basics. Just throw this must-have brush in your bag and you’re covered! Use the shadow smudger along the lash line to rim eyes with a soft, smoky line. The versatile shadow blender works great for any eyeshadow application. Use it to apply a wash of base color from the lash line to the brow bone or to pat and blend color on the lid. You can also use the soft edge as a blender.

This full-size brush has a dark brown, soft-touch handle with a gold Naked Basics logo. The white-tipped bristles make it easy to see how much color you’re picking up. (No more accidentally putting too much product on and having to remove it.)

The brush hair is made with a super-soft synthetic material derived from recycled PBT plastic bottles, so it’s cruelty-free AND vegan! Another plus: Synthetic brush hair doesn’t hold on to gross bacteria the way porous animal hair can, so it’s easier to clean and more hygienic.

Naked Basics Double-Ended Brush (SRP: S$28) is available at Sephora.

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