How it arrived
Outside packaging, the bottom view
- This is how it arrives, with a wonderful, wearable pink lipgloss. The gloss is similar to Le Gloss by L'Oreal, and is minty on the lips. I also received a gold eyeliner sample.
- Once I popped it out of the packaging, which I discarded, I noticed the palette was in a metal box, kind of like a little paint box. I love this thicker, more durable packaging.
Naked Palette 2, opened
- I LOVE the huge mirror. In the pic I left the protective covering that comes on (so it wouldn't show my reflection).
- This palette is filled with more shimmery tones, and ends with a black instead of that sparkly grey.
The gorgeous shades
- It comes with a double-ended crease and shading brush.
- The shades range from matte, shimmer, and glitter. Five of the shades are brand new.
View 2, Closeup of the shades
Original NP on top, and NP 2 on bottom
- The only shade that is the same is Half-baked.
- There are no dupes, but a couple of the shades are sorta similar, but I could easily tell the difference.
- There are still 12 shades, and the size of the pans is the same for both.
- UD NP 2 is only slightly larger in packaging.
- Verdict? I love neutrals, so I love this palette! I was also glad to see black this time.
- Should you buy NP 1 or 2? That's really hard to say. I feel like 1 had so much fall out, and this one doesn't. If you've never bought either, want something really durable, want a big mirror, then get 2.
- Naked 1 seems more versatile to me, as far as shades go. And 2 had more shimmery shades.
- The packaging is much better, and will be great for traveling.
- Price: $50, but I got a discount from UD (go sign up for your own!)
Are you going to buy the NP 2? Do you own the original?