Many of you may remember that I was first introduced to the original Urban Decay Naked palette by Stiletto Jungle contributing writer Pearl while visiting with her in New York in April 2011. She dilligently led me to the violently overused sample palette in the SoHo Sephora, and pointed out the quite bare shelf where the palette once lived. She told me to order it as soon as I could find it. I followed her instruction and have been smitten ever since.
Fast forward 8 months. I'm back in New York visiting Pearl. While standing in line at the Bryant Park Starbucks on a chilly December evening I mentioned to Pearl that I'd been using the Naked palette pretty much non-stop since May. She practically convulsed as she simultaneously whipped out her iPhone and explained that the much-anticipated Naked2 palette had just debuted on the Urban Decay site (and promptly sold out). She pulled up a picture and warned me to purchase the super hot Naked 2 as soon as I could find it.
Now, almost three weeks later, the palette has quietly appeared buried deep on the Sephora site. The listing comes with a strict warning:
"This product is currently available online only and will be available in store at the end of January. This product is in extremely high demand. Accordingly, Urban Decay is producing as many as possible, as fast as they can. Please check regularly to keep up-to-date on product availability."In case this long winded story hasn't made it clear: buy the Naked 2 palette right now, while you can. Need more reasons to buy? Check out this Sephora video comparing swatches from the original Naked and Naked2 on a range of skin tones:
Similar to the original palette, Naked2 comes with 12 ultra-neutral colors that you'll wear non-stop: Booty Call (shimmering cork), Foxy (cream bisque with matte finish), Half Baked (golden-bronze with shimmering finish), Chopper (copper shimmer with silver microglitter), Snake Bite (dark bronze shimmer with metallic base), Suspect (pale golden beige with shimmering finish), Tease (creamy pale brown with matte finish), YDK (cool bronze shimmer with metallic base), Busted (deep brown with shimmering finish), Blackout (blackest black with matte finish), Pistol (light gray-brown with shimmering finish), and Verve (oyster with shimmering finish). Additionally, you'll get a high-quality shadow/ crease brush and a pocket sized Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Naked, a pinky neutral shade. Run, don't walk...
→ Buy the Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette, $50.00, at sephora.com; this item ships free.