Urban Decay Naked Basics vs. Naked 2 Basics vs. Pulp Fiction Comparison Review Swatches

When I was looking at the Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics palette, I pondered the question, which palette is best for me between the Urban Decay Naked Basics vs. Naked 2 Basics vs. Pulp Fiction? So I created a video to look at and compare all 3 palettes. Can you guess which palette comes out on top?

Urban Decay Naked Basics vs. Naked 2 Basics vs. Pulp Fiction Comparison Review Swatches

See my Naked Basics, Naked 2 Basics, and Pulp Fiction reviews.


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Urban Decay Naked Basics vs. Naked 2 Basics vs. Pulp Fiction Comparison Review Swatches

Price
Pulp Fiction is more expensive at $34 for 4 eyeshadows (one is split into 2 shades, making 5), but you’re getting .06 oz x 4. (total .24 oz)
Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics are $29 each for 6 eyeshadows, each shade is .05 oz. (total .30 oz)
You end up getting more product for the price with the Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics.

Packaging
The Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics palette are more sturdy than the Pulp Fiction, though it’s no slouch.
I’m declaring the Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics the winners of this category.

Number of Shadows
Pulp Fiction has 5 distinctly different shades.
Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics both have 6, but some shades are quite similar.
You end up getting more variety with the Pulp Fiction palette.

Urban Decay Venus, Furious, Skimp, Swatches, Review, Comparison

Highlighters
I like Venus, though I also really like Furious. Skimp is darker than what I prefer for a highlighter shade. It blends into my skintone.
I’m declaring both Venus and Furious as winners here.

Urban Decay Walk of Shame, Righteous, Foxy, Stark, Swatches, Review, Comparison

Base or Lid Shades
I’m not a fan of Foxy, too yellow on me.
I love Walk of Shame nd I’ve even hit pan on it. It’s a pale peachy pink matte.
I really like Righteous! It’s an awesome light peach beige.
Stark is sort of a peachy brown matte, not my favorite between these shades.
Walk of Shame has been a favorite of mine for 2 years. Righteous is a new favorite.
WoS and Righteous come out on top in this set.

Urban Decay Naked 2, Frisk, Cover, Primal, Swatches, Review, Comparison

ALL THE TAUPES!
Naked 2 is a light milky brown taupe.
Frisk is a light grey brown taupe.
Cover is a reddish brown taupe.
Primal is a deeper brown taupe.
I’m not a fan of any of these shades. I prefer my taupes very grey-toned.
Pulp Fiction comes out ahead of Naked Basics and Naked 2 Basics in this category.

Urban Decay Faint, Crave, Undone, Tyranny, Vengeance, Anger, Swatches, Review, Comparison

Darkness and Depth
Faint is a deep brown with a hint of taupe to it. It’s ok.
Crave is a dark blackened brown. LOVE THIS!
Undone is a smoky deep taupe. I really like it.
Tyranny is a warm caramel brown. This is surprisingly flattering on me.
Vengeance is a dark brown. I like this shade.
Anger is a black. This is useful.
While I love Crave and Undone, I actually find all 3 of the deeper shades from the Pulp Fiction palette to be useful for me.
Pulp Fiction is first here while Naked Basics is a close second.

Naked Basics tutorial

Naked Basics tutorial

My original Naked Basics palette tutorial.

Naked Basics Tutorial

Naked Basics Tutorial

Another Naked Basics palett tutorial.

Wearing the Pulp Fiction Palette

Wearing the Pulp Fiction Palette

Pulp Fiction Palette tutorial.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette Tutorial

My upcoming Naked 2 Basics palette tutorial.

Between the three palettes it’s easy for me to eliminate the Naked 2 Basics from the running because I don’t feel like I’ll get a lot of use out of Frisk, Cover and Primal. While I really like Undone, it doesn’t outweigh those 3 shades. Skimp is ok, but not really as a highlighter on my skintone. Stark is ok.

I primarily use Crave, Walk of Shame and Venus from the Naked Basics Palette. I’ve never figured out a use for Foxy. I’ve rarely used Naked 2 and Faint.

I’m surprised to say that the Pulp Fiction Palette wins between the three of these for me! Naked Basics takes second and Naked 2 Basics comes in third.

Which palette is the right one for you? Let me know below!

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