Today I'm gonna be comparing two palettes, the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 and the Sleek Storm Palette.
To be honest, I think Naked Palette 1 is much more comparable to the Storm Palette, since it has more colour, whereas Naked 2 is more of browny earthy tones.
But what's the point of getting Naked 1 if I already have the Sleek Storm? So in a way...it's kinda like me having both Naked palettes, cos the Storm is similar. Yay :)
I got the Storm Palette around this time last year, because it was around that time that everyone was talking about how amazing this palette was, and since it was about $15AUD on ebay, I thought, "Why not?"
There are other colour palettes from Sleek, but I chose this one because it had the colours that I was more likely to wear.
It's a combination of matte and shimmer shades, ranging from your wearable neutrals to the funky berrys and green and blue shades, for those days you just want to switch it up.
It also has a mirror, but honestly, I never use mirrors in my eyeshadow palettes, do you?
The pigmentation of these eyeshadows are really amazing, especially with the metallic/shimmery ones. It's soft and velvety. The only shade I'm a tad disappointed with is the third one on the top row, you can't really pick up the colour without a good eye primer underneath. But it's still a pretty shade of soft brown.
Storm Palette in Direct Sunlight
Look how pretttty the shades are! It's almost like a rainbow :)
All swatches are without primer.
Storm Palette in Indoor Lighting.
To the owners of a Naked 1 palette, don't you think the Storm Palette is kind of similar? With the blue and golds and that copper colour. Let me know your thoughts!
Naked Palette 2
Version 2 of the Naked Palettes holds more browns, and I think cooler tones than Naked 1. The packaging of N2 is definitely more sturdier and the audible click when you close it makes you reassured that your palette won't open up in your bag accidently, if you decide to carry it around when travelling.
True to its word, the texture of these eyeshadows are really nice. They're smooth, buttery, velvety and pigmented. I had no trouble swatching any of these colours, except Foxy. Although Foxy is smooth to the touch and soft, it just didn't appear on skin. Nothing a good brush and primer can't fix, though.
My shades that stood out to me and quickly became my favourites were Suspect, Pistol, Verve and YDK. All metallic, all buttery, all pigmented and soo pretty!
Did anyone notice an almost dupe between the two palettes?
Urban Decay's popular shade "Half Baked" and the first colour on the Storm palette. The storm palette doesn't have any names for its shades.
I'd say Half Baked is a little more golden. But they do look very similar!
I threw in a swatch of "Chopper" from N2, since it looked similar on the palette, but it's definitely darker.
Sleek Storm vs Urban Decay Naked 2
So there you have it!
I definitely think Sleek is worth checking out since it's only a fraction of the price of Urban Decay but you're still getting top quality similar looking eyeshadows :) Sleek also has more palettes of different themes if you don't particularly like the Storm colour scheme.
I love both palettes and I'm gonna give them some more lovin ;)