Review: Urban Decay Naked2 Basics and Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set

I have here a basic eye palette and an eye pencil set that you might be interested in. If you have the Naked 2 palette, the Naked 2 Basics is a great supplementary palette with all matte shades. The Black Magic pencil set is all love! I love my black pencil liners, and these dual ended ones are my kind of pencils.

 

Naked2 Basics and Black Magic

 

Naked2 Basics Eye Shadow Palette (RM103)

 

Naked2 Basics Naked2 Basics swatch

 

As you can see, this is a palette of 6 matte cool browns which still complements all skin tones. As you can see, the 3 lighter shades are quite subtle on my skin, and on the lids, they’re just a wash of colour which can be used to blend out the darker shades. All the swatches are done on my dry arm, without foundation or primer. I swatch them using my fingers, 2 passes. Undone looks a little dry and stiff on my arm, but when applied on the lids with a brush, it blends smoothly without patchiness. I’ve tried all these 6 shades on my eyes, and all of them apply beautifully. In fact, I love the combination of Primal and Undone as my brow colour! Perfect ashy brown – I’ll show you in the look I did below.

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

 

Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set (RM139)

 

Black Magic pencil set Black Magic pencil set swatches

 

Need I say more about these eye pencils? You guys know I love them – they’re easy to apply, they last on my lash lines without transferring, and they literally glide on as the name suggests. Black Velvet and Perversion are the blackest of blacks with Black Velvet the smoothest to apply. In this set, you get 4 different black liners, and on the other end, there’s a brown, a sparkly navy, a purple and a gray. All of them apply beautifully, and it’s so handy. If you love pencil liners, you can’t miss this set!

ZERO + DEMOLITION – zealous black cream + deep brown matte

PERVERSION + LSD – blackest black matte + navy shimmer with bright turquoise micro-sparkle

BLACK MARKET + TORNADO – charcoal black satin + dark eggplant pearl

BLACK VELVET + SMOKE – rich, smoky black matte + deepest gray matte

Below is a look I created using the Naked2 Basics palette, and the dual-ended eye pencil in Black Velvet + Smoke. I used Undone close to my lash lines, then blended it out using Cover, before softening the line again with Frisk. I also used Skimp on my brow bones for a subtle highlight. Black Velvet is used to tight line my upper lash line, and Smoke is smudged out on my lower lash line. See my brows which look darker than usual? I used the combination of colours I mentioned above. Of course, the darkness can be adjusted, but I like how it still looks natural 🙂

 

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I decided to do a matte smokey eye using this palette because it’s really easy to create a day time look. If you need to use a primer, I’d recommend powdering your eyes with loose powder or a powder foundation before applying these matte shades. I made the mistake of applying them immediately after applying a teeny bit of foundation on my lids, and the colours went on a little patchy. Nothing about the eye colours, just my mistake in method 😛

I hope you enjoyed this entry, and both are gorgeous products. If you don’t have matte neutrals, this palette is a no brainer and a great addition to your collection. If you’re a fan of pencil liners, Black Magic is a must have! These are already available at Sephora, so go have a look 🙂 I think they’re both reasonably priced too.

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • Eyeliner lover here, and I’m loving the look of those dual-ended eyeliners! <3

    • Lily

      If you love eye liners, you must get these! They’re gorgeous 🙂

  • Your brows look…primally undone! 😉 I have the original Naked Basics and they’re the smoothest, most delicious mattes. UD knows how to do eye makeup.

    • Lily

      LOL I see what you did there. Hahaha!

  • UGGH Lily you’re killing me! I keep thinking about the UD Naked 2! I actually hardly wear eye makeup anymore, but that palette might be something I’d bother with. You look gorgeous Mama!

    • Lily

      Thank you Tracy! This matte palette is so simple and basic, that everyone just gotta have it. The colours are cool and neutral enough for everyone, and I definitely prefer this over warmer shades. It’s a no brainer, this one!

  • Man, this is making me wanna get both the eyeliners and the Naked Basics 2. Pencil eyeliners tend to transfer from my lash line to under my eyes – panda eyes argh 🙁 – and tend to use liquid eyeliners but these swatch so beautifully!!! Nice smokey look, btw. 🙂

    • Lily

      Thanks Yu Ming! I have pretty good experience with UD eye pencils. They line beautifully without tugging, and they don’t smudge on me while others do, even liquid liners 🙁

  • You always do such beautiful smokey looks, Lily! Do I need this?? UGGGGH lol. I like neutral mattes, and I like the cooler tone of this palette.

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie! This is a very small lightweight palette that you can take everywhere. Furthermore, it’s so basic that it goes with everything and every other eye colour you have! I love the cooler tones as well 🙂

  • I PROBABLY don’t need these, but they are great for people who are looking for great basics! That matte smokey eye looks amazing on you! I can’t pull that off :p

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, these are great basics for sure. I don’t own many matte shades, and this is definitely handy to have as an addition to my collection. I love matte smokey eyes. They’re a classic but I also love adding some shimmer to it 🙂

  • Liz

    How I wish these pencils would stay on my stupid eyes! I’ve tried countless times but I think Pixi is the only thing that doesn’t smudge. And I like the look of Naked2 but would probably wear 1 more.

    • Lily

      Ah, I’ve been wanting to try those Pixi liners! I need to try them one day 🙂

  • The last three shades are perfect for that smokey eye! I always love a good matte eyeshadow – feel like I can never have enough of them even if I already do. But those pencils – wow! The blue and the purple are calling me!!

    • Lily

      Oh yeah, the pencils are good!

  • Jaa

    Nice everyday kind of look, Lily! I have all the eyeliner shades but Tornado. Of course, they have to put it in the set! I wonder if they sell it individually…

    • Lily

      LOL! They put in Tornado just to tempt you 😛

  • Shu Ting

    Hmm… somehow both my SILs don’t like the eyeliners from UD… so I never got any… I played with the ones they had and it did not glide as smoothly as other brands… I wonder why?

    • Lily

      Really? UD liners actually glide on very smoothly on my lash lines, but I HATE their eye shadow pencils. They are dry and stiff and just plain blah.