How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Sometimes when things are too good to be true then they probably are. I got this palette in an online forum. Maybe I wouldn’t know that what I got is a fake item until someone told me that the seller I bought from in that forum is selling fake items. To help you and our other friends here, I’ll post some tips on how to spot a fake Naked 2 Palette. Hope it helps!

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteIf someone didn’t say that this palette I got could be actually a fake then I wouldn’t know. It looks legit but upon inspection I did learn that it is really a fake.

The word “Naked Palette” should be golden brown in color. On this one it’s in a dark brown hue. It hard to know if it is fake if you’re buying it online and are only relying on their pictures since we don’t know if the picture is of the actual product they will be sending to you.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

The metal casing should be warmer in color. It is quite difficult to compare it if you haven’t seen the real Naked Palettes. The color of this fake one is like a cool brown almost.

The print of the embossed “URBAN DECAY” should be perfect. It shouldn’t go beyond the embossed letters.

You’ll notice that the print is not exact with the embossed word “URBAN DECAY”.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteThe metal casing looks really thin and prone to dents. If it feels too light and thin then it is probably fake.

What are the other things that I noticed?

  • The glue markings are still visible
  • There are dents on the metal casing

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteThis is a high street product and I think palettes like this that cost around $50 should at least be more presentable than this one.


It might not be evident from the picture but the font is quite “long and thin” compared to the font in the real Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Also, the label for every eyeshadow should be in the center.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteTake a look at Half Baked and Blackout, whose labels are not centered

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteThe fake one has 3 holes unlike the original one which has only two.


The brush looks legit at first but when I touched it, it feels flimsy.
The blending brush part is splayed all over.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

While the shader brush is quite stiff.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 PaletteThe color of the brush is also too yellow.


I can’t comment on the pigmentation and staying power of the shadows since I didn’t swatch them. In case you recently bought an Urban Decay Naked 2 or Naked Palette which you suspect might be fake, try it immediately. I’ve read that fake Urban Decay Naked Palettes are quite powdery and their pigmentation is not good.

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette


  1. Buy from reputable online stores. I recommend Carefreeshopper and Digital Traincase from Multiply.
  2. If possible do meet ups if you’ll transact with other sellers
  3. If you have a friend who has an original Urban Decay Naked Palette you could bring her product to the meetup of course compare her palette to the product for sale.
  4. Trust your instincts.

Final Thoughts

I had a dreadful feeling from the start but I didn’t mind it since this was 50% off the original price. I’m actually a little traumatized from that experience; I get a cringing feeling whenever I see someone selling Urban Decay Naked 2 Palettes. All in all it was a great lesson for me. Good thing I was only duped with a small amount of money and not thousands of pesos. Never ever will I like a fake product especially a fake cosmetic product since they’re applied on the skin, eyes, or lips. We never know! Hope you’ll never encounter anyone selling fake Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

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13 Responses to How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

  1. Ida says:

    I really wouldn’t notice that there’s anything amiss, looking at the 1st photo! But then when you point out, in the 3rd pic, how the print isn’t totally aligned with the raised letters, ayun pa lang pala give away na na fake. =/ I agree that when it’s too good to be true, most of the time it is.

  2. Yette says:

    I’ve seen these palettes all over 168 that’s why when I saw the first photo I kinda knew that it was a fake. Also, I was comparing all of your photos to my Naked 2 and you nailed everything! Especially the holes! Lol. I didn’t notice that. I tried swatching the ones at 168. Yeah they’re powdery, but I kinda have to say, some of them have a good color pay off, especially the frosted ones. No wonder a lot of people are still buying them despite knowing that they’re fake. I once saw a woman buying the Naked & Naked 2 palettes along with the Nude 2 palette even though I think she’s aware that those were fake. Anyway, I love how you detailed everything. :)

  3. Pam says:

    This really helps! If this happened to me, I would feel cheated. Sayang yung hard-earned money mo :(

  4. Ruth says:

    Aww :( How bad naman that seller! I’m sorry to hear that Cecile! Thanks for sharing your sad experience though, and for giving us this warning. Your article really helped me a lot! Lalo na, newbie ako sa mga makeup products! Now I know! Thanks again cecile! (:

  5. Val Anne Bee says:

    Thanks Cecile for the info. I am aware too of fake UDs, but only now do I learn how to detect fake from orig. Very helpful post Cecile.

    • Cecile says:

      Ako Val di ko alam na may fake na pala. Alam ko lang yun MAC at Clinique na powder nakita ko dati sa Divi. Pero ito never ko pa nakita.

  6. Tata says:

    How much are the fake urban decay naked at 168? The original costs $50.

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