Yep I know, every man and his dog has reviewed these palettes BUT I won a Naked 2 baby! The lovely Alice from Super Gorgeous held a giveaway on her blog a little while ago and unbelievably I got picked as the winner! So happy and thank you so much Alice! If you haven't already read her blog, please do so, you'll love it!
On first look you'd think they were pretty much exactly the same palette. But get closer and realise that actually there is a difference.
Due to the mass usage of Naked 1 at Christmas I haven't really touched it since haha! But I have taken time and tested out Naked 2 for a few weeks now, I wanted to figure out if there was much difference and if I would prefer either. I have really like the second palette and think the colours suit my skin tone more.
I hadn't realised till I swatched the colours on my arms the other day that N2 colours were not as pigmented as the 1st palette! The colours are slightly lighter but when swatching they just weren't showing very well and took a few swipes to get some colour. I love both packaging, the first does collect fluff which is a pain for someone like me who prefers everything in pristine condition, something that is hard to keep going with a toddler around. In regards to the fall out, both palettes are the same, too much in my eyes which is a slight annoyance.
The wear seems the same, using the UD Primer Potion definitely prolongs the colour (see my review here) But when it come's to the colours N2 is definitely cooler toned compared to the warmer shades of the first. I really love the double ended brush from N2, the crease brush side works a treat.
The lipgloss you receive with N2 is a lovely shade and smells very very minty! Gorgeous colour and not too sticky ( I hate that in a gloss). I don't feel there was much need in adding a gloss to an eye palette, probably because I don't really wear them and I think they should have just stuck with the primer.
I would say there is no need to own both palettes (unless you really wanted to of course) and I think it would be down to personally preference and skin tone to make a decision as to which one you would go for. Me, I think N2's cool toned shades suit me more than the 1st palette, even though they just aren't as pigmented. Still I won't be giving up N1 for love nor money ;)