Saturday, 12 March 2016

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked Smoky





Recently the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette joined my eye shadow collection after being on my wish list since the day it was released. It’s safe to say the Naked palettes are an absolute cult in the beauty world and I love the two I already have, so I just couldn’t wait to add this one to my collection. The Naked Smoky palette has been raved about since it was released and now I can completely see why.  


Urban Decay Naked Smoky

Naked Smoky comes presented in a plastic packaging with a magnetised closure rather than the cardboard or tin the other Naked palettes are in. I much prefer this plastic design as it seems much more durable and very lightweight. The actual smoky design on the plastic is so pretty and unique.  Like the other Naked palettes it comes with a double ended blending brush. I always find it a big plus when a palette contains a brush that is actually good rather than a rubbish one that you never use. The Urban Decay brushes are really good and I always use my ones from the Naked palettes. It also comes with a step by step guide to create various looks which is really easy to follow.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette brush
Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette brush

Naked Smoky contains 12 eyeshadows in total - 9 new shades and 3 that are from previous palettes. It includes a few neutral shades as well as darker smoky shades which makes it so versatile. It can be used for softer day time looks and bolder smoky evening looks. You can create so many different eye looks with this palette, so if you are looking for a palette that has it all I definitely recommend this one! I can’t think of another palette that is this versatile and still a reasonable size, for this reason it has become my go to palette to take when I’m going for weekends away as I’m guaranteed to have all the shades I want without carrying more than one palette. The eyeshadows in Naked Smoky are laid out in three sections. The first four shades have a shimmery/glittery finish, the second set of four shadows are satin and the last four shades are matte.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky

From left to right as described by Urban Decay - High (cream shimmer w/micro-glitter), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe) and Thirteen (light beige satin).

Urban Decay Naked Smoky

I had very high expectations for the quality of the shadows in this palette and thankfully it hasn’t disappointed! The pigmentation is amazing, with most of the shades you only need one swipe to get a great colour. They are so easy to apply and blend and have little fall out (except for the glittery shades but this is expected). I find using a primer before applying the shadows helps with the staying power a bit but I have used them without a primer and they still last really well.

This has to be my favourite Naked palette of them all and it has made me love Urban Decay even more than I already did! It is definitely my number one brand for eyeshadows.

Have you tried Naked Smoky?

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