The Urban Decay Naked Smoky is here. No prizes for guessing how long it took me to rip open the box it came it, and swoon over the pretty colours!
For a detailed insight into the palette, and my opinions on it, all you need to do is hit play above! But as I mentioned in the video, I thought an accompanying blogpost would allow me to include better photos for you to drool over, as well as a thorough description of each shade inside the palette. So ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, I present to you – the Naked Smoky!
As I did with the Naked 3 in my review last year, I’m going to be pulling the descriptions of each colour from the Urban Decay website, because honestly, there’s no way I can describe the colours better than they can! And I’ll pop my favourite shadows down below!
- High (champagne 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),
- Thirteen (light beige satin).
My three favourite shades would have to be Dirtysweet, because I can’t resist a good champagne-toned satiny shade, Slanted because it’s a gorgeous metallic grey, and Whiskey because it’s a brilliant transition colour, even though it looks a bit dark!
I forgot to mention the brush in the video, but as usual for Urban Decay, the brush is good quality and a brush you’d actually use! One end is a Tapered Crease Brush, and the other end Smoky Smudger Brush – both really useful and perfect to create a smoky eye! I’ve figured out that the tapered end is perfect for creating a cut crease in one swipe, and blends it out beautifully too, while the smudger end allows you to deposit colour with more precision, and on the lower lashline.
I bought my Naked Smoky from feelunique.com for €54, and like I mentioned in the video, while it seems like a steep price, when you consider that each single shadow would cost €18 – it’s a bargain!
I’d love to know your thoughts about the palette – will you be getting it? Let me know below, or on Facebook!