Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – My Initial Thoughts

6th August 2015
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

I’ve been waiting for the release of the Naked Smoky Palette for weeks. My Urban Decay Naked palettes are some of my desert island products, I use them daily and have been eagerly awaiting the release of a fourth.

When I first heard that the next palette would have a smoky theme, I was disappointed. I abused the Jersey Shore style smokey eye as a teenager. Around the same time of my platinum and black panels hair phase (I’m sorry, gods of hair decency). I loved the first 3 Naked Palettes because they’re so versatile. I wasn’t sure where the Naked Smoky Palette would fit into my daily make up collection.

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I’m pleased to say that my original concerns were not warranted. Whilst this palette features a darker colour scheme, it’s still very wearable. I’m looking forward to seeing what looks I can create with it.

Naked Smoky Palette

New Stronger Packaging

I love the packaging of the Naked Smoky Palette. It’s possibly my favourite yet. Unlike it’s predecessors, this palette is encased in a hard plastic covering.

As with the other Naked palettes, a decent mirror is included. I like Urban Decay’s brushes and the brush included with the Naked Smoky Palette was no exception.

Naked Smoky Palette

Mattes & Shimmer Shades

My favourite shades are: Password, Dagger, Black Market and Slanted.

I prefer mattes, but noticed when swatching the shimmery shades performed better. Also the matte shadows have less colour payoff than their glittery peers.

In conclusion, I’m a fan of this palette and do think these shades are versitile enough to be worn regularly. Overall the eyeshadows perform well and there are some nice transition shades included. I don’t see myself wearing this palette as much as my other Urban Decay Naked palettes, but I like that it’s totally different from the others in the collection.

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  • Tamsin Swann
    7th August 2015 at 11:44 pm

    I don’t have any of the other palettes yet but I really like the look of this one! I’m debating whether to get it now or in the airport! Love the colours you swatched though, I always like nice neutrals for a smokey eye too xx

    • Amy
      8th August 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Awesome, I would recommend it! I love a duty free haul 🙂

      There are some really nice neutral shades included so it’s quite versatile x

  • Kimberley
    8th August 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Ah I’m slightly disappointed now! I was looking forward to getting this palette but I prefer matte shades to shimmery ones and you said the matte ones aren’t as good! Maybe I’ll see if it’s in my local Debenhams and swatch before I buy it!

    • Amy
      8th August 2015 at 12:10 pm

      I wore it yesterday and actually the matt shades I used (Password and Dagger) came out well, but I applied more than the shimmery shades. I would recommend it definitely but having a swatch before you buy sounds like a good plan 🙂

  • Holly Richardson
    27th August 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ah I’m still yet to buy this and reading this post has made me more excited. Love the shimmery tones! x

    • Amy
      5th September 2015 at 5:11 pm

      I hope you get it, I really love it ^_^ x