Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – My Initial Thoughts

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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6 Responses

    1. 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

  1. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

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