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.
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.
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.
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.