Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review + Swatches



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If you love smoky eyes (and really, who doesn’t?) the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette is going to be right up your alley. It is filled with tons of shades to suit all skin tones and eye colors to create everything from soft daytime looks to intense smoky eyes.


PACKAGING


The packaging for the Naked Smoky palette is the best I’ve seen so far in the Naked Palettes. The case is much sleeker than Naked palettes of the past. The palette itself is made up of transparent black plastic with the name in raised silver letters,features a light grey color with dark grey swirls and wisps of color to give in the look of smoke inside. It has an almost marbled effect.It has a magnetic closure and, when opened, has an actual hinge which makes opening it (and keeping it open) a breeze,which I am a big fan of.

BRUSH


Like with any other full size Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palette, the Naked Smoky Palette comes with a full size, double ended brush.With each Naked palette the brush varies ever so slightly and this time around buyers can expect theirs to have a double ended brush with a pencil brush on one side and a fluffier blending brush on the other,making this the ideal brush for creating all those smoky looks. Overall, I think this is a nice brush that I can use for sure.

TEXTURE and PIGMENTATION


There are both light and dark shades in the palette. This gives you the option to use darker and lighter colors to create a Smoky but blended effect.All of the colors have that smooth, buttery texture that we’ve come to love and expect from Urban Decay and their pigmentation is fantastic
Nine of the shades are brand new while the remaining three are repeats found only in past Naked palettes.Every Naked Palette has a general theme, and while the Smoky initially seems to be cool-inspired, it actually features a great range of cools, neutrals, and a couple warm tones. Most of them are cool-neutral, with a few warm tones (Dirtysweet, Radar, Whiskey.)



“High” – described as a “champagne shimmer with micro-glitter). It’s a pale, sort of peachy slightly warm shade . It would also look really gorgeous over top of a cream shadow.
“Dirtysweet” – described as a “medium-bronze”. I think it’s a gorgeous bronze – gold, and would be perfect for a gold-toned smokey eye  It has more of a metallic finish.
“Radar” – described as a “metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter.” This appeared in the Vice 2 palette, but seems slightly different. It’s a deeper, warm-toned taupe/brown with gold sparkle.
“Armor” – described as a “metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle.” This also appeared in the Vice palette. I LOVE this colour. It’s a darker, sparkly taupe that seems really pigmented and dense.
“Slanted” – described as a “light metallic grey.” It’s a medium, silvery grey with cooler undertones.
“Dagger” – described as a “medium charcoal with micro-shimmer.” It’s darker grey with cooler undertones.
“Black Market” – is described as a “jet black satin.” It’s a black with cool undertones. It’s more of a blue-toned black rather than a true, matte black. It almost appears to have a slight, blue-toned sheen.
“Smolder” – described as a “deep plum-taupe.” It’s a blackened, purple/plum.
“Password” – described as a “cool taupe matte.” It’s a slightly dark taupe with cooler tones.
“Whiskey” – described as a “rich brown matte.” It’s a muted, deep brown with warmer undertones.
“Combust” – described as a “soft pink-taupe.” This is a muted, sort of dusty pinky-toned beige. I think this would be great as a transition shade for fair skin tones, or as a pink-toned highlight on deeper skin tones.
“Thirteen” – described as a “light beige satin.” It’s a pale, whitey-beige with a satin/matte finish. 
My favourite shades are High, Dirtysweet, Armor, Slanted, and Combust.

INSTRUCTION GUIDE



One final thing included with the Naked Smoky Palette is a step by step guide on how to create four different smoky looks. Also included is a instructional sheet on how to achieve certain looks that they have created. It’s straight to the point and easy to follow. This is great for beginners, or people who aren't as experienced in creating Smokey eyes. The looks also range from extremely wearable to very dramatic.And the palette also comes in with a sample size of Primer potion as an added bonus like all naked palettes(you can also buy the full size versions later on,but even the sample size is alot!)
                                     
SUMMARY
Overall I’m very happy with my buy of Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette .It’s such a great combination of shimmers and mattes.It has such rich pigmentation and blends so well on the eyes. The metallic shades aren’t too glittery. I didn’t notice any fallout as I was checking throughout the day.Most of the matte shades are incredibly silky.I highly recommend this gorgeous palette, even if you already own the other Naked Palettes. You can create a multitude of looks using it and I’d love to see them if you create one! or if you’re just a makeup collector and can’t stand the idea of having an incomplete Naked Palette collection. Because let’s get serious, that’s also a huge reason why I ordered it, haha.
FAQ's
12 eyeshadows matte and shimmer with a dual ended brush
Price : 259 SAR (prices vary according to country)
Availability : All Sephora Outlets
                             
Until next time,
Stay Gorgeous,
Ma'As Salama

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