Since seeing the first sneak peeks and previews of Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky palette, I have been waiting very impatiently to get my hands on this product. My current Urban Decay collection includes a few of the brands 24/7 eye liners, Naked 2 and Naked 3, so of course I was thrilled to add Naked Smoky to that lineup. Just about a week after being released in stores in early July, I finally got my hands on Naked Smoky – I could hear the hallelujah chorus as I picked up the LAST palette on the Urban Decay display.
No matter what I am purchasing, I always love to see swatches, reviews and unboxings of products. Naturally, I felt the need to spread the word about my latest possession and give my two cents.
So first of all the packaging on this palette is so different from the Naked 2 and Naked 3. The palette itself is sleeker, smaller and features a magnetic closure instead of the previous — what would you even call them — clasps? Naked Smoky is also in a smoky, translucent case, UD founder Wende Zomnir said she was inspired by the look of a ’70s glass coffee table.
Similar to the previous Naked palettes, Smoky features a mirror inside the case and an updated double ended brush. with a smudger dude and a tapered crease brush to create the most smoked-out eye looks. Smoky also comes with an easy how-to guide to make 4 simple smokey-eye looks. This palette includes 9 never before seen shades, 3 palette exclusives and matte, satin and glitter or shimmer finishes. I love the glittery shades, but sometimes I want a matte eye for an everyday look, so I’m thrilled that UD included mattes as well. The colors aren’t organized in lightest to darkest, like previous palettes, but instead grouped in sets of 4 that make it even simpler to create smoky eyes for makeup novices.
Shades: The swatches on the left are in daylight without flash and the swatches on the right are indoors with flash on – the pictures do not do this palette justice. The shades are all really rich and the shimmer shades are dazzling!
Combust: Light, almost rose or orange-hued tan, matte finish.
Whiskey: Bronze-y matte brown.
Password: Taupe matte gray, perfect for crease blending.
Smolder : Deep purple with pewter undertones, satin finish.
Black Market : Dark matte black shade – essential for smokey eyes! Think Black Heart minus the red glitter.
Dagger : Dark gray with blue undertones, satin finish.
Slanted : Silver shimmer with glitter, lavender undertones.
Armor: Cool shimmering dark pewter tone with glitter.
Radar: Taupe-hued light brown shimmering shade with glitter.
Dirtysweet : Warm golden metallic shimmer, satin finish. Similar to UD’s shade Blunt, but more vibrant and much more color payout.
High: Shimmering champagne pink with lots of glitter. Photos don’t do this shade justice at all!
I absolutely love this palette and can’t wait to start playing around with different looks.
I picked my Naked Smoky palette up at Ulta, for $54 and I think it was definitely worth the money, but I am a die-hard UD fan so I may be a little biased… You can also pick up the palette at Sephora or Urban Decay.
Will you be getting smoky with Urban Decay this fall? Also, which shade is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!