You might have noticed in my last Lust List that I mentioned this beauty of a palette on my list of must-buy items. Well, I honestly didn’t think I would get it as soon as I did but my extremely thoughtful husband bought the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for me for our anniversary and I couldn’t be happier!
I’ve collected every previous Naked Palette and when I found out that the latest one would be focused on smoky shades, I knew I needed to get it even despite having a ton of smoky palettes in my collection. Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky Palette is part of their permanent collection and comes packaged in a sleek and translucent, hard case with a smoky design behind the label. There are 12 shades included ranging from shimmery to matte cool toned shades of creamy beige to black. It also comes with a dual-ended brush, like the other palettes, with one side having a pencil brush and the other a crease blending brush.
Price: $54.00 USD / $64.00 CAD / Available at Sephora
- High: Frosted champagne beige with a peachy micro-glitter
- Dirtysweet: Metallic light golden bronze
- Radar: Frosted medium brown with gold sparkle flecks
- Armor: Frosted metallic grayish taupe with a silver sparkle
- Slanted: Pearly medium metallic gray
- Dagger: Satin dark charcoal gray
- Black Market: Satin black
- Smolder: Satin taupe-plum
- Password: Matte medium taupe
- Whiskey: Matte dark reddish brown
- Combust: Matte pinkish beige
- Thirteen: Satin/Matte creamy beige mix
Bottom Row from L-R: Armor, Slanted, Dagger
Bottom Row from L-R: Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen
I’m pretty impressed with this palette! The shadows feel really creamy, smooth and have great pigmentation. A few shadows like Armor, Black Market and Smolder had a bit of fall out but the shadows, fortunately, don’t apply patchy. I find the matte shadows work best if you apply them with a firm flat brush to get the smoothest, most pigmented application. If you brush them on with a fluffy brush, you don’t get as strong of colour, it’s more of a light wash. If you’re a collector of the Naked Palette’s, I think this palette is worth picking up. It has a lot of similar looking shades to the previous Naked and Naked 2 palettes, but if you’re looking for a smoky eyes palette and love those kinds of shades, you will like the convenience this palette offers. This palette is more of an “evening” palette for me since most of the shades are quite dark compared to the previous palettes, but I’m still getting a ton of use out of it!
What do you think of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette? Will you be picking it up or have you already?! Share your thoughts below!