(Swatches without and with flash going from the right side of the palette to the left)
I must admit when there is hype surrounding a product I am always intrigued. However, when I heard Urban Decay were releasing another NAKED palette I knew I had to get my hands on it. I already had all three of the other Naked palettes and have been impressed with each of them. Therefore, it was obvious to me to add the Naked Smoky to my collection. What I really like about the Naked palettes is that they are so versatile as you can create so many different looks with them. The Naked Smoky is no exception.
My thoughts on the NAKED SMOKY:
The packaging has to be my favourite of all the Naked palettes with its smoky effect which looks slightly like rich marble. It has a magnetic closure which makes it feel secure. As usual you have a mirror inside and a dual-ended brush. The brush has one side for blending and the other is more of a pencil brush. I haven’t even been keen on the brushes in these palettes but this one is definitely better than the other three.
The eyeshadows are a brilliant variety of matte, metallic, satin and shimmery shades, which is what you want from a palette. The shades range from cool to warm so you can mix up your look for each sultry smoky eye you create. In total there are 12 eyeshadows in the palette, 9 of which are brand new, never before seen shades, and 3 have been seen in previous palettes. The pigmentation is pretty good (you can see for yourself in the swatches which stand out more etc.). I adore the metallic shades for the base of the lid and the inner corner and the mattes for running through the crease and smudging underneath my lash line.
The shimmery shades and the darkest shades have the most fall out so I recommend applying your eye makeup before your face makeup if you’re going for a really dark smoky look, because you will probably have panda eyes instead of sexy smoky ones. I created my above look with my foundation on first and the shimmery shade ‘High’ did fall out a bit.
This is a fab palette to add to your collection. It is definitely a great night time palette but its easily versatile for the day too.
This palette costs £38 and you can buy it now!
If you have any questions leave them in the comments below 🙂