17 November 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette | Review

Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review blending brush

Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review case

Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review swatches

Urban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review swatchesUrban Decay Naked Smoky eyeshadow Palette Review swatches

As you have probably seen from my previous blog posts that I recently got the Urban Decay Naked  Smoky Palette. I was over the moon when my friends gave me this, among some other amazing gifts, for my birthday last month. I apologise for the timing of this post, it has been a long time coming but it is finally here as I am going to (finally) review the palette and share all of its amazing-ness with you.  

Starting off with the packaging, the sturdy plastic casing of this Smoky palette is a vast improvement from the previous ones. Not only is the beautiful smoked design breathtaking, it totally fits with the theme of the shadows. Whilst the original Naked palette did have a great packaging but it was clear that the velvet that covering was not a good idea as it just gathered all sorts of dirt and loose make-up product. I am thrilled the latest addition to Urban Decay palettes has improved its packaging, living up to the brilliant quality of the products inside. I think it would actually improve the whole durability of the product as a whole, meaning it'll last you years on end! 

The palette comes with a brush that is also a vast improvement on the previous ones. The thicker fluffy side is great for blending in the crease, although it is a little to big for my small eyes! The other side holds a smaller, pointed brush that is perfect for packing on eyeshadow on the lower lash line. Both are beautifully soft and not at all harsh to use on a delicate area such as the eyes. 

I would divide the 12 colours into 4 different tones:

The first 4 colours are a lovely blend of shimmery neutrals, all of which are great for a base colour. Radar and Armour are beautiful shades for use all over the lid, and are great to start off a smoky eye depending on if your going for a brown or a dark grey look. High and Dirtysweet can also be used for this, but I prefer using both for highlighting the inner corners of the eye to add a bit of brightness to the look. 

The next four are darker mattes which are amazingly pigmented and are combination of blacks, blue and a lovely purple shade. This can deepen the look drastically - I like to do this by applying one of the colours to do the outer corners of the eye and then lining the lash line with the shade Blackmarket for a more sultry eye look. However, the shade Radar  did disappoint me as it was quite chalky and needed a lot of layering of product to get the desired colour out of it. It is a generic brown colour so I'm sure I can find an alternative to use, but it is a shame. 

The last 4 eyeshadows of the palette are again neutrals but this time are matte. Password and Whiskey are ideal crease shades whilst Combust and Thirteen are great highlight colours. 

All the shades in the palette are extremely pigmented and have a lovely texture perfect for blending out to give the perfect eye look. Apart from the one disappointing shade, I was generally really pleased with the quality of this palette and it has officially made me adore Urban Decay. Whether you choose to go full out with a smoky eye or just want t apply one shade all over the lid for an every-day look, there is so much you can do with this one palette. So there you have it! Have you tried the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette yet? If not, you can buy it here.


  1. This looks amazing with so much variety! Love the packaging as well :) xx
    Chasing Belle 23

  2. I really love these bigger eyeshadow palettes that are making an appearence now :) the naked ones look really good! Brilliant range of colours for day and night x

    Writing Possibility

  3. Great post! I really need to try the Naked palettes! I've purchased them for other people before but never for myself haha.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x