Thursday 27 August 2015

Naked Smoky

And so the stuff of beauty lover's dreams has happened again. Urban Decay have released another Naked palette into the army of nude eyeshadow enthusiasts. Except, this time the nudes have got a whole lot more smoky...

Naked Smoky is following its previous 3 palette counter parts with the promise to create the ultimate and ever coveted beauty trend, the smoky eye. I was lucky enough to be sent it by Urban Decay a few weeks ago, giving me lots of time to test and give you lovely lot the lowdown.

First off, they've nailed the packaging. As kitch as the paper of the orginal was and as covetable as the tins of 2 & 3 were, finally we have an outer that is as practical as it is instagramable. For a girl whose makeup often ends up at the bottom of a handbag/suitcase/random drawer, this is ideal. As is the brush the palette comes with actually- a dual ended chunky creation, the quality and shape of brush hair is spot on and allow me to create full blown smoky eye looks without even having to think about a MAC 217. But now the important part, the shades. I must say, having left my heavy black eye looks behind at uni in favour of a subtler hues, I wasn't the most excited at first sight. However, there are enough taupey, golden shades to create gorgeous bronzed day to night looks ('radar' is my first predicted pan hit) and an abundance of darker blue/purple/black shades to get your cat eye on if you fancy it. Smoky's mixture of shimmer and mattes is also sure to please all variety of the fussiest shadow lovers. The final stand out point I must make is how good the formulas are; creamy, buttery, pigmented and so long lasting that this morning's 'Victoria's Secret' inspired 'doe eyed' look I created using 'high', 'dirtysweet' and 'whiskey', survived from morning tube ride to evening spin class. Clearly smoky comes packed with super powers.

Will you be getting your smoky eye on this Summer?


  1. This is definitely the palette for a sophisticated smoky! I like that there aren't any really harsh or dramatic colours xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  2. This palette really is stunning, it's at the top of my wish list right now!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  3. Love this palette! It seems like it'd be great for evening wear but there's also some lovely shades for daywear too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  4. Beautiful palette and even more beautiful packaging! The colours in this palette are lush, love it! x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  5. I want this. Like asap. NOW! I have a strong attachment to my Naked 1 but this palette gives the original a run for its money! x

  6. I really like the selection of shades but it isn't wowing me like Naked 3 did. I think it's my love of shimmer and the lack of it in this palette xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle


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