The Smoky Eye is a classic make-up look that can be achieved in may different ways. It is a perfect look for an evening out and for the Holiday Season. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette is perfect for creating smoky eyes but in my opinion, is one of the least talked about Naked Palettes. There are even rumors that the palette is going to be discontinued but for now, it looks like it’s still going to be available in stores. I’m going to explain why I like this palette and since it’s a nice palette for the Holiday Season, I’m also going to do a Giveaway with the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette!
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette comes in a cardboard box that shows information like images of the eyeshadows, contents and ingredients of the products inside. The artwork on the box is smoke on a white background with the logo embossed on top.
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette itself looks absolutely amazing. It is the first Naked Palette that had a complete makeover in comparison to Naked 1-3. Instead of a tin material, it is made of hard plastic. It feels heavy and very sturdy, which I always love because it makes it feel more luxurious and of high quality. This is definitely one of my favorite palettes when it comes to the exterior. The top looks similar to the box art, smoky with the Urban Decay logo embossed on top. But what’s so cool about it is that it looks like the smoke is running through the plastic, so you have a really cool 3D effect.
I’m also completely obsessed with the back, because it’s transparent! You can actually see the pans and brush inside the palette through the smoky looking plastic. I haven’t seen that before in any palette that I own, which makes it so unique and beautiful. I’m a true sucker for packaging so always appreciate small details like this.
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette contains twelve shades, nine that are newly introduced and three that were seen in other (limited edition) palettes. According to the brand, this palette is loaded with all the essentials you need for the perfect neutral smoky eye. Like the other Naked palettes (excluding the Basics), this includes a full-size mirror and a double-ended brush. The eyeshadows are al in their separate, rectangular pans and contain 1.3 grams of product of each shade.
The double-ended brush has a Tapered Crease Brush and a Smoky Smudger Brush at each end. I always like the brushes that are provided in the Naked palettes. They have a nice shape, feel soft and are of good quality. I also love that even the brush has smoky, transparent details on the handle.
Like mentioned before, the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette contains twelve all new shades. The shades are described as follows:
HIGH (pale pink-nude shimmer w/ micro-sparkle)
DIRTYSWEET (medium bronze)
RADAR (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
ARMOR (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle)
SLATED (light metallic gray)
DAGGER (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer)
BLACK MARKET (jet-black satin)
SMOLDER (deep plum-taupe)
PASSWORD (cool taupe matte)
WHISKEY (rich brown matte)
COMBUST (soft pink-taupe)
THIRTEEN (light beige satin)
These eyeshadows are a bit unusual compared to other Urban Decay eyeshadows. What I immediately noticed is that the eyeshadows are pressed really hard, so there’s not much product coming off when picked up. I think that the reason is because these are meant to be smoked out so are buildable instead of giving an immediate impact. In my opinion, they are pigmented but pressed to don’t give off a lot of product in one go.
Instead of showing you a classic smoky eye, I’m going to show you two other options that you can create using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette.
For the first look, I created a Smoky Halo Eye. I used THIRTEEN (all over shade and as a browbone highlight), COMBUST (transition shade), DAGGER (crease and inner + outer 3rd of lids), BLACK MARKET (to deepen inner and outer corners), DIRTYSWEET (middle of lids) and HIGH (inner corner highlight).
For my second look, I created a cut-crease. I used THIRTEEN (all over shade and as a browbone highlight), COMBUST (transition shade), WHISKEY (crease and outer half of the bottom lid), RADAR (outer 3rd of the top lid), DIRTYSWEET (middle of the upper lid and inner half of the bottom lid) and HIGH (inner 3rd of the upper lid and inner corner highlight).
As you can see, you can create completely different looks using the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. It’s not as popular in comparison to the other Naked Palettes like the Naked Heat Palette (review here), because this palette only contains cool to neutral shades but nevertheless, is still beautiful. I use it when I need to create a nice smoky eye make-up look but it is also possible to create simple daytime look with it so it’s a nice palette to travel with.
I’m going to give away one Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette to one of my followers on the The Beautynerd Facebook Page. This giveaway ends on Saturday, December 16th 2017 and a winner will be picked the next day on Sunday, so it will arrive before Christmas! This giveaway is open to NL Residents only. For more information regarding my giveaways, please check out the Disclosure Page.
Good luck everyone!
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky is available for €53,00 Euro at IciParisXL.nl and selected Ici Paris XL stores.
Do you own any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes? Which one(s)?