Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

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As soon as I used my first Naked Palette, I fell in love. So once I had finished all my exams in the summer, I decided to treat myself and buy the Smoky Palette. I am so glad that I bought it. I love it so much, and I use it so often.

The palette contains a good mix between matte and shimmery shades, which all of the Naked palettes do, which makes it good for creating a range of different looks. This palette has definitely got me to branch out and wear darker/ more dramatic looks than I usually would. However, the colours are still neutral, which means that you can wear more natural and less dramatic looks too.

The brush that comes in the palette, is different to the one in the others. One end is a blending brush and the other has a small round tip, which is good for lining under the eyes, and also for highlighting the inner corners of your eyes. The blending brush is amazing. It is so soft and it is the best brush for blending that I have ever used. The palette also comes with a leaflet inside, with a guide to creating different looks with the colours. I am also so in love with the packaging. It is absolutely stunning and has a 3D effect with the writing.





The eyeshadows are absolute perfect quality. I love them. Urban Decay make the best eyeshadows. No question. The pigmentation is amazing, they blend so well, and they last all day/night.

*The colours in the palette from left to right*

High- This is great to add a bit of shimmer, either to the inner corners or in the centre of the lid. It is a very pale and shimmery silver.

Dirtysweet- This is good for all over the lid. It is a beautiful copper/ bronze shade, with a hint of shimmer.

Radar- This is one of my favourites in the palette. It is a light and slightly shimmery brown, and is good to blend into the crease for a more natural look, or to blend out a harsher colour.

Amour- This colour looks very silver in the palette, but actually appears quite a dark blue when you apply it. It is also the most shimmery dark colour in the palette.

Slanted- Out of all the colours, I have probably used this one the least so far. It is a very pale blue/ silver colour, with a hint of shimmer.

Dagger- This is darker blue colour. It is good for the outer part of your eye, and for blending with colours like 'Slanted' and 'Armour'.

Black Market- This is one of the darkest eyeshadows that I own and use. It is a very dark blue, and almost looks black. It is amazing for a dramatic smoky eye, and it looks amazing blended into the crease. It is also good for lining the top or bottom lash line.

Smolder- This is one of my favourites in the palette. It is dark purple, which can make your makeup a little bit more edgy, but still keeping the colours relatively neutral at the same time.

Password- This is the best named eyeshadow in the palette. I just feel like it suits it so perfectly. It is matte grey, which is amazing as a base all over the eye, and also for blending out darker colours.

Whiskey- This is the best colour to use in the crease, and outer section of the eye. It is the perfect matte brown and I feel like it compliments my lighter brown eye colour well. It's also great for lining your lower lash line.

Combust- I always start my eye makeup off with this colour, when I use this palette. It is a pale nude, and such a great base for all looks.

Thirteen- This is a matte cream/ white, and is good to use as a base, or for under the brow bone/ inner corners, mixed with 'High'. I do prefer 'Virgin' from the first palette for this though.

The most common look that I go for is quite a natural one. I like to start of by applying Combust all over my lid and then blending Whiskey into the crease (sometimes mixed with Radar or Password), then I take High over the centre of my eyelid, and mix it with Thirteen to highlight my inner corners.

I would recommend this palette so much. It makes the perfect present for a friend (or for you). Don't be scared off by it being a 'Smoky Palette' because the colours are all pretty neutral and you can create either a very dramatic or way more natural everyday look.

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6 comments:

  1. This looks so stunning I've been really debating whether or not to pick it up, but this has tempted me!!! Will need to add it to my list of beauty buys:) thanks for sharing, loving your blog xxx
    www.kirstyjennifer.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It is worth every penny x

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  2. I have all the Naked palettes except for this one, and I've been on the fence about getting or for forever!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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  3. I have this palette and I'm loving it!
    xx

    www.theblackblush.blogspot.com

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  4. Naked palettes are the best! I have Naked2, but I have used 1, 2, and 3. I am considering buying one of the basics palettes, or asking for another palette for Christmas!

    Colleen | Buckeye Bliss

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