Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette review

Today I’m talking about the fourth installment of the Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette line. Unfortunately it’s being discontinued soon, but I thought it was still worth sharing my thoughts on the Naked Smoky.

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As usual, let’s talk about packaging first! Unlike the other Naked palettes and their tin packaging, this one comes in a hard plastic. The words ‘Naked Urban Decay Smoky’ are written across the front in raised silver lettering, and the background image looks like a puff of smoke.

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Inside you get 12 cool-toned eyeshadows (four shimmers, four satins, last four mattes), one double-sided brush, as well as a good quality mirror. This inside design is the same across the Naked line, except the Smoky has a see-through base.

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High is a light champagne shade with a shimmer finish. It’s a perfect brow and inner corner highlight. Dirtysweet is a pale bronze-gold colour, and has a shimmer finish. This looks incredible all over the lid and applies super smoothly!

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Radar is a darker bronze shade with a shimmer finish. I’d use this in the crease to intensify a more “natural” smoky eye, or all over the lid for a grungy look. Armor is a medium-grey shade with a shimmer-glittery finish. I’d describe it as being a glitter-infused eyeshadow, as the glitters are more apparent when swatched. It didn’t apply as smoothly as the other shimmers though.

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High, Dirtysweet, Radar and Armor swatches

Slanted is a light grey-blue shade with a shimmery satin finish. It looks like it belongs with the previous four shimmers, thanks to the beautiful sparkle it gives off. Dagger is a medium blue-grey satin shadow. We’re really hitting smoky territory in this section of the palette.

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Black Market is a charcoal grey shade with a true satin finish. Unfortunately this one was a little patchy, but still applied fairly well to the skin. Smolder is a interesting purple-grey shade with a satin finish. Depending on the type of lighting, it leans more purple or grey in colour.

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Slanted, Dagger, Black Market and Smolder swatches

Password is a dusty-grey colour with a matte finish. It was patchy when swatched and had fairly weak pigmentation compared to how it looked in the pan. It also pairs nicely with Armor or Slanted. Whiskey is a mid-tone brown shade with a matte finish. It’s perfect for deepening the crease and pairs perfectly with Radar.

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Combust is a light skin-toned shade with a matte finish. It works well as a transition shade for my fair skin, and pairs well with High. Thirteen is a bone colour with a satin-matte finish. It would work as an all over base shade for those with fair/light skin tones.

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Password, Whiskey, Combust and Thirteen swatches

The eyeshadow brush isn’t the best quality brush I’ve ever used, but it suffices as a back up option if I’m desperate. I found the longer, fluffier side worked for blending out the shadows (especially in the crease area), as well as for applying colour to the lid. I found the shorter, denser side was rough on the eye area, and really only good for applying a build up of colour.

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This palette retails for $83 AUD, however I would never have paid that much for it. I did however line up at 4am for it, so maybe that makes me even crazier for getting it!

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What’s your favourite Urban Decay palette? Let me hear your opinion in the comments below!

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