The long awaited Naked Smoky palette is here! Although I still can’t seem to type ‘Smoky’ correctly each time I talk about this palette … I keep wanting to write it as “Smokey” LOL I was excited for this palette when I first got it and real happy with the color selection the first time I opened it. I thought there was a great variety and I’d get to try some new colors from Urban Decay. Sadly, after using this palette, my hopes were crushed. I personally found more than a few of these colors to be so close to one another, after application, that they bled into one another and looked like the same color on the eye after a while.
I was so excited for the shade Smolder when I first watched it; I thought, “Wow! What a stunning purple!” Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate as beautifully to the eyes. Instead of a deep, ravishing purple, you get a dark smokey gray. Not bad if you like that sort of thing, but I was looking forward to that purple. Perhaps my most favorite eyeshadow in this palette, which is one of the most unique so far from UD, would have to be Dagger. It’s a matte, rich deep blue shade and if they ever turn this into a single, I am buying it! No questions asked! I also really like Armor, which is a gray version of Sidecar that you may remember from Naked1.
Overall, not the best in terms of color selection. There are a couple of great shades in here, but I didn’t feel like it was worth the spend. And that’s surprising for me to say as I continue to really enjoy all the previous Naked palettes before this one. Have you tried this palette? What do you think about it?
Look #1 – see the video tutorial here!
UD eyeshadows used:
- Slanted (inner half of lid)
- Thirteen (layered over Slanted to help lighten)
- Dagger (outer half of lid and into outer v)
- Smolder (crease and outer v)
- Password (blend out Smolder)
- Combust (blend out Password towards brow)