The Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette* needs no presentation. Just look at it - it's stunning.
Every time there is a new naked palette coming out is hard to believe that they can come up with a better one... and sure enough they do.
All the palettes are beautiful in their own right but smoky is a different class, in my opinion, and a must have!
It's the most versatile and - although intended for smokey looks - you can also easily create a nude look and the shades work well with any eye colour: purple is great for green eyes, browns for brown eyes and silver for blue eyes.
It comes in a beautiful and sturdy case with smoke twirls on a transparent background and magnet fastenings - the print gives it a certain mysterious je ne said quoi that recalls the sexy looks that you can create wit these shadows. The quality is great, exactly what you would expect from Urban Decay eyeshadows.
|l-r: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor|
Personally, I have divided the 12 eyeshadows in 3 sections: the highlighters, the greys and the neutrals - there are 9 new colours and 3 exclusive ones.
Most of the shades are shimmery - the first 4 are:
High is a light champagne with a metallic finish; Dirtysweet is a golden bronze with yellow undertones; Radar is a medium brown with warm undertones; Armor is taupe grey with frosted finish.
|l-r: Slanter, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder|
In the mid-section we have a selection of greys that are perfect to create shadows and smoke the eye look:
Slanter is a light silvery grey with cool undertones and a pearl finish; Dagger is a medium grey with a blue tint; Black Market is the darkest shade of them all - a near black with a satin finish; Smolder is a blackened purple with silver finish.
|l-r: Password, Wiskey, Combust, Thirteen|
Finally, the right part contains the only matte shades of the palette and they are the neutral colours:
Password is a true cool taupe with a matte finish; Whiskey is a warm, reddish brown also with matte finish; Combust is a pinkish nude and I can't detect any glitter here either; Thirteen is a white beige, perfect as a base or to neutralise any eyelid discolouration.
The palette also includes a guide to recreate 4 popular looks and a double-ended brush.
Both sides of the brush have a rounded head - the shorter has a denser consistency whilst the other side is fluffier, perfect for some blending work.
This beauty is a guaranteed success and one to add to your collection! You can get yours here