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Urban Decay - Naked Smoky Palette

13 October 2015
I have a very small collection of smoky eye palettes in my collection, this is due to the fact that they mostly suck and I learnt my lesson a long time ago to avoid them.

When I saw the Urban Decay Naked Smoky was being released I wasn't really excited, I am cursed with small eyes and when I take in to consideration my eye shape it's a recipe for sadness when it comes to wearing a smoky eye. I did that thing where you trade money for the product anyway, I knew I would eventually want to add it to my collection and I'd be jealous that all my other friends had it.

Turns out it's the best fucking smoky eye palette I have ever used.

The casing of this palette is so damn pretty, this is the sexiest Naked palette UD has released. the transparent plastic paired with the raised faux metal lettering is so chic, pair it with a strong magnetic closure and you'll definitely find this palette making it's way in to your travel bag.

UD has omitted the primer samples this time but changed up the brush design, it contains a dual ended bullet/blending brush and while I was excited about this initially I find it to be too stiff and don't find myself reaching for it.

You'll also find a look leaflet in the box.

I don't think I could possibly care less about this but I think a lot of people might actually find it useful with this palette.

Inside the palette you'll find 12 shades, 9 of them are new and 3 are exclusive to the palette. Smart.

High - Cool, shimmery, pink champagne, super pretty but has fallout issues.

Dirtysweet - Warm, satin, muted coppery gold. Stunning, stunning, stunning!

Radar - Warm taupe brown, it's almost a matte colour with little flecks of yellow shimmer, pigmentation isn't as impressive as other shades in the palette but the colour is easily built up.

Armor - Gun metal grey with a slight warm taupe undertone and silver glitter, it's a problem shade with fallout!

Slanted - Blueish silver, very pretty with a metallic sheen

Dagger - Medium gray with some silver micro glitter, another one with a blueish undertone as well.

Black Market - Initially when I started using this palette I felt like this was a blackened blue but as I work my way deeper in to the pan I feel like it's lost that blue hue that it once had, the satin sheen gives it extra dimension but I now feel it's just a deep black. Pigmentation is very good though.

Smolder - Blackened plum, it's base is warm but it has a cool sheen to it, very interesting colour!

Password - Matte, cool taupe, nice pigmentation.

Whiskey - Warm, matte mid toned brown, pigmentation isn't the best but it's certainly usable.

Combust - Cool, matte pinkish taupe. Perfect as a transition colour for all the shades in this palette

Thirteen - Kind of like a milky white with a slight pink undertone, makes a mice matte highlight.

Overall I think the palette is a stunner and totally worth the investment, if you're ever going to have a smoky eye palette this is the one I would recommend because it allows you to be creative with your look, the shades in here can create a smoky eye that suitable for the day, office or club.

Urban Decay Smoky Palette retails for $81.00AUD at Mecca.

What do you think of the Urban Decay Smoky Palette?

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