The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette ($54) launches on July 8th with 12 delicious shades of Urban Decay Eyeshadow in smoky, sultry shades. Nine of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette shades are brand new colors so there’s lots of delicious newness packed into this palette.
Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette is definitely a new twist on an old cult favorite. Considering we’ve had over three different variations of the Urban Decay Naked Palette I’d say it was about time for a change up so here we are with twelve smoky shades.
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The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette brings not only new shades to the table but also plenty of new packaging as well. The palette is a hard heavy plastic design with gunmetal printing and a smoky screen layer on the top with a full size mirror inside. The palette has a tortoiseshell look and feel that quite reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Eye Palette that launched a few years back but the main difference being Urban Decay uses a soft smoky taupe coloring for their compact. Also in a change up you’ll find a how to get the look guide inside the box which features tips and tricks for creating a smoky eye as well as four get the look guides with step by step instructions for color placement to create a smoky eye look (look guides include the Iconic UD Smoky Eye, Smoky Reality Star, Smoky Cat, and Everyday Smoky). You also get a double ended crease brush which has a fine point on one side and a blending brush on the other. I, for one, prefer the brush over the 24/7 Glide On Pencil because I feel like I have a lot of eyeliners already and the brush is just handier in my humblest. It has soft brushes and the blending brush seems to have longer bristles than the one we typically get with Naked Palettes. It’s a solid, good quality brush and if you’re traveling with this palette it’s likely all you need for application.
This palette isn’t a traditional smoky eye one to me as it isn’t really dominated by silvers, grays, or blacks which for me are shades that create the quintessential smoked eye in my opinion. It has those shades but it also has warm bronzes, rich browns, taupes, and other colors that can be used to create smoky taupe eye looks, smoky brown ones, and of course, the traditional black smoky eye look. You get a range of matte and satin finishes as well as sparkles
- Smolder Deep plum-taupe (New)
- Password Cool taupe matte (New)
- Whiskey Rich brown matte (New)
- Slanted Light metallic gray (New)
- Dagger Medium charcoal with micro-shimmer (New)
- Combust Soft pink-taupe (New)
- Thirteen Light beige satin (New)
- High Champagne shimmer with micro-glitter (New)
- Dirtysweet Medium bronze (New)
- Radar Metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter (Vice 2)
- Armor Metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle (Vice)
- Black Market Jet black satin (Vice)
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Smolder, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market)
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (High, DirtySweet, Radar, and Armor)
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Thirteen, Password, Whiskey, Combust)
The formula feels a little different to me than Naked 1, Naked 2, and Naked 3. The texture on the shadows is a little denser and not as velvety. I also felt the shades were thinner in consistency and considerably less metallic than the past Naked Palette range. Don’t be scared, this is all a good thing as I like this texture since it feels like the shades have a lot less fall out and aren’t as frosty on my eyes. As much as I love the Naked Palettes I find some of the shades are really heavy with a metallic finish that looks frosty on my eyes and lord knows frosty and I do not get along well. I like the thinner, lighter texture on these colors. No chunky glitter here either aside from Armor which did have a fair bit of silver glitter which had a tendency to fall all over my face. Aside from this color none of the other shades had fall out issues. I found the mattes silky but Smolder was a little patchy for me. All in all the shades were easy to apply, easy to blend, and had excellent pigmentation.
The Urban Decay Naked range is a much loved cult favorite but it was getting a little repetitive. The Urban Decay Naked Smoky breaths new life into the collection and gives us a way to get gorgeous smoky, sultry eye looks! This palette will become a must have for those who adore smoky eye looks. It’s an easy to use palette filled with gorgeous Urban Decay Eyeshadows and well worth a purchase when it launches because who doesn’t want to sport a smoky eye from time to time during an evening out?
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palettes arrives at urbandecay.com on July 8th at July 12th at Ulta.com and on July 16th at Ulta Stores. I don’t have an exact Sephora or Sephora.com date but hopefully around the same time as Ulta’s launch and later on at Macy’s and beauty.com.
Will you be grabbing the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette?