Sunday, 23 August 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette - Swatch and review!


urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

Ok so I caved! My excuses are: It was my birthday and yes I absolutely DO need another eye-shadow palette (like a hole in the head!!) but this one was far too pretty to resist, that purple shade in the middle was calling to me!

Ok, so glad that's out of the way now I can get onto the fun stuff, swatches.... 

Warning - Lots of Photos coming your way!

urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

 L to R: 

High - Champagne shimmer
Dirtysweet - Light Bronze shade
Radar - Taupe
Armor - Silver-taupe with a sparkle
Slanted - Light metallic shade of gray
Dagger - Charcoal with slight shimmer
Black Market -  Jet black with a satin finish
Smolder - Deep plum purple with satin finish
Password - Taupe with a matte finish
Whiskey - Rich brown matte
Combust - Soft light pink
Thirteen - Creamy beige


urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

urban decay naked smoky palette swatch and review eyeshadow

My favourite shades have to be 'Dirtysweet' which is a gorgeous light bronze shade, 'Radar' a taupe-y-brown blended into the crease as-well as 'Smoulder' which is a smoky plum purple shade - so pretty! I have also been using 'Thirteen' as an under the brow highlight and popping it in the inner corner of my eye to open and brighten.

I am really impressed with this palette, the eye-shadows are butter soft to apply and lovely to blend with each other. The double ended brush is great to use and is a really good quality. I much prefer this case compared to the Naked 1 as this one is a sturdy plastic with magnetic closure making for easy transporting in my make-up bag and wiping clean.
Think Urban Decay have done really well with this latest palette, including some divine shades which you can mix and match to your hearts content. I am glad I added this to my collection and I look forward to creating and experimenting with some new eye looks.