Urban Decay Smoky Palette

I feel like the beauty world (maybe just me) has been waiting for the release of a new Naked Palette since the Naked 3 came out but the wait is finally over, the Naked Smoky! 

The Naked Palettes have to be some of the most loved palettes in the beauty industry and after reading all the US posts about the new release I am super excited to have been lucky enough to have got my own pre-release so of course I had to share my thoughts!

Just like with the other Naked Palettes there are 12 shadows, all fairly neutral and with a variety of finishes. Nine of the shades are brand new shades which is always super exciting and it also comes with a full size, double ended shadow brush which sadly isn’t quite as good as the previous ones.

Naturally my first thought was of super excitement, I love the neutral matte shades which are on the right hand side and there are some really beautiful sparkly, wearable shades on the left but I do find that the middle shades would get far less wear from me and I’m also not too keen that the darkest colours are in the middle. However the mixture of matte, shimmery, natural and darker more evening shades make this palette one of the most versatile, you can create a very nude matte eye, a wearable day look (like I did above) or a very dark evening look.

The casing is beautiful, probably my favourite out of all of them with the standard plastic casing but I love the almost marble like affect.

I think this is a really stunning palette and it’s probably my second favourite out of the Naked range (the Original will always be my fave!), that said there are about 5 shades that will very rarely be used but the ones that I do like are really perfect and would it be a shame to miss out.

I’m sure I’ll be using this palette lots and sharing lots of looks with it over the coming months so keep and eye out for that too. This palette is out on the 27th July at all Urban Decay counters (and online) and although it isn’t limited edition I am sure it will sell out quick, as all the Naked palettes do so get to your Urban Decay counter quickly after the launch on Monday. 


  1. 20th July 2015 / 5:49 pm

    This palette is georgeous I love it

  2. 20th July 2015 / 6:23 pm

    I really wish they would redo the packaging of the original one! I want to get that one but the packaging just seems like such a downer, this new magnetic close looks great. I'd love to get this palette 🙂

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  3. 20th July 2015 / 7:25 pm

    I have the Naked 1 & 2 and think this one looks pretty good. There seem to be some similar types of shades to the Naked 2 here but it does look like you could create some versatile looks. xx


  4. 20th July 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Initially I wasn't all that excited for this palette. But after reading a few reviews and watching a few tutorials, I've ended up signing up to be alerted when it comes in stock!


  5. 20th July 2015 / 8:43 pm

    It's a pretty palette but I have to say that I'm not drawn to it, even owning only the original Naked palette you can create stunning smokey eyes and I don't think the new palette has that many unique shades. I think I will pass on this. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  6. 21st July 2015 / 12:07 am

    That's such a pretty look you did there. You definitely used the most flattering shades from the palette. The colours suit you well. I'm still unsure about this palette – I am fond of the bronze and gold shades, but I'm not too keen on the blue shades – lovely look, though 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Vanessa Bernadette

  7. 21st July 2015 / 12:42 am

    Oh my gosh that packaging is gorgeous. I'm don't think I'm gain enough to wear the middle shades but the outside few look stunning.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  8. 21st July 2015 / 10:08 pm

    LOVE this palette! Gorgeous colours

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