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No fire without Urban Decay Naked Smoky

Do you like to go naked?

Urban Decay naked that is!!

Whether you like to go naked original style, or you’re more a fan of going nude with the more pink hued naked 3, everyone loves these eyeshadow palettes from fun, edgy brand Urban Decay.

Their latest must have naked palette is the Naked Smoky. Full of gorgeously pigmented shades perfect for every style of smoky eye look you could ever dream of creating.

Unlike previous naked palettes, in the naked smoky, the shades transition from sultry shimmers to marvellous neutral mattes. This makes it even easier to pair different shades for stress free smoky perfection. It includes nine brand new shades as well as three shades exclusive to this palette, making it even more necessary to have in your collection.

Here are swatches of all shades, from left to right. All the shades are very soft, with very little, if any fall out when applied. Most of them have very good coverage, especially the nudes and browns. Unfortunately, Black Market and the purple shade Smolder don’t apply as evenly and bold as you would like, although this seems to be the case with most purple eyeshadows (even ones from pricey palettes). However, shades that might not be as bright as expected can be easily built up for maximum impact (see look below where I used Smolder).

The best thing about this palette is the lookbook that gives you detailed instructions on how to produce four unique smoky eye looks. You may not think you need this little makeup bible but it makes creating smoky eyes a doddle. Even better, it helps push you out of your comfort zone and use those shades we all know we shy away from, but when used look amazing!

The first look I recreated was the Iconic UD Smoky Eye:

Crease: Combust

Brow bone: Thirteen

Lid: Smolder

Outer lid and lower lash line: Password

Inner corner: High

The second eye tutorial I followed was a Smoky Cat look with glamourous golds and browns:

Inner corner: High

Inner lid: Dirtysweet

Centre of lid: Radar

Outer corner and lower lash line: Whiskey

Upper and lower outer lash line: Black Market


I really do feel this is one eyeshadow palette that everyone needs. It’s just the right combination of shades to express your outer daring side with a classic inner core. The packaging is just as desirable, with a floating smoky design, that fits neatly into your makeup bag and the magnetic closure ensures any unsightly mishaps are prevented!

Go nude smoky style,



  1. August 24, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Thank you so so much for posting this! They’re having an amazing sale at Ulta today for this palette, and I wasn’t sure if I should invest in this today or not! I decided from your review that I’m going to get it xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • A love affair with Beauty
      August 24, 2017 / 2:47 pm

      If it’s on sale it has to be bought haha!! I really love this palette. You just don’t get many with these darker smokier colours in, but it’s great for everything and I feel every shade has a purpose. Plus the packaging is sturdy and stunning! xx

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