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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:
Brow bone: Thirteen
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!