I finally got my hands on the Naked Smoky Palette by Urban Decay last week. The beautiful palette embossed with smoke sets it apart from the pervious ones. On opening the box I am happy to see the palette is reflective of the outer packaging. The box like feel and the smoke over the top makes it seem very expensive and posh – and I love it!
Opening it I am stunned. The colours are beautiful and I love that there is a side for the shimmer colours and then the other side is the matte colours. I swatched each of the colours and they are extremely pigmented and super soft and creamy. I also really like the brush that it comes with, more so than the one that came with the Naked 3 palette, this one is perfect for blending and also making a deeper and daker crease.
I have yet to try all of the colours properly but I have tested some of the shimmer colours and I absolutely love them. I got stuck in a funk of just using matte shades with a natural look but I love that I can now use these shimmer and matte colours together to create interesting looks. The look I created included the colour Armor, High, Smolder and Black Market. The look is a dark smoky eye – obviously – and I love how it has turned out. I do not normally do such a dark smokey eye but I love it!
I think it is safe to say that I may have found my new favourite palette!!!