Hi loves, I am so happy that I was finally able to pick up the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. I recently purchased it from www.ulta.com when they had the palette on sale for 50%! It is rare to get a naked palette for that cheap so I of course had to jump on that offer. I have been waiting to try this palette for a while now but have always heard mixed reviews on it, but with it being 50% off, I thought this would be the perfect time to try it out.
The thing that really draws me into this palette is the packaging. I love the beautiful smoky affect on the palette. It looks really pretty and feels a lot better compared to the other naked palettes. This palette includes a lot of neutrals and deep blues. It does come with a mix of shimmery shades and matte shades. I don't mean to be a downer, but I was not impressed with the quality of these shadows. They didn't live up to the other palettes which is disappointing because Urban Decay usually has amazing quality when it comes to their eyeshadows.
This palette includes 12 shadows:
- High (champagne shimmer with micro glitter), I am in love with this shade. It a beautiful color for all over the lid.
- Dirtysweet (medium bronze), this is another great all over the lid shade.
- Radar (metallic taupe with iridescent micro glitter), I was really bummed on the pigmentation on this shade. I was hoping it would have been more pigmented but I really had to pack on the product for good color pay off.
- Armor (metallic silver-taupe with sparkle), this is one of my favorite shades in the whole entire palette. It has amazing color pay off.
- Slanted (light metallic gray), this shade has more of a blue undertone. This shade is also very pigmented.
- Dagger (medium charcoal with micro shimmer), this shade is very patchy and was hard to blend out.
- Black Market (jet-black with a satin finish), this is one of the more pigmented shades in this palette. It was pretty opaque and blended really nicely. I love using this in the outer corner.
- Smolder (deep plum-taupe), this is another one of my favorite shades. It is that perfect purple for fall.
- Password (cool taupe with a matte finish), this shade was the hardest to work with. It didn't have a lot of pigmentation and applied for chalky.
- Whiskey (rich brown matte), out of all of the mattes this one is my favorite. It was a little stiff but had the best pigmentation out of all of the mattes,
- Combust (soft pink-taupe), I love this shade as a transition color.
- Thirteen (light beige with a satin finish), this shade was alright, but it didn't have much color pay off. It still works really nice for the brow bone.
I was really upset with the shadows. Some of them performed really nicely but a lot of them were also misses. I wouldn't spend the full price on this palette. I think its a good palette for $30.00 but not for $54.00. The packaging is beautiful, but I just wish the shadows would have performed better.
You can purchase this palette at www.ulta.com for $54.00.
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