Urban Decay Launches NAKED Smoky Eye Shadow Palette

urban decay naked smoky palette review

Whenever Urban Decay launches a new palette I can’t imagine a beauty blogger on the planet that doesn’t take note. They really cornered the market with their NAKED range, and if you’re as obsessed with the collection as I am then get ready for the their latest palette, Urban Decay Naked Smoky, which launches this week!

urbandecaynakedsmoky6urbandecaynakedsmoky5urbandecaynakedsmoky4It features all of the essentials from the perfect neutral to dramatic smoky eye. With nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives, it’s a dream palette. A blend of mattes, satins and shimmers, that gradates from neutrals and taupes to warm bronzes and rich browns and grays. And closes with a an array of slate blues, a sultry purple and iconic black.

The dual ended brush in the set is perfect for application. One side is fluffy and great for blending while the other is tighter, more compact to add more drama and pigment. The shades easily blend tighter although you should invest in an eyeshadow primer to ensure a smooth, crease free application.
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There are loads of smoky eye tutorials on the internet and even a few looks included with the palette for you to experiment at home, making this a great go to to create those nude to more dramatic smoky looks.

In the pictures above I created a sultry silvery slate smokey doing the following:

  1. Using the loose brush side apply COMBUST to the brow bone.
  2. Apply SLANTED to the entire eyelid.
  3. Add a black liner to the top and bottom lash line.
  4. Go over the black liner with BLACK MARKET with the tighter end of the blush (don’t worry if it looks dramatic or uneven, it will be blended out in the next step.
  5. Using SMOLDER sweep an exaggerated diagonal pull from the corners of the eyes to the opposite corner lid as if you were doing an exaggerated cat eye across your eye lid.
  6. Close with a sweep of HIGH across the crease and along the top of the eye lid to smooth out the look and add a beautiful sheen.
  7. Go back in with your black eyeliner where needed to define the line.
  8. Finish with mascara.

I can’t recommend this palette enough for anyone that likes to experiment or create versatile smoky eye looks. Even used alone there isn’t one shade I wouldn’t use. If there’s only one new palette you buy this season, I highly encourage this one and to experiment with a variety of smoky eye looks.

The Naked Smoky ($54) will be available this week at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores and online as well as beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Urban Decay through Condé Nast. Opinions are my own}