Review: Urban Decay Naked Smoky

Upon waking up on Sunday, July 12, I was the first in on line to buy the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette! After using my Naked 2 palette almost exclusively on a daily basis for the past two years, I knew this would be a worthy investment as the colors are very different. It arrived within days (thank you Sephora VIB Rouge!) and I was not disappointed! It’s beautiful! All you need to do is read the other reviews on Sephora to see I am not alone in my delight.

I do have to say the pigmentation on most colors is leaning towards the light side. But you guys, this is a good thing! Unless you are Kim Kardashian, you do not want these colors to have full pigmentation as you could not wear them on a daily basis if they did. The softness of this palette is its best feature as is the brush which is better than the brush on Naked 2 imo. I also love how the left side of the palette is sparkly (but not overly so – all colors are extremely wearable) and the right side is more matte.

Naked Smoky also comes with a step by step tutorial on four different eye looks. Today I attempted “Everyday Smoky” and was pleasantly surprised by the ease of following the steps. What do you think? Loving this palette? Do tell.

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Everyday Smoky & Friends
Beautiful New Colors
open eye
Eyes Wide Open
closed eye
Eyes Wide Shut

Shop this look and my other everyday favorites used with today’s smoky eye:

Urban Decay Naked Smoky – Still in stock! Yay!
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original – get the smaller version so it won’t dry out!
Tarte Rainforest Eye & Cheek Palette – perfect for travel.
Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Brush – the best on the market.
Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace – your lips but better.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 – great mixed with your moisturizer.
Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion w/SPF 30 – wonderful (affordable!) day lotion.
Lancome Cils Booster Mascara Base – keeps your lashes full all day.
Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara – great drugstore option.