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.
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.