Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
I've finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette! I'm aware that I'm slightly late to the game - this has been on my wishlist since I first heard about it! Anyway, when I first opened the box to this I instantly fell in love with the new packaging; it's magnetic and has a beautiful design on the case, which makes it more elegant in appearance than it's predecessors. Another bonus of this palette is that it came with a leaflet showing four different looks you can create with it (I don't know if all the smoky palettes come with this leaflet or whether it was specific to the place I bought it from, which was Feel Unique). I found this leaflet useful to start with because it gave me some idea of what shades go well together.
The shades in the palette are grouped together - the first four are glitter shades, the middle four are satin shades and the last four are matte shades. I prefer this layout to the previous palettes where they're all mixed together. My favourite would be the glitter shades because I can use these with any look that I want to create. 'High' will be particularly good for highlighting the brow bone, hence I can use it every time I put on eyeshadow! The only problem with the glitter shades is that some of the glitter gets on my face which is a bit annoying. The satin shades will be getting less use from me; particularly 'Black Market' and 'Smolder' because I find it hard to work with shades this dark, although 'Black Market' may be good to line the lash line. I like to use the matte shades to tone down the glitter shades. Adding 'Whiskey' to the crease and outer corners of my eyes is one of my favourite looks from the matte shades because it adds depth to the eyes.
Overall, I absolutely love this palette... I may even go as far as saying it's my favourite Urban Decay palette to date! What do you think of this palette? And which Urban Decay palette is your favourite?