From the Urban Decay website:
“The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Naked Smoky—loaded with ALL the essentials you need for the perfect neutral smoky eye. A true range of shades. The perfect brushes. And detailed tutorials.
“We packed this palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals, including nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives from past palettes. Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes and satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all. Each shade in Naked Smoky features our Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.”
This palette features four shimmer, four satin, and four matte finish shadows, all neatly packaged in a sleek transparent smoke effect case with a sturdy magnetic closure. Nine of these colors are brand new, and three are repromotes. It comes with a double sided blending-pencil brush, a large mirror and a detailed lookbook.
“High (champagne shimmer w/micro-glitter), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe) and Thirteen (light beige satin).”
Of the Four Naked palettes, this may be the “one palette to rule them all”. It has the best of all its predecessors, dark smokey colors, blending and highlight colors, as well as daytime golds and taupe/grays. Of course this may not be applicable for all skin tones, but for me and my blue eyes, I could probably use this palette, and this palette alone for the next year!!
For some live swatches and tutorials, click below.
Madeyewlook Twice Review and Tutorial
Kandee Johnson First Impression and comparison
Lisa Eldridge Classic Smokey Eye (not using the UD Smoky palette)
Available now at Urbandecay.com
Available online @ Sephora 7/12 and in stores 7/16 (my birthday)
15.6g (12 x 1.3g)
What do you think? Is this a palette for you?