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So I got very excited indeed when I first spotted news of the latest Naked palette from Urban Decay. The idea of a smoky yet naked palette was a little confusing as the 2 looks are actually pretty much the opposite of each other but the Naked hype gets me every time and I was desperate to get my hands on a sample. Here’s a look at the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Swatches.
Having got really excited and literally went on a mission to see this palette as soon as was humanly possible, life got in the way as my dad became very ill and ended up in hospital. I completely forgot about Naked Smoky and failed to notice when my delivery didn’t arrive. It was only after dad came home last week that I suddenly realised I hadn’t seen it yet! It was sent but unfortunately became another one of my increasing post office casualties – where does it all end up?! Very frustrating but I have now received my second sample and have managed to get to grips with it.
After my initial huge excitement, and whilst waiting for my 2nd sample, I started to wonder whether I would actually like it. When I thought about it, I realised that me and a smoky eye don’t actually go together that well these days. I find anything too heavy on the eyes can be a little ageing and that is most definitely the last thing I want!
That aside, I greeted it with my usual enthusiasm and I have to say I think Naked Smoky is actually rather a versatile palette that means you don’t have to overload on the smoke if you don’t want to!
As you will see from my Urban Decay Naked Smoky swatches, there are 12 soft smoky neutrals which include nine never-before-seen shades and three palette exclusives.
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Swatches
High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger:
Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen:
Because I am not feeling full on smoky at the moment I went for Combust all over the lid with Password worked into the crease. I then used High in the inner corners with Dirtysweet over the centre and Radar in the outer corner. I blended the crease out with Thirteen.
I think this is a really soft wearable look and shows you don’t have to go all out on the smoke with this palette. High is absolutley my favourite shade and if you have been dabbling in a bit of strobing, you will find this one very useful for the final step as the highest point in layered highlighting.
Naked Smoky (RRP £38) is available online at urbandecay.co.uk from 30th July 2015. Early nationwide release is via House of Fraser HERE.
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