Hello everyone!!! Funny/tragic story (and when I say tragic, I mean tragic for my now empty wallet): Thursday, Sephora opened an hour early to release the new Urban Decay NAKED Smoky palette. Naturally, the makeup junkie in me HAD to go check it out before anyone else. At 7 a.m. my alarm went off, and for any summer-sleep-deprived teen, like myself, waking up at 7 a.m. is equivalent to pure death... so of course, I accidentally fell back asleep. ONE HOUR LATER (please, for all that is good in the world, say that in the Spongebob voice) I woke up in pure panic. WHAT'S A BEAUTY BLOGGER TO DO IF SEPHORA IS CRAZY CROWDED WITH OTHER MAKEUP ADDICTS?? With that being said, and Sephora opening in 30 minutes, I jumped out of bed and drove like a mad woman only to find that myself, and the friend I brought with me, were the only people in line... Good thing I didn't get to the mall two hours early, and got that extra hour of BEAUTY SLEEP. Long story short, when the workers opened the glorious doors to heaven I told myself that I was only going to swatch the new palette, but not buy it (lol). I repeat: NOT BUY IT. But of course, 30 minutes later and a vanish of $54 I was walking out of there with the new NAKED palette. Tragic. Yet, holding all four palettes has never felt so good.
Now that I have the palette I am going review it, rate it, find tutorials on it, list my favorite colors, and basically anything you could ever wish for in NAKED SMOKY 101.
My review: At a quick glance the palette looks similar to the NAKED and NAKED 2 palettes. After playing with the Smoky palette it is in fact different, somewhat. This palette is a good mixture of the NAKED and NAKED 2 because it has the dark browns like the 2, but it also has the blue undertones as in the first palette. There are a few more dark colors, but that is to be expected considering this is the Smoky palette. There are also four new matte shades (yeeeeehawww) vs only two matte shades in each of the other palettes. The packaging is a m a z i n g. This is my favorite packaging of all time. It's strong and sturdy, like the 2 and 3, but it has the magnetic closure, like the first palette. Plus, it has a super cool design on the front and the bottom is transparent. Should you buy this palette? Yes.
Rate: If you love, love, love makeup like me- then yes buy this palette. If you are on the fence about which palette to get my recommendations is the first one, and the Smoky. I also really like the NAKED 3, but that doesn't always work for all skin tones and eye colors. I know some people are hesitant about the Smoky pallet because it does give you a dramatic look, but you can 100% get a day time look too. AND THE BRUSH- HOLY MOLY- the brush it comes with is what sold me.
My favorite colors: the matte shades. Need I say more?My prediction is that the next NAKED palette will be all matte- PLEASE???
I've been on the hunt for the best tutorials using this palette. After searching and searching for the best of the best I've put this little list together for you guys. Maybe this will persuade you to buy it!
This tutorial by @SonaGasparian is my favorite.
My name is Emma Engilman. The goal of my blog is to encourage self confidence and stray away from societies definition of "beauty." I refuse to retouch my appearance in Photoshop, so enjoy my flaws because they make me-- me!