Get a Golden Hour Glow with the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette
Hey friends, I wanted to bring you my Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette Swatches as soon as possible since it’s available now. If you’re in love with the Golden Hour (as many photographers I know are), you’ll love this palette. Thanks to Urban Decay for sending me this palette!
If you’re unfamiliar with the Golden Hour, wikipedia says ‘it’s the period of time shortly after or before sunset, during which daylight is softer than when the sun is high in this sky. The opposite period during twilight is Blue Hour, just before sunrise or after sunset, when indirect sunlight is evenly diffused.’ I’m definitely more of a Blue Hour type of girl.
Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette Video
Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette
I love the golden packaging for the Naked Honey palette. The design is gorgeous. I also love the nomenclature for the colors.
As always, I’m a fan of the Urban Decay makeup brushes. I like the double ended brushes that come in these palettes and I do use them regularly.
Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette Swatches
In case you don’t know, I swatch on primer. These swatches are on Urban Decay Original Primer Potion.
Row 1 – Sting, Hive, Sweet, Amber, Golden, Honey
Row 2 – Drip, Keeper, Swarm, HBIC, Flyby, Queen
Naked Honey Palette Color Descriptions
- Flyby (ivory satin)
- Sweet (neutral beige matte)
- Swarm (soft mustard matte)
- Amber (metallic copper shimmer)
- Keeper (mustard brown matte)
- Golden (rich gold shimmer)
- Honey (intense gold metallic)
- Queen (golden brown shimmer)
- Hive (warm brown matte)
- Drip (warm reddish-brown matte)
- HBIC (rosy bronze shimmer)
- Sting (deep warm brown matte)
Naked Honey Palette Thoughts
Bearing in mind that I am not a neutrals person and not the target demographic for this palette, let me tell you my thoughts on it. If you are into golds and mustard yellow, UD Naked Honey IS the palette for you. I personally like golds (though I prefer silver to gold), and find the shimmer shades in this palette to be stunning. It looked so boring in promo photos to me that I was pleasantly surprised to fall in love with the intense shimmers.
Like all Naked palettes, there’s too many similar neutrals for my personal taste. Sting and Hive are so close in tone to me I would never need both. But conversely, having so many colors all in the same color family makes blending a snap. All of these warm neutral mattes make this palette work safe in a snap. For me to create a really glam look with this palette, I’d still need to bring in a black or a deeper color than Sting or Queen.
Honey, Golden, Amber, Queen and HBIC are the stars of the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette. They’re utterly gorgeous. I can’t help but feel like Urban Decay could have really taken this palette to the next level by having one or two subtle gold duochromes in here, like a gold with a green shift or a gold with a blue shift.
What eyeshadow combos do you see with this palette? Would you like to see a tutorial with it? Let me know here or in the PhyrraNyx Facebook Group.