Hey guys! I have the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette swatches and thoughts to share with you. Consider this a first look at the palette. It launches July 8th.
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Swatches
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Where to Buy
Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta, Macys, Nordstrom, Beauty.com
I swatched these eyeshadows on bare skin.
champagne shimmer with micro-glitter
pink champagne shimmer with micro glitter. This would make a great inner lid shade. It might also be nice as a cheek highlighter on some skintones. It could also work as an inner corner highlight too. ETA -- This shade had a bit of fallout on me but applied beautifully.
light warm gold with orange undertones shimmer. I love these sort of golds with bronzey tones. They’re perfect lid shades.
Radar (from Vice 2)
metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter
mid-tone metallic brown with subtle golden micro glitter. This is not really a me color but I think it would be good as a crease for people who like shimmery brown crease shades.
Armor (from Vice 1)
metallic silver taupe with tonal sparkle
mid-tone cool grey taupe with silver micro glitter, really gorgeous. I really like this and think it would make a nice lid or crease shade. ETA -- This shade had a bit of fallout on me but applied beautifully.
light metallic grey
cool-toned metallic silver satin I love this color and would use it on the lid.
medium charcoal with micro shimmer
cool-toned charcoal grey with soft satin sheen. This would be a great outer C shape color or liner.
Black Market (from Vice 1)
jet black satin
soft slightly smoky black with brown tones and subtle satin sheen. Perfect for making a smoky look, using as liner, or a gradient look.
deep plum taupe
blackened taupe with plum undertones and subtle satin sheen. While the pigmentation of this color is spot on the purple is so subtle as to barely be seen. I wish this was a true purple instead of a taupe. I thought this would be my favorite of the entire palette. This would probably be gorgeous as a liner color as well as if used for a gradient.
cool taupe matte
deep grey taupe matte, slightly harder in texture. I’m not really in love with this one but I like that it’s matte. ETA -- This shade blended out ok on top of Combust and Armor.
rich brown matte
deep brown matte. I feel like this guy doesn’t belong in this palette. It’s a basic brown matte.
soft pink taupe
light dirty beige pink matte. This would make a great transition / blending out shade. If you’re into doing dome shape looks like I have been, this would be a great shade to start with for a subtle daytime look. ETA -- Having worn this shade in a look, it was surprisingly difficult to build up to where I wanted it.
light beige satin
semi-sheer pale beige pink satin. I like this as a highlighter on the face or eyes. ETA -- This shade was too subtle for my taste as an inner corner highlight.
What I love about this palette is that it has a lot of mattes and satins in it. What makes it awesome is that it’s full of cool-toned shades. There are so many warm toned palettes out there that we need more cool toned ones! What disappointed me was the lack of a true purple. Password was harder in texture for me, so not the normal smooth buttery UD formula. Thirteen was semi-sheer, so not the normal smooth formula either. Overall though, it’s a great palette if you’re in the market for a cool toned neutral palette.
People keep asking me, this or the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette? My initial thoughts are there are 4 out of 12 colors in the Kat Von D I won’t use (4 nearly identical brown shades), vs 2 out of 12 in the Naked Smoky (2 brown shades) that I won’t use, so Naked Smoky wins for me. See the Kat Von D Innerstellar swatches here.
What do you think of the latest Naked Palette? Let me know below!
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