The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review !!
Hey beauties, Today I wanted to do a quick review for you guys on the Urban Decay Naked smoky palette. First I want to disclose that I purchased this palette and I do love urban decay as a brand I have many products that I use daily by them but this wont be one of them.
Let’s start by saying I am a bit of an eye shadow snob in some ways because I have some amazing palettes that are on the pricey side but preform phenomenally so your opinion may differ from mine. I know from reading other reviews and people asking me to review this that a lot of you like this palette. Also I did receive the palette with the colour combust that was broken .
This palette in true urban decay standard has great packaging which is very sturdy and well thought out. in the smoky palette you get 12 shadows which is a mixture of shimmers and mattes. You also get a great blending double ended brush which just might be my favourite part of this palette.
The colour range is good, I really enjoy palettes that have both day and night time shades to add versatility. Now on to the good, the bad and the ugly. First area of issues is talc, a lot of shadows and powders do contain talc as a personal preference its not my fav but in this industry its somewhat unavoidable. One thing I did like is that inside the box they do give you 4 look inspirations for those who are looking to try something new I think this is a great touch. On to the colour, as I said I really enjoyed the range of colours but getting that level of pigment is not an easy task.
The bad and the ugly, I am not a fan of the level of pigment in this palette I find you really have to layer and build the colours and this takes more time then I care for. I don’t like that the colours that look dark in the palette end up being a lot lighter when worn which doesn’t give the desired effect in my opinion. I think this palette is ok for your average makeup lover but as a professional this is not something I like or would purchase again. I was very disappointed in this palette because I have had love affairs with other shadow palettes from urban decay. I found the mattes to be extremely chalky and no matter which primer I used I could not get the colour pay out I was looking for.
The urban Decay Smoky palette is reasonably priced in my opinion ($66 CDN ) . As far as may of their other palettes are concerned but this one I think is over priced for the pay off you are getting. All in all I give this palette a 5 out of 10. I love the packaging and the colours but this one no matter how pretty just doesn’t delver. Below I will list my pros and cons .
Great looking palette
Love the brush that comes with it
Makeup inspiration booklet
Price ($66 CDN or $54 USD)
Takes a lot of building to get colour pay off
Broken when i got it
As I said this palette is fine for the average beauty lover but for my personal taste and what I look at professionally this palette did nothing for me. I was really excited to try it and I was very disappointed when I did. As I stated before I love the brand and many other products they have are my favourite but this one just doesn’t even feel like urban decay in my opinion. The only colours I did find worked was high, dirty sweet , slanted and dagger . I hope this review has helped you guys and stay tuned for my final holiday look this week and my upcoming Give away !!