The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette is on FIRE!
Every now and then a makeup product comes along that gives me goose bumps when I actually get to hold it in my hands. And that doesn’t happen very often.
Check out my video and you’ll see why the saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” rings so true. Because this palette is hot, hot, hot!!
I say such a bold statement because they FINALLY added enough matte shadows to balance out the shiny ones reminiscent of the past 3 palettes. This one comes with 4 mattes, 4 satin shades, and 4 shinier-glitter ones. Which adds up to 9 never before seen shades and 3 exclusive shades. It’s seriously the perfect balance. From warm bronzes and rich browns, to gorgeous greys and taupes, and the necessary black, it’s got everything you need.
Oh, and the duo sided brush included is WAY better than any of the other three palettes. Hands down. The fluffy end is great for all over color and the rounded stubbier end is perfect for highlighting your crease area.
I’m sure you don’t want to hear me yap about this palette anymore because you want to see the inside and the look I created with it. So without further ado…
Step 1: Prep your lids with Urban Decay eyelid primer potion, $20, then add the matte ivory shade “thirteen” all over the lid from lashes to brow bones.
Step 2: Apply purple based gray shade, “smolder” from lashes to crease (you know I love to use a straight edge to create a sharp angled line. Step 3: Create a side ways V shape with the rounded edge of the included brush with deep charcoal color “dagger.” Pull the pointed middle part of the V out as far as you can for added drama!
Step 4: Eyeliner time! I used two different shades of Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eyeliners because they’re the best and don’t budge. Seriously – you’ve heard me sing their praises many times. I chose color “zero” (inky black) for the upper lash line and “empire” (a deep plum purple) for the lower inner waterline of the eye. *Tip using a lighter shade of liner on the bottom of the eye helps to open up the eye a bit without receding it but still maintaining that smoky look.*
Step 5 : Add shadows on top of the eyeliners on uppers and lowers to create that smoky and soft look. This helps if you can’t get your eyeliner just straight enough. I had to use an angled shaped eyeliner brush to do this part. I used shade “black market” on top of the black liner and ” armor” (a glittery charcoal) underneath the purple liner on the lower lash line.
Step 6 & 7 : Layer on lots of mascara then add the champagne shimmer as the finishing touch on the inner tear duct area called “high.” It’s really beautiful.
I am going to say it loud and proud that this is my FAVORITE palette of all 4 from the Naked collection. I’m already working a creating a more everyday smoky version with all of the beautiful browns and neutrals, so stay tuned for that.
And not to worry if you don’t feel creative enough to figure out what to do with all 12 shades because it comes with a handy instruction booklet inside with step by step instructions for looks you can create! From the “smoky cat,” “everyday smoky,” “iconic ud smoky eye,” and the “smoky reality star,” you’ve got plenty of looks to copy.
Naked Smoky is going to be available at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta, and UrbanDecay.com dropping sometime this week for $54. So what do you think? Are you going to be saving your money to buy this makeup palette?
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* This is a sponsored post for Urban Decay thru Conde Nast SWAY. All photos and opinions are honest and my own, as usual!*