*Naked drum roll please*..
I am now the proud owner of the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, and it is BEAUTIFUL! -Ahhh!
As I’m sure you may be aware, I never get excited about a new launch and like to wait for the hype to pass before making any purchases. This palette however, was the exception to every rule and I was lucky enough to bag it at the pre-launch last week. It was still available at 9.04am (can you believe it?)
I was constantly checking the DPD website for any delivery updates. I know, I know.. I’m so sad!
Today however was my lucky day! Within half an hour of it arriving, I’d conducted a little unboxing ceremony on Snapchat, posted a picture on Instagram, tweeted about it and filmed a tutorial using it! ..Eager much?
Come to think of it, my whole day has revolved around this palette! Side note: Apologies to my snapchat followers for my 300 seconds of squealing and selfies!
Enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff!
The palette has a gorgeous hard, sturdy plastic case, held together with a magnetic closure and doesn’t feel too bulky. Inside, there are 12 shadows;
Six shimmer/glitter shades (High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted & Dagger)
Two satin shades (Black Market & Smolder) and
Four mattes (Password, Whiskey, Combust & Thirteen).
As expected, each shade is highly pigmented, easily blendable and buildable. The only thing I’d advise is to tap off any excess shadow before applying, especially the glittery shades as they tend to have a little fall out if you don’t do so.
The palette also comes with a great double-ended brush, the shorter end being the secret to a flawless smoky eye. Personally, I dislike double-ended brushes as one side always gets damaged when storing them upright. However, I’ll let that slide as the quality of their brushes are always fab!
While there’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this palette, it ticks all the right boxes for me. I love that there is a good mix of warm and cool tones in this palette as that was what divided the original two Naked palettes. You can also create neutral daytime looks as well as layering up the shadows for a look that smoulders.
As this covers all bases for me, I can see it quickly becoming my most used Naked palette ..I’m sorry Naked 1, I still love you!
I believe the palette will be available in the UK on Thursday 6 August. Are you excited for this new addition to the Naked family?