Thursday, February 4, 2016

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Review/FOTD

Hello Everyone!

It's no secret that I love Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I have their other palettes, but I held off as long as I could to add this to my collect since I've heard so many mixed reviews about this Naked Smoky Palette. I got this palette as birthday gift from my best friend, and I wanted to see what this palette was all about. 

Swatches (I did NOT use any primer for the swatches)

Without Flash 

With Flash

Double Ended Brush


Products Used 

* Eyes *

- MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre 
- Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

- Whiskey as a transition color in the Crease
- Dagger in the Tear Duct and half of the Lid 
- Black Market on the other half of the Lid and Outer V
- Blend Black Market on top of the lid

- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Lots of Lashes in Blackest Black 

* Face *

- Fashion Fair Fast Finish Foundation Stick in Butterscotch/Caramel

- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Medium

- Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder: Soft Honey 315

- BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo in Iris (Darker Shade)

* Lips *

- NYX Lip Pencil in Currant

- Milani Lipstick in Black Cherry

My Thoughts

I'm glad that I wanted this as birthday gift because honestly I think this palette is amazing and the shadows are gorgeous! In this palette there are matte, shimmer, and metallic shadows. I can truly say that the Naked Smoky is different than the other Naked Palettes, hence the name Smoky. One complaint I noticed that's associated with this palette is lack of pigmentation, but I found this palette very pigmented. I did notice that compared to the other Naked Palettes, this palette does have a tendency to fade throughout the day. Blending was another issue I was concerned about, but I didn't have any issues with blending either. I love how the fallout in this palette is very minimal! The brush that came in the palette is also really nice. I've used the brush once, but applying the eyeshadow was simple, and the brush picks up color well!

I was discussing with my friend Ashley about blending issues we've seen and heard around social media. We came up with the theory that if you have a clean blending brush, it may make blending the eyeshadow easier. It's funny because I happened to have just washed my makeup brushes a day before I used this palette lol. Maybe washing my brushes made all the difference! Another tip Ashley  suggested to me included wetting your makeup brush to apply the eyeshadows if you want the colors to pop, especially the metallic colors. I'm going create a metallic FOTD using that tip in a future post! Overall I think that this is a great palette, and I give the Naked Smoky two thumbs up!

Do you own tbe Naked Smoky Palette? If so what are your thoughts?

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Unknown said...

I love the eye makeup you created with this Pilar!! And I'm so glad you like this as much as I do!! I do think having a clean brush makes s big different, and I'm excited for you to try the wet brush with the metallic shades!! You look gorgeous as always!

Jackie Harrison said...

Sexy with that eye makeup doll.

Lily (Beauty With Lily) said...

You look great Pilar! I don't own this palette, but the colors really do look pretty.
xo, Lily

Marie said...

Thanks for covering all the basics about this palette! You look stunning with the dark makeup!

Unknown said...

You look so beautiful Pilar, love the colors xo- Fashion Phases

Pilar said...

Thanks Ashley! This is such a good palette! I really love it! I'm so glad that I just cleaned all my makeup brushes before I used my blending brush! I really think it made blending much easier! I'm excited about using a wet brush with the metallic shadows! I think that colors are really going to look pretty! Thanks for sharing your tips!

Pilar said...

Thanks Jackie!

Pilar said...

Thanks Lily!

Pilar said...

Thanks Marie and you're welcome! I tried to cover everything I could think of when I wrote my review.

Pilar said...

Thanks Glenda!

Beauty Unearthly said...

Your make up is stunning! Lovely post! I am new follower GFC and hope you can follow me too) xx

Elle Sees said...

i;ve shared that tip before about having a clean brush making all the difference. it really does. i like this palette okay, but it's not a fave of mine. but it's so good. i got mine as a bday gift, too!!

Pilar said...

Thank you for your kind words!

Pilar said...

I found blending simple when my brush was clean! My favorite UD palette is Naked 2, but I think this is a really good palette too!

willsingformakeup said...

I just have the Naked 3. For some reason, I just haven't gotten into all of the UD palettes, and I have no idea why! This is such a pretty palette, and it looks great on you! I can't wait to see your metallic look!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

You look fantastic in smokey eyes Pilar!! The look you created was amazing, dramatic, and pretty! I do agree that a clean blending brush makes ALL the difference :)

Anonymous said...

You slayed the dramatic smokey eye! Gorgeous look! I'm thinking about adding this to my collection since I only have the orignal naked palette.

Pilar said...

Thanks Lauren! I really like all my Naked Palettes! I'm glad that I got this as a birthday gift because I really like the quality of the shadows and the colors are really pretty!

Pilar said...

Thanks Margo! I actually stepped out of my comfort zone for this look! Typically I don't wear dark eyemakeup and dark lips together, but I wanted to go for a dramatic look! I'm so glad that having a clean blending blush makes blending easier!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I really think that this a good palette to have!

Unknown said...

You look stunning! I am loving the colors in this palette :)


Pilar said...

Thanks Tash!

Kelsey&Kenecha said...

Beautiful makeup! Love the colors!


Pilar said...

Thanks ladies!

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