Thursday, 3 December 2015

Blogmas Day 3 - Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review


Everybody knows the Naked palettes are a makeup lover's dream so you can imagine the hype the Naked Smoky Palette was given when it was released this year. Given the hype I was more than thrilled to have this product in my possession but also quite critical as to whether it would rise up to the standards given by it's predecessors.


Let's talk about the packaging, I love it! I think the overall design ties in well with the name of the palette and it doesn't come across to me as too bulky or flimsy. My only criticism would be the area for the brush is slightly small so it is sometimes a struggle to take the brush out when I need to use it. Moving onto the dual ended brush given, I feel it's brilliant for blending and packing on eyeshadow plus it is always nice to have a brush included as well. 


From left to right: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor, Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder, Password, Whiskey, Combust & Thirteen. 

The pigmentation of the shadows itself are decent and do not require an immense amount of product to actually make a difference although I will say the shades 'Black Market' & 'Armor' are not as pigmented as the others. When I applied the shadows, they did have a chalky feel to them and I noticed with some shades they would need slightly more packing on than the others mainly the matte shades. In addition to this I did experience a small amount of fallout with both 'Slanted' and 'Armor'. With that said I do feel that shades within this palette are very appropriate given the concept and do provide a nice variety of smoky mattes and shimmers/glitters. It is definitely something to check out if you or someone else you know is a big fan of Urban Decay shadows.


Do I feel the product is worth it? I think it is a good product, I like the concept of the palette and I think given that the eyes are primed it is absolutely going to provide you with a beautiful look. However I simply do not believe it is worth the entire £38 which this palette costs as it needs a little more pigmentation in some of it's shadows. In addition to this I myself know there are better palettes out there for a much more affordable price. If it was a little cheaper I would surely say it is much more worth it but given that it is Urban Decay I did expect much more out of the palette. Regardless of this I will be picking it up to use often as the shades are very much my type of shades. 

Do you own this palette? What are your favourite shades? Do you think it is worth it's price tag? Let me know in the comments below what you thought of this palette as I would love to hear your opinions!

*I paid for the product shown with my own money. All opinions/thoughts are 100% honest and are my own.

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