SMOKY | Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Review


I was gifted the lovely Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette for Christmas and although I am a little late to the party I thought I'd give it a review anyways! I've had my eyes on it for awhile so I am very excited to finally have it! I am a big fan of the Naked Basics palettes by Urban Decay as they're my go to everyday palettes so this is perfect for me when I want to smoke up my look!

First of all I love the packaging, it's so appealing and I especially love that the palette case itself is slightly translucent which really helps to amplify the smoky effect. It reminds me a bit of marble which I can't lie, I am slightly obsessed with.

(From left to right)
High (champagne shimmer with micro-glitter), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal with micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe), Thirteen (light beige satin) 
I am pretty happy with the choice of colours as I always use a Naked Basics palette for the base of my looks, so having the last two shades is really nice. I also enjoy that there is a mix of shimmer and matte colours to really create a broad palette.

 Here are some swatches straight from the palette with no base, just on my skin. Some did require more layers than others but I almost appreciate that they need to be build up as sometimes smoky eyes can get a little out of hand and this way you can blend to your hearts content and still end up with something that doesn't look like a black eye. The swatches here are opposite from the palette, it's just how I chose to apply them to my arm, so the last shade in the palette is actually first and as you can see (or not really see) it's almost not even visible as it's so translucent.

Honestly, I love a palette that has a brush in it because that means I have one less thing to forget when I'm packing. For the price of the palette I really appreciate the brush being in there too, technically two brushes really as it's double sided. The bigger side is a tapered crease brush and the smaller side is a smoky smudger brush, it's also cruelty free.

I do wish that some of the weaker eyeshadow colours were more opaque because Urban Decay is a high end brand and I do expect more from them but overall I am pretty satisfied with the palette as a whole!


  1. This is such a pretty, diverse palette! I love that the matte highlight is lighter than even my skin tone, and somehow the purples even work on me, which is new, since purples usually make me look like a bruise.

    1. Ooohh, that's super exciting it works out for you! Gotta love that! <3

  2. Your swatches are beautiful, and I'd say even the lighter shades look fairly pigmented since you applied them to bare skin. Have you tried an eye primer to get them to show up more? I don't own this UD palette, but I like cool toned shades. I'd say it's a winner

    1. Thank you so much! I haven't tried them with primer yet but they'll be 1000% times for intense and better then! I figured I'd just show the straight onto skin swatches, but perhaps next time I'll include both options!

  3. That is part of my makeup wishlist is this Naked Platte :)


  4. I was thinking of buying the Naked Smoky Palette during black Friday sale but I didn't bother to purchase it when I realize the amount of palettes I already own. I'm still crushing on it a bit though.

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