When I first saw promo pictures and press releases on the Naked Smoky palette I was convinced I didn’t need it, I was perfectly happy with by Naked 1 and Naked 3 palettes. Then I kept seeing pictures and blog posts of it, and every time I looked at it I could feel myself caving. Then my friend bought it and I knew I had to have it.
Like the other Naked palettes the Smoky is made up of twelve shadows, four glittery shimmery shades, four satin finish shades, and four matte shades. In this palette each of the different finishes of the shadows are grouped together unlike in the other palettes.
Left to Right: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor
The shimmery glittery colours are really beautiful, and they don’t have too much fall out which I find can happen with the Urban Decay glittery shades.
Dirtysweet and Radar are definitely my two favourites. Dirtysweet is a really good gold, and I think I prefer it to Half Baked and Trick, the golds from the other Naked palettes. Radar is a gorgeous light bronze shade that I love all over the lid.
High is a light shimmery pink, similar to Sin and Dust from the Naked 1 and 3. Armor is a greyish taupe. I find this shade a little difficult to wear without it looking like I have a black eye, but it’s still a really beautiful shadow.
Left to Right: Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder
These shades are definitely my less used so far, but that’s mainly because I don’t wear a black smoky eye everyday for work. They are all really lovely pigmented shadows, and Black Market and Smolder both make really good liners, which is how I’ve been using them so far. My birthday is coming up though so hopefully I’ll be able to give these shades a bit more love then.
Left to Right: Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen
Now onto the four matte shades. I love all of these. Combust is probably my favourite shade in the whole palette which is pretty boring but it’s the one that I used every day, and with every eye look. Whisky is a great eyeliner shade and crease shade, and Thirteen is a great inner corner highlight.
If you’re on the fence about buying this palette I will say you probably don’t need it if you have the others, but at the same time it’s probably the most versatile of the three that I have. You can do a matte eye look, a bronzy gold eye look and a smoky look all with the same palette, so it would be good for travel or if you’re going off to uni. It does make a good all round palette.