This is a sponsored Post for Urban Decay through Condé Nast This week the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette launched and I have all the details including a smoky makeup look and swatches. There is something about the Naked eyeshadow palettes in general that makes every makeup addict out there get bizarrely excited like we can’t survive emotionally without owning them. And… rightfully so, the original Naked Palette was and is an epic makeup piece to own, and somehow each new addition continues to get better with the range of colors, pigmentation, and overall concepts. So, I don’t think it’s just hype that makes us all stay up until ungodly hours just to be amongst the first to purchase the latest edition when it finally launches. Urban Decay has set the “must have” precedence” with their Naked Palettes, and so yeah, owning the Naked Smoky Palette is a no-brainer for most makeup professionals. What I am excited about most with the Urban Decay Smoky Palette is the fact that it is the Smoky edition. This girl (as in me) loves a smoky eyeshadow design, and with this palette, I can get my sexy on real easy. Check out my makeup look below along with swatches of the highly anticipated Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette. In the Naked Smoky Palette, you will find 9 new shades, and 3 exclusives that range from shimmering bronze to matte browns and smoldering darks. At first glance, there isn’t an eyeshadow in this palette that won’t be used. Although it’s slated as smoky, there are a lot of color choices that can be worn in a daytime makeup look if you aren’t feeling in a particularly sultry mood. Let’s take a closer look at what we have going on in this eyeshadow set starting with color swatches.
From L to R: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor
From L to R: Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder
From L to R: Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen
Another item to be found in this makeup palette is the Double ended smoky smudger/tapered crease brush. It’s made out of synthetic hair, which is can sometimes be a hit or miss, but this one works pretty well. Usually, a brush like this would go for somewhere around $20.00, so it’s nice that they have included it in this set.
Get The Look
Step 1: Apply Dirtysweet on the entire lower eyelid and then sweep Whiskey in the contour of the eye. Step 2: With the Smoky Smudger brush, carefully sweep Black Market into the contour of the eyelid, connecting it with the outside corner of the eye. Then use Thirteen under the brow bone and into the tear-duct area. Step 3: Last, sweep Smolder around the upper and lower lash line, smudging it out with an angled eyeliner brush. Then apply your false lashes if wanted, or several coats of mascara for added drama.
If you are debating on if you should purchase the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette, I am going to go ahead and tell you that you should. For $54.00, you get 12 usable eyeshadow shades and a high-quality makeup brush, which makes the price-tag more than worth it. Currently, you can purchase this from Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com. Get your Naked and Smoky look on with the new Urban Decay Nake Smoky Palette and tell me what your favorite color is in the new set.
XO, Kendra note* This is a sponsored post for Urban Decay through Condé Nast. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.