This month Urban Decay is releasing their latest in the Naked collection, the Urban Decay Naked Smoky. Every time Urban Decay comes out with a new palette – or better yet, a new Naked palette – every beauty loving girl, blogger, and vlogger takes note. I’m pretty sure the Naked Smoky will be no exception.
The smoky eye has been one of beauty’s most sought after look – but it’s not always the easiest to achieve. I know when I first tried the smoky eye I used only black eye shadow and looked more like a racoon or a seasoned boxer rather than a glamorous beauty guru. The Urban Decay Smoky is a collection of gorgeous smoky neutrals – a perfect range of shades including three exclusive and nine never-before-seen shades as well as beauty tutorials that make creating your smoky eye easy peasy.
The variety of shades feature mattes, dimensional shimmer shadows, as well as luxurious satins – it’s an opportunity to get creative and tailor your smoky eye look for whenever! The colors are: High (champagne shimmer w/micro-glitter), Dirtysweet (medium bronze), Radar (metallic taupe w/iridescent micro-glitter), Armor (metallic silver-taupe w/tonal sparkle), Slanted (light metallic gray), Dagger (medium charcoal w/micro-shimmer), Black Market (jet-black satin), Smolder (deep plum-taupe), Password (cool taupe matte), Whiskey (rich brown matte), Combust (soft pink-taupe) and Thirteen (light beige satin).
The palette case is a hard plastic, it has a clear but “smoked” look and chrome wording. It also features a dual ended brush – one longer & fluffier for blending, and the other smaller and more compact for pressing in shadow for extra drama.
I created a quick smoky look of my own, as seen above. You can re-create it by doing this:
1. Using the fluffy end of the dual side brush apply “Thirteen” all over your lid. In the photo I already have some eyeliner on – you don’t have to do this, I just had it on from earlier in the day.
2. Using the same fluffy end, apply “Combust” in the crease of your eyelid.
3. Again with the fluffy brush, apply “Slanted” over your entire eyelid EXCEPT for the end of your lid, and be sure not to blend anywhere above your crease.
4. Now, taking the compact end of your brush, apply “Smolder” by pressing it in on the end of your eyelid. You want to create a sort of flared look with a sharp angle – so if you need to use a card to keep things from getting messy – please do.
5. Then blend the “Smolder” carefully into the “Slanted” shade already on your eyelid. Try not to blend overzealously, as you want the gorgeous metallic gray to be able to be seen.
6. Finish with your favorite eyeliner, mascara, and some falsies if you’re feeling adventurous!
Urban Decay have certainly outdone themselves yet again with this palette. I feel like this has a true range of shades that are useful for smoky eye novices and experts alike. The quality of shadows are, as expected, top notch and the colors themselves will have you reaching for this palette over and over again – I know I will!
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette is available this month, retails for $54, and will be available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com. For more deets on the Naked Smoky, click here, and for more fun stuff like tutorials and tips follow Urban Decay on twitter, facebook, and instagram!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Urban Decay through Condé Nast. Opinions are my own.