The Naked Palette are my make up weaknesses. Everytime Urban Decay releases a new one, I have to have it. It has become a birthday/christmas tradition for me. And this year was not an exception. Here is the last addition to their collection; the Naked Smoky. No surprise, this palette is gonna be your best friend to create a very intense smoky eyes looks. You will find a variety of shades, from light matte neutral shades, to shimery brown and dark navy. I was however surprised to not find a real black shade in the palette, which you would expect in a smoky eye palette. Let's now have a quick talk about the packaging. Urban Decay, you nailed it! The palette looks amazing, I think it is the prettiest one out of my whole collection. When I first got it I just couldn't stop staring at it. As the three other Naked palette, it comes with a high quality brush that I wish had one side a little more fluffy to make the shadows easier to blend.
The four shades pictured on the left are beautiful matte shades. You can create really lovely everyday eye make up looks with them. Thirteen is the lighter in the palette. It is a good shade to blend the other shadows and to erase any harsh lines. Combust is also a very nice color that will be perfect by itself on the lid for nice wash of colour. The two last shades are nice cool tone mattes brown. As for the texture, they are the usual Urban Decay shadow quality. Which means very very good. I found that they are very blendable.
The next four shades are absolutely gorgeous! I would say these are the real smoky shades in the palette. They are perfect to create a night out very deep smoky eye. I really love Armor the shimmery grey which I think is my favourite in the palette. If those kind of very dark shades intimated you, don't forget that the key to a good smoky eyes is to blend a lot and to take time to build the color. Don't put too much at the beggining or it will be very hard to blend and the colors won't look nice and diffused. Be patient and build up your eye look slowly.