Urban Decay Naked Smoky: Are you buying?

Tomorrow’s the day: Urban Decay releases their much hyped Naked Smoky palette! This is their fourth installment in the Naked Palette franchise, excluding the Naked Basics. All palettes have 12 shades, a double-ended eyeshadow brush, deluxe samples of their eyeshadow primer potions, and are always priced the same at $54. Here is a run-down on the previous ones:

  • Naked 1: bronze neutrals; ranges from champagne, gold, soft brown, dark bronze, and metallic black. 2 Mattes, 8 Shimmers and Satins, and 2 Matte w/Glitters. Dark brown velvet case with magnetic closure.
  • Naked 2: taupe neutrals; ranges from cream, copper, gray, silver, and beige. 3 Mattes, 9 Shimmers. Grey/Brown tin case with snap closures.
  • Naked 3: rose-gold neutrals; ranges from pale pinks, peach, rose, gold, and mauve. 3 Mattes, 3 Satins, 5 Shimmers, and 1 Glitter. Rose-gold textured tin case with snap closures.

What does this palette have to offer? Unlike the previous three, these shades are smoky neutrals. Ranging from bronze, gray, black, brown, and my favorite, plum. 4 Shimmer/Glitters, 4 Satins, and 4 Mattes. Smooth plastic case with smoke design and magnetic closure. There are some lovely palette comparison pictures from Christine at Temptalia.com, and Leesha has a wonderful review on her blog xSparkage.com.

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Where and when can I buy this? Naked Smoky is being released Wednesday, July 8th or tonight/Tuesday at midnight PST on Urban Decay’s website here. Sephora and Ulta will be selling it online starting Sunday, July 12th and in-store on Thursday, July 16th. Nordstrom’s and Macy’s will be at a later date.

So, will you be buying or passing on this palette? I’m currently undecided, so on July 16th I’ll be making a Sephora trip to see how it swatches.

5 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Smoky: Are you buying?

    1. Yeah, some of the shades look really similar to ones from the previous palettes. DirtySweet looks like a combination of Half Baked and Suspect, Radar and Smog are nearly identical. However I have a feeling I’ll still be buying this though, just because I want to have the entire Naked collection.

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  1. I’m going to pass! I honestly love the packaging but I am obsessed with Buxom right now. The pigmentation is unreal and you can customize your own palette!
    XO

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    1. Yes, this packaging looks so amazing! I love that it’s magnetic and the mirror is supposably adjustable, it seems like Urban Decay learns more and more with each palette they make. Those Buxom ones have been getting rave reviews, I’ll have to check them out next week! Are there any shades you suggest? πŸ™‚

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      1. I did really neutral shades in my first palette (a beige set of colors and then pinky set) with the following: Star Treatment, Haute Couture, Champagne Buzz, Satin Seduction, Feather Boa and Mix & Mingle.
        XO

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