Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette + Giveaway!

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette + Giveaway!


Hi Guys!

Well Urban Decay have done it again, finally bringing out the latest addition to their Naked range – the much anticipated Naked Smoky Palette.

Now this literally has everything I look for in a palette – it includes 12 smoky neutral eyeshadows, with nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives. The colours range of light to very dark, in matte, shimmer and satin finishes. As well as a double ended brush, full size internal mirror, and even instructions on how to create different looks. It literally contains everything you need to put together a multitude of smoky day and night eyeshadow looks.


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And the packaging is just EVERYTHING. In my opinion this is easily the best Urban Decay have come up with so far. It’s so unusual, and pretty yet mysterious – the smoky effect on the lid of the case and the metallic, raised lettering really gives the palette a luxury, high end feel.

The palette also features a magnetic closure to prevent shadow mishaps, as well as a much appreciated full-size mirror. If you’re not so confident at creating a smoky eye, there’s also a really handy detailed look book included, which breaks down four fantastic ways to get Naked and Smoky! Urban Decay gives you step-by-step instructions for their Iconic UD Smoky Eye, the Smoky Reality Star, the Smoky Cat and Everyday Smoky looks.


Also, Urban Decay have included a pretty decent brush too! This double ended brush includes two firm yet flexible heads; the Tapered Crease Brush is perfect to lay down shadow, define the crease or blend out colour. And the Smoky Smudger Brush is great for smudging in shadow and liner, or even highlighting the brow bone.


An just look at the shades! I must admit it was love at first sight for me. I love that this palette has such a variety of shades and finishes, to suit all skin tones and looks. I think anyone and everyone would be able to get use out of this palette, no matter your age or style.


Lets take a close up look at the shadows –

  • High – Champagne shimmer with micro-glitter (New)
  • Dirtysweet – Medium bronze (New)
  • Radar – Metallic taupe with iridescent micro-glitter (Vice 2)
  • Armor – Metallic silver-taupe with tonal sparkle (Vice)

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These first four shades all have a super shimmery, almost metallic finish. The colour payoff is outstanding, and they’re all just a dream to use and apply. I think these are definitely my favourites out of the palette!


  • Slanted – Light metallic grey (New)
  • Dagger – Medium charcoal with micro-shimmer (New)
  • Black Market – Jet black satin (Vice)
  • Smolder – Deep plum-taupe (New)

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The next four shades are a lot darker, and perfect for an evening smoky eye look. These mostly have satin finishes, and they’re not quite as intense as the shimmers but still very good in terms of pigmentation and ease of application.


  • Password – Cool taupe matte (New)
  • Whiskey – Rich brown matte (New)
  • Combust – Soft pink-taupe (New)
  • Thirteen – Light beige satin (New)

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And lastly we have four matte shades, and this set includes the only shade which I didn’t like, which was Combust, second from the right above. The formula of this shade seemed so much stiffer than the rest for some reason, I found it really difficult to work with and hard to get decent colour payoff. Thirteen, on the other hand, which is the lightest shade, was absolutely fantastic. I find really light matte shades usually down’t show up very well at all on my pale skin, but this was just fantastic with amazing pigmentation.

Urban Decay says ‘Each shade in Naked Smoky features our Pigment Infusion SystemTM, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blend ability.’ I’d say this is definitely true for 11 out of the 12 shades, which isn’t bad at all!

I really love this palette, and I think it’s probably my favourite out of all the Nakeds, I’d definitely recommend snapping this up!

The Naked Smoky Palette is £38 and available online now at House of Fraser.

I’m also giving away one of these palettes to one of you lucky readers! Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run for two weeks and is open internationally. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx





  1. Amalia Appleton
    10 August, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Wow, really amazing giveaway, would love to win

  2. Martha
    10 August, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    I kinda think that smoky and naked are contradictory but this looks like a stunning palette. Thanks for the review and giveaway 🙂

  3. Denise P
    10 August, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Would love this! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Vânia Madureira
    10 August, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    Wow, what a perfect palette *-*,

  5. Karen Mullen
    10 August, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Looks nice

  6. 10 August, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    great giveaway!It’s an awesome big opportunity for me to win that palette!
    thanks !!

  7. 10 August, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    I am so so tempted by this palette – the colours are gorgeous! x

  8. madeleine alice
    10 August, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    I’m so desperate to try this palette!!

  9. Jessie-May
    11 August, 2015 / 12:04 am

    What an incredible giveaway, the winner will be so so lucky ??

  10. 11 August, 2015 / 4:19 am

    Thankyou for the chance! This palette looks amazing!!

  11. Laura Todd
    11 August, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Oh love this, fingers crossed x

  12. caroline walliss
    11 August, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Would love to win this amazing prize!x

  13. kirsty l
    11 August, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    wow great giveaway, always wanted to buy one of these!

  14. 11 August, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    I follow GFC as Smurfette

  15. 11 August, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Thanks a bunch for the chance: jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  16. ♡ becky ♡ (@beckylovepink)
    11 August, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I don’t have any of UD’s naked palettes so fingers crossed <3

  17. Kelly (@Jakeysmummy2006)
    11 August, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Lovely giveaway!

  18. Robyn Moffat-Wall
    11 August, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    This is a fab opportunity! Great that you’re doing this for your followers! I’m sure whoever wins will really appreciate it! The shadows look incredible!

  19. Vic
    11 August, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Love the blog

  20. Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia)
    12 August, 2015 / 2:30 am

    Thank you! 🙂

  21. blusher12
    12 August, 2015 / 2:47 am

    Love the variety of shades!

  22. Mirjana
    12 August, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Fantastic prize 🙂

  23. 12 August, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Thank for offering us the chance at this amazing palette!!

  24. prairiebelle
    13 August, 2015 / 3:37 am

    I love this! thank you for the chance

  25. 13 August, 2015 / 10:35 am

    such great brand. I think these are the shades that suit me as well

  26. 13 August, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Love the Urban Decay Naked palettes and this one looks amazing, some gorgeous shades.

  27. Nitu
    13 August, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Thank you for the chance! <3 🙂

  28. Verena
    14 August, 2015 / 9:37 am

    This palette truly excites me! Great review!

  29. Alyssa Mrozek
    14 August, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    Love this giveaway! I hope I win 🙂

  30. angelatrenna
    16 August, 2015 / 12:42 am

    I have had my eye on this gorgeous new addition to the UD Naked family since it came out. I’m feeling lucky. Thanks for the chance.

  31. jodie yorke
    16 August, 2015 / 1:02 am

    my hubby said he will buy me this for xmas if i dont win it before then lol.

  32. Lisa
    17 August, 2015 / 4:42 am

    This is such a pretty palette!

  33. litfromwithin9
    17 August, 2015 / 7:57 am

    I have heard mixed reviews on this palette, so I wasn’t sure about buying it… but I may have to eventually, if I don’t win! lol

  34. Emily Herbert
    17 August, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Oh god this looks amazing!!

  35. Meegan
    17 August, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! So generous!c

  36. ksceviour
    18 August, 2015 / 12:28 am

    Awesome,thanks for the chance!! 🙂

  37. piroska
    18 August, 2015 / 1:26 am

    What a gorgeous palette! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  38. Jane McDermott
    18 August, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Good review, fantastic giveaway! 🙂 x

  39. Janine Atkin
    18 August, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    id love to win this

  40. Marta G (A Bilingual BAby)
    19 August, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Hi! This palette looks fabulous. I’d love to try it! Thank you!

  41. Marianna Bennici
    19 August, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!!! Finger crossed! 😀

  42. 22 August, 2015 / 12:51 am

    these pallets are awesome ! , there beautiful ,

  43. Kathryn McCrindle
    22 August, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I would absolutely love to win this! I love my basics palette and this one just looks gorgeous!

  44. Kim Landberger
    23 August, 2015 / 12:53 am

    oh dear, these are gorgeous… my purse is going to have to come out from hiding. so worth it though!

  45. Sara Goodman
    23 August, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, thanks for a fab giveaway 🙂 xx

  46. Sammi McSporran
    23 August, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Would love to win this palette! I just recently bought Urban Decay’s Electric eyeshadow palette and it’s ignited a serious UD Eyeshadow craving in me! 😛

  47. Anna
    23 August, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    I like this pallet!

    • Anna
      23 August, 2015 / 5:18 pm


  48. Maddy
    23 August, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Love Urban Decay, so fingers crossed!

  49. Natalie Baugh
    23 August, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    My fave eye shadow, Thanks for giveaway 🙂

  50. Pete
    23 August, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Would love to win this for a special lady

  51. Elizabeth B
    24 August, 2015 / 2:50 am

    Thanks for such a great giveaway! I’ve never tried any of the Urban Decay palettes, so I’d love to win this one!

  52. 24 August, 2015 / 4:07 am

    This palette sounds and looks brilliant, thanks for another fabulous giveaway + post!

  53. 24 August, 2015 / 4:29 am

    Just a quick question: How do I share your giveaway on my blog? Do I have to write a new post about this competition on my blog or is it something completely different? Thanks

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