Hello gorgeous! There hasn't been a palette that has caught my "want to buy" for a few months now. I think the last one I bought was the Loroc Unzipped...which had already been out for ages I just didn't think to buy it. Then Urban Decay announced the launch of the Naked Smoky palette ($54)...sorry let me wipe my mouth cause I'm drooling!!! When the first images of this came out I was really excited to get my hands on it. The Naked palettes are probably the top selling palette out of all the brands. Everyone and their mom, grandma, sister, aunt, bestie has the first original palette. With 12 shades ranging in multi finishes, naturally, the hype over this one has a lot of expectations behind it.
By the way, Urban Decay put their first store front which is their flagship store in the Fashion Island mall near my house! I am so lucky that its at my mall, and that's where I went to purchase this palette. The girls there are SO nice and helpful. When I go to that store I end up buying more then I wanted to because I'm looking at the girl helping me and ask whats she's wearing...and end up with a basket full of things. If you're ever in the area be sure to visit the flagship store!
The first three shades are supper buttery and soft, with subtle micro glitter that gives its satin finish a bit more shimmer. Armor is a satin with lots of micro glitter that is so pretty, but can fall out if your not careful. Slanted is again a gorgeous satin blue toned silver that just glides onto the eye. Then the last is a satin/matte finish, and is perfect for building a dark lid color.
The Black Market shade is a satin finish that makes it much easier to blend then a typical matte black. I love that about this palette! The next three shades are matte, and can be a tad bit lighter in pigment then the other ones in this collection. Password is the one shade that is a bit more tricky to blend and can come out a bit patchy as seen in the swatch...but it's still a soft shadow. The last two colors are very soft and pigmented, and a perfect finish for the Smoky palette. I;m so glad they included combust because a lot of palettes don't have this type of a transition and your left with feeling like your look is a bit incomplete.
Here is a sneak peek at a look I created with this palette! I will be uploading a tutorial soon!
If you want to hear my full review, watch the video! I am so excited to share about this palette, and hope that this helps if your trying to decide to get it! Because...you NEED IT ;D