It was only a matter of time before I added the newest Naked palette to my collection. I have contemplated buying it on several occasions but other items have always jumped ahead of it on my wishlist. So when Christmas came around and everyone was asking what I would like, it was one of the first things that came to mind. So it has been in my collection a while now and is definitely my go to for a night out.
Housed in hard plastic case with a slightly translucent cover and a dark smoke also covering parts of the case. It’s really sturdy, with a magnetic fastening. I actually prefer the packaging to the other Naked palettes packaging. You get 13 shades in the palette with a mix of matte, satin, glitter and metallic finishes. With nine of the shades being totally new.
In the box is a step by step guide with suggested looks which isn’t present in the other naked palettes as well as a dual ended brush. One side is a big fluffy blending brush and the other is densely packed shorter pencil brush,which isn’t as good in my opinion ,as the other brushes you receive in the sets. I would have liked a brush for really packing on the colour as well as blending and detailing. Yet this isn’t the end of the world ,as most of us have a brush in our collections we can use.
High – A champagne shimmer with mirco glitter. It’s a light warm toned beige with a champagne shimmer and a light coppery glitter.
Dirtysweet – A medium Bronze. It’s a warm medium golden brown with a metallic finish.
Radar – A metallic taupe with iridescent micro glitter. It’s a warm medium brown with a shimmer finish and golden glitter.
Armor – A metallic sliver taupe with tonal sparkle. It’s a taupe greyish colour with a shimmer finish and a light glitter.
Slanted- A light metallic grey. It’s a light blue toned grey with a pearlised finish.
Dagger – A medium charcoal with micro – shimmer. It’s dark blue toned grey with a satin finish.
Black Market – A jet black satin. It’s a cool toned deep black with a satin finish.
Smolder – A deep plum taupe. It’s a plummy bronze tone with a mix of cool and warm shimmer.
Password – A cool taupe matte. It’s a medium greyish taupe with a matte finish.
Whiskey – A rich brown matte. It’s a muted warm toned reddy brown with a matte finish.
Combust – A soft pink taupe. It’s a muted dusty creamy pink with a matte finish
Thirteen – A light beige satin. It’s a soft off white with an ever so slight satin finish.
I adore this palette and the mix of finishes means you can create so many different looks. It also has a great mix of warm and cool tones which is always helpful when matching your make up to your outfits. Unlike the other naked palettes this much more geared towards evening looks. So it stands out from the others which although I love are quite samey. The formulas like all the Naked palettes are smooth and easy to work with. If you like an intense smokey eye then this is a palette not to be missed.
Which of the Naked palettes do you own? Have you tried the smoky palette? What is your go to palette for a smokey eye? Let me know all your thoughts by commenting below.