Urban Decay Smokey Eyes

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Growing up a child of the 90’s, Urban Decay Cosmetics holds a very special place in my makeup loving heart. Urban Decay Cosmetics was always the cool, edgy, makeup brand. Not your mother’s makeup. Since the birth of Urban Decay in 1996, the brand has come a long way, but they will always be the cool, edgy brand compared to most of the others sharing real-estate space at Sephora and Ulta.

Today I discuss a few new items recently added to my makeup collection.


urban decay naked ultra nourishing lip gloss in freestyle swatch

Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Freestyle

Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Freestyle $20

The Naked glosses are probably one of my favorite formulation for glosses. I am quite picky when it comes to lip gloss. I like that this one is not sticky and does not wear off into clumps on my lips. It is quite comfortable to wear and has just enough shine and pigmentation I require in an everyday lipgloss. I like how there are specks of gold in this shade without being glittery or chunky. When it comes to Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss, you can not go wrong with the formulation or the wearable shades the collection comes in.

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette $54

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette $54

Naked collection is the Naked Smokey Palette

The newest addition to the popular Naked Eyeshadow Palettes. This is my second favorite Naked Eyeshadow Palette since the Naked 1 or Naked Original. The palette has a beautiful clear smokey plastic packaging with a dual ended brush. The eyeshadow formulation is pigmented and easy to blend.  The color range is versatile and wearable. Even though this palette is called the smokey palette, it allows for many daytime looks as well as evening smokey eyes. With 12 eyeshadows total and a good mix of mattes and shimmers as well as neutrals and beautiful deeper smokey shades, this could be a great all in one palette that flatters many skin tones and styles. Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eyeshadow Palette Swatches The last two matte highlight shades unfortunately did not show up well on camera, partially because I ran out of space and had to swatch on the lightest part of my wrist. While they do not look like much in these photos, I quite like them on the eyes as a brow highlight. Urban Decay Smokey Eyeshadow swatches

Urban Decay single eyeshadow swatches secret service, interstellar

secret service, interstellar

Eyeshadow in Secret Service $19

Highly pigmented matte brown shadow. Perfect for the outer corners or the crease.

Moon Dust Eyeshadow in Interstellar $21

Very glittery warm gold shadow. Almost like a pressed glitter.

I haven’t played too much with Urban Decay’s single shadows, but I was quite impressed with secret service. I love the color and it has great pigmentation. Interstellar is more of a glittery finish, which is good for when you need that in a shadow, but I found it a little patchy and difficult to work with compared to the other shadows in my Naked palettes and secret service, this could be because it is the moon dust formulation. Not bad, just not my favorite.

Do you own any of the Naked Palettes? If so which one and how often do you use it? I would love to hear your thoughts on the palettes.



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  1. November 28, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Don’t have the smokey palette but everyone posting about makes me WANT it soon badly.

    • Serein
      November 28, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      hehehe! It’s so good! I think this would actually be one of the rare palettes that look good on both of us.

  2. November 28, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    I don’t have any of the Naked Palettes but this one looks promising… Actually they all look great ???

    • Serein
      November 28, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      I really love this one for it’s versatility. I also really love the Naked 1 (the original one) always a favorite in my collection.

  3. November 28, 2015 / 8:36 am

    I love the Naked Smoky palette! It’s actually my favorite from the bunch 🙂 Other product that I use every day from UD is their Naked concealer, it is lovely.

    • Serein
      November 28, 2015 / 7:03 pm

      I bought it because of you! So happy I did. Oh I need to get the Naked Concealer in my shade, but it is always sold out! Ugh! Struggles! Totally on the list though. Thank you so much for reading Beti!

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