Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

by Mira on January 11, 2016

You guys know that I love eyeshadow palettes 😀 and this is my first from Urban Decay. The Naked Smoky. I bought the palette last September but I didn’t have the time to post it yet. I won’t post a detailed review cos thousands millions of bloggers have already done that. The early bird catches the worm and I’m not an early bird (obviously) I have read a few of them and most of ’em are extremely positive. “Omg I love this palette. It’s super gorgeous blah blah blah…“ “I was invited to the Urban Decay event“ … Shamed be he who thinks evil of it 😉 I have to admit that I had very high expectations of the palette.


Hands down this it the most beautiful case I have ever bought. It contains 12 shades ranging from beige to dark blue/gray. Shimmery and matte shades. I love the colors a lot. That’s the reason why I have bought the palette. They are great to create the perfect smoky eye makeup.
The shimmery shades are easy to apply and blendable. Little or almost no fall out. Well that’s almost never the case with dark eyeshadows.


I wish the matte shades were just as good. They are way harder to apply and to blend on. The thing that disappointed me the most was that the shades fade out after a short time! I would have expected long-lasting eyeshadows from Urban Decay.

Are the all bloggers that love this palette pretty little liars? No but I’m sure they used a primer. So why do I rant (a little) ? Cos all palettes work with a primer. Even the cheap ones. A palette that costs ca. 53€ should work without a primer as well. I like the Urban Decay Naked Smoky anyway but there are better eyeshadow palettes out there.





urban_decay_smokey_palett3_08 Btw I used a primer this time! Not too bad, or?

Rena January 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

Liebe Mira, das Ergebnis ist super! Und im Gegensatz zu mir schreibst Du überhaupt über diese Palette, von dem her bist Du meiner Meinung nach bestens in der Zeit 🙂 Auch das Hemd/Kleid das Du trägst ist voll mein Geschmack. Die Farben leuchten so wunderbar. Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche!
xx Rena
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Mira January 11, 2016 at 11:38 am

Haha ja immerhin habe ich was geschrieben. Besser spät als nie 😀

Elisabeth January 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Great colors for make up, love it

LindaLibraLoca January 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Ich benutze ja im Alltag immer einen Primer und bin ganz überrascht, wenn ich die Farben dann für den Blog ohne teste. Also, keinen “richtigen” Primer, sondern einen PaintPot von MAC, eil ansonsten nichts auf meinen Augen einen Arbeitstag durchsteht. Aber wie Du schon sagst, für den Preis sollten sie auch ohne Base was können.

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Mira January 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

Ja ist bei mir auch so. Eigentlich schade das Lidschatten ohne Base nicht halten. Früher war das besser 😀

KizzyDoll January 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Love Urban Decay, these look great on you…beauty :))) They have great staying power too 🙂 Happy Monday dolls x

gloriadressup January 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm

thi palette is so chic. ciao gloria


Valentina January 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

I love the naked palettes. You look beautiful.

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docdivatraveller January 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm

The palatte looks good and I love the lip colour!

Stella January 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Wow! This palette has amazing shades! Lovely packaging as well!
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mary January 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm
Rowena @ rolala loves January 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

This palette looks gorgeous from the case to shades inside. The shimmers are all so pretty and wearable. It’s a shame that the mattes wore just as well. I find primers really do make a difference when wearing eye shadows but sometimes I’m too lazy to bother with that extra step ;p Lovely eye look Mira!

Mira January 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

Thank you Rowena. Yes primers make a difference 😀

Paula January 11, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Urban Decay is with any dobut one of the best makeup ever and the Naked stands out above everything and by its own!! Great post. Congrats and kisses 4u :**

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Nada January 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

I love NAKED pallete ! 🙂

jenessa January 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

I am so glad you did this review, I have been wanting this palette. But I totally agree with you, something this expensive should not need a primer. Thanks for sharing babe have a great day!


Mira January 12, 2016 at 10:37 am

You’re welcome Jenessa. I totally agree with you. It’s a shame that nowadays eyeshadows need a primer to work 😀

angelichic January 11, 2016 at 11:28 pm

Beautiful palette!

angelichic January 11, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Amazing!Nice photos!

sahara January 12, 2016 at 12:05 am

yeah they are not as pigmented as the other ones:(



Mira January 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

I haven’t tried the other ones but I’m sure you’re right about that 😀

libys11 January 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

omg!! gorgeous shades! 😀

Have a great week!
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lena January 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

As always – such a professional application. Love your beautytipps <3

Alyssa January 12, 2016 at 11:22 am

The palette looks so amazing. What a great FOTD!

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Natalia January 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

The colours are really beautiful. Thank you for the review! x

laura January 12, 2016 at 11:49 am


Sissi January 12, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Hallo meine süsse Mira. Erst einmal wünsche ich Dir ein Frohes Neues Jahr! Verzeih mir, dass ich so unzuverlässig bin. Bin halt auch eine busy mom! 😉 Hab Dich aber auf keinen Fall vergessen. Ich hatte Glück und hab die Palette gewonnen. Bin aber auch nicht der grösste Fan, obwohl die Verpackung echt toll aussieht- etwas 80er mässig halt. Ich finde dass viele der dunklen Farben sich alle etwas zu ähnlich sind. Und das eine Glitter ding geht ja gar nicht- landet überall aber nicht auf meinem Auge. LOL! Ich denke schon, dass viele Blogger ein Product manchmal schön reden, weil sie viel Geld bezahlt haben und es daher auch lieben “müssen”! Küsschen meine Süsse, Sissi

Mira January 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Hallo meine süße Sissi. Vielen Dank. Ich wünsche Dir auch ein frohes neues Jahr! Ich habe Dich auch nicht vergessen. Du Glückliche, wengistens musstest Du nicht dafür bezahlen 😀 Stimmt die dunklen Farben sehen sich schon sehr ähnlich. Haha du musst den Pinsel vorher abklopfen 😀 dann landet das Glitter Zeugs auch auf dem Auge. Ich finde die Palette okay, aber nicht umwerfend. Die anderen Paletten von UD sollen besser sein, vielleicht probiere ich die Mal aus. Lol ich habe auch das Gefühl, dass nicht alle Reviews “echt” sind. Deshalb lieber selber ausprobieren, oder lieber nicht 😉 Küsschen Süße <3

Nissi Mendes January 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Ich liiiebe diese Palette!

♥ Nissi
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VVEEKEND 101 January 12, 2016 at 6:16 pm

Ive been wanting this palette! such pretty colors!!!


Edita January 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm

YOU are a master of make up – looove your eye make up idea, loveee the smokiness!

LINSEY SIJMONS January 12, 2016 at 8:39 pm

La la LOVE this!
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irene aspas January 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Wow, the palette is awesome!!! Great post!!

FASHION TALES January 12, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Super Foto! Wow Mira! Ich sehe diese Palette sehr schön für Sie. Ich liebe alles an den Farben + NAKED (Urban Decay) ist eine gute Marke. Hab einen schönen Mittwoch! xx / Madison <3

Mira January 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

Dank dir liebe Madison 🙂 Wünsch dir auch einen wunderschönen Mittwoch! <3

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Lindsay January 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Beautiful colors!! Thanks for the tip on the primer!!


ivana split January 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

I’m sorry to hear that the matte shades are not as good…but all in all, it seems like a good palette.



Kathleen January 13, 2016 at 7:20 pm

I LOVE Naked Smoky! I have to say though, my favorite is Naked 2. You look great though, love how you used the colors!

Coco January 13, 2016 at 7:54 pm

I have a Naked palette too and I feel the same about matte shades! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog

Mira January 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Good, I knew I couldn’t be the only one 😀

Baci 😀

Carina January 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm

I love Urban Decay and the end result is gorgeous!


Lorna January 14, 2016 at 8:51 am

It’s a shame the matte shades are harder to blend, but the whole palette does look gorgeous! 😀 😀

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Elisa January 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

Beautiful palette!
Happy New Year 🙂
xx Elisa


Mary January 14, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for this honest review… which can be hard to come by lately! These colors are so beautiful… I’m tempted by this one for sure!



cvetybaby January 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Wow stunning shades Mira and your eye makeup is amazing! I love smokey eyes, but unfortunately I’m not good in that..
Love the last pic!

Melange-Boutique Blog January 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

I agree with you is a case so beautiful that just for that spect that they be the best of the world. Also agree that with primer even the cheapest on gos good, will try anyway if I find it

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sonia // daring coco January 15, 2016 at 4:37 am

I’ve heard nothing but awesomeness about these palettes too. First time I heard about them fading slightly though. I know others use primer but I never do so this is nice to know. I don’t really use a broad range of eyeshadow. I stick to my usual pale golds but I’ve felt the “pressure” to invest in an UD through the blogosphere. Everyone speaks so well of them!


Mira January 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Haha yes everyone told me to try the UD palettes 😀 I had very high expectations and I’m a bit disappointed. Maybe the Naked 1 & 2 are better 😀 I’m really curious but don’t want to “waste” that much money on them.

Hayley Larue January 15, 2016 at 9:01 am

I always love the packaging from the Naked palettes. I’ glad you shared the pros and cons though! I’ve only ever gotten the second one and was contemplating getting this one or not! 🙂


Manuelita January 15, 2016 at 10:19 am
Hun January 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Very useful post 🙂 Thanks for sharing


JOURNAL OF STYLE January 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Wow, amazing shades! Love the edgy packaging!


Kiki January 16, 2016 at 12:11 am

That is seriously so annoying! Something that expensive should work without a primer. Thanks for the great review!
xo Kiki

Alyssa January 16, 2016 at 3:53 pm
Perkymegs January 17, 2016 at 6:27 am

woww…You have created beautiful eyemake up 🙂


Gil Zetbase January 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Great post!
Have a nice week-end!
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Manuelita January 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

have a nice start of the week dolls

angelichic January 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

Amazing! Great palette!

angelichic January 18, 2016 at 11:23 am

Nice products!

ivana split January 18, 2016 at 4:42 pm

have a great day!

Alice January 18, 2016 at 5:04 pm

What A COOL post, love your style!

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Kashaya January 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm

The shimmering shades looks gorgeous

Stella January 18, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mira!
Have a nice week!
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Rachel January 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

I love the naked Palettes because you can create so many looks with them.


Jasmine January 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

I have the Naked Palette 2 and I love all the shades in it. This looks very much like the palettes that we’re used to from UD.

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Dragana January 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

I have this palette too, love it!


taislany January 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Love this palette, I might get it.. 😛

Hope you have a fabulous day!
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thehautecookie January 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm
tr3ndygirl fashion blog January 20, 2016 at 12:24 am

i love this palette
have an happy day
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Anat Koren January 20, 2016 at 8:56 am

I love this eyeshadow palette!!! Perfect colors for smokey eyes, great choice!!!
Have a lovely day 🙂


Coco January 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Just popped in to say hi and how are you dolls? Loveeeee
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Red Tag Chic Los Angeles January 21, 2016 at 6:34 am

Thanks for the honest review of what seems to be a great beauty product glam sisters – stay pretty!!!


cvetybaby January 21, 2016 at 8:19 am

Amazing palette! Have a nice day Mira!

elle January 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Great review, Love the colors in this palette, and since I have the most trouble with the shimmery colors, they might be good for me, and I love the packaging!
xx, Elle

Manuelita January 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

have a nice friday dolls

Rena January 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

🙂 Von Herzen einen guten Start in die neue Woche! xx Rena

sara January 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

This palette looks just amazing, even withe the cons!

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Lorna January 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Wishing you a very happy Friday Mira!

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Adi January 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm

Stunning results babe!! Such beautiful shots!

Adi xx

Kait Elizabeth January 23, 2016 at 12:28 am

I purchased the UD Vault right before this released, but of course I had to get this too! I think Smokey and 2 are my favourites. UD does the best shadows! Love the review. Hugs, Kait

angelichic January 23, 2016 at 12:45 am

Great colors for make up!

angelichic January 23, 2016 at 12:46 am

Nice post!

PetiteandPretty January 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

I also have the naked palette too! LOVE IT


beth January 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

I really have enjoyed this palette.


Dora Toubanaki January 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Love the colors!
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ivana split January 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm

you’re right ….. this palette should really be better considering the price. As you said, every eye-shadow lasts long with a primer …for that price the eye-shadows should last longer than they do even without a primer. However, I do like this make up look you created!

tr3ndygirl fashion blog January 23, 2016 at 11:24 pm

lovely palette!
have an happy day
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