Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette: Worth The Wait?


If you are new around here, welcome to my new home! Given the blog celebrates its 6th month anniversary this month; I've decided to take one step forward and buy my own domain. I couldn't be happier; the whole process was so simple and I did it all myself (with the help of a few Youtube videos). In less than 10 minutes after completion, there I was looking at my new URL: www.pamscalfi.com. It was time for a change, given how much this blog has grown in so little time. I have all of you to thank for, and to give thanks lots of new things are coming to Pam Scalfi this month so watch this space.

Now that we got that out of the way, you will remember my excitement a few months back when it was announced that a new Naked palette would be coming out (read here). The day it would be released online finally came and I managed to buy one before it sold within 5 minutes and as a result broke the Urban Decay website, madness I know! I finally have it and let me tell you all about it.


The marble effect on the packaging is a nice touch and feels so much more fancy than previous palettes. The palette is a hard plastic design with smoky printing on the top and a full size mirror inside. It closes with a magnet and the brush that comes with it is unlike what we were used to. The dual-ended pencil/crease brush works well to create your ideal smoky eye (and it is really all you need) and with the little step-by-step booklet (looks include the Iconic UD Smoky Eye, Smoky Reality Star, Smoky Cat, and Everyday Smoky) everything becomes a whole lot easier. 


The colour scheme isn't your usual “from light to dark”. As much as I love the previous Naked palettes, it was all getting a little monotonous and it is refreshing to have something new to play with. And despite being called “Smoky” and having all the shades that create the typical smoked eye, I like how the palette does not only focus on silvers, greys or blacks. Those shades are there, but with warm and rich browns, taupes and lighter colours we are also able to create smoky brown eyes for example, which personally suit me so much more making this palette versatile and fun to work with.  And, onto the shades themselves, nine out of twelve are brand new with only three making a comeback from previous Vice palettes.

From left to right:
High: champagne with shimmer finish (New) // Dirtysweet: medium bronze (New) // Radar: warm light brown taupe with glitter finish (Vice 2)
Armor: greyish brown taupe with metallic finish (Vice) // Slanted: light blue toned metallic grey (New) // Dagger: medium charcoal with shimmer finish (New)
Black Market: jet black satin (Vice) // Smolder: plum-taupe (New) // Password: cool matte taupe (New) // Whiskey: rich matte brown (New)
Combust: soft pink-taupe (New) // Thirteen: light beige satin (New)

The formula is dissimilar from previous palettes but don’t get me wrong they are still pigmented and easy to blend. The shades feel thinner in consistency and perhaps even less metallic and that is a good think y’all! As a result, there is less fall out in application and the finish isn't as glittery as with the Naked range (I still love you Naked 3). Password and Whiskey are already favourites of mine, but as I keep exploring I'm sure the remaining shades will also become my go-to.

All in all, the Naked Smoky is a breath of fresh air and well worth the purchase. It may be sold out online, but it launches tomorrow (06/08) in stores here in the UK and for £38, I recommend you to go get yourself one. 

Will you be getting the new Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading and I will see you soon beauties!

xoxo

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88 comments

  1. Beautiful palette ! The most I like matte shadows :-) Have a lovely day !

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  2. This looks so gorgeous. This is my favourite packaging out of all the naked palettes! High and Armour look stunning. Fab post xo
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  3. The packaging is amazing. Looks really great, and good that they are easy to blend. Great post!

    DAISYPERSON | BEAUTY BLOG

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  4. When I first saw news of this palette I wasn't sure i was bothered to get my hands on it, but I'm already seeing so many reviews and warming up to the colours, plus I love the packaging so will definitely be checking it out in store when it launches x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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  5. Tem cores muito giras.

    Isabel Sá
    http://brilhos-da-moda.blogspot.pt

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  6. I love the unique packaging and the shades look lovely from your swatches. They do look a bit thinner though as you say, I wonder if that means you'd go through product faster?

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  7. I love the packaging so much, looks stunning. The eyeshadows are stunning as well! I love that there are matte and shimmery shades.

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  8. I want this! *heart eyes*

    Mich x
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  9. Your blog has done incredibly well in such a short space of time! you're one of my favourites to read, too :) this palette sounds gorgeous - i love the marble effect of the palette too xx

    Hannah x hannatalks

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  10. Wow, this is a great palette, love the packaging and all shades are so beautiful and pigmented. it's nice that it has a great combo of matte and shimmery shades. Kisses <3

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  11. Omg, lucky you! I wanted to pre-order the palette but it sold out before I even could get on the site, and they don't sell them where I live. Aghhhhh.

    From the watch, I'd say Combust and Thirteen are my favourite, but the rest look so grogeous, too!

    Happy 6 months to your blog, Pam!, here's to 6 more and more!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  12. Wow! The palette looks gorgeous, Pam. Beautiful shades.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  13. This is not my style but I Naked palettes are sooo good !! I have the original one :) my fave and the best in my opinion. xx

    _Aishettina_

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  14. Congratulations for pamscalfi.com, you deserve it! I am looking forward to the new things you will bring to the blog! I don't have this palette and would like to - the shades are so beautiful and natural, something I like very much! So I will look for it online, because I always love a nice eye shadow!
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  15. Loving all those colours, perfect for a smokey eye effect ;)

    I’ve preordered mine from Debenhams earlier today and can’t wait to try it out.

    It’ll be great to see what eyeshadow look you’ll come up with so be sure to blog about it soon x

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  16. Amazing review, I want this palette so bad now! I love the shades. thats strange they changed the eye shadow formula, but glad they are still good quality!
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  17. the Palette Looks so gorgeous :)

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  18. The shades look really nice, I love doing a smoky eye or rocking the nudes but the packaging for this is awesome looks very chic and high class :-).
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  19. I love the look of this palette, the shades are lovely!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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    x

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  20. the brown shadows of this palette are really great, my dear
    and of course congrats for your brand new domain
    kisses
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  21. This is such a lovely post!

    ** I'm inviting you to join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!

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  22. Congrats on the new blog URL, when we changed ours over it's so exciting and really gives a professional feel to the blog! Love it. I really want to try this palette but I'm not really sure how much I'd use it.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  23. Urban decay eyeshadow are amazing I love them his palette is gorgeous I need it!!
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  24. love urban decay!

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  25. The shade 'high' looks very much like 'dust' from naked 3. Which is my favourite shade ever, I ran out and made my housemate give me hers haha.

    Corinne x
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  26. This palette is stunning! Love the shades :)

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  27. Great review

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  28. Ooo I love the look of dirty sweet! I haven't seen anyone else review this before so I got excited when I noticed you had! Such a pretty palette, I need to get my hands on it!

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  29. This looks amazing! I need to get this asap!!

    Lauren xx

    http://laurenapowers.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. So jealous you managed to get hold of this! It looks beautiful! But do I really need another palette...?


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  31. I'm not a huge eyeshadow fan but this looks ridiculously stunning!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  32. Love this smoky palette, great colors.

    xx Falasha
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  33. Congratulations on the domain purchase :D... This palette looks good. I think it may get added to my collection.

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  34. My compliments for your new domain :)))
    Great palette, the grey shades are really wonderful!

    xoxo
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  35. OMG que perfeita, quero tanto *.*
    xoxo
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  36. OMG! That pallete is so amazing :D
    I want to have one!
    kisses ♥
    Style2Beauty

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  37. WOW, I love the colors of the shadows, neutral collors are my favorite one!

    XOXO ♡
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  38. I'm still on the fence about getting this one, but there's no denying that these colors are beautiful!

    She Likes to Shop

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  39. I've been dying to try this! The brush looks really nice - I actually kind of hate the brush in the other Naked palettes so I'd be excited to see if this one is better. Great review - and congrats on buying your domain!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  40. I've been wanting to get one of these palettes forever! So pretty!

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  41. Great review :) These shades look so lovely! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  42. I loove the palettes
    So pretty colors.
    Love it

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  43. LOVE the PALETTES :) Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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  44. Paleta maravilhosa com cores lindas amei
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  45. A paleta parece mesmo fantástica. Gosh! E parabéns pelo domain e pelos seis meses de casa :D

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  46. Great post, dear! Those colors are amazing! (:

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  47. I love the look of this palette it looks so gorgeous and hard to resist.

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  48. Congrats on getting your own domain, Pam, and these shades are absolutely gorgeous. xx

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  49. Wow a pretty palette!! - I have never tried an Urban Decay palette but I would love to try one! :))

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    -Milla

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  50. Looks cool, but i won't buy it, i don't need more eyeshadow :D followed you, maybe follow back?
    love,
    Milena ♥
    milasbeautyblog.blogspot.de

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  51. What amazing packaging, makes me want to buy it without even seeing what's in it!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com

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  52. oh, I am in love with this pallete.♥ amazing packaging.
    And thanks for your comment, haha, well, I don´t think so (please no, I don´t want to look like Miley, haha).

    Simona | liveinfoxworld.blogspot.com

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  53. I love the look of Whiskey! I'll probably give this palette a miss as there aren't enough matte shades in it for me but I do love the packaging!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  54. I just purchased this in store today, and I am seriously in love.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  55. OMG! soo beautiful just look at it haha okey... its really pretty! nice review! :)

    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  56. Forgot to say congratulations!!! Special time for you :))

    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  57. Wow! This is the perfect reticulation for smoky eye!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch
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  58. Lovely palette omg!
    x
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  59. This looks great, I like the packaging a lot better than the one on the original Naked palettes. I still wouldn`t spend that much on an eye shadow palette, but you never know, this looks quite tempting.

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  60. É verdade linda, para fazer aquelas legendas no visual que tu gostaste, usei uma nova plataforma que foi desenvolvida por portugueses (acho eu! lol). Podes ver tudo em http://primetag.net/
    Vale mesmo a pena :)

    Beijinho grande ♥
    Style2Beauty

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  61. I love those colors:) just perfect:)
    would you like to follow each other? let me know and I follow you back:)
    kisses from Poland!
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  62. I love the naked palettes, and I am thinking of trying this new one out, love the shades of shadows, and they all look really pigmented!
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  63. Congrast on getting your own domain, it was a big step for me back when I did it, but I haven't regretted it a minute.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  64. Congrats on your new own domain, dear!!! What an excellent way to celebrate your blog's 6th anniversary <3 I'm really happy for you.
    This is such a great palette, I see what you mean, the typical smokey eye colors are there but there's like a new take on the traditional shades and I love it! I bet you'll be using these eyeshadows a lot during Fall/Winter season which is right around the corner :)
    xx

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  65. I've always liked the naked palettes, but I think this is the first one that I will actually buy. The shades are beautiful, the brush looks really practical and the whole palette is beautiful!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  66. My favorite color palette! I use it exclusively and am so happy with it!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  67. Oh gosh, it's so beautiful! I love the packaging, they always do such a great job with how it feels in your hand. I recently bought the Naked Basics 2 palette since I wanted to have an UD palette, but I have no idea how to do makeup really and couldn't justify getting a full one. When I figure everything out, I would love to try this one!

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  68. EEK I hope I can pick it up as I am obsessed with UD! xx

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  69. Wow Pam, congratulations on your own domain <3 I hope to have my very own name on my website one day too! and the colours of this palette is GORGEOUS! Urban Decay never fail to disappoint! <3
    I might consider buying this one day !

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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  70. I normally don't go for the UD palettes, but I've just been loving all the looks people are coming up with! Nice post!

    XO maariasan.com

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  71. CONGRATULATIONS for the domain, I am myslef into tht process these days, hoping my website is ready soon. I love d shadow colors in this palette, will buy for sure !!
    lts follow each other - http://sapphireziva.blogspot.com/2015/08/sunshine.html

    love,Kanchan

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  72. awesome!!!!
    can we follow each other for keep in touch?
    let me know and I will follow you back inmediately :**

    have a great day :*

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  73. Yay, I'm so glad you got your domain sorted! I'm terrible with eyeshadow so would never spend so much on a palette! But it does look beautiful!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  74. This is such a gorgeous palette! I own the Naked 1 and am absolutely in love. Would definitely love to pick this one up soon, though xx

    La'bell || labellwong.blogspot.com

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  75. Adore your blog & style!

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  76. The first photo with that pearl necklace, such a nice detail! :)
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  77. Amei os colares e a bolsa, são lindos!


    bjs

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  78. I think this is the next purchase on my list! I recently bought Naked 3 and I'm in love :) x

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