Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – Easy Neutral Look

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Urban Decay’s most recent palette launch – the Naked Smoky! You can read all about it and see swatches here! 

Some of the negative feedback I’ve heard for this palette is usually something along the lines of “It’s great for a smoky eye….but what else can you do with it?” I wanted to create a quick and simple look to showcase that you can do more with this palette than just a dark, smoky eye.

Naked Smoky look 1 -warmA neutral/warm shimmery look is my favourite and go-to, especially when trying out a new product. It adds definition but still highlights the eye.

For this look, I started with blending “Combust” into the crease and below the brow bone as a transition shade. Then I blended “Whiskey” into the outer crease lightly. On the lid, I used my finger to apply “High” over the majority of the lid, meeting up with Whiskey but not really overlapping it. To blend the two shades, I applied “Radar”, starting at the outer corner and blending it inwards. I also added Whiskey to the lower lash line, using the smaller end of the brush to soften and blend. I applied “Thirteen” to the inner corner and the brow bone as a highlight shade. I finished with “Blackmarket” along my lash line to fake eyeliner!

This look is super quick and easy to create, and can be worn for all occasions! You can dress it up with a cat eye and false lashes, or apply less Whiskey to make it softer!

Also wearing: 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in “Dark Brown.” (Please excuse my messy brows, I’m letting them grow and trying hard not to pluck!)
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
  • Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Liner – Nude

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I also created this smoky bronze look, using the same palette! It’s super easy, and you can see a tutorial on it here! 

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12 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette – Easy Neutral Look

  1. Beautiful look! I also create a simlar look with my Lorac Pro palette ❤ and, your brows doesn't look messy at all!! 😀

      1. The packaging makes it look messy! If they put it in a different packaging then maybe it’ll look less messy, I guess. But hey, I still love it!! 🙂

  2. Firstly, I don’t know why anyone would complain about the smokey palette only being good for smokey looks… the freaking name is “smokey!” LOL. But the look you created is very pretty and neutral so way to shut ’em down 😉

    1. That’s what I thought too haha!! I think some people are intimidated by the palette because they think it’s only good for smoky looks. But in reality there’s so much that can be done with it! Thank you ❤

    1. Thank you! I wasn’t even planning to photograph this actually, I was playing around with the new palette and ended up liking the result, so I took a quick photo! I can do a tutorial soon 🙂

  3. When I got the palette,I could only make looks that looked very dark. Thank you for posting a look that can be used for everyday!!

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