It arrives tomorrow and I’ve heard that there’s an 8000 strong waiting list in Ireland. It’s the arrival of the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette, and I am lucky enough to have one in my possession. So what’s the buzz about? Well I have long been a fan of the Naked Palettes which last for ages without drying out whatsoever. The pigments are second to none, and the array of colours will cover every possible occasion. What’s not to love?
In this new palette, there is a lot going on. The aim is to create the perfect neutral smoky eye from the 12 shades, nine of which are brand new. The other three are completely exclusive to the palette itself. You get a good balance of matte and shimmer and it comes with one of the best eye brushes too. The palette comes with a lookbook for you to be inspired by and re create the perfect look. So the colours?
For highlight there is a champagne simmer called High, a soft pink taupe called Combust and a light beige called Thirteen. For the browns choose from medium bronze (Dirty Sweet and Radar) and to the dark sultry ones. I love Password and Armor which are silvery taupe shades which work so well in the corners of your eyes for some drama.
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette (€46) is available from tomorrow August 6th at Debenhams and House of Fraser, Dundrum. Start queuing.