Urban Decay Naked Smoky, Naked, Naked 2 and Naked 3 Swatch Comparisons

Smoky Meet Naked 1, 2 and 3: Urban Decay Naked Palette Comparison Swatches

In Eye Makeup, Palettes, Urban Decay by Angie Canning4 Comments

1, 2, 3, 4 – line ’em up and get Naked

I‘m catching up on a few things around here that happened before my moving hiatus, and one of them was the epic release of the latest way to get NAKED from Urban Decay toward the end of the summer.  Perfect timing by the way, UD.  As the weather changes I love myself a little smoky action, so I was all about grabbing the latest palette to join the NAKED family.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky, Naked, Naked 2 and Naked 3 Swatch Comparisons

The NAKED palettes are all the same shape, but made of different materials.  The original palette is constructed of hardboard material that has been covered with a velvet-like fabric on the top, Naked 2 and Naked 3 are tin, while Naked Smoky is a hard plastic.


Now is the time you might expect me to insert a few getting naked puns, but let’s save those for the full review I have coming up of NAKED Smoky.  Today let’s simply jump into swatch comparisons of the four major palettes.

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If you’ve been a reader for awhile here, you may have seen the post comparing all of the NAKED palettes I had at the time, including NAKED Basics but I’ve chosen to leave those out of the comparison this time.

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From the top we’ve got the NAKED original, NAKED 2, NAKED 3 and then NAKED Smoky.  Does it bother anyone else that they didn’t name it NAKED 4?  But I suppose UD didn’t get to where they are dishing out the expected anyway, so I’ll forgive them.

Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Palette Swatches

I’ll just come out and say it – the original NAKED Palette has my heart even after all of the naked additions we’ve had over the years.  Coined as a “warmer” neutrals palette I can definitely reach for this one any day of the week (or night for that matter) and pull off a makeup look I’ll be pleased with.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Swatches

When the NAKED 2 Palette released those who gravitate toward cooler neutrals were bowing down before her.  Cooler toned, yet not over the top, this palette does still get a lot of love by me.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette Swatches

NAKED 3 is the sweetheart of the bunch.  With the rose-gold obsession at it’s height when she was introduced, she dazzled us with her rosy metallics and made a believer out of this girl that pink shadows are a wearable neutral.  Although this one still remains my least touched palette she’s a beauty.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Swatches

Now here comes NAKED 4, well actually NAKED Smoky to mix things up a little.  This palette has good staple smokey shades with lots of sparkle, just as UD likes it.  I’ve been playing with it off and on over the past month and I’ve got to admit I gravitate toward the left side of the palette during the day.  I have yet to venture into the deep dark smoky shades, but I promise I’ll play with that more and share a look in my full review coming up!

So what do you think of the NAKED Palettes from Urban Decay?  Have you found them essentials in your eye makeup wardrobe?  Do you like one or more than the others?  Let me know which ones you have and your thoughts!
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Comments

  1. I only have the Naked 3 palette but I love it. Although, I like pinky shades. The original palette is for sure on my wish-list. Thanks for the comparison!

    1. Author

      The Naked 3 palette is such a beauty! I’m glad the comparison helped you out. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend Natalie!

  2. Awwww I don´t know whether to pick the original or the smoky one! I just love both so much :((

    1. Author

      It’s definitely a hard choice! I would say if you love to create strictly smokey looks then go with the smoky one but if you like a mix of smokey and neutral metallics mixed in with nudes then go for the original! The one I reach for most often is the original. 🙂

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