UD generously decided to offer free 2-day shipping to those who purchased it right away, which I guess was successful, considering how it's sold out for now on the website.
Even though the ideas of "naked" and "smoky" are technically contradictory, I was really excited about this palette because of how it's laid out - you can see by the photo above that it looks like three quads, grouped by finish, and there's a nice range of shades. There are four mattes in this one!!! (UD needs to stop teasing us with their Naked Basics and just release a full, 12-shade Naked Matte palette. For serious.)
The palette comes with a double-ended brush, with one side being a crease brush (and I love their crease brush!) and the other being a smudge brush, and a little card with instructions for different types of smoky eye looks. ("Smoky reality star"? As opposed to "Smoky actress-in-a-scripted-role"? What does that even mean?) The looks come with lip recommendations, which is kinda fun - I definitely want to pick up their Bad Blood matte lipstick. (In fact, I think that's the only lip product they listed that I don't have.)
I have swatches below, on bare skin, using my finger. I'm hoping to have some eye looks posted soon.
|Shimmer/glitters: High, Dirtysweet, Radar, Armor|
|Satins: Slanted, Dagger, Black Market, Smolder|
|Mattes: Password, Whiskey, Combust, Thirteen|