AH, HONEY HONEY
In case you missed it, Urban Decay is back with what they do best… Another dang Naked Palette. If you’ve been digging the mustard and yellow tones of late, then Naked Honey is most likely going to please you, a lot. I wasn’t initially super thrilled with the shade range, because brassy golds aren’t super easy for me to wear, but Naked Honey most definitely filled a gap in the Naked franchise!
URBAN DECAY NAKED HONEY PALETTE
THE DETAILS: “With classic golds, warm ambers, and rich chocolate browns, create the perfect smoked-out eye with Sting (warm brown matte) or get hooked on Honey (intense gold metallic) for the ’70s statement eye. The eyeshadow palette also includes a vegan and cruelty-free double-ended brush” – Sephora
MY THOUGHTS: I was worried, about how brassy this palette is. I don’t wear that tone well but I know its all the current rage. I will say that while I find it too golden/yellow/olive in tone overall, I get compliments every time I wear it! So what do I know?
The formula of these shadows are classic Urban Decay; There’s a mix of 6 mattes,1 satin and 5 metallics. The mattes perform beautifully with full pigment and smooth blendability. I was immediately impressed with how smooth they applied and how they buffed out seamlessly without disappearing! Similarly, Urban Decay has always done metallic shadows well, in my opinion, and these are no exception. The texture is almost creamy, but the longevity is there even without a primer. I was also pleasantly surprised not to see a glittery shade in the palette, which I’ve often found to be the let down in UD palettes. As far as I can see, these are all new shades to the range and not duplicated anywhere, so Naked Palette collectors will appreciate the diversity.
It’s worth noting that the packaging is a sturdy plastic casing with full mirror like Naked Heat and Naked Cherry*. There is also a double-ended brush like the aforementioned palettes. I normally prefer my palettes sans brush personally and was pleased when the Naked Reloaded Palette* came without. I’ll give Urban Decay kudos on this brush, however, as it seems softer and significantly nicer than brushes they’ve used in the past. One end is a similar shape to a MAC 217, and the other a soft, rounded flat brush that can apply metallics or smudge lash lines. I can actually see myself using this brush regularly, and probably no one is more shocked at that than me!
URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTES