Monday, 29 July 2013

The New Naked?

I'm totally in love with this new 'Fade In' palette from Smashbox's 'Fade to Black' collection. 
While I adore my Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes, I have used them to death over the past year or so, so this makes a new but very welcome option in my neutral eye wardrobe...

It contains four mattes and three beautiful shimmers. As you'll notice in the pictures, the darker shades show up slightly darker than they appear in the pan, but are all beautiful. 
The formula and pigmentation of these are all really nice. I would note that the black with a tiny bit of shimmer in it is slightly less pigmented than the others, and took a little work to get the finish shown above. The addition of a gorgeous, shimmery olive green also makes this palette stand out from many others. I've got green/hazel eyes so love this kind of colour.
Apart from that, the formulas are lovely, they blend well and the staying power is really nice.
The packaging is stunning too and I think this is going to be my go-to-palette for the next few months. There is also another colour-way in this palette which contains more plummy, purple shades. They are already available in Sephora in the USA, priced at $42, but if you're UK based they will be available online and on counters at the end of August, priced at £32. 

Value for money isn't quite on a par with the Urban Decay options (if you don't already own a Naked palette, I would definitely recommend getting one over this, but if you are stuck in a neutral-eye-rut with your Naked palettes and are looking for something new in a similar vein, this is my recommendation.
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  1. This palette looks nice, but i wish it had more 'lighter' colors in it.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  2. could you take a picture of your eyes after using it please?xx

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  3. £32?!??! I think i will stick to naked a) because they have way more shades for around the same price and b) naked palettes are more neutral and wearable. This would be a nice nightime going out palette though!


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  4. Much prefer the Naked palettes over this one, the colours are far too harsh.

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  5. I'm in LOVE with that olive shade! Beautiful colors!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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  6. I feel like crying! This would have been the *perfect* palette for my wedding last October. I had a dreadful time trying to find the right colours. Absolutely beautiful, and definitely going on my wishlist for the future (for that read payday!). Really appreciate your product review.

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  7. Wow love the pigmentation of these shadows! Yet another palette to add to my wish list :)
    xxx
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  8. Wow, so pretty! They look so different when swatched!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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  9. Was deciding between which of the naked palettes to get, but now I want this!x x

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  10. Love the look of this, good mix of shades!

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  11. Wow Fleur, that does look really good! I've been considering getting Naked for a while now, but it always seemed overrated and overpriced to me - so I'm definitely going to go have a look at this! Thank you,

    I also have a just started beauty blog. If you're interested it's http://sophiesbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk/ if not then never mind!

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  12. This looks great, love the choice of both matte and shimmery shades, will definitely check this out once it arrives in the UK. Thanks for the great review Fleur!

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  13. This is gorgeous!

    Jodie x
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  14. Oooh! I think I may have to buy this instead of the Naked palette. Oh what a dilemma??
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  15. WOW! gorgeous shades!! :)

    xo
    Natalia

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  16. Wow..this palette is amazing..
    Oh my God..i'm in love.!
    Thanks for the great review <3

    Αlexandra by http://beautydiarybyalexandra.blogspot.gr/

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  17. This looks great! Not as many shades but all pretty ones :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  18. I can't believe how dark they come out compared to in the pan, I'm glad I saw this before it came out because I couldn't find a popular use for the darker colours. If you could, I'd be highly grateful for you to take a look at my blog.

    Amber xx

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  19. The shades are lovely! It's such a pretty natural palette :) x
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  20. These colours are so pretty! may just have to invest :)

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  21. Looks gorgeous and I love the packaging x

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  22. It is difficult when you already own the Naked palettes to really want other neutral palettes - I feel like they have all bases covered already! This looks pretty though, I'd like to receive it as a gift but probably wouldn't buy myself!!

    xxx

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  23. I love that you could create both a neutral eye and a dramatic smokey eye with these colours, they're all beautiful! Thanks for this blog post! Alice x

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  24. I was going to buy Naked 2 this month but now I cannot decide :(
    Think I might give this Smashbox one a try as I am going to the states. Could always get Naked 2 another time at home xx

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  25. This seems like a nice every day palette for the upcoming autumn season!

    Laura x
    cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com

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  26. Would love to see a makeup tutorial using this palette! The colours look great for everyday like the original naked palette!

    Belle Epoque
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  27. I love my Naked Basics palette but I'm eyeing up the original Naked palette at the moment. But, this palette looks lovely too - I'm so torn!

    Sophie xo | That's What Sophie Said

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  28. I love my Naked 2, but I really want to try this! :)

    Francesca
    petitfaon.blogspot.it

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  29. It is great,I like the colors!

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  30. This palette looks gorgeous--I'll have to check it out. I think Smashbox has some of the most underrated eyeshadow palettes out there!

    Julie
    JulesDarling.blogspot.com

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  31. The packaging is so sleek! Looks great

    leigh | imleighbeauty.com

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  32. Does it have as much fallout as the Urban Decay palettes? I love my Naked palette, but hate cleaning up all the fallen eyeshadow on my face after application. Thanks!!:)

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  33. I just love nude palettes, and this one is perfect! Such nice shades! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  34. Ooo this looks so pretty! Lovely neutral!
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  35. wow really have to take a look at that :)

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  37. Looks like a gorgeous palette :) x

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  38. Love the colours, they all seem very wearable! Think I might stick to my Naked palette though :P

    Katie xx
    katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. The packaging is gorgeous. wow!
    looks lovely, and nice that the matte shades look so pigmented too,
    x
    thebeautyvillage.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. That's too pricey , there are more afordable options with quality, like beauty uk or catrice. L♥ve you! Would love a tutorial with this pallete to see how it works.

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  41. Palette looks lovely. Wish I had the money to spend on makeup.XXxx

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  42. I love the shades in this, and the packaging is lovely too! I already have the UD palette though, i'll probably end up getting this as well anyway! x

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  43. I love your blog Fluer! xxx
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  44. Great colors!

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  45. I love your blog and videos your a big insparation for me fleur

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  46. £32 isn't that expensive because UD naked is £36, this palette looks lush though!


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  47. I actually really like the look of this palette. The lighter shades look wearable day-to-night and the black with shimmer looks like a nice change - usually the palettes I pick up the black is matte and heavily pigmented... which I don't like, as I rarely use powder eyeshadow for eyeliner purposes - just for smokey eyes. I think it's definitely worth a swatch comparison though next time I go in boots. :)

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  48. I still need to get myself the Naked palette, but this one is gorgeous too. I love smashbox makeup, so I think it would be a great option!

    ♥ Samantha
    http://www.busysweetlife.com

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  49. This is gorgeous! I have the the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette but rarely use it as I don't care too much for the formula. I do like Smashbox shadows so I may have to check this out.

    Deana
    TesoriBelle.com

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  50. Palette looks gorgeous x
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  51. Looks beautiful. http://beautyetfilms.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. Not sure how I feel about the colors, I feel like they could be slightly richer

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  53. Wow, looks like such a lovely, versatile palette! Like that there's a mix of matte and more shimmery shades. The swatches are super helpful, thanks! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  54. smashbox is one of my favorite makeup brands and i have an eyeshadow palette I do really like BUT it has awful fall out!

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  55. this looks like a nice alternative, but i don't think it tops the naked palette! x




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  56. I really like the look of this palette. I think I might have to get it my next Sephora trip. I love neutrals so this will suit me perfectly.

    Carol | Bitten Glam

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  57. Wow, looks so beautiful! I love the gold, third darkest one.

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  58. I like the first 3 for the day and the last 4 for the night. Maybe not an UD but definitely worth a try I reckon.

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  59. lovely palette,I want one now!
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  60. The colours are all really pretty :) xxx

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  61. Love the palette, it would be nice to have some more daytime/light colours though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  62. Oh My God! this palette is so pretty!


    Wiida
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  63. Love this palette! It'd suit my eyes too as they're also hazel. On our blog (www.alittlebitofglitter24@blogspot.co.uk) my co-blogger Danni recently reviewed a realllllly cheap MUA palette that has similar colours to this, so for an extra-budget version you could check that out too!

    Rebecca, from A Little Bit of Glitter
    xxx

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  64. I really need a new palette like this, but I'm not totally convinced I'd ever wear eyeshadow. Does it add much to the make up look? Maybe I'll invest and find out! I think I'm more likely to go for the Naked Palette though!

    P.S I've started a new blog and ANY feedback would be greatly appreciated seeing as I know what a supportive community we're in! :) shadesofshell.blogspot.com x x x

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  65. This looks great! I am really attracted to the greeny/gold shimmery one as well. It's beautiful!

    Jenna ♥ ♥
    Northernbeauty85.blogspot.ca

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  66. Thanks for this review! I'd been eying this palette but I think I'll splurge on one of the Naked's first!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  67. Ooh looks so pretty. Would make a lovely travel palette and I have used a lot of the colours in the naked palette to death but not all of them, whereas I think I would use every one in this palette. Love that it's got a few mattes as well-I always like matte colours in my crease x

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  68. Can't wait to try. I too have used urban decay palettes to death. ;)

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  69. Oooh this looks stunning. I do love my Naked palette but sometimes I feel like I get a bit stuck in a rut with it. I might try this though, just to shake up my neutral collection a litle bit!

    Emma | World of dilEMMA
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  70. I've never tried anything from Smashbox but this sounds really good. I've been looking for another neutral palette.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk/

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  71. I really am loving smashbox at the moment, and I believe this was the pallete used for my eye make up when I went to them to get my prom make up done with them, and it came up really gorgeous and natural!

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  72. This looks very promising, I'm definitely gonna put that on my wish list! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  73. Such pretty colors, much darker than i expected though.

    xo
    bre

    brerogers.blogspot.com

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  74. Omg this is such a good post! Thank you so much. I love eyeshadows so much, I'll have to look into this.
    Your blog is always so great, I always read it x

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  75. The olive shade is absolutely beautiful and so unique!
    Emma x
    emandthem.blogspot.com

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  76. love some of the colours in this palette x


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  78. Thanks for the great post! I need to try this!

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  79. The palette is really nice. Thank you for reviewing.


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  80. Such pretty colours!

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  82. The third shade in from the right is stunning and unexpected from how it looks in the palette. Love it!

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  83. So pretty! The packaging is adorable.

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  84. The shades of this palette look gorgeous! I really want this now, I do have 2 urban decay palettes, and still want more! However this palette is working it's way up to the top of my list!:) thanks!:)xx

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  85. Was looking for a new eyeshadow and that looks pretty good :) Will definitely give it a go when it comes out in the UK :)

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  86. I have worn my naked palette to absolute pieces! This looks like such a nice replacement, though I am also thinking about getting the Kat Von D eye palette in Saint, both look so gorgeous!

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  87. I love the third one <3.

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  88. Beautiful! I love how unique the olive color is in a nude palette.
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  89. Hmm I don't own any Urban Decay palettes, so I think i'll take your advice and still keep saving for the Naked palette :) Thanks for this review!
    ~Deanna

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  90. Wow I m going to buy this....such a awesome palette :) thanks for sharing .... I just re purchased original UD palette .
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  91. that olive green in the palette looks absolutely amazing! xo

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  92. I feel like the whole 'Naked' phase has been going on for a long time yet nothing is really going to beat THE Naked palette! haha!
    xoxo,
    BerryBloomXO

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  93. Looks like a lovely palette, but still... I can't believe anything would be able to beat the "original" haha. Just did a review of the Naked2, love it!
    xx

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  94. Probably won't be picking this up to be honest. I'm more of a colour girl! :L

    I also have a giveaway running on my blog at the moment. :3 Just for anyone who is interested.

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  95. might have to buy this! thanks xoxo

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  96. Not that anyone needs any more neutrals, but the Lorac Unzipped Palette is also amazing!

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  97. omg! i need this in my life! xx
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  98. Beautiful colours! I definitely need to go get this asap
    Lana xx

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  99. These colours look so pigmented and pretty, i really want it!:)

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  100. I want this now! x

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  101. definitely must try this out!
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  102. i want this! thank you!

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