[productsample] Nobody could be more surprised than me to find the Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette in my hands! I haven’t heard from UD for an age. I absolutely LOVED Naked Cherry but I don’t quite have the same passion for Honey. It’s like that curious greenish-tinged mustardy colour that hit fashion last winter – in a million years I’d never add it to my wardrobe but I certainly saw some people that looked completely amazing wearing it.

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

There’s a lot of yellow in this palette which to me makes it a problematic wear but on the other hand, it’s very striking and if you can carry it off – wow! Perhaps it more of a question of being clever with the colours so you can have the accents without the full impact.

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

As you’d expect from Urban Decay, who are the bench-markers of power metallics, the colours are super-saturated and smooth as you like – completely velvety on the skin and feathery light. I can easily wear the last five and the first two – it’s the middle shades I’m kind of stuck on. I have to say that they don’t look quite as yellow in the pictures as they do in real life.

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

From bottom to top: Flyby, Sweet, Swarm, Amber, Keeper, Golden, Honey.

Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette

From bottom to top: Queen, Hive, Drip, HBIC, Sting. Included in the palette is a double ended brush – great quality. It’s launching on 13th September for £42. I’ve done a quick search and there are a lot of comparisons to the original and now discontinued Naked palette but I genuinely don’t see it myself. And the cynic in me thinks the original Naked will be back….

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