Urban Decay Smoked Palette — Packaging
So I’ve been wondering… why haven’t I heard of Urban Decay Smoked Palette ($58) as much as their Naked and Naked 2 palettes? I think it’s a great kit to get to round out your makeup arsenal. Out of the 10 eyeshadows, 4 shades are new and exclusive to this palette:
- Kinky is a matte ivory. (exclusive shade)
- Freestyle is a matte light peach. (exclusive shade)
- Mushroom is a metallic mid-tone grey brown, or taupe.
- Backdoor is a matte deep cool brown.
- Blackout is a matte black.
- Barlust is a metallic dark copper. (exclusive shade)
- Rockstar is a shimmery deep aubergine.
- Evidence is a metallic bright navy blue.
- Loaded is a shimmery dark teal.
- Asphalt is a shimmery gunmetal. (exclusive shade)
Urban Decay Smoked Palette — Contents
Also included in the zippered palette is a full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion. This is a creamy deep black that rivals my beloved Giorgio Armani waterproof liner. And of course, we all probably have one or more floating around in our makeup drawers: a mini squeezable Primer Potion also comes in the set. Smokey eye newbies might find the Get the Look Book pretty cool contains 12 different smokey eye charts to try (with step-by-step instructions!), ranging from polished daytime smokey eyes, to smokey cat eyes, to party girl smokey eyes.
Swatches: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout
Swatches: Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt, 24/7 Pencil in Perversion
Most of the eyeshadows are smooth and well-pigmented, but Evidence is a problem shade for me. It was dry and barely showed up in the swatches no matter how many times I try to layer it. I expected the dark mattes (Backdoor and Blackout) to be chalky in swatches (and they are chalky), but I found that they applied well on the eyes with little to no fallout. Shades Mushroom, Barlust and Rockstar had the best texture: smooth and opaque in one swipe.
Wearing Barlust all over lid, Toasted (from Naked Palette) on centre of lid, Backdoor on inner and outer crease, Blackout on inner and outer crease, and Perversion on top lash line and waterlines
What’s your go-to palette to create a smokey eye? Did you pick up Urban Decay Smoked Palette?