Saturday, 14 June 2014

Rave Review: Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette! (Swatches and looks)

Smoked eyes with Urban Decay! This post has been LONG awaiting since last year Christmas! My boyfriend handed this beauty over to me new years as a Christmas gift since he didn't get to give it to me in December and I was soooo pleasantly surprised that he got me this instead of the Soap & Glory skin care set I was going on and on about!

He told me that he knew I'd been wanting this and that I can always get the skin care by myself and thought that since I told him I was trying not to buy make up, he'd get this instead! (And it did cost like $30 more than the skincare set! I was sooo excited and have been loving everything about it!

Continue below for the review and looks!
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
This palette comes with 10 eyeshadows, one full sized Perversion eyeliner in a mini eye primer in!
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette! I almost just about died when I opened this up!
Packaging & Product!

Having lusted after this sexy, beautiful palette for so long I think I'm way too biased to think of anything bad! If you are like me and love shimmery colors and a palette that isn't too large and with repeated shades everything about this is love!

I'm a huge fan of the satin finish case, it's super sturdy and the zip that closes it is so unique as I haven't seen any other palette like this before. There's a full sized mirror as well as a full sized eyeliner space for the one that comes with the palette or you could put your own inside! There's nothing negative about the packaging for me although I guess the material could get stained easily although it is black and it won't be obvious!

Right to the point, it's love all round! I'm so freaking in love with the formula of these shadows, all are so pigmented, buttery soft and blend so well together and by themselves. Both matte and shimmery finishes are just as amazing and the range of neutral shades and cool toned colorful shades just won me over!

I immediately saw a bunch of colored smokey looks and am still enjoying pulling this out every single time. You can do a super simple neutral eye, a smokey or complex neutral, a neutral with a pop of color or a super colorful cool toned eye look too! There are so many endless combinations and if you like color and you still need neutrals to 'ground' your look, this is perfect!

I wear these shadows with a cream shadow base or with the eye primer provided, they last the entire day, no creasing and these colors stay vibrant and flawless without any issues!

Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout!
Kinky: A matte cream shade! Perfect for the under brow highlight!

Free style: A matte peachy nude! Great for a 'nude' lid or blending out in the crease!

Mushroom: A shimmery taupe, the perfect grayish brown cool toned taupe in my eyes!

Backdoor: A matte dark brown, it's super dark and cool toned, great for darkening the outer V!

Blackout: A matte black, it's not showing up properly here as it's an incredibly solid dark black!

Barlust, Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt!
Barlust: A shimmery rusty chocolate brown, such a great alternative than the usual bronze!

Rockstar: A shimmery eggplant purple that will be amazing with browns!

Evidence: A shimmery electric blue that's such a pretty cobalt shade! My favorite shade!

Loaded: A shimmery deep earthy green that has a charcoal tone to it!

Asphalt: A shimmery gunmetal, it's a beautiful gray and I can't wait to use this for a gray/black look!

A jewel blue eye look using the Urban Decay Smoked palette! (Check out the full look here)
A nude and taupe eye look!
Nude and taupe eye look with Urban Decay!
Earthy smokey brown and purple using the Urban Decay Smoked Palette!
Earthy smokey brown and purple using mushroom, barlust, rockstar and kinky!
My smoked deep green and brown look! (Check out the full look here!)

Paid: This was a gift from my boyfriend! (retails for $80SGD at sephora here or about $64 USD)

Recommend: YES! If you like some deeper cool tone colors, neutrals, medium sized palettes and super smooth, buttery, pigmented shimmery shadows...this palette is soo for you!

Repurchase: No, I don't see how I'll finish this anytime soon but if this disappeared...YES! This would also be an amazing gift too!

Bottom line: Beautiful shades and such a great range, this palette is seriously amazing for smokey eye looks, natural or dramatic, colorful or neutral with a pop of color. I'm in love with the colors and the easy to work with and so wearable!

Would you like to own this Smoked palette from Urban Decay?
Do you like 'colorful' smokey eyes?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. Another beautiful palette from Urban Decay!! it's very nice of your boyfriend to give you this! I imagine him walking inside sephora and bought this for you. lol
    Freestyle and Barlust are 2 my fave shades in this palette! and love your make up looks as always! ^^

  2. What a nice palette and you created some pretty cool looks!

  3. woah this palette looks so pretty! can you believe we don't have Urban Decay products in stores here? ahh..
    absolutely love your look btw:)

    lots of love xx
    Nee from ROSECANDLE11

  4. Love the looks you put together! And your swatches are beautiful - I had just persuaded myself that I didn't need this, but now I want it again!

  5. Love the looks you created with this! I've been coveting this palette for awhile now, no idea if I'm going to get it or not but I kinda have been distracted by the amount of palettes there is on the market!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  6. Stunning! I own like, half of the shades already...but I'm tempted to get the palette now! Seriously gorgeous color combination!

  7. Oh wow you look so beautiful! the swatches are amazing! I wish I could take pictures that good! great job! :-)

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  8. you're such a beauty babe!! i haven't really tried any of the UD products before (i know i must be living under a rock hahaha!) but this palette looks amazing! may have to try and get my hands on it :p

  9. Mushroom and Loaded are the two colours that I like most in this palette, but all of them look so pigmented and vibrant :) UD just make amazing eyeshadows. Your boyfriend was sweet to get this for you and it's great you're enjoying it so much and getting so much use from it!




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