Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!

Catch it On Sale!

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
While I had the 20% off code for the Ulta site I decided to check out some of the Urban Decay products! I stumbled upon the Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette, something that caught my eye before but passed on since smokey looks is not my go to. But... it was on sale for $29 plus my discount... I couldn't say no! I heard many of my favorite beauty vloggers rave about this palette so I wanted to test it out myself. 
Here are my thoughts :-)
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
The value is pretty darn good! Normally this palette retails for $49, now at that price I don't think it's worth it unless smokey shades are your thing. For the sale price of $29 is a steal for the quality of this palette. The packaging is so different and convenient for traveling. It's pretty compact and has a zipper closure... cool right? It's actually smaller than I thought which is a good thing.
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
It comes with a deluxe size of the primer potion and a full size eyeliner in the shade perversion which is $20 on its own. The liner made it totally worth it because it was something I was wanting to try anyways.
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
Here's a closeup of the colors:
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
I love the layout of the palette, neutrals on top and colors on the bottom. My main con about the palette is that the shadows were a bit powdery. I found the deeper mattes to be slightly difficult to blend... just took longer than usual but nothing that you can't work with. Other than that the palette gets two thumbs up for pigmentation! The perversion liner was also very impressive by the way! I wore it to my bachelorette party (which was so much fun!) and it lasted all night long... even when I cried after laughing so hard haha. Let's get into swatches:
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
*Kinky- a  matte creamy ivory, very pigmented which I love! Great highlight or lid shade.
*Freestyle- a matte light nude, another great color, I used it in combination with the dark brown in the crease.
*Mushroom- a metallic taupe-grey... amazing! One of the smoothest colors in the palette and the color is just so pretty!
*Back Door- a matte dark brown, really pigmented which in a way made it difficult to blend. Great basic though.
*Blackout-  a matte black, a little bit powdery but the color payoff is awesome!
Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!
*Barlust- a metallic golden brown... one of my favorites! It's so buttery and such a gorgeous color!
*Rockstar- a dark smokey purple, awesome pigmentation, can't wait to play with it more!
*Evidence- a metallic navy blue, not too deep on the lid and needed to be packed on.
*Loaded- a metallic blackened green, so unique and one I plan on using for the holidays!
*Asphalt- a metallic gunmetal grey with silver micro-shimmers, love that it has some dimension to it, really pretty on the eyes.

Bottom line: This is a pretty good deal for an Urban Decay palette! There's tons of possibilities with this palette and even though its the"smoked" palette there's plenty of neutrals so you can use it everyday. The pops of colors are so fun, really takes this palette from ordinary to extraordinary! Most Urban Decay retailers has this palette on sale so make sure to check it if you've been interested, now is the perfect time! :-)


  1. I picked this up during the VIB sephora sale... $29 + 20% off?? How could anyone pass that up? Glad to hear this review! Can't wait until my mine comes in the mail!

    1. Gotta take advantage of those sales! haha I really like it, hope you do too! :-)