Tell me something sista – what would you be willing pay to get the smokey eye look? At first glance it does look like a lot of work, but it honestly isn’t anywhere near as hard as it may seem. Still, so many girls seem to mess it up in some way or another.
The key in my opinion is finding the right palette and today I’m going to be reviewing what I believe to be one of the better products available – the Urban Decay Smoked Palette.
UD have always done a great job with their palettes, but this one definitely takes first prize. It contains 10 decadent shades, five of which are exclusive.
I’m not going to outline all of the shades, just the ones worth mentioning.
Seriously sassy color. Great mostly for those looking to get a nice light highlight. This is one of those neutral beige colors that goes with anything. If there is one thing I didn’t like about it, it would be that it’s slightly powdery and I ain’t a fan of that!
Normally powdery shades tend to come off easier, but this one somehow stays on nicely. I don’t know how but it does.
Moving on down the order, Freestyle is a medium-light brown that mixes in a bit of peach as well. It’s finished off with a nice matte appearance, always helpful when you’re trying to get that smokey look.
Like Kinky, this one was also quite powdery which I’m not a fan of, but the color tended to stick okay to my skin so that’s alright.
Nice grey-browny taupe shade that is essential for the smokey look. It’s also incredibly soft and has a nice thick dense texture to it, which I love.
This shade is used in most of Urban Decay’s collection for it’s neutral tone.
Ultra urban charcoal-brown shade, mixed in with some grey as a matte finish. This is one of the shades that is only found in this palette.
Again a slightly powdery feel, but the color sticks nicely to your skin.
Seriously strong deep black, finished off as a matte. This is one of the only shades I found not to have that powdery feel, something that is very important with such an intense color.
It’s going to play the most important role in creating the smokey appeal in your eyes.
Skipping a couple of shades, Loaded is the only green teal shade in the palette. There’s a reason for its name as it is seriously loaded with a ton of intense color. Try blending it out a little to take away some of the black and bring out the green color for maximum effect.
Not too powdery either which is great!
Last shade worth mentioning, this one again is exclusive to this palette only. It’s a medium grey with an extremely small amount of silver incorporated within.
Love this shade as goes on nice and slick-like and the color intensity is really, really intense!
Beauty Score Bitches!
There’s a reasons why so many girls are giving this product a 5 out of 5 rating. If you’re after a dynamic palette that can give you a seriously intense smokey eye look, then this may be the right one for you.
If however you’re wanting something a little less intense, I would be wary of the strong swatches it contains as they may be a little hard to handle. Start off with the lighter shades first before moving onto the deeper, more powerful ones like Loaded and Asphalt.
All in all, this is a great product for any girl and you won’t be pissed at the results you can get.
Overall Score: 92%
Urban Decay “Smoked” Palette
Others gave this 5 out of 5 stars