Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette for Sultry, Smokey Eyes
Smokey eyes are the easiest way to glam up your look. A simple outfit and smoked-out eye makeup can create the magic for me. Seems like a project to many….so it did to me but trust you me, once you get it right, there is no looking back, it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy. To master the art of smokey eyes, the first and the most important step is to find the right products. Believe you me if you have the right
To master the art of smokey eyes, first and the most important step is to find the right products. Believe me, if you have the right palette with the right selection of shades, it’s half the battle won. The last thing you would want is, start doing a smokey with products that have a poor pigmentation and have to be built up and oh let’s not even talk about fallouts, it’s a messy game!!!!
Let’s now talk about the best eyeshadow palette to create smokey eyes according to me so far. (I haven’t come across anything better as of now, but the journey continues)
Urban decay is most people’s favourite brand when it comes to eyeshadows and rightly so because they come up with some great quality products and a thoughtful shade selection. I was confused between the urban decay smokey and smoked palette, finally zeroed in the latter because the shades wore more intense here to work on Indian skin tones and it had dark shades in green blue purple brown and intense black along with a decent base and transition colour. Of course, you can use transition colours from other palettes that you own but the one provided here is not bad. Smokey palette I felt was more restricted to a lot of neutrals with only browns and black so no no, I wanted variety in a single pack, hence the selection.
Good pigmentation, buttery, fewer fallouts, easy to blend with an amazing lasting power of 10 hours (can be prolonged depending on the weather conditions and by using a primer underneath) this palette is everything. Even better because the smart matte zippered pouch comes with a mirror, a mini tube of the urban decay primer potion and a creamy and intense perversion eye pencil, something that you will need to create a base for your smokey look. Cool isn’t it.
Availability: I bought it from an Instagram store @Lachicwick
Kinky – a cream coloured base shade, matte, slightly powdery but long lasting.
Freestyle – the only transition shade in the palette, again matte and bit powdery, blends well. A warm beige with peach undertones.
Mushroom – A very shimmery taupe silver with a buttery texture.
Backdoor – A rich, dark, matte cocoa brown. this is less powder than the first two matte shades.
Blackout – An intense matte black.
Barlust – A gorgeous, very shimmery copperish brown.
Rockstar – A shimmery plum
Evidence – A shimmery sapphire blue
Loaded – A shimmery emerald green
Asphalt – A shimmery dark silver grey
The only problem that I can see is, there is no highlight shade in here else it would have been a perfect package. Also, the transition shade could have been a bit darker but none the less, it’s a great palette. Also if you are an Urban Decay hoarder and own all the previous palettes then you might be disappointed to see that 5 shades have been repromoted.