Friday, 25 January 2013

Urban Decay: Smoked Palette

Hey guys,

My sister bought me this gorgeous palette from Urban Decay for Christmas and since I have been using it for over a month now, I decided to review it.

Practical and Endurable
It is presented in a black box (not photographed) and the palette itself is secured in a small travel friendly zipped case. My boyfriend lives three hours away from me and so I do a lot of travelling on my days off, the small size means that it fits in my bag easily and the sturdy zip means that I do not have to worry about the shadows smashing. The colours are all what I would consider everyday since I wear a lot of darker shadows during the day.

Quality and Colour Pay-off
The shadows are pigmented, blend easily, are long lasting, soft and very versatile. There is a combination of matte shades and sparkly shades and they are all quite rich deep colours. As you can see you use the lighter shades for a more neutral look but then you have the jet black and the richer shades for something heavier. They come out almost exactly the same as they are in the palette and my favourites are 'Rockstar' (left row second from the top), 'Asphalt' (left row very bottom) and 'Muhsroom' (right row 3rd from the top). All of these colours are lovely together or blended with the matte black shade.

From right to left:

From right to left:
There is a little booklet included which shows you how to use the shadows to achieve a few different looks which is quite useful and a thoughtful feature. 

The palette comes with an excellent quality kohl eye-liner and of course the much raved about primer potion. I actually find Urban Decay shadows to be of such good quality that I rarely use the primer potion but instead save it for cheaper shadows and nights out. One irritating thing is that there is nowhere in the palette to keep the potion but that's not exactly a deal-breaker or anything. 

The words that come to mind with this palette are practical, versatile, high quality and beautiful. What more could a gal want? Of course at 35 Euro it is expensive but I honestly think its well worth the money.

The zipper
Nice tidy size
What about you guys? Anyone else tried this palette or something similar by Urban Decay? Or maybe you have a favourite palette or eye-shadow by a different brand?

I would love to hear!
Rebecca :)


Kamyria said...

Oh, I just love these shades, they're looking gorgeous! My kind of colors! I have that same Urban Decay primer and I wouldn't go without it. This stuff really works wonders!

linnea-maria said...

It's a perfect collection of shadows! you can do lots of different makeups with this one.

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

@Kamyria They are really gorgeous and yeah it is amazing!

@Linnea You really can, its pretty much the only collection of eye shadows I need!

Caitlin said...

That looks like an awesome palette. Urban Decay is my favorite "high-end" brand. Their ammo palette is my favorite! Plus I swear by their primer potion.

Bazinga said...

Those colours truly look amazing ^^ I have yet to master the technique of doing some decent eye make-up with eyeshadows xD

Laura Morrigan said...

Good colours and a travel case is always useful!!!