It’s review time for The Smoked Palette! I’ve had this for about a week now and I seriously cannot get enough of it. I’m the kind of girl that loves dramatic, dark eyes so I’m pretty sure this palette is going to be at the front of my makeup drawer for a long time. I’ve swatched the colors for you guys so you can take a look below. The eyeshadows are super smooth and easy to blend–even Blackout! I usually have a problem blending out really pigmented black eyeshadows but this one is super buttery and gives me no problems at all. The packaging is great, and I love it because it zips up and is perfect for travel. This palette also includes a travel size Primer Potion and a full size 24/7 eyeliner in Perversion, which is the blackest eyeliner pencil I have ever encountered. I like to use it as a base sometimes when I want that super dramatic eye look. There is also a little makeup book that comes with this palette that is super detailed and really gives you step-by-step directions to achieve certain looks which is great for beginners.
Super cute packaging, and a true mirror! It’s a decent sized mirror that won’t make you look like you’re in a fun house
From left to right: Kinky, Freestyle, Mushroom, Backdoor, Blackout, Barlust
Kinky: A matte white color that is great for highlight or if you want a pop of light in the inner corners of your eyes
Freestyle: This can also be used as a highlight or all over lid shade. This is a great base if you’re looking for a neutral, daytime smokey eye.
Mushroom: Probably one of my favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow color, this is a silvery, brownish, taupe color. It’s another great neutral color and has a satin/shimmery finish without being too loud.
Backdoor: A matte, medium brown eyeshadow. I can see myself using this to deepen my crease and to line my lower lash line. I think I might even use this to fill in my eyebrows as well!
Blackout: If you’re looking for an intense black eyeshadow, this is it. I’ve been on the hunt for a super matte black eyeshadow for years and I am so glad that Urban Decay has finally delivered. This makes dramatic eye looks so much easier for me and I love using this as an eyeliner sometimes as well.
From left to right: Rockstar, Evidence, Loaded, Asphalt. I love using these colors to smoke out my eyes to give it a little extra something when I’m going out.
Rockstar: A deep, neutral purpley plum color (sorry for the awkward description). It’s a satin finish so it blends out easily, but be careful, it can look a little muddy if you blend it out too much.
Evidence: A nice, deep sapphire color. Also a satin finish, I had to swatch this shade twice to get it to the intensity that I wanted it to be at.
Loaded: I love this eyeshadow because I don’t think I’ve ever run into another eyeshadow that is this shade. It’s a beautiful hunter green that looks almost grey when you’re in the right light.
Asphalt: This looks similar to Mushroom but is more of a true grey color. If you’re looking for a smokey eye that isn’t as dramatic as using black eyeshadow, I would recommend using this shade.
And there you have it! What do you guys think, will you be picking this up? I believe this palette will begin showing up at Sephora and Ulta near the end of July but it’s already on sale at the Urban Decay website. I have a feeling these will sell out fast so get yours when you can!