I’ve had this palette for a long time but I just never got round to posting it. I even took the photos as soon as the palette arrived, edited the photos and then they just sat in my archive. Why? Because I never really busted out the eye shadows to use. So I finally did, and you know what? I like it. I like that it’s dark and smokey and that’s what it is. Smoked Palette.
The palette comes in a zipped up black case lined with smooth satin like cloth. Bad description. Oh well. I like how simplistic it is, but it’s also cool. Here’s to hoping I’m gentle enough with this palette that I don’t break the zip.
There are 10 eye shadows in total and it also comes with a full sized Perversion (black) eye pencil and a travel sized Primer Potion. Out of the 10 eye shadows, only 2 are lighter shades and they are matte (Kinky and Freestyle). I love how they added some colours into this palette. Rockstar, Evidence and Loaded are beautiful on the eyes. When worn, they are smokey with a pop of colour. The other colours are quite essential to a smokey eye like dark brown (Backdoor) and black (Blackout). If I’m not mistaken, you can get most of these colours separately so if you see something you like and not too keen about this palette, you can just get the singles instead.
The eye shadows are all soft and buttery, and very pigmented. When applying with a brush, I have to make sure to tap off excess first, or there will be some fall outs from the brush. Urban Decay eye shadows last 5 hours on my lids before slight creasing and if worn over primer, I get flawless wear. This palette also comes with a booklet which features 12 different looks. Would you like me to feature all of them? I can follow the all instructions and create the look on my own eyes, just to let you see what can be done with the palette. If you’re interested, I’ll have a Smoked Series or something.
I bought this online and I still see it online, so I don’t think this is limited edition. If you love smokey eyes like I do, this is a great palette to have for a variety of smokey eyes! Have you seen it / tried it yourself? Let me know if you’re keen on me showing you all 12 looks featured in the booklet!