The Urban Decay brand was launched in 1996, and since then, the line of cosmetics has garnered fans around the world. The line features everything from eyeshadows to lipsticks, and even products like glitter eyeliners and nail lacquers. There are products that are always available in the permanent line, and the brand also releases limited-edition palettes and other items as well. The brand is also cruelty-free, which is an important factor for many consumers.
A new palette was released, the Smoked Palette, and it has already garnered a number of rave reviews. The palette features ten eyeshadows, five of which are exclusive to the palette. The palette also comes with a deluxe travel-size Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. The palette also features a 29-page, step-by-step, how-to ‘Get the Look Book.’ A classic smoky eye is achieved with black and brown hues, however, with the new palette from Urban Decay, a smoky eye can be a colorful look as well.
The eyeshadows contained in the Smoked palette are as follows: Asphalt (deep gunmetal with silver micro glitter and metallic base), Backdoor (true dark brown with a matte finish), Barlust (dark golden brown with metallic finish), Blackout (blackest black with a matte finish), Evidence (deep navy blue with shimmery finish), Freestyle (light pantyhose nude with a matte finish), Kinky (soft ivory peach with a matte finish), Loaded (deep emerald shimmer with a metallic base), Mushroom (warm grey with a shimmery finish), and Rockstar (deep aubergine with a shimmery finish). The shades that are exclusive to the palette are Asphalt, Backdoor, Barlust, Freestyle and Kinky. The 24/7 Glide-On Pencil that is included in the palette is in shade Perversion which is a matte, blackest carbon black. The Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion is also included which is a nude shade when applied, and dries to become invisible.
The Naked and Naked 2 palettes from Urban Decay are hugely successful, and are favorites with cosmetics wearers around the world. Both palettes feature a lovely variety of neutral eyeshadows. Therefore, the Smoked Palette is a wonderful addition to everyone’s collection. With the Smoked Palette, cosmetics wearers can achieve any smoky look, but can also achieve a neutral look as well. The various finishes to the eyeshadows also help the wearer attain a more low-key look, or a more dramatic, intense look. This is the perfect palette for everyday use, or for use on one‘s travels. Due to the palette containing ten eyeshadows, it is the perfect go-to item. The 24/7 Glide-On Pencil is in Perversion, and it is darker than Zero, which is a favorite shade of many. The travel-size Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion is also very convenient, as it is small enough to carry in one’s cosmetics bag.
There are 12 smoky looks that can be created using the step-by-step book that is included with the palette. The looks are Iconic, Iconic with Color, Smoldering, Matte, Rockstar, Sculpted, Enigma, Cat Eye, Vixen, Midnight, Red Carpet, and Reality Star. The book that is comes with the palette is genius. Apart from giving detailed instructions, there are beautiful illustrations as well that allow the reader to view what the finished eyeshadow look will be. It truly helps the user achieve the desired look with the instructions to apply the products for a flawless look.
The Smoked Palette is everything that one could ever hope for, and the eyeshadows are silky, and quite pigmented. The palette retails for $49.00, and is available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s. The palette can also be purchased on the official websites: sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com, and urbandecay.com.