The Urban Decay Smoked Palette is just that – SMOKED! 🙂 If you are considering this palette, please be aware this is more of a night appropriate palette. If you’re looking for something neutral for daywear, stick with Naked1 or Naked2. Just my opinion!
My reasoning for saying this is, as you can see, EVERY color in this palette with the exception of Freestyle, Mushroom and Kinky are DARK, D-A-R-K colors. It’s awfully hard to build a day appropriate look with this palette unless you are of a medium or darker complexion (and in that case using something like Barlust all over the lid would be a great daytime smokey eye!). I was very impressed with the pigmentation of the eyeshadows in this palette and dare I say this might actually be one of Urban Decay’s best.
I personally found Mushroom harder to work with in this palette, which is odd because the Mushroom I have in the Mariposa palette is super easy to blend and work with. Maybe I got a dud? I also wasn’t impressed with Kinky as a blending shade; it didn’t completely blend the colors in this palette, especially the darker browns. So I found myself resorting to my go-to blender, MAC Blanc Type.
UD eyeshadows used:
- Evidence (inner half of lid and lower lashline)
- Backdoor (outer half of lid and into outer v)
- Barlust (crease)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend)