review: urban decay smoked eye palette.

It’s been such a manic week and I haven’t had the time to blog and, although I’m nearly falling asleep writing this, I just had to write a review! I’ve been out a few times this week for Freshers Week in Cardiff and have been absolutely loving using my new Urban Decay Smoked Eye Palette and creating amazing looks on my eyes.

I’ve been wanting an Urban Decay Eye Palette for some time now. I love wearing and experimenting with eyeshadow and had heard and read so many great things about Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes. I was also in desperate need of a new eyeliner and having used one of Urban Decay’s before and being very impressed with it I decided to head over to the Urban Decay counter in Debenhams where they were having a 10% off sale.

I opted for the Smoked Eye Palette as it wasn’t only just a palette but came with an eye primer and the Perversion sleek eyeliner, all for £35! I also loved the packaging. It comes in a black zip-case complete with a mirror so you can create looks on the go – amazing!

What I love about this palette is there are some neutral, matte colours, such as the “Freestyle” and “Backdoor” shades, and it also has some amazingly vibrant, shimmery shadows – such as “Evidence” and “Rockstar” – which you can add to create dramatic looks that match your outfit. Sure, you can make dramatic effects with simpler colours, but why not add a bit of shimmer to your eyes? I thought this would be perfect around this time of year with lots of parties and events heading up to Christmas!

The eyeliner and eye primer are also amazing additions to this palette. The primer goes on smoothly resulting in the shadow being extremely long lasting and gives such easy application. It gives the shadows a glowy, dewy look. The Perversion eyeliner is also one of the best I have ever used. It runs on smoothly as it is made of a carbon substance and is applied almost wet before it sets and stays in that shape allowing you to smudge or blend it in easily. Once it is set it doesn’t budge all day. It really is amazing.

So, what are my thoughts? I LOVE IT. I would recommend this palette to anybody. Especially because you get so much more than just a palette. Vibrant colours, a primer to make those colours last and an outstanding eyeliner – what more could you ask for?

Do you have any Urban Decay palettes? What are your favourite shades?
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo



  1. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013 / 11:18 am

    This palette looks gorgeous, love that it has neutral colours and a few colours

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 28, 2013 / 8:16 pm

      I know, that's what I love about it 😀 xx

  2. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    September 28, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    I really like the rockstar shade, but overall it's a nice palette! Xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 28, 2013 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you 🙂 that's one of my favourite shades! xx

  3. Nature With Nurture
    September 28, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    I thought about getthing this palette as well since it went on sale on Sephora but I'm still unsure about the packaging!Jennifer

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 28, 2013 / 8:17 pm

      I really like the packaging as it is sleek and I love the zipper to it! 🙂 xx

  4. Ewelinachiclifestyle Ewelina
    September 28, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    I love they eye shadows. They have amazing colours. They last long and omg I want them tooLots of love from Ireland sends

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      September 28, 2013 / 8:17 pm

      I agree, they are a fantastic brand! Thanks Ewelina xx

  5. Jessica Allen
    September 28, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    I love them palette colours, it's not often you can buy a eye shadow palette and truly like every colour. Urban Decay never fail! Have you tried their setting spray? That's something that I'm wanting to try out! free to check by my blog if you ever get the chance x x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:29 am

      I haven't tried their setting spray but I'm sure it will be fab! All Urban Decay products are amazing! xx

  6. Aaliyah
    September 28, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    This looks like a really versatile palette! I was really close to buying this a couple of weeks ago, but I ended up getting the UD Deluxe Palette

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:31 am

      Ooh I didn't look at the Deluxe Palette.. is it any good? 🙂

  7. Megan Roisin
    September 29, 2013 / 11:06 am

    This palette looks amazing, I love the dark coloursMegan x MeganRoisinn

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:32 am

      Same! I love using the blacks and dark browns 🙂 xx

  8. Betzy Carmona
    September 30, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    I've been wanting this palette for so long, but something always draws me away

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:33 am

      I would definitely say to buy it!! xx

  9. Henna Rios
    October 1, 2013 / 12:44 pm

    I have the basics palette because I'm not much of a shimmer girl but I have got the MUA dupe for Naked 2. This one looks lovely too :)honeyblushblog.blogspot.comxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:34 am

      I love MUA eye palettes too!! Amazing 😀 xx

  10. Brittany Williams
    October 1, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing!:)Hugs, Brittany, xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      October 3, 2013 / 9:34 am

      Thank you Brittany 🙂 xx

  11. Anonymous
    October 8, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    This looks gorgeous i have to try this out! Xxx

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