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?
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo