If you want to own any of the Urban Decay palettes, it should definitely be this one. The Smoky palette features a stunning mix of fabulously shimmery and matte shadows, in a variety of natural and bold shades.
Some of the all time faves are there; the nudes, High and Combust, are brilliant for adding a bit of shimmer and shade in the day. But this palette, isn't just another Naked... This is the palette to have if you want to create an "eye catching" Smokey look!
I was introduced to this particular palette at the new Urban Decay stand in Selfridges Trafford. The brand really aim to provide high quality, highly pigmented products which you can use to create your own unique look. New additions to the range include eyeliners for your waterline that aim to last all day and limited edition gift sets for Christmas that feature all your faves. After visiting the stand I reeeeally want to try their Perversion mascara - it sounds ah-mazing.
Tip: If you're a fan of an eye shadow palette, you're in the right place! Urban Decay have also just released a colourful sequel to their popular Vice palette, the Vice 4. This looks unreal and is definitely going on my Christmas Wishlist.
I had to showcase this palette with my make up bag from Rock On Ruby! The slogan was just perfect for this occasion :-)
Urban Decay Smoky Tutorial:
1. Prep your eyes!
I used the new Air Patrol by Benefit as an eye cream and then concealed where necessary. I used shade Thirteen as a base to get a solid, neutral foundation for my look.
2. Add shimmer...
I brushed High all over my eyelids to highlight on the brow bone and add a bit of sparkle to my inner eye.
3. Layer and Shade!
The last step was to build up a metallic base using Slanted and then add depth to the outer edges of my eye using Dagger.
Both of these shades have a cool blue tone to them which isn't too overwhelming.
And here's the finished look!
I wanted to go for a bold look for evening so added more of the Dagger shade under my eye for definition. It looks quite strong in the image below, but it did work! Haha! I kept the rest of my look neutral with shimmery cheeks and a nude lip.
Have you got the Smoky Palette yet??