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posted by on EOTD, In Praise Of..., Urban Decay


You may have read my guest post about Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette on Rucksana’s Walking in a Beauty Wonderland blog recently. Well I won’t regurgitate my words so head over to Rucksana’s blog to read my review.

I just thought I’d share another look created from a few other shades from this brilliant collection.

Urban Decay’s eyeshadows must be my favourite ones to work with – beautiful colours that are pigmented and blend so easily.

For the look below I swept Freestyle across my lids and up to the brow bone before using Barlust up to the crease and Blackout in the outer corners. Very simple, quick and straight- forward! The kohl pencil the palette comes with is really soft and glides on without any trouble.

I think the Smoked Palette surpasses the Naked Duos. Yes, it contains the usual nudey suspects but the richer shades are absolute corkers giving Smoked that extra edge that Naked 1 and 2 don’t have.

Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette costs £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters.

posted by on EOTD, Eyeshadows, Make-Up, On The Fence About..., Vivo


Last month I blogged an EOTD post on Vivo eyeshadows. Here are three more which were sent to me by the lovely Rukhsana of Walking In A Beauty Wonderland. Thank you, Ruksana!

From left to right, we have Espresso, Mink and Pale Gold and here’s how they look:

I found these ones not as good as Slate and Golden Leaf. The paler shade is not as pigmented as I expected a Vivo eyeshadow to be on the basis of my experience previously and I found Espresso and Mink to crumble easily with the brush but I can’t really moan when they cost £1.50 each. After all these are exceptional value for money.

I think I will use a cream coloured base next time like one of those colour tattoo pots from Maybelline or a pigment cream from Illamasqua to boost their pigmentations and prolong the wear.

What do you think?