The Muse is a little obsessed with boxes, draws, and little storage units to tuck makeup in. She blames it on her pack rat behavior and OCD nature. Of course this has to be the reason why the new Urban Decay Smoke Out Kits totally chuff her silly. It’s all about little draws, nooks, and crannies where eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, and a little tutorial hangs out.
Click ahead to learn more about the Urban Decay Smoke Out Kit in Sweet Lucy.
Urban Decay Smoke Out Kits are part of the Holiday 2009 Collection. $34 bucks snags your four eye shadows, one liner, a mascara, and a tutorial for creating a single smoky look for your elegant evenings out this holiday.
These kits are made up of four tiers, three of which are makeup related and one being a full size swing out mirror. The first layer swings open to reveal a mirror which swivels completely around. Next layer contains four eye shadows, after this you’ll get a liner and a brush, and finally a mini Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara. Towards the top of the entire affair is a little pull out draw which has a step by step tutorial for creating your look.
I tried out the color combo in Sweet Lucy which creates the classic smoky eye. Colors included are a shimmering pewter gray, a classic shimmery black, a matte nude beige, and a matte white. The basic look is created using the pewter gray on the lid and adding definition and contrast with the black while using the matte white as a highbrow highlighter. The nude beige slightly puzzled me but it’s suggested to use as a base somewhat from crease to highbrow. The overall look is a classic smoky eye. The colors are all easy to work with, pigmented, and blend smoothly. They aren’t the standard Urban Decay finish as they aren’t overloaded with glittery, shimmery bits but they are nice none the less. To complete the look you can line up with the 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (black) and apply a few coats of the Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara.
The tutorial included makes the whole process easy and painless. These are particularly great kits if you’re unsure how to create a smoky eye look. The instructions are very detailed but manage to remain simple and easy to use.
Overall, I absolutely adored the design of the palette. I like techy little gadgetry-like palettes like this as it’s unique and a bit different. The kit is handy for really quickie smoky eye looks on the fly plus they make a rather cute little gift for a friend. Now I want to pick up the green set….hmmmm!
Anyone try yet?
Are Urban Decay Smoke Out Kits on your holiday wishy list?
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P.S. Apologies for the swatches…I was being a bit delicate when I swatched!