Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette: A quick review

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette review

What it is: An eyeshadow palette featuring 10 shades (in matte and shimmery colours) that combine to create a customized ... or is it custom-eyes? :P ... smokey eye.

Beauty bonus: This product has a nice assortment of colours for creating the perfect look and also includes a bonus kohl pencil and primer. 

Beauty bummer: The included instruction book is rather detailed and requires the use of a vast array of makeup brushes (none of which are included) combined with a practiced hand to accomplish the looks.

Overall: The appeal of having an instruction book is a siren song for this palette, but even with the added assistance, many of the looks are a tad difficult to master if you're not a makeup pro. 
Also, seeing as dramatic eyeshadow tends to go from dreamy to drag queen with a few misguided sweeps, a bit a practice is required to perfect the application process. 

Would recommend: MAYBE. If you are intermediate to advanced at applying dark eyeshadows, then this is a fun palette. However, if you're a smokey eye novice, this collection and in-depth instruction manual may not be for you. 

Price: Approximately $50
Available at: Sephora