Urban Decay Beauty Picks

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Urban Decay Beauty Picks for 2016

Urban Decay has been a brand which has really impressed with their luxurious and beautiful palettes with alluring eyeshadow shades which have been the talk of the town!

The first product I’m going to discuss is the Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette which has been the talk of the town recently & I just had to try this beautiful palette for myself.

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The colours in the palette are absolutely gorgeous, highly pigmented and perfect to create an everyday look to a more seductive nighttime makeup look.

Favourite Shades…

1987 – which is a beautiful golden pigmented shade

Steady – which is a pretty shimmery peachy pink

Punk – a deep red/burgundy

Zone – a wonderful peachy matte

Harajuku – a cotton candy pink shimmer

Pop – for a really pretty highlightΒ 

All the shades are gorgeous however these are my favourites for creating a warm shimmery look for the daytime or the evening.

The blue colour Danger is great to use as a liner for something a little bit different.


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Urban DecayStep in to Spring with these really pretty single shades from Urban Decay! I love sparkly shimmery golds, Pinks, and chocolate shades and wanted to showcase four pretty eyeshadow picks that have universal appeal.

From left to right

Roach – A warm chocolate shimmering brown

Half Baked – A deep golden shimmer

Tonic – A beautiful light purple pigment

Secret Service -A matte brown

These four eyeshadows have a warm look to each of them. I love combining Half Baked and Tonic together to create a shimmery day look, teamed with some mascara, lightly contoured by Roach and darkened by Secret service for more of an evening look.

You can create some really pretty golden smokey eye looks using these shadows, it’s great to use Half Baked as a base and add a pop of Tonic into the corner of your eye to really make your eye look pop!

It’s so much fun to experiment with colour and there are so many beautiful eyeshadow shades on offer from Urban Decay.

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Naked Illuminator The Naked Illuminated Powder by Urban Decay is so beautifully packaged and it was such a pleasure to photograph! Really ever so beautiful.

This is in the Luminous shade which is a pretty golden highlight which is so beautiful to sweep over cheekbones and highlight areas of the body you really want to stand out.

It comes with a pretty brush which is packaged in the bottom of the packaging!

Really very impressed with this champagne shimmery illuminator both in terms of quality and packaging. Beautiful πŸ™‚

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The second palette I want to draw attention too is the Urban Decay Naked SmokyΒ which is the newest palette in the Naked Series from Urban Decay.

If you’re a fan of the Naked Palette range & then this one will probably be one of your favourites if you are looking for the perfect pro palette to create that dramatic smoky eye.

This palette offers a range of mostly cooler toned pigmented shades which are really beautiful, however there are a few warmer shades in the palette also which are really very pretty.

Keep it Cool…

My favourite shades in the palette for the cool tones:

Armor – A Silver frosty grey

Slanted -A metallic grey with a light shimmer

Dagger – A darker grey with a slight shimmer

Smolder -A beautiful deep purple pigment

Wrap up warm…

My favourite picks from the warmer tones

High -A shimmery pale highlight

Dirtysweet -A golden shimmery pigment

Radar -A copper shimmery brown

Whiskey -A matte dark brown

The one thing I like about this palette is the multi functional ability to create a cool smokey eye or a warmer look, a really adaptable palette. Even though it’s swayed towards a cooler appearance it certainly offers warmer shades to play around with also.

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The eyeshadow pigmentation in the single shades and in the palettes are all really impressive. The range of colours available from Urban Decay is so diverse, so many beautiful shades on offer.

The palettes are beautiful. I would recommend the Gwen Stefani palette for a day to night look if you’re into a more simple eye look with warmer hues.

The smokey palette is a great one for those of you who really enjoy creating a dramatic eye look, this palette would be a great choice.

Which products from the ones mentioned above do you like the most? Which ones would you be tempted to buy and why? πŸ™‚

I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you so much for reading πŸ™‚

Laura xo

  • Devoted To Pink

    Wow! It all looks so beautiful – especially the Naked Illuminated Powder by Urban Decay – so sparkly! xx


    • Thanks Leah! Really glad you enjoyed it. The Naked illuminated Powder is a gorgeous one, it’s great for an all over body shimmer πŸ™‚

      Laura xx

  • Caliope Couture

    Fantastic picks! I love Urban Decay eyeshadows. Have a great weekend!

    Christina β™₯ https://caliope-couture.com

    • Thanks so much! Urban Decay is a great brand that’s for sure πŸ™‚

      Thank for reading πŸ™‚ Thank you! Have a lovely weekend too!

      Laura xo


  • Very great post, I looove so much Urban Decay, is such a nice brand ! Nice collection haha <3

    Suzanne xx
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  • The Sunday Mode

    I’d really like to try more single shadows from Urban Decay, I’ve only really tried their eyeshadow palettes which I love but it’d be nice to branch out more. That Gwen Stefani palette looks so beautiful as well!


    • Their singles are really lovely and beautifully packaged, also portable so great to pop in your handbag whenever you’re going out.

      The Gwen Stefani palette is stunning.The colours are just beautiful.

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • I love Urban Decay! What a beautiful collection of make-up you have there! x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • In love with Urban Decay and all of their products. Overall such an amazing brand! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures – they make me want to go over to their shop and buy the entire new collection haha πŸ˜‰
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • Urban Decay is an impressive brand that’s for sure and they really do have some beautiful products on offer πŸ™‚

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the post.

      Thanks so much for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Great haul! I have the Naked Smoky palette and I love it! Gwen’s palette is also so pretty as are the single eyeshadows you picked up. Tonic seems lovely! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK – Eyelash Enhancer GIVEAWAY

    • The Naked Smoky is a really lovely palette. I can see myself reaching for that whenever I fancy creating a bold smokey grey toned eye.

      The Gwen Palette is my favourite at the moment, it’s stunning!

      Tonic is really lovely and looks beautiful on the lids.

      I”m really impressed by Urban Decay and their gorgeous creations!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Oh I love these palettes the shades are amazing.

  • I love the Naked smokey palette, I use it every single day (: high is my fav! Also love the look of the Gwen Stefani palette (;
    Nati xx

    • The Naked Smokey is gorgeous isn’t it? It’s lovely for creating cooler looking eye shades, but I do like the fact you can create warmer looks with the palette also.

      The Gwen Palette is gorgeous, I’m really impressed with it πŸ™‚

      Thanks for popping by!




  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Wow, what a fab Urban Decay collection! πŸ™‚ I really adore the look of that Gwen Stefani palette – it’s deffo on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing, hun. x


    • You’ll be impressed by the Gwen Stefani palette, it really is stunning and impressive to look at in terms of product quality and overall gorgeousness of the packaging!

      Thanks for popping by!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Harajuku shade sounds great.
    I love this new collection.
    Great colors.


  • Oh my gosh I am so jealous of your Urban Decay collection! I’d love to try the Naked Smokey palette- i use Naked 2 and i love it! The gwen stefani shades are pretty cool too and i love that i could actuallt imagine gwen herself rocking a lot of these shades!

    Rachel xx

    • The Naked Smokey is a lovely palette, it’s swayed more towards the cooler tones. I think if you really like the Naked 2 you’ll like the Naked Smokey also. The packaging is gorgeous too.

      The Gwen Stefani palette is really quite stunning and yes you’re right. Gwen created the palette with the idea that these are the colours she would use on her personal self. She mentioned that in a recent interview with Kandee Johnson on YouTube actually.

      Thanks so much for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura xx http://www.shehearts.net

  • Oh my Urban Decay senses are tingling! I am hitting myself profusely for not getting the Gwen Stefani palette! They are such GORGEOUS colours!

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin’

    • The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette is really gorgeous and I’m so impressed by the colour choices too. They really are stunning.

      I wore some of the shades in this palette recently for a day to night look, really please how the colours turned out especially when you play up the eye using the darker tones.

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • such a great collection, I love the colors she chose!


  • I love Half Baked! The Gwen Stefani palette certainly looks beautiful, but I think there are too many light neutrals that look pretty similar.

    • Half Baked is a gorgeous gold, such a beautiful vintage looking single shadow. It’s lovely πŸ™‚

      The Gwen Stefani palette really is lovely, and yes there are some lighter shades, five in total for highlight shades.

      All of the lighter shades still have something to love about each one and all slightly different, some more shimmery some more matte.

      This palette is very impressive and looks so gorgeous on, i’m really impressed with it πŸ™‚

      The darker shades in the palette are gorgeous, and think you would enjoy playing around with it.

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • nice..
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  • Half Baked has to be my favourite Urban Decay eyeshadow πŸ™‚ will definitely check out the illuminator it looks stunning xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Half Baked is a gorgeous shade & I wore it out the other night, it’s such a pretty gold colour. The illuminator is really beautiful both in package and product quality. I’m very impressed with it πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Stella Asteria

    In love with the spring single eye shadows and illuminated powder, wonderful post my dear!

    • The single eyeshadows are lovely. I wore Half Baked very proudly the other day, a pretty golden shade.

      The Illuminating powder is gorgeous!

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚




  • OMG… these palettes look so good! I’m adding them all to my ever expanding wishlist πŸ™‚

  • Urban Decay does make some great makeup products! I haven’t heard about illuminating powder yet. Now I’d love to try it too! πŸ™‚ I think it would look gorgeous not only on the face but even on the body, especially in summer. Great post, dear! πŸ™‚ xx

    “Choose a highlighter like a pro” // http://www.keenonbeauty.com

    • Urban Decay is such a great brand and you’re right about their great quality makeup products. Their illuminating Powder is really lovely and the packaging is incredible, you’ll be impressed with it πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the post!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Wow, some amazing products and I love the packaging! Love the look of the illuminated powder, as I’ve not heard of it before and you’ve described what it does perfectly – thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Pop over to my blog!



    • Hey Sarah!

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      Urban Decay is a great brand πŸ™‚

      The illuminating powder is really pretty both in product quality and packaging!

      Glad you enjoyed the review!

      Yes will pop over!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • What an awesome haul. Urban Decay has the most beautiful shadows. I didn’t know there was a Gwen Stefani collaboration. So cool!

    xx Yasmin


    • Yes Urban Decay have so many beautiful eyeshadows that’s for sure!

      Yes the Gwen Palette has been a hit, she’s launched other items also such as blushes and lipsticks, and other items, all designed in a similar style to the palette photographed here.

      It’s pretty quirky πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • I almost purchased tonic a few weeks ago. It was simply gorgeous in person!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • omg that highlighter looks amazing. the packaging is so sparkly too. kinda been wanting to try something new compared to my watts up highlighter from benefit. might look into this one that you’ve mentioned. also wondering if i should get the naked basics palette since i’m still a noob in the eyeshadow world so maybe basics would be the way to go?


    • The highlighter is beautiful isn’t it? Don’t get me started on the packaging, I was in awe when I opted it.

      How do you find the Watts Up Highlighter from Benefit? This is something I’ve been keen to try πŸ™‚

      Yes I think if you haven’t got the original Naked palettes try a basic, it’s portable also so that’s an added plus. That way you can discover if you want to try one of the larger palettes from Urban Decay πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Gosh Laura, you review the most gorgeous cosmetic collections! I adore Urban Decay products and the colourful palette has certainly caught my eye πŸ™‚ Brilliantly thorough review, thank you!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the review Gabrielle, I love photographing beautiful photographs for you all to see and I’m glad you find the reviews helpful πŸ™‚

      The Gwen Palette is gorgeous, a really pretty one! The Naked Smoky is swayed towards cooler colours but as mentioned there are some warm tones to play around with also which is great.

      I really like them both for creating totally different looks πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • This palette looks amazing! Especially punked! I just love the colour choices here! You can create so many photo worthy looks just with this alone. Gwen did a lovely job here thanks for sharing these so gorgeous! πŸ™‚ http://www.bauchlefashion.com

    • Yes Punked is lovely shade πŸ™‚

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the review and agreed that Gwen has done a brilliant job, she spent over two years creating this palette and her collection with Urban Decay! Lots of TLC has gone into the making of it and the product line and it shows πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • While I love Gwen Stefani palette and I am obsessed with it, the same can’t be said with Naked Smoky, I hate it. I find the eyeshadows to be a touch chalky and dry instead of buttery smooth and the pigmentation is also lacking. Mine has been sitting pretty and I’v sonly used it 3 times since receiving it. Maybe I’ll try playing with it again but so far I just can’t love it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • The Gwen Stefani palette is really gorgeous, I find I keep reaching for it as my day look because so many of the shades are so natural and pretty.

      I’ve heard that some people aren’t a fan of the Naked Smoky however I think it’s a matter of playing around with it some more and perhaps you’ll grow to like it. I have had that with some palettes, I abandoned them before then I experimented again and found I really liked it.

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • I am more into single eyeshadows, and i like some of the colors you showed us, but to be honest, none really tempts me. Maybe because I own so many already.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • The single eyeshadows are really lovely and for those who haven’t tried Urban Decay before I feel they are a great place to start.

      If you own so many already then I can image that’s why you’re not tempted πŸ˜‰

      When it comes to eyeshadows I like a range, I love palettes and singles, it really depends on the look I want to create.

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

      • I prefer singles to custom make my own palettes, and my collection of neutrals especially is a little overwhelming, to be honest.

        • Yes it’s great making your own palettes as it gives such a personalised touch, however at the same time I really do like palettes that come from the brand as so much thought and TLC goes into the creation of each palette.

          The Gwen palette took over two years for example to finalise, you can see that it’s been thought out well πŸ™‚

          Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

          • I appreciate that, I just rarely reach for them, so they are a waste of money for me.

  • Great picks Laura!! I love how shimmery the eye shadows look.

  • Amazing review of these products hun! They all look so gorgeous and I’m slowly wanting to get Gwen Stefanis’ palette more and more. All of the shades are so tailored to that nude, neutral look that’s so popular at the moment. But at the same time the little pops of colour make this palette really stand out from the rest. I also think the Illuminated Powder looks ridiculously stunning and so pigmented. But I’d definitely need a tan before I wore that lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – Beauty, Skin and Hair Care Haul

    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the review!

      You’ve put that very nicely in regards to the Gwen Stefani palette, it really does deliver both beautiful pretty natural shades for the day offering unique pops of colour to really create a statement look. The packaging on the palette is really beautiful also.

      The illuminating powder is really pretty and great to give you a Summer sparkle πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for reading! Hope you’re well.

      Laura xx


  • I love that palette! Urban Decay has some nice shades and shadows to choose from. Thanks for this helpful review!


    • Urban Decay is such a lovely brand and they aways impress with their beautiful creations that’s for sure!

      You’re welcome.

      Glad you enjoyed the review and thank you for stopping by!


      http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Len Dela PeΓ±a Parent

    Amazing make up collections babe! Have a wonderful day doll!
    Much love, Len

  • This all looks so beautiful! I want to try them all out, been meaning to try out Urban Decay for a while now but I just never had to courage to pay the price! great post and fab photos, thank you for sharing!

    Grace x

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    • Urban Decay are a fantastic brand and their products are certainly worth purchasing as you’re getting high quality products which are really long lasting.

      A brand that’s for sure!

      Thanks for reading and for the link there I’ll take a look!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • Lauren Farrell

    Laura, I sincerely love your comprehensive reviews! Urban Decay is such a wonderful brand! Those eye shadow colors are so beautiful and you favorited some great ones! Thank you for such a wonderful review and I hope you have a great day!


    • Thanks ever so much Lauren, I’m glad you enjoy my reviews that’s great to hear. You’re right about Urban Decay, I’m so impressed with their beautiful brand and their pretty colours, so much variety too which I love.

      I’m having a great day thank you and you? Really hope so!

      Thanks for popping by!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Great post! They all look so pretty. I must say your photos are fabulous as per usual too. Gemma x

  • I really like how the palette looks πŸ™‚ Urban Decay has a lot of good products to offer.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I’m really glad you like the look of the palettes! Urban Decay really impresses and you’re right there’s so much on offer!

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xo

  • Amazing products! I love Urban Decay Gwen Stefani and Smokey πŸ™‚


  • Geri

    I am in love with urban decay! they make such high quality makeup. I have 2 of the naked palettes and they are my go to. such a great buy. their foundation is also something I love.



    • Urban Decay create such a beautiful range of quality makeup you’re right. Which Naked palettes do you have and which is your favourite from the two?

      Their foundation is really lovely, I chatted about it in my 2015 beauty favourites http://shehearts.net/2015-beauty/ along with 65 other beauty picks πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for reading!

      Laura xx


  • Also I am OBSESSED with any NAKED pallettes by Urban Decay. I have 2 I think and they are my go to for eyeshadow πŸ˜‰

    and I love your blog design it’s gorgeous.

    xx Kasey


    • The Naked palettes are so lovely aren’t they?

      I’m really glad you like the review πŸ™‚

      If you love the Naked Palettes you will also love the Gwen Stefani palette too as there are some really pretty natural shades on offer which I really like.

      Thank you so much, I’m really glad you like my blog design πŸ™‚

      Thanks for popping by!


      http://www.shehearts.net xx

      • I will check out the Gwen Stefani palette for sure!


        • It’s a pretty one, I really do love it for the day and can see it becoming my everyday one for Summer actually it’s very pretty.

          Let me know if you do purchase it and your thoughts πŸ™‚

          Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

        • I think you’ll be impressed with it. It’s a lovely palette and wore it recently, it really creates some really gorgeous looks!

          Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • I’m a big fan of UD Vice palettes as I love playing with colours πŸ™‚ I am also obsessed with the formula of their Revolution Matte lipsticks, it’s amazing! And I just ordered the Gwen Stefani lipstick and can’t wait for it to arrive πŸ™‚ I want to try some Moondust eyeshadows next! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I don’t have the UD Vice Palette but it really is a beautiful one if you love playing with colour!

      The Matte Lipsticks look really impressive and the Gwen Stefani lipstick shades look beautiful, I can’t wait to try them either!

      The moondust eyeshadows are lovely, there are quite a few in the Urban Decay Shadow Box actually which is worth trying, I have it and it’s a great way to sample the moondust shades!

      Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

      Laura xx


  • I LOVE Urban Decay and honestly I’m very tempted to get all of these (but my bank account says no) but I have to say the Illuminated Powder and Half Baked eyeshadow are my faves! I love the golden shimmers, especially because I’m lacking them in my own makeup collection. Your pictures are so great too!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

    • Urban Decay are an amazing brand and they really do impress in terms of quality of product and packaging design πŸ™‚

      I love the variety of choice they have! Half Baked is a great pick, a lovely golden shade!

      Thank you! I’m so glad you like my photography πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Kiki Rampone

    Ugh Urban Decay’s packaging is so gorgeous, I want all of it!! Especially the Gwen Stefani palette and that lovely looking highlighter. Great photos and awesome reviews!
    xo Kiki

    • I know, so much thought goes into the Urban Decay packaging! It’s just gorgeous πŸ™‚

      The highlighter is a wonderful one, a really pretty golden shimmer!

      Thanks so much, glad you like my photography and reviews πŸ™‚

      Laura xx


  • I love Urban Decay and I am currently in love with the Gwen Stefani palette. I think my next purchase will have to be one of the illuminating powder because they actually looks amazing!


    • Urban Decay are an impressive brand, the Gwen Stefani palette is beautiful with so many pretty colour choices!

      The illuminating powder is beautiful, luxuriously packaged and the product inside is beautiful.

      Thanks for reading!



  • Great picks! Gwen Stefani and Smokey are at the top of my lists to get next! They’re just both so pretty!:) I also just saw their illuminating powder in the store and it is so pretty! Your photos captured it well!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      The Gwen Stefani palette and the Smokey are both lovely, the Urban Decay quality really does impress!

      The illuminating powder is impressive, really gorgeous and a perfect Summer pick!




  • I have never used any Urban Decay products before! That palette us gorgeous

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the post Candice πŸ™‚

      Urban Decay is a great brand and if you haven’t tried the brand before I can recommend trying an eyeshadow to begin with πŸ™‚

      Laura x


  • Such a great post, girlie; I love Urban Decay! I’ve been hearing and reading so much buzz surrounding Gwen’s palette, all have been so positive, so I’m not surprised that you love it, too! I mean, everything the woman does and touches is amazing. I like that whatever she puts her name on offers quality and truly delivers, something I can’t always say with celebrity collaborations, unfortunately. My eye instantly went to Danger, such a gorgeous blue, but I really wouldn’t know what to do with it, haha! That illuminating powder is gorgeous and that’s the product I think I’ll be getting soon thanks to your recommendation; it will look gorgeous for the summer, I bet! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful; you always provide such wonderful suggestions and reviews. Have a great day!



    • I’m really glad you enjoyed the post Jalisa!

      Urban Decay really does create some beautiful shades and I was very inspired by the quality of their beautiful colours on offer.

      Their Naked Palette’s are gorgeous and I couldn’t help but be tempted with the Naked Smokey, it’s just gorgeous!

      The Gwen Stefani palette is lovely and I’m glad I have it, it’s a great palette to use for the day! The palette reflects her personality well and really like the creativity in the package design πŸ™‚

      The illuminator is really gorgeous, when I opened it I was in awe of the gorgeous package design and then was greeted by the beautiful product inside! Gorgeous!

      Thanks so much for reading and have a great day also πŸ™‚

      Laura xx