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Urban Decay Shadow Box Review

By 8:30 AM




As a treat for myself, I picked up this palette at my local Ulta a couple of weeks ago. As usual, I had a hard time deciding which palette to choose .... story of my life. Today, I'll be sharing my thoughts on it!


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INITIAL THOUGHTS


First of all, the packaging is great for this palette. I think it's a nice sleek, compact design and it's fun without being over-the-top. 





















Also, these shadows are stunning. The colors are vibrant and they each have a bit of sparkle (but don't transfer as overly sparkly on the skin, which is nice). 

What I like about this is the diversity of colors. Whether I want to go for a bold colored look or something more simple for daytime looks, I can achieve it with these shadows.


SWATCHES

These photos probably don't do the shadows justice, but I think they show up beautifully. These were taken without using a primer as well, which I think is nice because it shows how pigmented they are even without priming.

The black shade shows up kind of weird on my arm (which kind of makes sense, I think ...), so don't let that swatch fool you. This black shadow is really one of the most opaque and pigmented black shadows I've ever used. Most black shadows I have are more sparkly, and this one is completely matte. It's perfect for using in replacement of regular eyeliner!


From left to right: Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout

From left to right: Lash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow, Baked Cowboy

OVERALL THOUGHTS

Basically, this palette is fantastic.

What I really love is the nice texture of the shadows and how easy they are to blend. One of the main problems with using bolder shades is that they can be tricky to apply and blend evenly, especially if they have a lot of fallout. I haven't experienced much fallout with these shades, personally. 

If you're in the market for a new U.D. palette, this one is definitely worth a try!

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2 comments

  1. OMG! I need this palette in my life, like right now! What lovely swatches! I love UD shadows.
    XO
    Ayesha
    thoughtsofglitter.blogspot.ca

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    1. Yes, you do! It's so rare to find a palette in which you love every shadow! So worth it.

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