So as a major Urban Decay eyeshadow fanatic, when they released a customizable palette I just had to get it!!!! Urban Decay have re-released their single eyeshadow, they now come in 68 amazing shades with five different finishes (Duotone, matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle) and have been reformulated for better overall quality. To be honest, I never seen a problem with the old version of the eyeshadows, but in Urban Decay we trust.
I was a bit weary of buying the palette at first as many bloggers commented on how expensive they were, but when I seen that I could buy shades from the old 'book of shadows' palettes (in peticular bordello and last call) that was the deal breaker for me.
So I popped along to Debenhams the other day and picked up the' build your own' palette. The palette is retailing at 17 euro (but I got it for 15 as there was a discount on all beauty products that day). The packaging of the palette is extremely stylish and sturdy (very like the naked2 packaging) to keep the eyeshadows safe from smashing in your handbag. On the inside, the palette comes complete with one exclusive eyeshadow "Walk of Shame", a mini karma shadow brush, a big mirror and five other empty spaces, where your can add your own Urban Decay eyeshadows.
|Inside the palette|
|The eyeshadow removed from the pot|
So I ended up filling my palette with Walk Of Shame, Freelove, Scratch, Bordello and Last Call with one space left to fill.
|Walk Of Shame soft pinkish-peach matte|
|Freelove golden vibrant peach|
|Scratch rose gold|
|Bordello pale mauve w/ gold microglitter|
|Last Call metallic sugar plum|
SwatchesThe overall quality of the eyeshadows are amazing, they are highly pigmented with a great colour pay-off, I swatched the colours so you could see for yourselves!
|No Flash (L-R): Walk Of Shame, Freelove, Scratch, Bordello and Last Call|
|With Flash (L-R): Walk Of Shame, Freelove, Scratch, Bordello and Last Call|
Over all I can't fault the eyeshadows, the fulfilled my expectations and so much more! The only downside is that there are only 6 spaces in the palette and if I was to buy another one, I would have two "walk of shame" shadows. I found that the karma brush wasn't as good as the one that came with the naked palette but thats all I can fault. Many people think that it is very expensive retailing at 17e for each eyeshadow (17 x 6 = 102e) and 102e to buy and fill the palette. Yes you could buy the pre-made palettes for half the price and twice as many eyeshadows, but my arguement against that is.... you pick each shadow in the palette, therefore you would use them all!!! I know no matter how much I love the book of shadows palettes, there are always a few colours I never use! Plus the eyeshadows are huge in comparison to the shadows in the pre-made palettes (at least double the quantity). I know for sure, even when my palette is full, I will carry on and continue to buy the singles cause they are just amazing!!!
Q. So whats your favorite shade???? what last colour should I get to finish off my palette???