Happy New Year Dolls! If you didn’t check out my previous blog post, then you can do that by clicking here! Since this is officially the first blog post of 2017, I wanted to start it off with a review because this was one of the main reasons why I had started blogging altogether. As always, you can follow me on all my social media accounts by simply searching Daff Diaries or clicking the links on the right hand side of this page!
If you’ve been an avid reader of this blog, then you already know how much I love Urban Decay as a brand. They have some of the best eye shadows out there and you will never be disappointed by any of their product launches. So when this palette first came out, like most people, I read the reviews. Now, some reviews were great and some not so much…so I figured why not give this palette a shot!
I’m what you call a true Urban Decay junkie, mainly because I own practically every palette this company puts out (so loyal UD, you should send me some stuff for the promo :P). Anyways, when I saw this palette at the Urban Decay store, I picked it up merely because it was on sale. I didn’t swatch all the colours. In fact, the only colour I swatched in-store was Calavera (the bright yellow) and it was super pigmented! That alone sold it for me. So when I first swatched everything, I will say there were a few shades that were powdery but by no means was it not pigmented. Yes, UD has had better palettes but this one isn’t AS bad as some people made it seem. I will say that you can’t wear these colours daily (unless you work somewhere that requires you to). But all in all, I was satisfied with what this product was going to offer me. It has a bevy of colours that goes absolutely well with all those South Asian events I attend and I don’t really own a similar palette like this.
Product Application & Swatches
As I mentioned, there were some shades which are a little powdery, but they’re not bad. You have to make sure you use an eyeshadow base with this palette so that you avoid fall out from the powder/glitter. Other than that, you can check out the video posted here to make up your mind about the swatches. I will say this though, you can use these shadows wet and boy, are they extremely pigmented when wet. Like all Urban Decay palettes, the shadows are buttery smooth and glide on to your lids without any sort of issue (with the exception of a few powdery shades). My favourite shades in the palette have to be Blindsided, Metamorphosis and Iced. The other thing I love about this product is the fact that there are 21 eye shadow shades which work on its own or with one another. With 2017 here, I already can sense that one of the biggest trends of this year is going to be the coloured smoky eye and this palette is perfect for that! The packaging is your typical Urban Decay packaging. It’s got a hefty size mirror and it comes with their dual sided brush (one of my favs). Majority of these shadows are extremely pigmented and I love that the most unconventional colours are one of the best ones in the palette.
Swatch Rating: 8/10
Product Application Rating: 8/10
Packaging Rating: 10/10
Price & Availability
I bought mine at the Urban Decay store located inside Square One in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. But you can purchase this at Sephora or at any UD retailer for a cool $57 (CDN). I think it’s a steal because it is on sale right now and it’s limited edition!
Do I think this is a must-have product for every single person out there? No. But do I think this is a great palette for those who love bright colours? Yes, a thousand and 1 percent. I don’t think this palette is bad at all despite having a few powdery shades.The swatches of some of the bright colours are amazing and when used wet, this is one killer palette! If you love colour, you better pick this up ASAP because it is ON SALE right now!
Overall Rating: 8/10
See you in the next post!