Thursday, 11 April 2013

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Collection + Swatches!

Well Hello there!

I Love Urban Decay eye shadow, like a lot. I started buying these palettes about 2 years ago. When you break down the price to each eye shadow buying a palette is a really good deal, but spending £25 or more on eye shadow at once is a lot. I do use them all the time though, pretty much every day I wear makeup. They are extremely good quality and the pigmentation is amazing.

Before we get into the palettes I just want to clarify that I bought most of these myself with my own money that I earned. The ones I didn't buy were given to me as birthday presents.

"Sustainable Shadow Box" - £25
top row-YDK, Flipside, Grifter, Uzi, Twice Baked
bottom row- Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Flash, Oil Slick, Kiddie Pool, Half Baked

As you can see the colours are very pigmented and shimmery. So if you are a matt shadow lover then this palette is probably not for you.
The colours Grifter, Uzi, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and Oil Slick all have the chunky glitter that urban decay is famous for. I definitely would say they are harder to work with but it's not impossible. You just have to be extra careful because they do cause a lot of fall out.
My favourite colours from of this palette are Flash, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and Half Baked

"The Fun Palette" - £25 
top row: Woodstock, Baked, Uzi
bottom row: Sin, Flipside, Psychedelic Sister

The pigmentation is just incredible in these eye shadows, in almost every Urban Decay eye shadow for that matter!
This palette is perfect because I love playing around with coloured eye shadow.
The only eye shadow in this palette with the chunky glitter I mentioned before is Uzi.
I love all the colours in this palette but the 2 i wear the most are Sin and Phsychedelic Sister

"The Book of Shadows IV" - £46
2 of my best friends clubbed together and got this palette for me for my 16th Birthday. 
I love it so much so thank you amigas!

1st row- Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra, Baked
2nd row- Bender, Gravity, Lost, Hijack
3rd row- Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo, Crystal
4th row- Bust, Missionary, Skimp, Zephyr

The colour selection is truly fantastic in this palette it also came with a mini mascara and the 24/7 liquid eyeliner which is my favourite liquid eyeliner and mini primer potion.
My favourite colours from these are Midnight Cowgirl, I also love cobra, its got gorgeous flecks of gold in it, Gravity is another lovely purple and Zephyr is just the most beautiful white.
There is one colour in this palette that I am really disappointed with and it is Crystal. It looks like this gorgeous crystal blue but the pigmentation is absolutely terrible! On the swatch I had to  rub my finger in it for ages! I'm mostly disappointed because it's unlike Urban Decay to have a non-pigmented eye shadow.
Apart from that this palette is amazing

"25th Anniversary Palette" £35 (I Think)
1st column: Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase
2nd Column: Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, Deep End
3rd Column: Deeper. M.I.A, Ace, Blackout, Half Truth

I adore this palette. It's great if you're going away on holiday or just for a night because the colour selection is great. It has the perfect balance between coloured shadows and neutral.
Only one colour in this palette has that chunky glitter which is Midnight Rodeo
My most used from this are : Flow, Chase, Omen, Deep End, and Half Truth 
I couldn't pick favourites for this, they are all just too amazing!

 "The Naked Palette" £36 
I Paid £27 that was with 10% off (They have put the price of this up since I got it!)
left-right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

One of the most hyped up products ever but i definitely think it is worth it. I totally love this palette. You can create practically any look with it. The colours are super pigmented even though my camera isn't picking it up as much as I hoped.

My favourites are Sin, naked, bucked, half baked, toasted and hustle. Although I think creep is a great black too. It has fine flecks of glitter through it which makes it so pretty!

" The Naked 2 Palette" - £36
I got this one as a present from another friend for my 17th birthday, Thank You Friend! 
left-right: Foxy, Half baked, Booty Call, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout

( you can't actually really see Foxy although it is there but it really is almost the exact colour of my skin)
This is my favourite palette right now and has been since I got it. I just love it to pieces!
I'm not even going to list favourites because I love them all!

The 2 Naked Palettes are my go to for eye shadow, I can't express my love for them to you in words!

So that's all of my urban decay eye shadow, i love them! They are pricey  but i haven't bought any since january 2012 because I am very content with what I have although I'm really eyeing up the Naked Basics palette.. 
I have spent a lot of money on these but I don't even regret it a little because I love them all and wear them all so much so they were definitely worth the money for me. Now I don't tend to buy any eye shadow at all because I have practically all the colours I could ever want.

To conclude this little collection post, I totally recommend all urban decay products, i haven't come across any I don't like (apart from crystal eyeshadow, excuse me while I go cry)

What are your thoughts on Urban Decay? Have you got any of there make up? Anything you recommend?

(All palettes were bought from debenhams)


  1. Lovely post! I'm a new follower, nice blog!


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  4. I have only had one UD palette and that went ages ago - I find the shadows fall out easily and end up under my eyes :( x

    1. That's rubbish :( I've always had a good experience with them! Haha xx

  5. great shades! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!

  6. These colors all look gorgeous! I love eyeshadow. :)

  7. so many shadows ! I love those "nude" :)

    You have an amazing blog. Maybe you want to follow each other?

    1. Thank you! The neutral ones are probably my favourite too
      Thank you! X

  8. I love your blog! maybe we could follow eachother? let me know!

  9. Lovely palettes! I found this post really useful to see all the swatches so clearly, especially as I've been thinking about getting an Urban Decay palette, but I can't quite decide which one to get first!
    Thanks :)

    Emily x

  10. Thank you! If you wear neutral shades I would definitely get one of the naked palettes. The first one if you prefer warmer toned eye shadow and the second one If you prefer cooler tones. But in all honesty I don't think you could go wrong with any of there palettes!