The Best Urban Decay Eyeshadows + Overview

Urban Decay Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is an extensive range of powder eyeshadows with a variety of finishes from matte to metallic and everything in-between. In general, I would describe the formula has moderately dense, mostly smooth, lightly buttery, and pigmented. Their matte eyeshadows tend to be a little dusty or powdery, but they are usually easy to blend and build-up on the lid (if they aren’t super pigmented).

I believe I have reviewed and rated the majority of the existing range, though there are probably a still a few I haven’t come across. This list will contain some shades found in permanent palettes (unfortunately, at this time, we don’t have anything in the system that distinguishes something available only in a permanent palette vs. permanent single). I hope it helps! (You can see the full list of shades sorted from best to worst here.)

I’d love to hear about your must-have eyeshadows from Urban Decay, and if you’ve tried any, I’d love it if you could take a moment to leave a quick rating or write a review!

Top 35 Urban Decay Eyeshadows

01

Urban Decay Bender

Permanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "forest green metallic with gold micro-glitter."

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Urban Decay Easy Baked

Urban Decay Easy Baked Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "light bronze shimmer." It's a warm-toned, golden copper with a frosted finish. Read full review.

A+

03. Urban Decay Peace

Urban Decay Peace Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "bright turquoise shimmer." It's a brightened, medium sky blue with a pearly sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Urban Decay Radium

Urban Decay Radium Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "peacock blue shimmer." It's a bold, bright medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. Read full review.

A+

05. Urban Decay Woodstock

Urban Decay Woodstock Eyeshadow ($10.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a "saturated deep pink shimmer." Read full review.

A

06. Urban Decay Haight

Haight Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "mermaid blue shimmer." It's a muted, medium-dark blue with a hint of green (but it's not enough to make it teal) and has a frosted finish. Read full review.

A

07. Urban Decay Sidecar

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Cover

Cover is described as a "muted red-brown matte." It's a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe brown with a matte finish. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay ABC Gum

Urban Decay ABC Gum Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "pale peach matte." It's a warm-toned peach with a matte finish. Read full review.

A

10. Urban Decay Chase

Chase is described as a "soft metallic bronze." It's a golden bronze with warm undertones and a very metallic finish. Read full review.

A

11. Urban Decay Half Baked

Half Baked Eyeshadow is described as a "golden bronze shimmer." It's a brightened, medium coppery orange with a frosted, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

12. Urban Decay Snare

Urban Decay Snare Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "smoky olive green shimmer." It's a smoky olive green with subtle brown undertones and a gray cast. Read full review.

A

13. Urban Decay Buzz

Buzz is described as a "metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter." It's a warm, coppered rose with a frosted, metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

14. Urban Decay Factory

Factory is described as a "pinky-brown satin." It's a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a soft, pearled finish. Read full review.

A

15. Urban Decay Mugshot

Mugshot is described as a "metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift." It's a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

16. Urban Decay Blunt

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "light golden bronze shimmer." It's a lightened gold with orange tones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. Read full review.

A

17. Urban Decay Loaded

Loaded is a blackened green-teal. It goes on very, very dark–you will lose some of the strength of the overall green/teal if you blend it out, but it doesn’t look full-on black. Read full review.

A

18. Urban Decay Roach

Urban Decay Roach Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "deep burgundy metallic brown." It's a burgundy-tinted brown with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

19. Urban Decay Rockstar

Rockstar is a smoky eggplant purple with very subtle red undertones; it's not a fully neutral purple, but it's close. Read full review.

A

20. Urban Decay Twice Baked

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow As I mentioned yesterday, as I was going through our Urban Decay Eyeshadow gallery, and I noticed we were missing a few shades from the permanent range–which was something that needed to be rectified! Read full review.

A

21. Urban Decay Naked 2

Naked 2 is a soft taupe--a little brown, a touch of gray--with a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation and a soft, smooth texture. Read full review.

A

22. Urban Decay Darkside

Darkside is described as a "deep taupe-mauve satin." It's a cool-toned, purpled taupe with a pearled finish. Read full review.

A

23. Urban Decay Primal

Primal is described as a "muted brown matte." It's a muted, medium-dark brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

24. Urban Decay Sideline

Urban Decay Sideline Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "gold with green shift." It's a light-medium, yellowed gold with a green sheen--the gold gets lighter and darker (more orange-gold) as you angle the shade. Read full review.

A

25. Urban Decay Fishnet

Urban Decay Fishnet Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "bright pink shimmer with purple shift." Read full review.

A

26. Urban Decay S&M

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05. oz.) is described as a "steel grey shimmer with subtle taupe shift." Read full review.

A

27. Urban Decay Sin

Sin Eyeshadow is described as a "champagne shimmer." It's a warm, champagne beige with a frosted, metallic finish. Read full review.

A

28. Urban Decay Smog

Smog is described as a "deep coppery bronze shimmer." It's a dark brown with warm, copper undertones and a metallic gold sheen. Read full review.

A

29. Urban Decay X

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "peach shimmer with gold shift." It's a pinky-peach with a frosted, gold sheen. Read full review.

A

30. Urban Decay Strange

Strange is described as a "pale neutral pink matte-satin." It's a pale, neutral-to-warm white-pink with a satin matte finish. Read full review.

A

31. Urban Decay Nooner

Nooner is described as a "medium pinky-brown matte." It's a medium-dark, rosy plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

32. Urban Decay Liar

Liar is described as a "medium metallic mauve shimmer." It's a medium brown with subtle warm undertones and a slightly gray-ish cast on top. Read full review.

A

33. Urban Decay Blackheart

Blackheart is described as a "smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle." It's a deep, blackened burgundy with warm, reddish-brown undertones and ruby red micro-shimmer. Read full review.

A

34. Urban Decay Tonic

Urban Decay Tonic Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "lilac with blue shift." It's a brightened, lavender purple with warmer, pink tones and a bluish-violet iridescent sheen. Read full review.

A

35. Urban Decay Deep End

Deep End is described as a "bright teal." It's a brightened, blue-leaning teal with a frosted sheen. Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
61
B
18
C
9
D
4
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Reader Reviews

4.5
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
153
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
4

Based on 22 Reviews, 406 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Blendable (213)
  • Easy To Apply (180)
  • Long-wearing (170)
  • Smooth (160)
  • Buttery (138)
  • Great Value (86)
  • Travel-friendly (72)
  • Crease-resistant (59)
  • Creamy (29)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (184)
  • Buildable (102)
  • Sheer (15)
  • Luminous (7)
  • Natural (1)
The Bad
  • Fall Out (57)
  • Powdery (41)
  • Hard To Apply (14)
  • Fades (13)
  • Hard To Blend (9)
  • Creases (8)
  • Chalky (6)
  • Too Little Product (3)
  • Emphasizes Pores (1)

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Matte Bronze (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bronze Age (P, $68.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Bronzed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Bronzed
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer

Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium, peachy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Bronzer) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Talia (Highlight) (P) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Sweet Tea (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Sun-Kissed Beached Bronzer
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer Sun-Kissed
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%

The Best Urban Decay Afterglow Blushes + Overview

Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is available in over a dozen shades. If you like medium, buildable coverage blushes with more satin to natural finishes, you might find this formula to be right up your alley. You can also see how the formula has done overall as well as see how readers have rated it!
01

Urban Decay Crush

Permanent. $26.00/0.23 oz.

Urban Decay Crush Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "medium pink." It's a subtly, cool-toned medium pink with a satin-matte finish.

A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
A

02. Urban Decay Indecent

Urban Decay Indecent Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "light peachy nude." Read full review.

A

03. Urban Decay Video

Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush Urban Decay Video Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “soft nude.” It’s a softened, medium brown with warm, lightly rosy undertones and a semi-matte finish.Read Full Review Read full review.

A

04. Urban Decay Quickie

Read the full review from the link below. Read full review.

A

05. Urban Decay Rapture

Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow 8-Hour Blush Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a “deep mauve with a hint of shimmer.” It’s a softened, medium-dark plummy purple with cooler undertones with a warmer, golden shimmer-sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Urban Decay Bang

Urban Decay Bang Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "bright red-orange." Read full review.

A

07. Urban Decay Quiver

Urban Decay Quiver Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "medium red." It's a brightened, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, bluish undertones and a satin-matte finish. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Paranoid

Urban Decay Paranoid Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "medium bronze with gold shimmer." Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay X-Rated

Urban Decay X-Rated Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "medium pink." It's a light-medium, subtly cool-toned pink with a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Urban Decay Bittersweet

Urban Decay Bittersweet Afterglow 8-Hour Blush ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) is described as a "bright purple." Read full review.

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
12
B
3
C
1
D
0
F
0

Glossover Averages

Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Reader Reviews

4.9
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0

Based on 1 Review, 16 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Smooth (13)
  • Easy To Apply (12)
  • Long-wearing (11)
  • Blendable (10)
  • Great Value (9)
  • Buttery (8)
  • Travel-friendly (8)
  • Creamy (1)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (9)
  • Luminous (7)
  • Buildable (6)
  • Natural (6)
  • Sheer (2)
The Bad
  • Powdery (2)
  • Hard To Blend (1)

Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner

Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. MAC Risque (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop HoneyDude (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Rue Bonaparte (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Nothing On (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Revlon Empire (P) is darker (80% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Walk of Shame 24/7 Waterline Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Walk of Shame
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
88%