Urban Decay Shadow Box Review, Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of the more disappointing palettes I’ve come across from the brand for one simple reason: these eyeshadows aren’t like the originals/individual/permanent versions. There is something distinctly different in the texture and application in just about all the shades; they’re drier, thinner, and more powdery–they don’t adhere as well to bare skin (which isn’t usually an issue I have with Urban Decay’s formula), lack some depth/intensity compared to the original or standalone version, and are just… off. There’s a soft, dense, buttery feeling that is present with the majority of Urban Decay’s eyeshadows that is missing in action in this palette. The palette is also in dire need of more variety in finishes–it is primarily frosted–and two of the three “new” shades are quite similar to existing/previously released shades.

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Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Shadow Box Review, Photos & Swatches

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Shadow Box Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 12 x 0.01 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows–three are new and exclusive to the palette and nine are previously released shades. I’m working my way through testing these, so I hope to have a review up soon. Two things I noticed were that Bordello is noticeably warmer in this palette, and Tornado lacks some of the intensity of the original, though the colors are similar (it’s just like one has more depth). Full review to come! 🙂

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5 Bright Teal Eyeshadows to Try

I have a very soft spot in my beauty-lovin’ heart for all things teal, and I thought this would be a good weekend to share with you some of my favorites! 🙂 I’d love to hear about your favorites!

  1. Make Up For Ever S234 Azure Blue — a bold, satiny teal
  2. Fyrinnae Gender Bent — a shimmery, bluish-teal
  3. Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue — a bold, bright, sparkling teal
  4. Urban Decay Deep End — a muted, shimmery blue-teal
  5. Inglot #338 — a matte blue-teal

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Urban Decay Shadow Box for Fall 2014

Urban Decay Shadow Box
Urban Decay Shadow Box

Shadow Box ($34.00) (ULTA Exclusive)

Don’t let the size of this palette fool you. It’s loaded with a DOZEN of Urban Decay’s most amazing shades – from pale to deep, matte to sparkly. The lineup? Nine bestsellers and three never-before-seen shades you’ll reach for again and again. Experiment with a diverse range of looks. Whether you want to do a purple eye, a green eye, a smoky eye or a shimmery eye, it’s all here! Inspired by Urban Decay’s long-running Ammo Palette, with a completely updated (and even bigger) shade range, Shadow Box is the perfect all-in-one palette. Whether you’re new to Urban Decay or you’ve got a whole stash of UD products on your vanity, the Shadow Box is one palette you need in your arsenal.

  • Sin Champagne (Shimmer)
  • Indo Emerald (Shimmer)
  • Bordello Pale mauve with gold micro-glitter (Sparkle)
  • Tornado Vibrant deep purple (Shimmer)
  • Smog Deep coppery bronze (Shimmer)
  • Blackout Blackest black (Matte)
  • Flash Bright iridescent purple (Shimmer)
  • Mushroom Warm pale grey (Shimmer)
  • Lost Medium metallic brown (Shimmer)
  • Freelove Golden vibrant peach (Shimmer)
  • Moonshadow Bright navy blue (Shimmer)
  • Baked Cowboy Golden bronze (Shimmer)

Availability: Exclusively at ULTA

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Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($29.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains six eyeshadows; five have matte finishes, one has a more satiny finish. The palette leans cool-toned, but I didn’t find it to be strongly cool-toned across the board. The palette is the same size as the previous Naked Basics palette, though this one has a slightly different color and has lighter lettering. The quality is good overall, but the darkest shade is under-pigmented and a little harder to blend, and most of the matte shades were a little powdery, though they’re soft and didn’t look dry or powdery on the lid.

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Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Basics Eyeshadow Palette Naked2 Basics
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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