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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Gallery Blush Palette

01/04

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gallery Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette

Gallery

Urban Decay Gallery Blush Palette ($34.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes two blushes, a bronzer, and highlighter. One of the blushes (X-Rated) is available in the permanent range, but the other three are new (and exclusive to the palette). All four shades were consistent in texture and overall quality of the brand’s Afterglow formula, though the X-Rated in this palette seemed richer and brighter compared to my single, so there was a bit of color discrepancy there. The Afterglow formulas are supposed to be sheer, and none of the four shades in this palette were sheer, which was the big “downside” to the palette–but if you like your products more pigmented, then you’ll probably enjoy the performance of the shades.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Blush Palette Gallery
Gallery
Gallery
9
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Tenant

Urban Decay Tenant Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes eight eyeshadows (0.04 oz. each) in various colorful hues. This is the type of palette that I think works best as a complementary palette to other eyeshadows one already owns, though there are looks that can be created solely with the shades in the palette–I just think it’ll be easier to incorporate some of the pops of color from this palette with transition shades and the like from your stash. There was one eyeshadow (Neo) which was a miss for me, but the other shades were fairly good. If you normally use an eyeshadow primer, I think this palette (with the exception of Neo) would work quite well.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Eyeshadow Palette Tenant
Tenant
Tenant
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

01/13

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette

LORAC x Pirates of the Caribbean Look | Look Breakdown

LORAC x Pirates of the Caribbean Look | Look Breakdown

Pirates of the Caribbean

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes 18 eyeshadows with a mix of shimmers and mattes. The formula did feel a lot like their PRO formula (which it is supposed to be), though some shades seemed thinner and just as dusty/powdery as the original PRO formula can be, so I still had trouble applying the shades without a primer underneath. An eyeshadow primer helped but some shades still fell short even over primer (they would still sheer out and look more faded on than they did in their pans).

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Eyeshadow Palette Pirates of the Caribbean
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

01/06

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

Pirates of the Caribbean

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes three highlighters and three blushes. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as buildable. As you might guess from the name, the blush is supposed to be buildable, though two of the three shades were rather pigmented and one was more medium and buildable. The palette’s more amped up pigmentation was why it was rated lower, but if you’re the type of person who wants more pigmented highlighters and blushes, then it should work well for you.

LORAC Cheek Palette Pirates of the Caribbean
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

01/06

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Viseart Ablaze Theory Cheek Palette

Ablaze

Viseart Enamored Theory Cheek Palette ($45.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. Per the description, the bronzer is actually listed as “sheer bronzer,” which is good, given it was quite sheer. For reference, the blush formula is also a “sheer to fuller coverage” product–sheer but buildable. I have found that Viseart’s more matte/satin cheek powders apply a lot better than they look on my arm. Ultimately, they apply better in thinner, more gradual layers than applied more heavily and then blended out. If you aren’t a fan of sheerer blushes and bronzers, I don’t think that the Viseart formula is ideal for you, even though they are certainly buildable.

Viseart Theory Cheek Palette Ablaze
Ablaze
Ablaze
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

01/08

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette

Viseart Nuance Palette | Look Breakdown

Viseart Nuance Palette | Look Breakdown

Nuance

Viseart Nuance Theory Palette ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes six eyeshadows in warm, shimmery variations. Five of the six eyeshadows were decent to nice, but one was a real miss–firmer but drier, where the eyeshadow flaked off and was a total mess to use on the lid, even with primer. I wish all six eyeshadows had performed exceptionally well, but the palette left me a little disappointed, given how stellar Viseart eyeshadows usually are.

Viseart Theory Palette Nuance
Nuance
Nuance
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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