Monday, September 13th, 2010

Look:  Urban Decay Black Palette

Can you tell that I used four eyeshadows in this look?  If you can, you earn a merit badge for excellent, discerning sight!  Despite looking and even swatching relatively distinctively, when used, the eyeshadows look rather similar.  Just kind of looks like an all-black smoky eye to me!  Review to follow shortly.  This was a really quick look really just done to test out just how much color would show through when used in practice.

I added all that glitter to give this look more va-voom… it was just rather one-note beforehand.  I will say that Distortion over Deviant is stunning–more so in person as the glitter flashes.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Eden as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Cobra eyeshadow on the lower half of the lid and pat on horizontally.  Lightly blend Libertine eyeshadow on upper half of the lid, patting lightly, all the way across with the 239. Next, apply Black Dog eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Deviant liner on the lower lash line, then lightly pat on Distortion glitter liner on top. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara, and then use Distortion glitter liner brushed onto lashes.

For cheeks, apply Desert Rose blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Liquid Lurex lipstick first, and then layer Pink Poodle lipglass for a complementing lip.

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77 thoughts on “Look: Urban Decay Black Palette

  1. Mine is waiting for me at home and I can’t wait to experiment. I had figured this palette might work better with colours since they were all black with glitter that was coloured. I did pick out the gold and green but didn’t noticed the “seperation” till I saw your eye closed. I still think it looks fabulous and will be perfect for girls that like darker colours or rocker chicks looking for good quality concert going makeup looks. Can’t wait to read your review girl! 😀

    • I think if you do wear a lot of black, it can be fun, but definitely use a stickier/tackier base so that the glitter (which is really what makes it more colorful) doesn’t disappear!

  2. shontay

    Wow, it looks like just 2 shadows. I’ve never been able to get into UD palettes. The one I did buy, I promptly returned. I like the color you chose for a liner and the look is nice.

  3. liz

    oh this is so hot

    tell me i dont need the black palette

    but i really really want it

  4. Hend

    oh what a lovely look !
    it is the first time I see a glitter liner used elegantly !
    very wintery-evening look
    lovvve it <3

  5. A. D.

    I just got my Black Palette in the mail today!! I used Cobra with Maui Wowie. Those two go together PERFECTLY! You gotta try it! :)

    Love this look too!

  6. This look is totally me. I can’t wait to get this palette. Love.

  7. Roxanne

    Not really a win for Urban Decay, is it? “Here’s 6 shades of black, have fun!”
    PS: I bought Chanel Inimitable Intense as an impulse after reading your review (last day of 30% off!) and I absolutely LOOOOOOVEEEEE it! I’m always skeptical about high-end mascaras but I’m OVER the moon about this one. I already got a friend of mine to get it too (and she likes it too!)! Thank you :)

  8. I can see two shades besides your highlighter, but otherwise its really hard to tell the difference in the shadows

  9. traci

    love it really pretty:)!!!

  10. elle bee

    the lipgloss is definitely popping in this look!

  11. Urska

    Amazing look :) love it!

  12. Leah

    I love the pop of blue! So beautiful.

  13. Love the look! I love urban decay and the colors are pretty but they do look the same in this palette..think I will pass on this one. Still waiting on BOS 3…

  14. Dawn

    Love the lip colour, and what you’ve done under the eyes.

    Not so sure about the black palette, though. I’d been looking at the palette online earlier and thought what lovely colours they were, but if they all look black in use, then I don’t think I’ll bother with it.

  15. Megan


    This is not the most ideal way to ask but I could not find an email address. In the most recent Pixiwoo youtube video (the mascara challenge video), Sam and Nic alluded to Mac discontinuing the Back to Mac program soon. Have you heard of this? Could you investigate and let us know if it’s true?

    Thanks so much.

    • I haven’t heard anything about it. I don’t follow Pixwoo, but I think they are from the UK? If so, then what happens there may be different here in the U.S.

  16. Carolanne

    those liners ARE great!!!! too bad everything else all looks the same =/ LOVE your lip color though!! can’t wait for your full review; i find them so helpful! i never get a product without checking you review on it first, hehe ^_^

  17. That’s really pretty, but I’m honestly amazed you used all the blacks in a look! I saw the palette come online at sephora and said “YUCK! A palette of ONLY blacks?! Whats the POINT?!”
    I own Carbon, and Zero(matte black, and slightly frosty black) and I rarely touch either.

    There really ISN’T a visible difference between most of it in that eye, although I DO like the glitter. LOVE the lips though!

    I can’t wait to see your review of the palette!

  18. leesie

    It’s really weird they aren’t discernible when used together. I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting this palette, although I’ll probably still play with it a little at Sephora when I see it in-stores. (If they’ll even get it in-stores. If not, well…I’ll be more than happy with my Naked palette and BOS.)
    That reminds me: I don’t know how many people who care are going to read this, but if you’re in the southern/eastern suburbs of Chicago and you can’t find the Naked Palette anywhere and are willing to drive a ways to get it, they’ve got SEVERAL at my local Sephora Inside JC Penney in Valparaiso, Indiana. I saw them and knew a pang of sadness for those living without it.

  19. I love the look, great with that blue eyeliner!

  20. Charlotte

    I love the eyeliner and lips but on the lid the 4 shadows do just merge into black =(

  21. Well, the lip color is pretty

  22. OMG! I’m stunned – I love the detail in these pictures you look beautiful!

  23. I can’t spot 4 eyeshadows, 3 at most, lol. I got the palette on Saturday because the shades looked so pretty in the pan, now I’m waiting for my Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy primer (as recommended by Lipglossiping) to use them. Apparently the shimmer really shows up with that underneath, more so than the Eden primer.

    Love the lips though, why do I not own Pink Poodle lipglass?????

  24. sofia

    another amazing look! wow!!

  25. Saira

    off topic but have you anything on the MAC Pro Longwear Collection out thursday? esp. the new concealer?

  26. Kristen

    LOVE it! The blue liner really makes your brown eyes pop!

  27. Melody

    wow I just noticed that your eyes has such an interesting pattern, like little loops around the edges…XD

  28. LU

    I am very disappointed with the black palette! :(
    I’m also not a fan of all black smokey eye! Lol.

  29. Laura

    Love the look! I can´t pull it off, but I´d love to.

    By the way, your eye is gorgeous (I can really see only one, ha)! 😀

    Kisses from Argentina! 😉

  30. Perri

    ooh i think it is pretty!

  31. Tania

    WOW that’s HOT. I’m soooo copying this

  32. Maria

    I just LOVE this look; it is so beautiful and striking. But you’d never know there were four shadows in there!

  33. Lisa

    omg christine.. im sorry. i didnt even look at the shadows atall. your eyes are gorgeous!! it’s like leopard prints IN your eyes!!!! the blue looks beautiful on them.. the first look… ok ok im gonna view this look now lolol

  34. Sonia

    You look super hot!!

  35. One word : Sublime as always =)

  36. Daniella

    I think this looks gorgeous on you Christine, sorely tempted to get this only to recreate something like you look here.