I do find the packaging of Urban Decay’s Deluxe Eyeshadows to be a little bulky, and I have four or five where the clear plastic lid falls off easily (but the actual part of the lid that protects the eyeshadow and is hinged to the bottom has always been intact). On the other hand, you get nearly double the amount of eyeshadow most brands give–even the standard Urban Decay Eyeshadows are only 0.05 oz. as compared to the Deluxe Eyeshadows at 0.09 oz.
Eleven more Urban Decay Eyeshadow Swatches! I’m hoping to swatch through some of the palettes I have soon and get those swatches up as well. I also recently received a few more permanent shades to share with you!
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m going through a lot of permanent eyeshadows from various brands so that we can add more swatches to the Swatch Gallery. Here are eleven Urban Decay eyeshadows (with no real rhyme or reason), and going through all of the pots yesterday made me wish Urban Decay would sell their permanent range in refills. It would be so much more convenient and take up less space!
Urban Decay Revolver Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “stone gray.” It’s a soft, neutral gray with hint of brown. It’s a very, very faint hint and will be more pronounced over those with yellow undertones. Revolver has a matte finish, and while it’s very smooth and soft, it is a little sheer and powdery. It works better applied onto the lid with a brush than swatched on the arm, though. I think Urban Decay’s description of “stone gray” is quite apt–this is exactly the color of stone.
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a vibrant grape purple with a matte finish. It’s officially described as a “bright purple.” Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows are definitely underrated, and it’s a shame that the brand doesn’t include more of their matte formula in palettes and seasonal launches. It is similar to MAC Vibrant Grape but purpler and more vibrant. Urban Decay’s matte formula is really smooth and richly pigmented without being chalky or difficult to blend. Purple Haze is nice, with just a little excess powdery dust when applied, but it blends out nicely.