Monday, September 9th, 2013

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case ($44.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes five eyeshadows, one lip color, one eyeliner, two blushes, and one highlighter. Each eyeshadow is 0.03 oz., each blush is 0.05 oz., the highlighter is 0.05 oz., Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color is 0.10 oz., and the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is 0.03 oz. There is $54 worth of eyeshadows, $9 worth of blush (Urban Decay doesn’t currently sell powder blushes, so I took the price-per-ounce for the Naked Flush palette, which is the most comparable product I could think of), $19 worth of lip color, and $14 worth of eyeliner. The kit is at least $96 in value (the blush/highlighter could make the value higher if they were actually sold separately).

Two of the eyeshadows are quite glittery, so if you don’t like glitter eyeshadows, you may want to stay away. A third eyeshadow is sparkly but not as glittery as the other two. Provocateur hurts me on the inside, because it’s not just a glittery mess, but it’s poorly pigmented and gets everywhere and then some. It’s actually worse than it was last year. Scandal is amazing, and it’s a total bummer that the rest of the palette isn’t as good as the lip color. I hope Urban Decay will add Scandal to its permanent line-up of Super Saturated pencils in the future.

I also wish this palette was slimmer. It’s bulky to hold and handle; it just seems unnecessarily large. I just don’t see myself taking this to travel. I feel Urban Decay does everything bulky–it is rare that anything feels rightly-sized.

Scandal is described as a “bright metallic raspberry shimmer.” It’s a rich, vibrant pinky-red with metallic ruby shimmer and a glossy finish. This color knocked my socks off from the MOMENT I applied it to my lips. It is utterly spectacular in the coverage, consistency, and wear–it glides on with rich, even color that lasts five hours, plus a residual stain for another hour and a half or so. Milani Photo Flash is similar, not as red. Guerlain Pour Troubler is more muted. See comparison swatches.

Fetish is described as a “mauve-pink.” It’s a pinky-plum with a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff, but it was a little stiff/dry, so it wasn’t as easy to blend as I would have liked to see. It wore well for seven and a half hours, and then it started looking faded after eight hours of wear. NARS Realm of the Senses #2 is darker. MAC Sweet Samba is more shimmery. NARS Oasis is more plum. Illamasqua Allure is bolder, deeper. See comparison swatches.

Quickie is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a bright, blue-based, light-medium pink with a matte finish. This had excellent color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was so soft that it was somewhat powdery. It did not look powdery on the skin, though, and it wore well for just under eight hours and started looking somewhat faded after eight and a half hours of wear. MAC Peony Petal is cooler-toned. MAC I’m the One is similar. Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink is similar. See comparison swatches.

Craze is described as a “pale gold shimmer.” It’s a pale, yellow-y beige with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, but it can be sheered out or built up, depending on your desired intensity and finish. It slightly emphasized pores when applied with about medium coverage; if I blended it out a lot and went for a lighter coverage, it did not, but there’s some give and take there. It wore well for eight hours and looked slightly faded after nine hours of wear. Becca Moonstone is slightly yellower. theBalm Solid Gold is also a bit yellower. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer is also yellower. Illamasqua Aurora is similar but a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Redemption is described as a “deep gunmetal satin.” It’s a dark gray with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. LORAC Slate is a touch lighter. Disney Jetsam is less blue. Disney Flotsam is less shimmery. theBalm Matt McDonald is lighter. Urban Decay Ace is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever #1 is a cream product. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is similar. See comparison swatches.

Fray is described as a “warm mauve matte.” It’s a neutral, pink-beige with a matte finish. It was soft, finely-milled, and just a tiny bit powdery. The color payoff was good, though, and it was easy to blend on the lid. Urban Decay Freestyle is warmer. Urban Decay Laced is a touch darker. MAC Bloom On is similar. Chanel Rose de Mai is darker, pinker. Inglot #341 is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Vaporize is described as a “deep metallic gray-taupe shimmer.” It’s a neutral-cool taupe–a mix of gray and brown–with a sparkly, almost glittery, finish. I had issues with fall out with this one, even though it was fairly pigmented. Marc Jacobs The Starlet #7 is similar, less glittery. Disney Kill Joy is lighter. theBalm Selfish is less sparkly. Urban Decay Armor is darker, grayer. NARS Grand Palais #1 is lighter. MAC Satin Taupe is darker, less sparkly. See comparison swatches.

Provocateur is described as a “light metallic mauve shimmer with multidimensional micro-glitter.” It’s a muted, rosy pink with darker pink glitter. This shade had really poor color payoff and really chunky, loose glitter that just got everywhere. It was fall out during application but throughout the wear. I ended up needing to re-test the shades in this without using this, because it was impossible to tell if any others were responsible! It’s actually worse than it was in last year’s Vice palette. Tom Ford Enchanted is similar but less glittery. MAC Heirloom is less pink, cream. Giorgio Armani #29 is pinker, less glittery. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose is similar. See comparison swatches.

Revolt is described as a “bright metallic silver shimmer with silver micro-glitter.” It’s a bright silver with silver micro-glitter. It had so-so pigmentation and was incredibly glittery–not as bad asd Provocateur but still frustrating to work with. Urban Decay Shellshock is more pigmented and less glittery. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer is more metallic, less glittery. Marc Jacobs The Starlet #6 is less glittery. NARS Silver Factory is a cream product. MAC Extra Silver is more metallic, less glittery. See comparison swatches.

Perversion is described as a “blackest black matte.” It’s a deep, dark black with a matte finish. This is part of the permanent range, and if you tend to buy Urban Decay products, you probably have this already. It wears long and well for at least eight hours and then starts to thin out for me after nine to ten hours of wear, but it doesn’t migrate or smudge. See comparison swatches.

The Glossover

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Anarchy

B-

Two of the eyeshadows are quite glittery, so if you don't like glitter eyeshadows, you may want to stay away. A third eyeshadow is sparkly but not as glittery as the other two. Provocateur hurts me on the inside, because it's not just a glittery mess, but it's poorly pigmented and gets everywhere and then some. It's actually worse than it was last year. Scandal is amazing, and it's a total bummer that the rest of the palette isn't as good as the lip color. I hope Urban Decay will add Scandal to its permanent line-up of Super Saturated pencils in the future.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Scandal

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Product

9.5/10

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Longevity

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Fetish

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Product

7/10

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9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

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Application

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Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Scandal Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Fetish Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Fetish Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Fetish Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Quickie Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Quickie Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Quickie Blush

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Craze Highlighter

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Craze Highlighter

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Redemption Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Redemption Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Fray Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Fray Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Vaporize Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Vaporize Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Provocateur Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Provocateur Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Revolt Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Revolt Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Revolt (inner lid), Fray (middle of lid), Provocateur (outer lid),
Vaporize (outer lid), Redemption (crease)

The Dupe List: Scandal

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51 thoughts on “Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Clio Clio

    Oh my god, dat LIP!!

  2. I’m squealing like a little girl at the sight of Scandal! <3 Really really hope they'd make it permanent one day.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malia Malia

    Glitter aside, it looks nice…but sadly, I don’t use any palette I have from them- naked, any Bos, they are just too large.

    • Danielle

      Hey, maybe weird, but I’d totally be interested in buying your used Naked palette. I love palettes, but never use them heavily enough to justify paying full price. :)

  4. Susan

    I actually gasped at the lip color. Please, oh please make it permanent, Urban Decay…

  5. This one is easy to walk away from, the other face case… not so much!! Christine, I was wondering if you enjoy working with new Urban Decay when they do releases? Everything always looks so lovely.

    I’m thinking in comparison to MAC, which churn out releases with are often sub-par – as much as it pains me to say that, as I do (somehow!!) still love MAC… they kill me, really!

    Anyway… keep up the good work!! I don’t know what I’d do without your site to read while I relax and unwind at the end of each day. You’re a star, you really are.

    • Urban Decay sent these early, so I received them last Tuesday and had almost a week to play/test as they didn’t allow us to post until 9PM PST 9/9 – only because ULTA started listing the Black Market set & Naked highlighter online was I able to post those two a bit earlier! It’s a lot easier to take time and ENJOY the process and products that way :)

      Thank you!

  6. Why does Provocateur have to be suck a bust because I’ve lovign everything else in this palette. Did applying it wet help at all?

  7. I wasn’t sure what to expect but this whole face case is really nice. The colors are especially good for holiday and special occasions.

  8. julie

    You are awesome. I just love your reviews. You do a fab. Job. Class act. Thanks for showing all the colors and what they look like prior to buying .

  9. This is such a nice set! Great for traveling during the holidays!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I had the old quickie blush and I don’t remember it being that pink!

  11. Okay, I’m in love with Scandal. It looks great on you, Christine! Lovely, as always. :)

  12. EnergeticCrab

    Is the performance of the glitter shades the majority of the reason this face case was not recommended as strongly as Shattered? Would using a sticky base make the glitter behave, and thus bring it up to the same recommendation?

    • Yes, it was. I wouldn’t recommend this palette at all. Somewhat, but the pigmentation was also lacking in the two. I wouldn’t bring it up to a similar recommendation, because any product that needs that kind of help when they say there shouldn’t be fall out is a big thumbs down from me!

  13. Oooooh giiiiirl, forget the face case, I’ll take that lovely skin of yours and those fierce eyebrows! Seriously, your skin is looking so flippin’ lovely lately (always)! <3

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Caroline Caroline

    Any idea if revolt is the same as the half shadow in the Glinda palette?

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisa Lisa

    I LOVE that lip color! Ugh. I wish it was sold separately. I have an obsession with pinky red lip colors. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for my wallet), I don’t care much for the rest of it. I own colors that are too similar and I hate fallout. I’ll just have to keep my fingers crossed that UD will make Scandal permanent!

  16. Amanda

    O/T but what is TheBalm Solid Gold? I thought their only highlighters were Mary Lou and Betty Lou.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Julie Julie

    Ooohhhh!!! Love these colors! Such a shame about Provacateur–the color is so pretty! Christine, how would you compare Redemption to UD’s Asphalt & Vaporize to UD’s Mushroom? Two of my favorite colors, but I already have them, so not sure if I NEED this?? Thank you!

    • I believe Asphalt is bluer and Mushroom is darker – grayer, than Vaporize. I wouldn’t say you NEED these, because while they aren’t dupes, they aren’t wildly different either!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Julie Julie

        Oh thank you!!! Guess I’ll save my pennies, then!! I’m so cool toned, mushroom is as warm as I can go before things start looking orange-y!!

  18. This is the one item I’m buying from this collection simply because it has Quickie and Fetish! Those were the two powder blushes I loved the most and used all the time. I have an unopened back-up of Fetish I’ve been afraid to use. Plus that lip pencil is to die for! For me this is worth buying and I also get some eyeshadows. ;)

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rad Rad

    Wow, the rest of the collection is very pretty! That red and those blushers look great on you Christine.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of AngieButterfly AngieButterfly

    Wow. This set looks amazing, aside from the blushes. I definitely want the lip pencil from both sets. This one’s lip color is just gorgeous especially. I gasped.

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Heidi Heidi

    Agggh. I can’t wait til late September to get this.

  22. Danielle

    That lipcolor is truly amazing. Looks great on you, Christine, but also seems like a near universally flattering shade!

  23. Genevieve

    I want these face cases really just for the blushes, highlighters and lip pencils. I’m guessing even if UD does separate them and make all of them permanent, I’ll spend much more on them separately than together in these face cases. Also the packaging on both is so cute. I have eye colors similar to the ones in these little palettes, but that’s understandable for a travel friendly palette. Neutrals and darks are more versatile than brights.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Hmm, I liked Provacateur the last time it came out, but it was very messy for a palette color. Like, I don’t really have much issue wearing it, but it kicks up so much that there is Provacateur sparkle all over my whole palette.

    So if this one is worse, I’m wondering how big of a mess it’d make in this travel case over time.

  25. The blushes look really nice!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Did they choose not to release the Anarchy face case? Shattered is up on their site, but Anarchy is nowhere to be found (unless I’m missing it).

  27. The design on the top is so unappealing and cheesy to me…

  28. Lindsay

    I’m shocked you wouldn’t recommend this palette. I admit, I’m not entirely sold by the shadows alone but I think overall, the palette is awesome. I didn’t think I’d be this happy with it so I asked the sales woman at Sephora about their return policy just in case. Then I took the palette home& was surprised at how much I loved it.

    I don’t like Provocateur much myself (I also own Vice), but I really like the other colors. They’re very pigmented. Fray doesn’t show well on my skin tone but other than that, I really enjoy the other colors. When I brought this home, I immediately put on Provocateur and Redemption on my eyes and my mom who only wears humble colors, complimented my shadows and asked about them. Provocateur does fall out a little but not a lot for me..

    Besides the shadows, the lip pencil is amazing. The blushes are amazing and I’m obsessed with “Perversion” if not for the shadows, the money is worth it for everything else.

    To each their own though! <3 I usually agree with you & I love your reviews!

    • Yeah it’s odd because I went into Sephora today and tried the eyeshadows (admittedly over a primer) and I was blown away by how beautiful they are. But then again, I love glitter and sparkle and really don’t mind some fallout. I’m definitely going back and getting the whole palette ASAP :D

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nikki Nikki

    I noticed today that Urban Decay has this Scandal lip color for sale by itself in the exclusive section of their website. Yay!
    http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/exclusives/scandal-high-gloss-lip-color/45540.html

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariam Mariam

    Christine. You haven’t compared scandal to guerlain madame batifole rouge g. I have tried to see your lip swatches of the two lip colors side by side and they look extremely similar. How do u compare them?

    • Hi Mariam!

      They are very similar in color – they weren’t compared in the post because they’re different formulas (lipgloss vs. lipstick), so Scandal has a different texture and glossier finish :)

  31. I just need this palette without any eye products: Just the blushes, highlighter, and that gorgeous lip colour. Perfect.

  32. Alexis

    Ladies, on Urban Decay’s website, Scandal is available to purchase on its own!

  33. I just bought this for $30ish in the Christmas sale at Sephora, and I totally agree with you on the case – SO BIG. I love the design on the top so it pained me a bit, but I depotted this and put it in my Zpalette. Super easy to depot, thank goodness – nothing cracked! I had just run out of my perversion liner, so that was great timing, and with the exception of provocateur, I am stinking loving this. I may use vaporize for my wedding makeup.

  34. Vanessa

    I just scored this on sale for 29! Figured that’s a great deal considering the lip alone is 18. Excited to try it :) thank you for doing such thorough reviews. Your site is great!