Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “forest green metallic with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a darkened, forest green with subtle yellow-olive undertones and cool-toned, forest green and khaki shimmer. It can also be found in the (somewhat) recently released Book of Shadows Vol. 4. Sugarpill Junebug is more metallic. L’Oreal Golden Emerald is warmer, more frosted. OCC Poison is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Humid is warmer. Make Up For Ever #310 is more frosted. Inglot #418 is greener, lighter.

Bender is incredibly rich in color–it has amazing color payoff.  The texture is soft, smooth, and buttery, which helps it yield so much pigment in a single swipe, but it also helps with making this a cinch to blend.  It just applies so well, blends easily, and goes on with true-to-pan color.  Bender has all the characteristics that made Urban Decay’s eyeshadows famous.  When I wore it, the shade lasted nine hours without creasing or fading.

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Bender

Temptalia Recommends
A+
Bender has all the characteristics that made Urban Decay's eyeshadows famous. If you're in the market for a darker green, definitely give Bender a look-see!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Snatch (inner third of lid), Peace (middle of lid), Radium (outer lid and crease),
Bender (crease/above crease

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, 18.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Sugarpill Junebug is more metallic. L'Oreal Golden Emerald is warmer, more frosted. OCC Poison is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Humid is warmer. Make Up For Ever #310 is more frosted. Inglot #418 is greener, lighter.

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32 thoughts on “Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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

    “Bender” is my late mom’s maiden name so I feel I should buy this in honour of her memory but I already have MAC Humid and I don’t often use green shadows. Still, if I can pick up Snare on an upcoming trip across the border, I might “snare” Bender as well.

  2. I’m so sad that this seems to be a sephora exclusive (it is, right?) because wow, this is amazing! Green with golden shimmers? Count me in! I love that it’s different enough from Mac Humid and L’oreal Golden Emerald. The pigmentation looks amazing, that’s what I really love about the UD EYESHADOWS ¨¨.

    • Oh wait, I just found it on Beautybay, phew! Definitely going to order this one next time! Thanks for the lovely swatches Christine, I’m totally sold on this ^^

  3. Exactly my kind of shade! Would look great with bronze, I bet. :)

  4. This is just my kind of color. So pretty!

  5. maddy

    I’m guessing Urban Decay don’t know what ‘bender’ means in the UK! :P

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jenn Jenninka

      I thought it meant the same as in the US?

    • Stacey

      Well maybe Urban Decay does know what “bender” means in UK….other than it being “fender bender”. I have this in the BOS 4. It’s ok. But then again, I depotted them all and I dropped my z-pallete so all the colors are now mushed together.

  6. This one is DEFINITELY on my wish list. Actually, it’d be really sweet if there were a pencil liner in their line-up that looks like this too!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of hazel Hazel

    This has always been one of my favorite colors. Really makes hazel eyes green.

  8. Very nice, but I am much more intrigued by the ‘perfect shade of blue’ eyeshadow I see on the lid in the bottom photo. Is this another UD eyeshadow? And what is that finish? I am not a fan of frosts or high shine metallic colors, but satin w/ sparkle is welcome any day.

    Dying to know what eyeshadow color/brand it is!

  9. That’s some serious pigmentation! Love the color as well!

  10. Love this color! Now I’m ready for Autumn lol.

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

    This is in BOS 4 if anyone is interested!

  12. Jessica

    Your eyebrow looks super fabulous today. The shape looks really good. Of course the makeup looks lovely on you too. I haven’t seen any colors that look bad on you. You really know how to make the color work for you. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Waaaah, gorgeous! Definitely my kind of green :-)

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

    WOW!!! How did I miss this color??!!! …its totally my kinda shade…perfect for hazel eyes :)

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alex Alex Diem

    Hey Christine,

    How would you say this compares to Sephora’s Snakeskin Dress? At all similar?

    Thanks!

  16. Wow that is a stunning shade–not like the typical khakis and olives that you usually see. I love it! Great now I really want it–I don’t have a green like this in my collection!

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

    I just bought Mac’s Humid less than a week ago and this is too similar to Humid. Loving the pigmentation though. Maybe I’ll compare the two in person and decide. :).

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    so beautiful :D

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

    Wow that swatched a LOT darker than I expected it to! It’s still beautiful though. As someone mentioned before, this would absolutely be a gorgeous alternative to a black liner!

  20. This is gorgeous! LOVE!