Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “warm, dusty brown matte.” It’s a medium-dark brown with subtle warm, tan undertones and a matte finish. bareMinerals Namaste is grayer. MAC Wedge is a bit warmer. theBalm Sultry is lighter.

It originally debuted in the Naked Basics Palette (so not that long ago), and if you fear running out of it or you loved it but not enough to pick up the palette, you can grab it as an individual color. Overall, Faint is a very versatile neutral, and it was definitely one of the best shades in the Basics palette, because it can work on a variety of skin tones.  I didn’t re-test this one, since it just came out two months ago, but when I originally tested it, the shade lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer).  The texture is soft, finely-milled, and had excellent color payoff–the individual pot did seem a smidgen powdery, though.  The blendability, however, is top notch, and I didn’t notice any fall out from the powderiness during application (I did try applying this pot of shadow, I just didn’t keep it on all day).

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Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Overall, Faint is a very versatile neutral, and it was definitely one of the best shades in the Basics palette, because it can work on a variety of skin tones.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $18.00 (February 1st).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

bareMinerals Namaste is grayer. MAC Wedge is a bit warmer. theBalm Sultry is lighter.

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14 thoughts on “Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Eboney M

    May as well buy the palette and use a ulta coupon.

  2. how close is this to UD secret service? it looks really similar but a little lighter/warmer?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    I have the basics palette. I use it every day, with this particular shade in mind. Once the palette is empty I will probably purchase this on its own.

  4. Phidias

    Does it crease? All the NAKED palette stuff creases. If it creases I know I wouldn’t want it as much.

    • From the second paragraph: “I didn’t re-test this one, since it just came out two months ago, but when I originally tested it, the shade lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing (no primer).”

    • I’ve never had any creasing with any of the UD NAKED palette shadows, including this one (via the Naked Basics palette)…with or without primer as Christine mentioned.

    • shedontusejelly

      I’ve worn the naked basics palette and after 5-6 hours of wear they crease, and this was with stay dont stray from benefit. So I’d say that if you’ve experienced creasing I would just expect the same.

  5. GAH I like this color, but I already have MAC Wedge and TheBalm Sultry, so I GUESS I don’t reaaaaaallly need it…womp womp.

  6. I love this in the Naked Basics palette! I can’t recall if Naked Basics is LE or not…but if it isn’t I probably would just repurchase that palette since I use all of the shadows in it so the value is better, but otherwise I would definitely pick this up as a backup.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca Rebecca

    Would you classify it in the same basic family as UD Buck? Just with one or two shades darker?

  8. Olivia

    It looks just like Buck…

  9. Jessamine

    Since I started using this too fill in my brows, I’ve been getting compliments on how good my brows look… Didn’t change the shape my my brows or anything, just switched from an eyebrow pencil to this eyeshadow.