Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep brick red.” It’s a coppered red with a soft, frosted finish. The texture is dense and buttery, and it applies smoothly with excellent color payoff. There is subtle shimmer coupled with a muted metallic sheen. It’s a lovely example of why Urban Decay’s eyeshadows are popular.

Milani I Heart You is a little more orange but similar. MAC Coppering is closer but still pulls more orange in comparison.  Gash ends up being noticeably redder–more like a reddened copper, as opposed to a coppery orange.

The Glossover



I can't think of any way this eyeshadow could improve--the quality is excellent: great color payoff, soft, smooth texture, and applies beautifully.











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Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $17.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Milani I Heart You is a little more orange but similar. MAC Coppering is closer but still pulls more orange in comparison.

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47 thoughts on “Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Djo

    Love it! I only hope I can buy it here in the Philippines!!

  2. wow perfect score???

  3. Stacey

    I love this eyeshadow. I wear it often!

  4. Yikes, I see why they call it “gash”! It’s such a gorgeous color with clever packaging. I really need to get my hands on UD shadows! Thanks for the great review :)

  5. AnGeLwInGz

    I like using this one when I wear “sunset” eyes.

  6. Sabrina

    beautiful color!

  7. how this compares with my beloved Cranberry?

  8. Sarah

    I have heard that it is a dupe for MACs cranberry. I have this shadow and don’t use it often, I think I need to break this one out more. It is so pretty.

  9. Haley Flowers

    gerard way uses this-just saying. thats the main reason why i own it. i love it but i also have macs cranberry which is similar

    • leesie

      He’s totally a big reason why I wanted this–I wear it on his birthday every year in his honor. Haha.

    • Julie

      Haha this is the first eyeshadow I’ve ever bought in sephora.. I was so excited. I think I was in 7th grade at the time and I got it because Gerard way wears it. This was like 5 years ago. Sadly I threw it away. I probs should’ve kept it for sentiment, lol.

    • Alexis

      Haha oh my goodness this was the first eyeshadow I bough and I bought it because he used it. I used to wear just like he did . Oh I was in middle school. I lost this shadow I hope I come across it oneday. I think my mom may have thrown it out she HATED the eyeshadow. I may repurchase for the memories.

  10. malia

    I have this but I cant think of what combo to use it with!!

    • Dorna

      Haha I posted the same thing when christine posted Urban Decay swatches and I got some great suggestions. Try it in the crease with a gold like Half Baked on the lid… or you can work it in the crease and blend out for any smokey eye to add some warmth. My favorite way to wear it is in the crease with Jones in the inner 1/3 of the lid, half baked on the rest of the lid with darkhorse and smog in the outer v.

    • Amy

      It looks great with a medium gray, for me. Smoke and Diamonds, I think is what I wore it with last.

    • I would take this color and put it in the middle of my lid with a gold in the inner lid and either a brown on the outer lid doing a V or a brown.

  11. stephanie

    Gerard way from my chemical romance used to wear this all over the lids for his shows very awesome eyeshadow

  12. Luna

    Why is there a 4/5 for packaging?

  13. Jennifer

    Hey Christine! I’m curious how to wear shades with a red tone to them, since they tend to make it look like your eyes are irritated. What would you suggest?

  14. Carrie Ann

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever noticed this one before. It sort of reminds me of MAC Sexpectations.

  15. sara lorine

    I absolutely wore this last night!! I have green eyes and it just makes them pop like you wouldn’t believe. I can’t wear it too often because the reds irritate my eyes toward the end of the night.

  16. Melissa

    I’m finding Urban Decay eyeshadows impressively good..

  17. Hautelook keeps offering this. I thought that it was too close to Coppering to fool with, but I think I’ll get it next time. Thanks, Christine.

    • auroragyps

      Yeah, I got it from Hautelook last time they had it. Still figuring out how to wear it though. I tried it with Jones on the lid & Gash in the crease, but it wasn’t quite right on me. I might try wearing Gash on the lid with a dark brown or Chains (which is one of my FAV UD shadows) in the crease next, but I might save that look for the Fall & Winter.

  18. meme

    Major liking this one in a HUGE way! It may just pop into my basket next time I am in Sephora of course after I play with it a little.

  19. Emilee

    This was the first higher-end makeup product I ever owned! I adore this shadow :)

  20. interesting shade, it’s going on my wishlist

  21. Amanda

    This is by far one of my favorite UD eyeshadows EVER! Love the payoff and how rich and unique the color is. I picked it up when UD was on Hautelook for maybe $5 and it was so worth it. I am glad that others are enjoying this color as much as I do!

  22. GiO

    So where do I get this shadow at ?? ‘Cause we don’t sell it at Ulta and I haven’t seen it in Sephora ?!?!?!?

  23. Amber

    I absolutely love this shade. One of my favorites and one of my first UD buys. Pairs great with UD’s Rush and Ink For Eyes in Zero.

  24. Sung to the tune of “A hunting we will go”….I’m hunting for a dupe..I’m hunting for a dupe….somewhere in my ar sen al I’m hunting for a dupe!

  25. Jill

    I’ve been wanting this shade forever! It was out of stock on the UD website so about a week ago I signed up to be notified via e-mail when it was back in stock. I checked the website tonight and it’s not even listed as a color option :( I hope they didn’t discontinue it!

  26. Where did you find this? I’ve been looking for this eyeshadow forever, its not even on the website.