Monday, March 5th, 2012

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “glistening gold.” It’s a rich, luxurious yellowed gold with hints of antique gold and a softly frosted finish. NARS Paramaribo is darker, more burnished. Make Up For Ever #11 is cooler-toned, less yellowed. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon is browner, less golden. Inglot #404 is more coppery. Inglot #430 is brighter but the closest.

It’s part of Urban Decay’s Deluxe Eyeshadow range, which has a denser, softer texture compared to their regular formula, so it feels very buttery. The pigmentation is excellent, and it requires very little product to achieve smooth, even results. When worn alone, it adheres well and lasts for eight hours without creasing or fading. Over a primer, I have no wear issues for as long as twelve hours. Bonus: this is almost double the size of Urban Decay’s regular formula but at almost the same price! ┬áThe only downside is I find the packaging of the Deluxe Eyeshadows to be flimsy–the plastic lid tends to pop off the top of the compact easily.

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Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

A+
It's a beautiful color that will flatter hazel and green eyes immensely--it will also work other eye colors, too, but those two especially. It's a warm, almost dirty, gold, that pairs well with other browns, warm coppers, and olive greens.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $18.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NARS Paramaribo is darker, more burnished. Make Up For Ever #11 is cooler-toned, less yellowed. Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon is browner, less golden. Inglot #404 is more coppery. Inglot #430 is brighter but the closest.

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37 thoughts on “Urban Decay Honey Deluxe Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I spent a long time telling myself I don’t need this one, but you have convinced me otherwise! It’s such a pretty gold, and I have loads of eyeshadows that will work with it!

  2. I agree, this is a really beautiful shade. I did a Goldmine post on it. :)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    Wow, that’s beautiful. But I need more gold eyeshadow like a hole in the head…

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill cloudburst

    I’ll have to pick some of these up next time Sephora has a VIB sale. Beautiful colour but too bad about the packaging!

    • a.name

      Urban Decay is having a friends & family sale (20% off) through the 10th if you wanted to pick this up sooner!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    This is a beautiful color. I LOVE golds!! I’m such a sucker for packaging and the single e/s UD puts out have such a whimsical art to them. Sadly, I think I will be skipping this one because I have about 10 UD palettes I’d like to finish off … before I pass on to the great beyond. *LOL*

  6. Laura R

    i have this in the Deluxe Shadow Box from UD. i love the palette but this gold is super yellow, to the point where it’s slightly greenish, instead of warm. so i find it a bit hard to wear, being neutral to warm skintone. just a heads-up. i love gold shadows but this is not one of the ones i use often.

  7. Oooh pretty. Is it comparable to Sugarpill Goldilux? ( http://www.sugarpillshop.com/products/goldilux-loose-eyeshadow ) or is it yellower as it looks in the photos?

  8. Beautiful. The packaging is divine as well. How does this compare to Goldilux by Sugarpill? It looks yellower and less intense from what I can see.

  9. Jennifer

    I really like the packaging, and the colour is so nice. It reminds me a lot of Lise Watier 24k loose powder shadow.

  10. Yumemi Sakai

    hi temptalia. i didn’t know how else i could get your attention so you could reply to me…. so i’m commenting on a review. sorry haha. i really wanted to know if you graduated from a university with some kind of degree or not? i really want to go to a make up school to study special effects make up for films and things like that but they don’t offer degrees like they do in university. my parents and some of my friends think its so important to be able to say “i went to university and graduated with _______ degree”, and have it on my resume…. and i really wanted your opinion. i’ve been thinking about this over and over again, and i even took a gap year because i didn’t know what to do and now it’s almost time for applications and i’m just so lost because i don’t know if i should do what i want (go to a make up school) or go to university just for the sake of getting a degree in something.

    i’d really appreciate it if you could reply ):

    <3

    • I have two bachelor degrees and two graduate degrees! I’m not interested in becoming a makeup artist or anything like that, so traditional schooling was necessary for me. I believe in education, and if you want to do something outside of artistry, then you may want a degree. By not going to school, you will segment yourself from a potential job market to a degree. But there are plenty of successful people without a degree.

  11. Yet another gold eye shadow I need. Gorgeous :)

  12. I love this color! I have hazel eyes, so this color would look perfect on me! I might purchase this after I’m all done with my eyeshadows. :)

  13. love this color…had to buy the full size version…such a pretty gold…like a 24K gold nugget…wish UD still had the Honey eyeliner.

  14. Alejandra

    I have this and used to wear it daily, but now I hardly ever take it out.It is however a great color, and the formula is very easy to work with.

  15. Nay

    How cute is the packaging! Why did you score it lower for christine?

  16. This was the very first Urban Decay product I bought, many moons ago. I love this version of gold. It’s so buttery, lasts long and makes my blue eyes pop something fierce!

  17. Maddy

    I just thought you should know that I was on tumblr and I saw a blog called makeupof.tumblr.com that has been taking your photos and posting them without credit. They used these pictures, along with many others, from your Bobbi Brown Sorbet gloss photo to your OCC release stuff. I just thought you should know, because it kind of pissed me off. And they shouldn’t be doing that. So… yeah.

  18. Alex

    Can you depot these?

  19. MR DETERMINED

    So pretty. Love colour and the name.

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

    Christine, how does this compare to your favorite gold, MAC Goldmine?

  21. Jocelyn

    Very pretty!

  22. Ali

    I’d love to see a look with this!

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    You know, not only is this a beautiful color (what can I say, my mom made me a sucker for gold), it reminds me of actual gold metal. I’ve wanted this eyeshadow for so long! Thank God my birthday’s coming up ;) and you are right about gold with green or hazel eyes!

  24. mumtaza

    I have this! I have green eyes! Time to POP it on. thanks Christine!

  25. Corrina

    This is beautiful. How would you wear this Christine?

  26. Steph

    one of my HG colors! love it in pencil too — I’m dreading the day I use it all up! :(

  27. would you say its pretty close to goldmine from mac?