Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pinky-taupe matte.” It’s a pinky beige with mostly neutral undertones and a matte finish. You may already have this shade if you have the Vice palette. Inglot #344 is several shades darker. MAC Bloom On is slightly lighter and pinker. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac is darker.

Laced was one of my favorite shades from the Vice palette, because it’s not a shade that I have half a dozen similar shades of, and it’s a very versatile neutral.  How it might be used depends on your skin tone and what you pair it with, but it can be used as an all-over lid shade to even out the tone, to mattify any frost, to help in blending out another shade, as a highlighter, or as a softly defined crease for those with really pale complexions.  The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth–not at all powdery–and easy to blend and apply. The color payoff is true-to-pan, and it’s fully pigmented.  I wore alongside Easy Baked and Desperation, and it lasted a full nine hours without fading or creasing.

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Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Laced has a really great, workable matte finish that's blendable and silky-soft but never powdery.











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Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Easy Baked (inner lid), Laced (outer lid),
Desperation (crease), ABC Gum (highlighter)

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $18.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

You may already have this shade if you have the Vice palette. Inglot #344 is several shades darker. MAC Bloom On is slightly lighter and pinker. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac is darker.

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48 thoughts on “Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Excuse me while I go dance a full on jig around my house. I wanted the Vice Palette just for this shade but couldn’t bring myself to purchase it at the time. askdjflskd;lsakdfj

  2. I love this new product by Urban Decay! The texture is just fine..

  3. Ellen

    Have you compared this to the pinky-grey shade in the Guerlain Les Fumes palette? I have it and am wondering if this is close…

    • I don’t think I have that palette!

      • Ellen

        It’s lovely! I think the pink is a little darker, but it’s got a great combo of matte pink and brown, with lighter and darker grey-brown shimmer shades. I used the lighter shimmery shade today for a purple smokey eye :)

  4. This looks like it’d be the perfect transition colour to blend out the crease!

  5. Tiffany T.

    How does this compare to Tete-A-Tint?

  6. xamyx

    This is actually one of my favorite shadows, and I *do* have about a half-dozen similar shades lying around, LOL. While not *exact* dupes, I have several shadows in the same range, and I wear them nearly every day that I wear makeup. On days I have very little time/energy, I just sweep this sort of shade on my lid, add mascara & brows, and my eyes are done. It really does brighten up my eye area, makes me look & feel polished, and is mistake-proof. I can also easily add any color with it later in the day, if I choose, without having to figure out what will work. Every time I open Vice, this is the first shade I go for.

  7. I am so in love with this eye shadow! It’s seriously extremely pretty! It’s going on my wishlist 😀

  8. Sabrina

    Wow, Christine, this looks fantastic! I really want it now and i don’t have the vice palette so i might get this single pan. Do you think it looks anything like MAC’s ‘girlie’, christine?

  9. I like this shade, but it’s one of the ones that I tend to overlook. I should wear it more!

  10. xo

    How does urban decay laced compare with mac’s malt eyeshadow?

  11. Quinctia

    Probably the most used shade for me from the Vice palette, and as a color and glitter fiend, that probably says a lot!

  12. This looks like a perfect, soft crease color for me (I’m REALLY pale). Thanks so much for posting it!

  13. Melissa C

    This reminds me a lot of a shadow from my Stila In the Light palette – I think it’s called Bliss. I love that shade. Wonder if this is a possible dupe for when I hit pan on that?

    • xamyx

      On my inner arm, swatched, no primer/base, Bliss is a wee bit darker & warmer, but I imagine on the eye, they would be extremely close, especially depending on what other shades you use with it and your skintone. HTH

      • Melissa C

        Thanks for the reply – good to know. I love that shad for blending and easy eye looks.

  14. Carmen

    How does it compare to MAC Malt?

  15. Gigie

    This is beautiful. However, I really miss the UD eyeshadow range I fell in love with. It had lots of brights, including matte brights. I really wish they would bring those back in a palette like the Naked palette (12 full sized bright matte shadows). I also wish they had more yellow and orange in their range. Some light blue would be nice too (they discontinued both if theirs).

    • zainab

      I don’t understand why UD, formerly an ‘edgy’ brand has no reds, oranges, yellows, acid greens in their range. Meanwhile the have a ton of browns, neutrals and purples…

  16. I LOVE this shade from my Vice palette. I use it with some of the other mattes to make a really simple neutral look. :3 It’s just so pretty! I love my palette, even if a lot of people don’t/didn’t. Sure, Jagged is a bust but with something like $200+ in eyeshadow, a brush, and the samples I got when the shipping department was closed? I couldn’t be happier because I have beautiful shades and it leaves me without the so troublesome decision of what singles to try to stuff into my makeup bag, especially with the versatility for me: mattes, shimmer/glitter, shades to layer over eyeliner. >:D Laced looks so nice with so many different colors from the palette and NAKED.

  17. It’s very soft and subtle but I love these types of shades!

  18. I adore this shades like this and I think this is my absolute favourite UD shadow. I know that sounds crazy considering their other offerings, but I’m usually reaching for my Vice palette because of this shadow. This shade should have been included in one of the naked palettes..really!

  19. Xo

    How does laced compare to mac malt?

    • kristanna

      I was wondering the same thing!

    • Sandy

      This was my first thought when I saw this post!

    • xamyx

      MAC Malt is a bit darker, and warmer, closer to Stila Bliss; however, depending on your skintone, and what other colors you pair it with, it I think you can achieve the same vibe. If you’re fairer, I think Laced is a better option, but for light-medium Malt may work better. HTH

  20. Angela Yen

    is this shade going to be permanent?

  21. I’m in love with this shade. I agree completely, it’s such a versatile neutral yet for some reason colors like this can be a bit difficult to find. They create the most natural looking subtle “no makeup” crease contour on my ~NC25 skin

  22. DrPolish

    This looks exactly like UD naked from the naked pallette… Still pretty though. Nice to have some mattes from UD.

  23. julie

    Awww…this color would have been great in the “Naked” basics palette

  24. Kathi

    Would Love to try it is a Beautiful color !

  25. ml124

    how does this compare to mac’s yoghurt?

  26. Cat G

    I love colors like these! It sort of reminds me of Mac’s Modest Tone, which is an HG eyeshadow for me.

  27. aris

    Looks like macs malt

  28. LadyGray

    Is this like Mac’s Soft Brown? It looks similar.

  29. Julie

    I had to run and order this as soon as I saw they put it out. It is my FAVORITE shade from the Vice Palette and I had asked them to add it, I’m so glad they did! I agree with others that this shade should have been added to the Naked Basics Palette as well. It would have extended the range so much. Now I can have a single to go in my BYOPs and not have to bust out my bulky Vice Palette all the time for that one shade!

  30. ManhattanMermiad

    Hi Christine. How do you compare this with MAC Malt eyeshadow? Thanks!