Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sneak Peek)

Full review, photos, and swatches coming soon — please hold all questions until then. Thank you in advance for your patience! Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00) is a Sephora exclusive (available both in-store and online), and while I don’t have an exact date for launch, I would expect late September or early October. It is limited edition.

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Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Gunmetal Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Skimp Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Infamous Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Wreckage Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Haight Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Money Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Spotlight Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Limelight Eyeshadow

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40 thoughts on “Urban Decay Mariposa Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Sneak Peek)

  1. Is Mushroom a duochrome? It looks a touch duochrome-y in the swatch.

  2. The only two I really want are Haight and Infamous.

  3. Katy

    Not a very unique/exciting palette. Money is really the only shade I don’t have in my collection, I like the hint of blue too it. I’m excited for some of the eyeliner sets though!

  4. Laura

    Sorry if I missed this somewhere but are these new colors or just re-named for the palette?

  5. Corinne from

    Pretty! Money reminds me of the light side of the Nars Dogon duo, except with more pigment. Looking forward to checking this out!

  6. Annika

    dang ud is really draining my wallet this year.

  7. Carrie

    Most of these are repromotes, I think I’ll pass and wait for the 24/7 liners 😀

  8. Yeah. These all look amazingly similar to other UD shades. Disappointing. I’ll hold out for the liner and shadow pencil sets, at least there you’ll be getting a real deal!

  9. Jazz

    Limelight would be a nice highlight?

  10. OH. MY. GOD.
    THEY REPROMOTED MONEY, which was one of only two shades from BoS3 I wanted.
    Two out of ten for $39 is better than two out sixteen for $54, right? ASDFGHJKL;
    I don’t even know why I’ve always liked Money so much…I just do ;_;

    • Quinctia

      Money’s a great color. I tend to wear it with Kush, since I have BoS III and Money’s a bit close to my eye color to wear it on its own. It’s got some glitter to it, so if you can’t stand that sort of thing, that’s a downside. I don’t mind the glitter at all when I use a shadow as a highlight/blending shade, and if I want to wear something like Money or Midnight Cowboy Rides Again as my main shadow, I use Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy, which seems to hold the glitter onto my eyelid. XD

      In this palette, it looks like Money’d wear great with Mushroom, and I think you could make it work with Haight, though I haven’t tried that combo yet myself.

      • Hope1275

        That’s funny, that’s my favorite combo from this palette! Skimp and Money on the lid, Mushroom broadly across the crease/lower part of the brow and Haight in the crease, just enough to peek out when my eyes are open. I’m desperately searching for dupes to Money and Mushroom because UD doesn’t sell them individually (yet – but I’m hoping!!!). So far MAC Brun seems to come closest to Mushroom, but I’m curious about how NYX Iced Mocha compares as well. Also, the darker side of the Taiga duo from NARS seems to come relatively close to Money.

  11. Melissa

    Oh, wow. Money and Mushroom are beautiful!

  12. Lisa

    Haha, first time that I really wanted a palette until I saw the swatches… usually its the exact opposite for me!

    Thanks Christine :)

  13. Eshani

    It’s a pretty palette, but since I already own half of the shades, I won’t be picking it up. =/

  14. Devi

    I want money. Both the eyeshadow and some actual tangible cash. 😀

  15. Leiris

    I got Skimp in a UD Beauty in a Box from Sephora, and I love it for a highlight color. The swatch above is picking up a lot of light, but I find this blends nicely for a subtle highlight. I have Gunmetal and Mushroom from other palettes, and they are pretty colors as well.
    I wish sometimes that UD would do an all colorful palette, like the Naked palette but brights. I rarely use the browns and bronzes they put in these palettes.

    • Quinctia

      I wish they’d do a palette in various spectrums. I’d definitely lay down for a Naked-esque palette of blues, greens, and purples for sure. That’s a guaranteed $150 for you, UD! 😀

  16. Kathy

    Gorgeous-looking palette, from the packaging to the eyeshadows themselves. I won’t be getting it though. I can’t see myself being brave enough to wear some of these colors, lol.

    Money and Skimp are SO pretty though!

  17. Mariella

    Like I said before, I think I’ll get this for the sake of Mushroom alone! I’ve already got 4 of the shadows in this palette but Spotlight and Limelight look worth having, though, once again, I’ve no use for the pink shadow except to try to use it up as a blush.

  18. Sara

    I’ve already got Haight, Money, Rockstar, Gunmetal, and enough of their golden/bronzey/beigey/neutral shades to last me two lifetimes. the only one tickling my fancy here is mushroom. Totally not buying a whole palette off one shade though….wonder if it’s available as a single….? I shall check. :)

    Thanks for the sneak peak swatches!

    • Mariella

      It’s not available separately (Mushroom, that is) which is why numpties like me are prepared to purchase the whole palette just to get it! Mind you, I think I will take my NYX Iced Mocha shadow along when this is released just to see how close they are and if Iced Mocha is as close a dupe as I think it is, I might just pass on this palette (or not….I think I have an addiction).

      • Sara

        Ooh, yeah, you should totally report back on the similarities between the two if you do compare shadows! 😀

  19. Sara

    Oh my goodness. I am IN LOVE with rockstar, infamous, and mushroom. I am in NEED of this!

  20. L

    The only shade I want from this pallette is Money. I already have Rockstar, Gunmetal(x2), and Haight (Dangerous pallette lol XD)…

  21. nitnot

    Oh boy. I was kinda wanting this palette but now, I think it looks better in the packaging and it is in the swatches. Also, somehow Haight looks way more teal than that in real life to me, but maybe that’s just me. And I will never use Infamous (pink purple makes me look like I have an eye diseases!) so… SKIP!

  22. Tigress

    I have four of these colors in other palettes and I don’t much care for any of the other shades besides Mushroom.

  23. Daniela

    I’m a Urban Decay virgin (shocking, I know) and I like all these colors so I’ll definitely pick this up!

  24. BethM

    I have Skimp from when it was a single at Sephora, and Mushroom in both BOS it was released in, Money in BOS3, and Infamous looks close enough to Woodstock/Junkshow, so I won’t be getting this. The packaging is lovely, though.

  25. Ashley

    Thank you for these swatches! Looks like a great group of shadows!

  26. DarkGlamour17

    I wanted this palette when I saw the ads for it…but now that I see the swatches it doesn’t look as great. :( oh well that’ll be $39 that stays in my pocket 😀

  27. Lumi

    Loving the color of Money. 8D Puahaha. Seriously though.

  28. Nicole

    This palette looks really pretty… I am especially loving Rockstar, Mushroom, Money, and Skimp. I am wondering if Wreckage, Spotlight, and Limelight closely resemble shades in the Naked or 15 palettes though, both of which I have. I want my next UD purchase to be something different enough to warrant the price :) The brush would be super handy to have though, it’s hard to find a good travel size brush. Thanks for the preview, I look forward to the full review!

  29. Cassandra

    Mariposa pallet launched today, Sat Sept 17, on!
    Just ordered it!