Urban Decay New Eyeshadows (Reformulation) Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay New Eyeshadows (Reformulation) Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) has recently undergone a reformulation so that they’re “richer and smoother” with better color payoff. I compared the original and new formulas for the four shades I have, which were Last Call, Loaded, Mushroom, and Rockstar. Chase has only been released in the new formula, I believe. I could not find Shattered (and I tried to see if I reviewed it previously but only found the Loose pigment version).

Chase is a medium bronze with a subtle red undertone and a glitzy golden shimmer-sheen. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Benefit My Two Cents (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Truffle Glitter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Metal Saffron (LE) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Last Call is a plummy burgundy with a hint of pink sheen. MAC Pinkluxe #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Extragalactic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Queen Mother (LE, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Dominate (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Punk Heart (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Shockwave (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Loaded is a blackened green-teal. It goes on very, very dark–you will lose some of the strength of the overall green/teal if you blend it out, but it doesn’t look full-on black. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(90% similar). MAC Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME302 Peacock (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mushroom is a gray-brown–it’s a very intense taupe. Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Armor (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rockstar is a dark, smoky purple with subtle red undertones. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(90% similar). MAC Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME302 Peacock (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shattered is a silvered blue with a green-gold duochrome. Kat Von D 8 Bit (LE) is darker, brighter (95% similar). L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cloudy Blue (17M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chameleon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Krinkle (DC, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #4 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). City Color Breezy (P, $6.99) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Walk of Shame is a pink-tinted light beige nude with a matte finish. I imagine it will work as a nice highlighter on lighter, cooler complexions. When I tried to use this, it looked a little chalky. Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Nude (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Habit (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Consistently, all four reformulated versions were better than the original versions, but the difference is minor. They’re better, but not so much better (because they were already rather good) that I’d rush out to replace them. Primarily, the difference is a softer texture that has a little more give, so it almost feels creamy to the touch. The softness can result in a little more powderiness, but it is such a small amount that it is a minor concern. With Walk of Shame, there was more powderiness than with the more shimmery shades–if you’re familiar with the softer matte textures, it’s as much as expected.

I tested the wear, specifically, of these shades: Chase, Last Call, Shattered, and Loaded. None of the shades I did in recent testing (in actually comparing the formulas) had Urban Decay’s famous (or, perhaps, infamous) micro-glitter, so I’m not yet ready to do a full review on that finish. The original launch date for this was supposed to be a week out yet, which was when I was going to do the bulk of my testing, so I’m really sorry for having to scramble a bit!  With a primer, I didn’t have any wear issues, and I didn’t have wear issues with the originals previously.  Without a primer, these did seem to adhere better to bare skin than the original formula, and after eight hours of wear, there was only minor fading (it wasn’t particularly noticeable except at a very close distance).

I’ll be testing additional shades in the next few weeks and will keep you informed on how the wear goes with those!  These particular shades are some of Urban Decay’s best, so they may represent that end of the spectrum, while other shades more prone to being troublemakers may not do so well in a wear test.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Chase
Chase
Chase
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Last Call
Last Call
Last Call
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Loaded
Loaded
Loaded
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Mushroom
Mushroom
Mushroom
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Rockstar
Rockstar
Rockstar
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shattered
Shattered
Shattered
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Ingredients for 5 shades (I accidentally destroyed one of the boxes!)


Original / New: Mushroom, Last Call


Original / New: Loaded, Rockstar

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow