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 After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). 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). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Truffle Glitter (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Brownie (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Benefit My Two Cents (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% 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). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $0.05) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Punk Heart (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Can't Stop, Won't Stop (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lectra (DC, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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). Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS China Seas #2 (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% 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 Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(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). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mushroom is a gray-brown–it’s a very intense taupe. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Armor (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE) 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 Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(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). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% 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). Natasha Denona Cloudy Blue (17M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Krinkle (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chameleon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) 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. NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (P) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) 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). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Habit (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Nude (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (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
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
97%
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Last Call
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Loaded
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
96%
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Mushroom
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
91%
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Rockstar
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
96%
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shattered
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
89%

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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

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