Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “metallic bright purple with blue shift.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based violet purple with hints of fuchsia in its base. The finish has a high frost content and comes off a bit metallic. Tarte Touchdown in Londontown is a darker purple. MAC Stars ‘n Rockets is much more fuchsia. Inglot #441 is darker, purpler. It’s not similar to either Urban Decay Ecstasy (cooler-toned, no pink) or Fishnet (very fuchsia/pink, like MAC Stars ‘n Rockets).

Like Deep End, Omen was released in the 15th Anniversary Palette. When I first posted about the shades Urban Decay was adding to their permanent range, readers really seemed quite happy about Omen coming back, so I was eager to play around with it again.  I’m happy to report that it has a soft, buttery texture that applies smoothly and evenly.  The color payoff is good, and the pink base comes out more as you swatch and blend it out.  When I tested this on the lid, it wore well for eight hours without fading or creasing, and after nine hours there was a hint of fading along the outer edge.

Since a lot of you have been wearing Omen a lot, what are some of your favorite looks using it?

The Glossover

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Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Solid color payoff, an interesting fuchsia base, and a smooth, even application make Omen a nice purple to work with.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Urban Decay, $18.00 (February 1st).

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Tarte Touchdown in Londontown is a darker purple. MAC Stars 'n Rockets is much more fuchsia. Inglot #441 is darker, purpler. It's not similar to either Urban Decay Ecstasy (cooler-toned, no pink) or Fishnet (very fuchsia/pink, like MAC Stars 'n Rockets).

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39 thoughts on “Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautiful! Colours like this one instantly have my attention, even though I already own several colours like it.

  2. Lisa

    I have been looking for a dupe for UD Asphyxia, and from what I can tell, this looks like it might be the closest to it!!!!! Would you agree?!?!

  3. How does this compare to Urban Decay Asphyxia?

    • I don’t think I have the original, but from seeing swatches, it looks like they’re similar but Omen may be purpler. It’s definitely on the edge of being similar and not quite.

  4. Karen

    the perfect dupe of this color is Jordana Cosmetics Color effects eyeshadows singles in Ms. Jordana, seriously, is EXACTLY the same color, BTW Jordana’s eye shadows are $2 I think

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

    this is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. :O

  6. Sheila

    One of my favorite UD eyeshadows! I like wearing it with Psychedelic Sister, and it also works well with Strip.

  7. Winni

    I like to wear Omen on the lid with Half Truth in the crease; as the star of a colorful smoky eye-on lid with blac/grey in crease and smudged black liner; a taupe on the lid and Omen in the outer corner for pop.

  8. Cindy

    It looks a lot like fishnet only more blue think they would look great together, very pretty.

  9. ZG

    LAWDA MERCIE… THIS IS BE-AUTIFUL!! THANKS FOR POSTING THIS ONE TEMPTALIA.

  10. This is such a unique, pretty shade! It reminds me of an orchid! :D

  11. Michelle

    Hi Christine. Will this also be available at sephora? Thanks!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    To me this looks very similar to UD Asphyxia.

  13. Madeline

    I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY THEY MADE THIS COLOR PERMANENT!!!

    I have so many eyeshadow palettes I rarely hit pan, but this color has a serious dent. I kept begging the local UD rep at Macy’s Impulse to please, with cherries on top, request on my behalf for this color to be made perm. MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN LISTENED TO! I love to wear Omen on my lid, with Half Truth on the crease, Ace on the outer V corner and a bit of tainted on the inner corners. Lovely!

  14. this is my favorite color from the 15th anniversary palette.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    Gorgeous! This and Deep End are definitely two shades I’m thrilled to see added to the permanent catalogue. Very beautiful, vivid shades.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    I love this color and wear it about any way you can think of! I need to be in a purple mood, of course. XD

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cailey cailey

    my friend swatched this color next to ransom and fishnet mixed together and it was pretty much identical. i love it!

  18. This looks EXACTLY like a MUA eyeshadow that I have.. Theyre 1 pound in the UK.

  19. You can try it by applying Woodstock on your lid, then apply Omen lightly on the lid and heavily in the crease. Deepen the crease with either a dark purple or Black Out. I love Omen :)

  20. Paramezwari

    Such a pretty color!

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anne Anne

    Damn, look at the pretty.

  22. Michelle V

    does anyone remember what the original asphyxia looked like, this is what it reminds me of except more intense. (I think the asphyxia i saw recently was more pink.

  23. Cara

    There is this one Shiseido cream eyeshadow in a greyish brown (taupe?) that I like to mix colors like Omen into. With a lighter duo chrome blue, it looks like new-agey moonstone, with a little of the smokiness from the taupe. I can’t wait to go to JCP on Friday and smear it all over my hand, then buy it.

  24. Fia

    Does anyone know how this compares to Smashbox’s Enchanted? It looks very similar in the pictures!

  25. It reminds me about Mayhem from The Book of Shadow … 1 or 2 , don’t remember ;

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dana Dana

    I’m so glad they made this permanent!! It’s my favorite UD shadow- it’s the whole reason why I got the 15 year anniversary palette :)

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of GloriaKate GK

    Was this discontinued or something??? I can’t find it anywhere! D: