Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a vibrant grape purple with a matte finish. It’s officially described as a “bright purple.” Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows are definitely underrated, and it’s a shame that the brand doesn’t include more of their matte formula in palettes and seasonal launches. It is similar to MAC Vibrant Grape but purpler and more vibrant. ¬†Urban Decay’s matte formula is really smooth and richly pigmented without being chalky or difficult to blend. ¬†Purple Haze is nice, with just a little excess powdery dust when applied, but it blends out nicely.

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Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

It's a gorgeous shade of matte purple--beautiful in the crease and should be flattering across skin tones.











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Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

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40 thoughts on “Urban Decay Purple Haze Eyeshadow

  1. Christina

    ooohhh love it!

  2. I am a fan of Urban Decay eyeshadows, but this seems like paying too much for a pretty generic colour.

    If you like purple, have you tried UD’s Asphyxia?

  3. Mariella

    This isn’t a colour that I think would look good on me but I do wish that, as they’re releasing new colours, they’d consider making Suspect a permanent, individual colour (and Darkhorse and Hustle, while they’re at it!)

  4. Colleen Ruk

    Im waiting on this from HauteLook – i can’t wait to tryit with UD’s “Fishnet” over top of it!

    • Jill

      Just got my UD HauteLook order on Friday, hopefully you’ll get yours soon!

      • Colleen

        Yeah ive been UPS tracking it along with my UD order.. Thet are both arriving within the next few days! So excited. I got the nail kit on Haute as well.

  5. Question: Since your review is exclusively positive, why did it only get a B+?

  6. That’s a beautiful purple. Haven’t tried a matte purple before. Yea, I do hope they would include some matte shades in their future palettes, so that we could sample some of their matte shades instead of having to buy the individual eyeshadows. That’s what I feel.

  7. I thought they discontinued the matte shadows?

  8. cri

    I got a ton of UD matte eyeshadows from the urban decay sale a few weeks ago. They are super soft and very pigmented! I <3 THEM!!

  9. Nichole

    I have this shadow and it is really nice. The price tag of UD shadows makes it not worth it though. Fortunately, I got mine for $8 at a discount website.

  10. I have this and I love it! I love UD matte eyeshadows, and I agree they should add them more in their palettes.

  11. I own this and I love it! But why did it get only a B+?

    • If you look at the break out of points, it’s hard to get to an A- now. I’ve noticed that as I’ve gone through past reviews to bring them into the new system (and in rating products going forward), the majority of grades are dropping by 1/3 to 2/3 of a grade.

  12. Sexy Sadie

    I have it and loves it dearly.

  13. I love Urban Decay’s matte shadows! It’s probably my favorite matte formula, they never look chalky and they wear great! I think they’re underrated; UD hasn’t done a lot to promote the line. I’d love to see an all-matte palette! A lot of people complain about UD’s eyeshadows being too glittery or shimmery, but the line is actually very versatile. Thanks for sharing this one, it’s a lovely color!

  14. Kristy

    I got this and Electric from HauteLook, they just got here a few days ago, can’t wait to try them out! I do wish they had a larger selection of matte colors though. Do you know any other brands that have a good selection? MAC isn’t easily available where I live.

  15. Hope

    Thanks for this review, I really like Urban Decay’s mattes, I have one of them in Electric (bright teal) so I’d definitely like to check more of them out.

    Isn’t this discontinued, though? I heard UD was discontinuing their mattes and I think I saw this on Haute Look on the most recent sale.

  16. Emily

    It IS a shame their matte shadows are underrated!!

  17. Xtina

    I just got my UD order from Hautelook in the mail and this was one of the things I bought. I actually bought 5 of them because I was planning on giving them out as gifts, but now that I swatched 1 (for myself) I’m thinking this might be a little *too* bright. It’s so bizarre to me that UD unloads this stuff at Hautelook for $5/pop, but still charges full retail on their site. I understand if you’re discontinuing a product and you need to offload it, but otherwise it doesn’t make sense to me.

  18. Heidi S.

    I love this shade…great for the weekend…it’s a bit too bright/dramatic for work. It works great as a liner, as well :)

  19. jennifer

    I bought 8 different shades of the UD Matte colors from Hautelook. I was so excited when I got my box on Friday!!!

  20. BethM

    I want to love Purple Haze, but when I tried it, it went on a sheer, streaky purplish pink. I tried to build it, but that just made it look worse. I returned it.

  21. Yvonne

    I really regret not picking this and the other mattes available on Hautelook! I already own a couple and I love them.

  22. Katt

    Just got this from Hautelook on Friday – well worth the $5 I paid for it! I’d never pay $17 for it though…

    • Babs

      I also bought five of these on HauteLook. Great price at five bucks a pop, but not sure I would pay $17.

  23. Jai

    I got this from hautelook for 5 dollars and I absolutely love it. I love purple shadows…

  24. made in Italy, filled in China? when did that happened?

  25. I swear I’d make it my daily vigil to pray that someone here in our country bring in Urban Decay! :)

  26. I heard a rumor that UD was going to DC their mattes. I hope that isn’t true because they have the BEST mattes!

  27. j0o626

    I just got this eyeshadow on hautelook for $5 XD super excited

  28. Madi

    I was lucky enough to get this eyeshadow for free when I bought my NAKED Palette. They where having a promotion that if you spent more than 50 dollars on UD products your recieved a UD bag with an eyeshadow, some samples of UD products, and a mini eye primer. I was very excited!