Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

Wake-up Tired Eyes with a Scratch

Urban Decay Scratch Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a shimmering pink champagne with a frosted metallic shine. It’s smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend. I would say it’s a touch too pigmented and metallic to work as a brow highlighter, but I love it as a lid shade. It’s a hue that brightens well without being overwhelming. I recommend just patting it on the lower lid and buffing upwards so it fades into the crease for a quick, one-minute kind of look. It pairs well with Urban Decay’s bronzes and peaches, too.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Excellent quality–ultra smooth texture with rich color pay off–make this something worth putting on the list, if you’re in need of a pink champagne kind of shade.


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Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Scratch? How much is it?

Sephora, $18.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's similar to MAC's Naked Lunch.

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38 thoughts on “Urban Decay Scratch Deluxe Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sophia

    I love the packashing more than the shadow. But is a cute color.

  2. Scratch on the lid and Shag blended into the crease and on the outer 1/3 or so is really pretty. :)

  3. Dini

    I want this. I want this now. Cannot even type due to intense lust for the eyeshadow 😛

  4. Vanessa

    Its also very similar to my Glamour Doll Eye shadow in Secretive (for a cheaper alternative)

    Im a sucker for golden and pearly pinks.

  5. Jen

    Scratch is one of my all time fav shadows. Its so beautiful on my hazel eyes.

  6. Leah

    This is honestly my favorite UD Deluxe eyeshadow. It makes my green eyes stand out because of the pinky-peach tones

    • lo

      Agreed! It’s one of the few light pink-type shades I can wear without looking ill. So pretty with tons of black mascara.

  7. SiaM

    Quote:”It’s smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend.”
    -Definitely added to my wish list :)

  8. Tish

    This is included in UD’s Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette and is my most used shade next to Underground. I love how it brightens up my eyes instantly. And I agree, it applies very smoothly.

  9. Jenn

    This is my all-time-favorite pink eyeshadow!

    • Carlene

      I have hazel eyes as well, Jen. I love to put this on the lid then something like MAC’s cork/wedge in the crease (buck and naked from the UD naked palette work too). it’s a quick, neutral look that i love.

  10. Elysia

    i looove this color. I’m glad they took the glitter out though

  11. Demi

    I LOVE this color. Just wore it yesterday as a matter of fact. Looks great with my light brown eyes and blonde hair. I usually pair it with either UD Last Call or UD Smog. Very nice!!

  12. Maya C

    Oh! So happy to see a swatch/review of this. I was just finishing up my Sephora gift list and this was on it. Now I’m SURE I want it!

  13. Lucie

    Love scratch! I just rub some on up to my brow bone with my finger when in a big hurry, I think it has a similiar effect as Sin when it comes to brightening up eyes.

  14. Doreen

    I actually just bought Scratch last weekend and it is everything you said it is. Pigmented, smoooove, and very easy to blend.
    However, the peach/coral tones come out more on my neutral-warm skin, which actually doesn’t do anything to help me look more awake, LOL. I’m going to try blending it with MAC Swish to get a more neutral-cool pink.

  15. Carrie Ann

    I like this one a lot. I got it a while ago. Very pretty!

  16. AnGeLwInGz

    Urban Decay is the best with their Deluxe shadows. Every color is a “one swipe” deal. You will never use them up. I suggest the Deluxe Shadow palette to everyone. It already has most of the colors in it and they have excellent application and pigmentation.

  17. Vivianna

    Is this eyeshadow in any of the Urban Decay palettes?

  18. Sam

    I have this and I LOOOOOOVE it! It’s so smooth and creamy and pigmented. It’s definitely one of my favorites. Actually, all of my UD Deluxe shadows are!

  19. WithIt

    I’ve been thinking about getting this shade for a while. I like the UD deluxe shadows and this color looks very pretty. The only thing holding me back is the fact that I own Stila’s Kitten and I’m afraid they are too similar. Anyone have input on this? Thanks! :)

  20. Liz

    That’s funny, I actually wore Scratch today. And I wore it because I was running late and needed a quick, single-colour eye. It really is a good go-to shadow for quick and simple looks. I have it in the Deluxe palette.

  21. Love this color – I use it regularly, and it blends really nicely with Sin or Virgin from the Naked Palette for light, bright, shimmery and well rested eyes!!

  22. This is a very pretty shade! Love love such shade. I would use it on the lids too. To highlight under the brow, I guess gently dabbing the shadow with a brush and dab it onto the under-brow area would suffice to highlight it. Just a suggestion.

  23. cloroxcowgirl

    My favorite eyeshadow ever! Perfect for a wash or as a crease color.

  24. Geo

    Hands down, my favorite eyeshadow color :)

  25. Sexy Sadie

    Looks like Bedhead Cosmetics Natural.

  26. Abbi

    I want it nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  27. Skybluesky

    I bought this recently after reading this post! People on makeupalley seemed to agree. Every place I looked was sold out of this! Sephora, ulta, urban decay. I went to my local makeup store that carries UD and they had it! I’ve been looking for a good shade to go along my lower lash line (I don’t like dark shades under my eye). It’s a little light just to go on its on, though, for my eyelids. But I can easily just use this along with a darker shadow.

    Thanks for reviewing this! I’ve been meaning to get an UD eyeshadow anyway, haha.

  28. Elisabeth

    christine, are you planning to review the new UD 15th anniversary 24/7 pencil set? i would love to hear your opinion on them and see some swatches. :)

  29. Alina

    I am confused. Is it a dupe for Sin or not? Should I buy it if I already have Sin?
    Also, is Silk Teddy from Too Faced similar to any of these?
    Thanks in advance!

  30. Angela

    I think UD’s Sin is a lighter version of this. Really love this color & it goes well with lots of colors.