Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is actually no longer available, because Urban Decay has slowly but methodically discontinued their matte eyeshadows. I took these photos several months ago (ah, yes, the never-ending backlog!), and while it’s not conventionally available any more, it does still pop-up on retailers like HauteLook.

It’s a grayish brown with a cool tone and matte finish. Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows are soft and silky but can sometimes be a little powdery. Shakedown is only very slightly powdery, but the silkiness of the texture makes it a cinch to blend. It makes a great crease color for neutral looks. It’s similar to: theBalm Celebrational (shimmery), MAC Street Cool (cream-based product, frosted), MAC Double Feature 3 (satiny), and Inglot #342 (lighter, more caramel).

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Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
It's a versatile neutral shade, and it's a shame it was discontinued, because the matte finish made it even more versatile. I hope we'll see Urban Decay roll out a revamped line of mattes now that they've really culled the line.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

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Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Look for it on sale sites like HauteLook.

Is it limited edition?

Discontinued.

Any dupes?

It's similar to: theBalm Celebrational (shimmery), MAC Street Cool (cream-based product, frosted), MAC Double Feature 3 (satiny), and Inglot #342 (lighter, more caramel).

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20 thoughts on “Urban Decay Shakedown Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. le

    I ordered this during the UD sale, they didn’t send it out to me. So well they replied it was out of stock when I asked. Such my luck, I love this color

  2. Devi

    Why would they methodically discontinue their matte shades? D: I’m not too familiar with UD and their practices and how well certain products perform, so I’m curious as to why they’re doing that.

  3. Julianne

    I use this shadow for my eyebrows. It’s absolutely perfect for that. :D I hope I never run out of this, because I don’t know how I’ll get a hold of another one!

  4. Ashley Sarah

    It’s a lovely shade of brown.

  5. ISnt it a bit like MAC Brown down I guess though this is a bit redder!

  6. Carrie Ann

    I wonder why they’re discontinuing their matte eye shadows? If they’re revamping you’d think they’d get rid of their entire eye shadow collection and maybe release new versions in new packaging, or just stick to palettes.

  7. Violet

    Oh the joy in my heart when I see a good matte. The burning sorrow when I find out it’s one I’ll never get to have in my hands. Sad day. Do you know why they’ve been killing off their mattes one by one?

  8. Hailee

    The same thing happened to me!

  9. CW

    I bought Secret Service on eBay a while ago. I’ve been waiting for this one and ABC Gum to pop up as well.

  10. I bought this on HauteLook and I am OBSESSED. Such a nice matte brown without being too dark :)

  11. I was lucky enough to get it during their sale and I absolutely love this color. The texture is amazingly smooth and silky, I don’t have any issues with it being powdery. I really do hope they bring their matter eyeshadows back.

  12. Kate

    I didn’t get this one in the UD sale because it’s similar to a lot of the colors in my Naked Palette, but I got Purple Haze and Chronic. The texture is beautiful. I’m sad they’re discontinuing the mattes. Anyone know why?

    Also, Christine, I’ve used your blog several times to make decisions before purchasing new makeup. Your swatches and photos are always fantastic. Thanks!

  13. Linda

    dupes for this are BB Hot Stone and Mac copperplate

  14. I also got Shakedown during a HauteLook sale and I use it almsot exclusively for filling in my brows. The coolness keeps it from going orange or auburn on me like many products do.

  15. I hear they are reformulating the matte shades and the shade like ‘naked” single is MADE IN USA…..a step up from “made in China”.

  16. Hanne

    I’m a true cool tone, and this is my absolute favorite contour color (yes, I do mean for my cheeks). I’m going to miss it so much.
    Why are UD discontinuing these? They are the best matte eyeshadows available. No competition! Everything else UD makes can be substituted. Well, in my opinion anyway.