Friday, August 20th, 2010


Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Permanent Play:  Urban Decay S&M Shadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is smooth, buttery shade of silvered gray with a part frost, part metallic finish. It’s nicely pigmented, and it applies incredibly evenly with little work. It’s the type of shade that works well for a very classic smoky eye. I also like to pair it with navies and bright blues for something a little unexpected.  S&M is part of Urban Decay’s permanent line-up of eyeshadows, so it’s available year-round as a single shadow.  (If you’re not much of a pot person, Urban Decay shadows are as easily depotted as MAC and will fit into MAC palettes as well.)

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re in need of a metallic silver-gray, S&M might be a shade for you.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow


Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow


Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow


Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow (left) / Gunmetal (right)

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25 thoughts on “Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautiful shades, both of them. I hope you will enterain us with a pretty look using these soon!
    and maybe one day use Laprairie Rosebronze in one of your looks. :)
    You have not used it before with me missing it, did you?

  2. Charlotte

    Can you recommend a good gunmetal shade like this that doesn’t lean too blue?

  3. Iliana

    Those 2 shadows are really pretty. I really wish UD was available here. I’m not a big fan of online shopping!

  4. Sexy Sadie

    Love it.

  5. Marina

    I love this shadow…it’s one of my favorites. I like how I can actually wear it and not have it accentuate my dark circles! Only thing is, it seems to crease more than any UD shadow I own!

  6. bluematilda

    i’ve just recently started getting into UD’s eyeshadows (hello naked palette!) and i’ve heard a rumor that they are releasing a “black palette” with blackened shadows, blackened green, purple etc-it has 6 shades-have you heard if this is true, and if it will be released in the states? ps thanks for all the feline and villain stuff!

    • I don’t have any information on it myself, but I did send over an inquiry earlier this week – if I hear anything, I will let you know! :)

      • bluematilda

        i saw it over on lipglossiping’s site, i also emailed UD but they said they had no info :( check out her site if you want to see it, i guess she posted it in the last week or so-

  7. Really pretty color and great pigmentation.

  8. Amy

    I have this shade. I was looking for more of a grey, but it comes off silvery-blue on my eyes (I’m NW20 with blue eyes). I’ve paired it with UD Sin and Mac Sketch for a soft pink, blue, and purple look that looked pretty with light eyes.

  9. Avatar of LU LU

    I love it! I’m a huge fan of smoky grays!

  10. Brynn

    This is the black palette… seems like a “leave it” item to me..
    http://www.lipglossiping.com/2010/08/18/urban-decay-the-black-palette/

  11. I’m always a fan of UD eyeshadows that dont have glitter. kudos to them for resisting the glitter urge!

  12. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    S&M is a fun color. I always have trouble deciding whether to wear that one or Strip.

  13. Ashley D.

    To me this is just an eyeshadow you can skip since so many brands make really similar/same colour of this shade.

  14. inaya

    hey chrisitne! what would u recommend as the best cheek glowy highlighter for an nc32? mary lou or mac candlelight (or sth else alltogether)

  15. Lora

    Might have to try that since gunmetal is a shade too dark for me. :D

  16. Emmanuelle

    Hey Christine! I was wondering if you knew a duplicate of S&M in the Mac eyeshadows?