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The formula is typically described as "high-pigment" that "stays on your lids" and goes on "seamlessly." Their permanent range has a lot of fantastic shades in it, and many of them are pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Some of their matte are real workhorse kind of shades with soft, smooth, silky, and blendable textures, while their shimmers and pearly shades are very rich in payoff and apply beautifully to the lid. They wear between seven and nine hours on me, depending on the shade and finish.
Urban Decay’s groundbreaking new eye shadow formula. This reformulation of Urban Decay’s eye shadow features even softer, amazingly velvety texture; richer, more dense and decadent color; smoother, more uniform pigment distribution and blendability; and longer-lasting, more crease-free wear. The new line of shadows features a completely revamped assortment of shades, new textures, and a totally redesigned token compact. The secret to the new formula is Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietory blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the formula resulting in insane color payout, color that stays on your lids, and sparkle that doesn’t fall. The amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Every Urban Decay shade is silky, blendable, and stays put.
Gorgeous, spectacular shade!!! The only one I use from this disappointing palette, shifty is a shifty mint color for the inner eye, that was designed to be layered on top on another shade (it’s a little sheer, but can be used on its own too) to provide that pop+splash of color. I am in love with it, it’s iridescent and I use it on top of Jade from JD Glow for that out-of-this-world shine and enigma it gives. Stunning 😍
This is my all time favorite eyeshadow. This shade and formula is so perfect for me. It seems almost sheer depending on what angle you’re looking from and has a metallic blue/purple/pink shift to it. The only color I’ve found thus far that even comes close is abalone from the Natasha Denona Coral mini palette but that is more of a shimmery/glittery formula vs a metallic. I’mso sad this color hasn’t been made into a single.
Winter is Here is one of my 3 or 4 favourite shades from the Game of Thrones palette. It's such a perfect shade of brown for me - rich, not warm, with a texture that makes it a pleasure to use. While I do have a few dupes, I'd really love to see this released as a single.
I found this greatly reduced at Winners. It's a shadow I've wanted for ages and now, after using it for several days in a row, I can say I'm really delighted. The colour itself is really flattering = a versatile silvery-taupe - as is the finish. What has really surprised me is how well this colour lasts - it doesn't seem to fade at all as the day wears on. It's a great "one and done" shadow but also works really well with other colours - browns, grey, purple tones, etc. Just an all around winner for me.
This shadow was a very happy surprise in the Game of Thrones palette. I thought it would be too warm, too orange/apricot toned for me but it's anything "but" - it's so flattering, brightening and it is of such good quality. It works with just about any of my "go to" shadow looks for day/work and is just all around a fantastic colour. I so wish it would get re-released as a single (even with a different name) because for me, it's just such a workhorse colour.
I tend to shy away from red-toned eyeshadows because some reds and pinks look awful - unnatural and like I'm having a severe allergic reaction - but this one is a beauty. The shadow itself has a wonderful texture - so smooth and so blendable - and pigmentation is fantastic. I still feel a bit self-conscious wearing this shade but that's just me trying to get used to something a bit different. It's a lovely shadow especially for the fall months.
The shade Baja from Urban Decay’s Born to Run palette is incredibly pigmented and buttery smooth. It’s a vibrant orange color that is the same color in the pan as it is on the lid. The only thing that’s a possible negative about this shadow is that it is very pigmented. Blending it out can be a challenge if you put too much shadow on the lid. Other than that, it’s great. Beautiful color, beautiful formula.
I use this shade to highlight the inner corner of my eyes, however, I find it to flat to be a good highlight shade. So usually I apply it over a sticky base (light, creamy eye pencil) so it shows up brighter.
I also tried it as a base shade after eye primer, but it really emphasizes the skin texture and gives me a reptile, flaky look.
Let's just say it's sheer enough to be useful as a setting powder, and with an aggressive hand can brighter your other products. But on its own it's just straight chalk. Applied alone It blows away while you're looking at it. Applied with primer it dissolves and leaves a sunscreeny cast. It's been repurposed and is a useful addition to the leanne palette but this is not the white/eggshell color you're looking for.
An excellent all around shading color that I got in a versatile matte palette (which is not very travel friendly due to extreme fall out/in/about).
I'm not picky about eyeshadows and wear time, as long as it blends well and plays well with my primer. Which this does. Check. This is a perfect 1-2 shades darker than my skin tone for a deeper eyeshadow base, nose shading, contouring. It plays well with other colors, and I would get it again even as a single for its versatility.
Dirtysweet is such a wonderful lid colour for me. I have about 5 or 6 of the listed dupes and while they're all nice shadows, none of them is quite as nice on me as Dirtysweet. It's a pretty light bronzed gold shade with a glow-y finish. I know that the Naked Smoky palette wasn't very well received but it's a palette I really love using and this colour - which I love on the mobile lid with some dark liner for an easy but flattering look - makes me glad I purchased the palette.
On the whole I really enjoy Urban Decay's eyeshadow formula. I find them easy to work with, long-lasting, and the range of colours is great. I would appreciate being able to buy their shadows in a single refill pan, but I don't mind having the single compacts as the packaging is nice enough. I find Free Love to be a little more sheer than some of their other shimmer shades, but I tend to use it over the top of other shadows to add a bit of something extra.
Tags:buildable, sheer, blendable, easy-to-apply
Skin Type: Very Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Yellow
On the whole I really enjoy Urban Decay's eyeshadow formula. I find them easy to work with, long-lasting, and the range of colours is great. I would appreciate being able to buy their shadows in a single refill pan, but I don't mind having the single compacts as the packaging is nice enough. I really love warm, rich eyeshadow colours and Spike is no exception. I find it easy to blend, and easy to build a look around - very versatile.
On the whole I really enjoy Urban Decay's eyeshadow formula. I find them easy to work with, long-lasting, and the range of colours is great. I would appreciate being able to buy their shadows in a single refill pan, but I don't mind having the single compacts as the packaging is nice enough. I use ABC Gum as an all-over base shade every single day, have done for a few months with no sign of hitting pan. Would recommend to anyone, especially those with a fair skintone like myself.
My favorite \"black\" ... to me it is the darkest black-brown. I use it with a wet brush as an eyeliner. As it wears down and blends in during the day, it reads brown smudge, not \"gray\" smudge. This is very desirable to me. Reminds me of old favorite Bare Minerals \"Retro\" liner-shadow... brown-black is much more flattering on my warm/neutral skin than cool grey-black. Wish it came in a single. I wear it with black mascara. I use it as brow powder for a bolder brow look.
Tags:highly-pigmented, smooth, easy-to-apply
Skin Type: Normal - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow