Urban Decay Calavera is a very warm-toned, dark yellow with a satin finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Calavera is a bright, light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and fine gold pearl over a matte finish. The consistency was finely-milled, smooth, and a little denser while still being very blendable on the lid. There was noticeable fall out with this shade during application, but it did not sheer out too easily, so it was fairly easy to get true-to-pan color. I found that it tended to darken and look more muted when applied over bare skin, but over a primer, it retained more of its brightness. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. KVD Beauty Fran (LE, )(95% similar). Anastasia Phresh (LE, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Goldenrod (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Illamasqua Hype (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Mischief (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Electric #5 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Cave of Wonders (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Buttercupcake (P, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Fashion Rebel #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Chrome Yellow (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #323 (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Tiki (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop So Sweet (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #24 (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Viseart Bright Editorial #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Ochre (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Royal Woo (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lady Fingers (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M408 Mustard (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Tiger #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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.