Urban Decay Flashback is a slightly warm-toned, dark lavender with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Flashback is described as a "bright deep purple with pink sparkle." It's a meidum, violet purple with a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry, but not powdery, consistency that could be helped by usage of a primer, as it didn't go on as evenly on bare skin. It started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Babe (DC, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Nouveau (Fade Into Hue) (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Violet (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Wish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Violet Vibez (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ultraviolet (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Euphoric (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nebula (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Fluff (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop A Whole New World (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Tonic (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (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.