Urban Decay Kaleidoscope Dream is a limited edition eye palette that retails for $39.00.
Urban Decay Kaleidoscope Dream Kristen Leanne Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes 11 shades of eyeshadow and a dual-ended blush housed in a cardboard palette with interior mirror. The layout of the palette seems to be a love/hate aspect of the palette, and whether or not the arrangement makes sense to your eyes, there is a lot of wasted space so the palette has that bulky feel that far too many Urban Decay palettes have had in the past. The formula used in this felt different to me than the brand's typical formula (found in their singles)--the shimmers were much, much denser and creamier to the point where some (like Dye) were a little too thick and were harder to blend seamlessly into the thinner matte textures. The majority of the shades were quite pigmented, and they adhered well to bare skin and lasted around eight hours. Some readers commented that the palette has a general feel of rehashing by the brand, and I'd agree that if you have a half dozen of Urban Decay's palettes, you'll find quite a bit of overlap.
Through using the palette, I gravitated toward the shades Leo and Brixton quite a bit and actually felt like they were far better transformative shades than the ones the brand included in their Distortion palette. I actually wish they had included larger pans of them instead of splitting a pan. Corona was also a lot more nuanced than anticipated--a lot more than just another neutral.
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