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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction Makeup Look & Swatches

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction collaboration! πŸ™‚ Stay tuned for full photos, swatches, reviews, and all that good stuff!


For the eyes, I used the new, limited edition Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette. I applied Righteous eyeshadow on the inner two-thirds of the lid, and then I blended Tyranny on the outer third and towards the middle of the lid. I darkened the crease with Vengeance with a larger, fluffier crease brush, and then I defined further by applying Anger with a smaller, more precise crease brush. On the brow bone, I mixed Righteous and Tyranny to blend from the darker crease color towards the brow bone. I lightly highlighted the brow bone with Furious. I used Urban Decay’s Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner on the lower lash line and water line.


I began by applying Giorgio Armani Maestro (5.5) Liquid Foundation, then set with Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. I patted on Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections Cheek Melange as a more defining/contouring blush (so it is applied a bit lower than a normal blush).

Lips & Nails

I used Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil on the outer edges of the lip as a liner (but didn’t fill in the lips entirely), and then I applied Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick all over the lips. I applied two coats of Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color on nails.

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Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil

Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil
Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil

Urban Decay Gunmetal Glitter Eyeliner
Urban Decay Gunmetal Glitter Eyeliner

Urban Decay Gunmetal Glitter Eyeliner
Urban Decay Gunmetal Glitter Eyeliner

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Righteous Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Tyranny Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Vengeance Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Furious Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette
Urban Decay Anger Eyeshadow


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Kitty Kerosene Avatar

Naked Basics looks to be a bit cooler-toned than the Pulp Fiction one. Checked it out today at Sephora and, even though I have a whole ‘neutrals’ palette from UD, I may well get this one too. Their eyeshadow quality is fantastic and the other one I have is Naked3, which is very ‘rose gold’ and not as classic, 90s warm-tone matte. I think those two compliment each other well.

xamyx Avatar

I disagree; I find the palette to be very much inspired by the film. Given the lip & nail shades are named for Uma Thurman’s character, and are representative of what she wore in the film, I would imagine the eyeshadow palette was also inspired by her character. If you watch the film, you will see just how similar the palette is to what she wore, therefore the “inspiration” is quite evident. Also, the “mood” of the film, both in story & cinematography, is far from vibrant, so a muted, neutral palette was the obvious direction to go, if UD wanted to stay true to the theme.

Carrie Avatar

When I said uninspired, I more meant the fact that most of the colors have counterparts in Naked Basics. UD has repackaged palettes with new names before – (Alice in Wonderland comes to mind) and that’s what I’m thinking of here.

I do agree that the palette is true to the move though πŸ™‚

xamyx Avatar

Maybe it’s just my screen, but these shades seem quite a bit warmer than Naked Basics. I know alot of people are getting bored with all the “brown” palettes, but they really are all different. Some run warm/yellow, others are taupe-based, others run cool, etc…, and what may appear “neutral” & undetectible on one person may actually stand out on another. To say all “neutrals” are the same is like saying all greens/blues/purples are the “same”, yet we seem to have a need for more “color”.

rashmi Avatar

what a treat for eyes πŸ™‚
m so in love with . revolution formula … whenever I have them on lips I keep admiring myself πŸ™‚
def getting this ……
All pictures are so beautiful n the expressionsss …. my my

pixxie Avatar

lovely look Christine…. The red lips look stunning on you..

Christine, can you recreate Lily Collins makeup look on Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2013??

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or can you just suggest what lipstick or what lipstick + gloss that will match her lip on this picture..
please gorgeous please… Lily’s lip color looks very lovely and wearable but I can’t find any color that match the picture


Veronica Avatar

The palette feels a little uninspired compared to the rest of the collection – I get what they were going for, but for a Pulp Fiction collection, eccentricity is expected bar, y’know?

Christine Avatar

I think, perhaps, the literal look/makeup from Pulp Fiction is so iconic that they wanted to “stay true” to the film? I can really see both sides of the argument – staying true as well as something that gets inspired by, but not in such a literal way.

Veronica Avatar

I think my biggest problem with it is that it probably reminds me too much of Naked Basics, which was too warm for me. I also think these shades run a tad light, so darker skin tones may not get as much use out of it. It’s not a bad palette by any means, just kind of an easy pass for anybody who has a fair collection of neutrals already. πŸ™‚

Em333 Avatar

Could you do a must have/favorite brushes post? I am shopping the Nordsdrom sale but can’t decide on brushes as I don’t know much about them or what to look for when I shop for brushes or what brands make the best ones. Sorry my comment is not related to the post

Christine Avatar

Hi Em!

I did these posts a few months ago πŸ™‚

In general, I don’t find that the average mainstream high-end beauty brand to do brushes that are that great/worth the price. Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, etc. are inferior brushes to synthetics you can get for under $20. If you want to go natural, I highly recommend Hakuhodo. Some MAC brushes are nice, still, but their face brushes are less so.

Andrea Avatar

Uuuuuuuhhh… You look grrrrrrrrreat! You made it work, cause really there is nothing unique about this collection. Still, you made it look covetable. But, like someone already said, theres so many other things on my wish list. And also I hate the movie.
Still Christine, you look smoldering. Good job!

Jill Avatar

I think this collection is a great idea – one thing that does confuse me is why they didn’t actually make the nail polish more similar to the one actually by Uma Thurman in the film. I believe it was Chanel’s Vamp (the original creme version.)

Maria Avatar

Christine, you look absolutely gorgeous! This look was made for you.
I also wish they had come up with a more inspired eyeshadow palette, because most makeup fiends already have enough neutrals as it is. Where did Urban Decay’s edgy color palette go?!

Maria Avatar

Haha you’re so right! This is what I get for commenting when half asleep. I guess I just wished for more edge in this particular collection, in terms of eyeshadow. I’m most interested in the lipstick but do have enough reds right now…might have to pass

Quinctia Avatar

I totally get how the collection fits with the aesthetics of the movie, but it’s not for me. (I don’t like neutrals, or red lips/nails.) I have a friend who’ll love all this stuff, though, huge Tarantino fanatic.

Now, if they ever do something Kill Bill themed, I might have to pick something from that up…

Kirsten Avatar

Hahaha! It figures that I love the nail color, since that’s the one thing I don’t wear. Too bad it doesn’t come in a lipstick.That’s a good look for you though!

Erin Solaro Avatar

Forgive me, but this look is terribly unflattering–and I’m not blaming you. I find it flat, heavy and lifeless. I know you review products you don’t think are always particularly suitable to your coloring, but IME, you have the ability to make me think about color differently and want to try it from neutrals to brilliants. (And it usually works. My favorite palette is Sleek’s Sunset. I’m about to buy purple and orange lipstick because of you, secure in the knowledge that they will probably work.) Virtually everything you show looks amazing–including the-well-out-of-my-comfort zone–unless the product itself is wretched.

I will understand if you don’t publish this, but looking at the look you did, all I could think is, What were they thinking of, putting this out?

Mariella Avatar

What a fabulous look. The palette looks filled with very dupe-able shadows but I can see it being a practical one to have for work and for people like me, who never tire of neutral eye looks. I think my answer to the question about what sorts of looks you’d like to be more mainstream would be THIS look (no nude lips, no crypt-keeper eyes, just sophisticated, elegant beauty).

Sylirael Avatar

LOVE your look and the awesome posed pictures! πŸ˜€ I like the look of the lipstick and pencil (although I think they might be a tad too warm for me).

I want to like the palette, and I appreciate the concept they were going for, but it’s…kinda boring :-S I wish they’d swapped out the lighter brown for a red one, like that Gash (?) shade they used to make?

*picks nits* πŸ˜‰

Cath Avatar

Great sneak peek!

The lipstick reminds me a little of MACs Russian Red, what do you think?

How quickly do you estimate this will sell out based on previous limited edition releases?

Also, do you know if it will be reaching US stockists?

TY! x

Christine Avatar

Russian Red is more matte and a little brighter – bluer, too, I would say.

I really have no idea, since a lot of it is tied to how much stock they have (or don’t have). It seems like people are interested in the concept, but the products are more dupable than not, so that might keep some away. It is going to launch at all the regular retailers here in the U.S. like Sephora, ULTA, and Macy’s, so there should be a decent level of stock available. I’m not sure if it will head to UK or not.

Shelley Avatar

This look is absolutely stunning on you! Everything looks flawless! Loving the look of the lipstick and honestly the palette looks pretty good. I need a quick neutral look everyday for work and I don’t need too many shadows to choose between. So a palette with five neutrals would work well for that purpose. I wonder whether already owning the naked basics would make the palette redundant for my collection? This one seems a little less matte. Thanks as always for the swatches and for your dedication!

Chanel Avatar

I’m extremely drawn to the lip pencil. Other than the lipstick, that’s the highlight of the collection In my opinion. It looks like a great base color for the red lipsticks I have in my small collection, looking forward to your review on it.

beka Avatar

i love the look! it looks great on you. i’ve been wearing more subtle eyes lately because, let me tell you, moving to phoenix in july is killer. i just haven’t been putting much on my face because its just so darn hot! i’m trying to save money for a house so i’ve got to stay away from sephora (and barney’s for sure because i would want to walk away with all of the surratt blushes!) so i will probably end up skipping this even though i love the movie and that lipstick looks fantastic!

Elizabeth Avatar

I want to get this palette just for the lip products and the nail polish. The eyeshadow palette didn’t really peak my interest. Can’t wait to see your full review.

Johnna Quick Owens Avatar

I think I like the nail polish best, but then I am obsessed with nail polish. I love a deep red with blue undertones, in fact reds are the most heavily represented shades in my polish collection, and you can never have too many deep reds! I like that this is more of a shimmer than a real glitter, it gives it more of a glow. I don’t know how you feel about red polish, but this one went so well with your skin! It really makes your hands look amazing, and I will definitely put in on my list of polish to check out. Thanks so much for the review!

Arielle Avatar

You can definitely tell that you were digging this look and collection. Love love love the feel to these pics and hope you utilize this look or some of the products the next time you want some oomf.
Also I got a chance to see the palette in person and it looks sooooo good in terms of pigmentation.

Marlene Avatar

Considering UD is known for their shimmering/full of glitter shadows, Im surprised they made a matte (they’re all matte, right?) palette, but then again I have never watched Pulp Fiction. I really liked the palette, I might get that – I’m not sure yet.
And ooooooooh, the lipstick! Holy crapoli, BEAUTIFUL. And you look stunning in those colors, Christine! I just wish the lipstick formula was less shiny, but then again, this color is sooooo gorgeous I might get that, too. Not that I might look as beautiful as you wearing that lipstick, my hair is very, very bleached so I’m not going to get that mysterious, vamp vibe, but a girl can dream. I need to convince myself of that.

Anyway, I loved it. The glitter eyeliner? Fabulous! I’m just too traumatised because I got the purple(/lilac?) one and some glitter particles fell onto my eyes, and the paaaaain…. Unforgettable. And I never wear eyeliner on the lower lash area, so it’s not going to be worth it, but it IS lovely.

Marlene Avatar

Oh. I guess I really, REALLY need to get new glasses ASAP, I totally didn’t see any shimmer at all, hahaha. Now it’s less appealing for me, but it’s still very pretty.

Thank you for your reply, Christine! πŸ™‚

Helene Avatar

I like the look, Christine.I think I have enough neutral eyeshadows for now, I also have enough lipsticks, but this one, so gorgeous, I hope I’ll be able to get my greedy hands on it πŸ™‚
I think UD did quite a good job with this, actually. Really good nudes if you don’t have a lot already, and a killer lipstick, with pencil to go with it.
In the film her nails were darker, I do think it was the old Rouge Noir she wore. It was a must have from Chanel back then. I had it, actually prior to the film, and my did I love that nail polish!

Helene Avatar

Matching lips and nails is quite fun, I think, Some seem to think it’s dull and old fashioned, I think it was such a long time since it was the thing to do, so maybe it’s time to bring it back.

CKG Avatar

Looks great on you.

I love PF and using the name Mrs. Mia Wallace? Love it!
But I like the idea and fact of this collection more than the actual items

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