Urban Decay 1993 Decades Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

1 of 9
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette

1993

Urban Decay 1993 Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that contained two matte eyeshadows and four shimmery eyeshadows. The quality was decent–one shade was more of a miss–with more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation and fairly blendable textures. It didn’t have the best longevity, and there was some fallout to contend with.

Ingredients

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 2
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Beep Me Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

Beep Me

Beep Me is a bright, off-white with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered decently to bare skin, but the texture was more powdery and thicker, so there was some unevenness that I had to smooth out using a fingertip. It lasted for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Talc, Cellulose, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer (D258222/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

1 of 2
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Seattle Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

Seattle

Seattle is a pale blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, thinner consistency that had some powderiness in the pan. It showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Zinc Stearate, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Talc, Cellulose (D260243/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 2
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay 69 Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

69

69 is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, so there was light fallout and the more opaque coverage tended to sheer out a bit in practice. It was blendable, at least, and stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alumina, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Cellulose (D258223/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

1 of 2
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Collect Call Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

Collect Call

Collect Call is a deep, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied much darker than it appeared in the pan. The texture was lightly powdery but soft, smooth, and blendable on bare skin. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, Mica, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Boron Nitride, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, CI 75470 / Carmine, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Maltodextrin, Talc, Cellulose (D258224/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 2
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Totally Rad Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

Totally Rad

Totally Rad is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was hard to build up, even when applied with a fingertip. The texture was lightly emollient to the touch, thin but not powdery or dry, but it just did not have great adhesion. It wore decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, Cellulose, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, CI 75470 / Carmine, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide (D260244/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

1 of 2
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)
Urban Decay Grunge Eyeshadow (Discontinued)

Grunge

Grunge is a rich, medium olive green with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. The texture was silky-smooth to the touch but thinner, yet a little emollient, which was a more unique texture for the brand. It applied best by pressing and patting it into place as it seemed to turn almost translucent when swept on. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Discontinued) swatches.

Ingredients

CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Cellulose, Boron Nitride (D258221/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

13 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

I’m brand new to eyeshadow, and I’ve been looking for new palettes to experiment with. This review is great! The “Grunge” color in 1993 is calling my name. I love all of the different options that you provide for the dupes too.

Great job! You’ve got my subscription definitely.

I probably don’t need it, but those were some of the happiest years of my life. I was a young mom with two little ones as we hit the 90’s and went through our growing pains/joys together through that decade. So there is that. Nostalgia. Thankfully, the 4 shades I feel a pull towards are all really good.

I love Grunge (big surprise, right?) though I have a reasonable dupe; same with 69 (I’ve got Nymeria, which I really like). The other shades don’t really thrill me.

This is the most accurate color scheme to the era, I feel. I can see this one going on discount eventually since it looks like the formula is not their best performing.

I think the highlight of the palette is Grunge – a beautiful olive green shade that was actually the best rated. The rest is a disappointment and I am not sure how Seattle, the lovely blue shade, workds with olive green. The colour story here seems quite random for a 6 pan.

The nostalgic part of me wants this. The sensible part of me doesn’t see many complete looks with this pallet. I’ll probably just wait for it to be half off.

None of the palettes in this collection caught my attention at all. It’s been a while since I actually wanted an UD palette and it was the Naked Smokey.

I want this one because 1993 was an important year to me, but I’m going to wait to see if it goes on sale. :o) Thank you for the review…glad to see it did okay except for the one shade.

This is a really ugly color story. Somehow I don’t remember the 90s being this bad? Ugly everything aside (even the packaging design against the shadows..yuck), Grunge is a pretty ass color

These are inaccurate colors for the ‘90’s, especially ’93. The look was to have it without visibly trying. Did you ever see a super model work out?
If one did try then makeup was Scene. Things were goth. They were punk. This should have been a really well performing matte black, a really well performing dark, dark satin purple. A very dark satin matte grey-brown, a medium brown matte, a medium tan matte, and a deep créme brûlée satin matte.

1993, the year I graduated high school. Incredible year! Yes, I’m definitely getting this. It’s a shame though that Totally Rad is a dud, I love pink shimmers. I’m loving that gorgeous olive green though!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!