Urban Decay Kush, S&M, Twice Baked Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

As I mentioned yesterday, as I was going through our Urban Decay Eyeshadow gallery, and I noticed we were missing a few shades from the permanent range–which was something that needed to be rectified! These three shades all wore eight hours before starting to show signs of fading along the edges, but otherwise, they were quite good.

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05. oz.) is described as a “grass green shimmer with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a medium-dark, grassy green with warmer, gold shimmer-sheen. It had good color payoff (but it could be a little more opaque), and the texture was really soft and smooth. Makeup Geek Appletini (P, $5.99) is lighter. Fyrinnae Dragonโ€™s Wing (P, $6.80) is lighter, brighter. Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is less frosted. Sephora Collection Picnic in the Park (07) (P, $13.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Sugarpill Midori (P, $12.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery, darker. Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is a cream product, cooler-toned. MAC Fresh Flare (P, $21.00) is less frosted, darker. MAC Guacamole (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Feeling Fresh (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05. oz.) is described as a “steel grey shimmer with subtle taupe shift.” It’s a light-medium gray with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish and subtle warm undertones on top. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was very soft and buttery. Makeup Geek Mercury (P, $5.99) is lighter. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is cooler-toned. MAC Evening Grey (LE, $19.50) is darker. Guerlain Les Gris #4 (P) is similar. Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05. oz.) is described as a “rich brown satin with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a satiny, pearly shimmer. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and easy to blend. Anastasia Truffle (LE) is lighter. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $15.00) is more metallic. MAC Copper Strip (LE, $21.00) is a cream product, darker. NARS Surabaya #2 (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Kush Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow
Urban Decay S&M Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow $19.00/0.05 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I actually really like all 3, including Twice Baked, which is warmer than what I normally gravitate towards. I’ve also begun to really embrace greens & silvers/greys, so I think I need to add these to my list…

It’s so funny reading the dupes for Kush – Brand X- less frosted, Brand Y- less frosted, Brand Z- less frosted! That’s Urban Decay for ya’ – if there was a “Frosted Olympics” they’d take Gold in just about every category! I have Kush in BOS3 and quite like it. Christine, do you know if there is a significant difference between Kush as a single shadow vs its incarnation in earlier palettes?

LOL! Frosted Olympics… hmm.

I feel like the single is smoother, just a little. Not a major difference – not one I’d buy just to have the new formula.

I forgot to check back for your reply! Thanks, Christine. I actually bought Maui Wowie as a single in the “new, improved” formula. I loved the colour so much but found it totally unwearable in the BOS3 formula and was so hopeful that it would be “better” in this new formula, when it was released as a single. It’s somewhat better but still basically unwearable for work or most situations. That’s why I’m doubly thrilled with Nars Kauai…the light side is a perfect dupe!

Kush is so verdant, and S&M looks like the perfect ‘tin man’ silver! I

love seeing your swatches of UD eyeshadows – there are so many lovely colours, but no-one stocks UD here, so you can never go and swatch things for yourself. They’re one of my favourite brands, though!

These are really nice colors! Love the shimmer effect!!

I wonder if they are ok for sensitive skin though? And also are they gluten-free? I am gluten-free, so I watch out for these types of things!! That is why I usually tend to use Lush, Glam Girl Naturals Cosmetics, and L’Occitane..

Love the colors though!

Hi Kim!

I’d probably contact Urban Decay for whether they’re gluten-free, as I am not gluten-free and have no expertise in that area!

Don’t have a single eye shadow by UD since the names have always turned me off from the purchase. I know it’s minor, but I consider it as an overall part of the packaging. Even if the quality and colour range may be stellar the names like “Kush” or “Roach” among many others just don’t cut it. Thank you for the swatches, they do look great!

I don’t think it’s minor at all, Elena! You shouldn’t feel like you have to defend not buying because of the names – they’re definitely not names that will appeal to everyone (or even be tolerable).

Haven’t used any of this range previously but from all the swatches I am seeing from it, it looks like I’m missing out. Kush would have to be my favourite I love an emerald green shadow with a slight shimmer.

I got really excited when I saw Twice Baked (no UD where I live lol, a lot of this is new to me!!) because I have a THING for brown… but it looks a bit too warm for me. I’m sure I could still wear it, but I dream of the PERFECT neutral brown…

Christine–I noticed the description said something about microglitter for both Kush and Twice Baked. Did you notice a lot of fallout with the microglitter?

Kush looks quite tempting…I need to dig up my Twice Baked again.

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