Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pinky-taupe matte.” It’s a pinky beige with mostly neutral undertones and a matte finish. You may already have this shade if you have the Vice palette. Inglot #344 is several shades darker. MAC Bloom On is slightly lighter and pinker. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac is darker.

Laced was one of my favorite shades from the Vice palette, because it’s not a shade that I have half a dozen similar shades of, and it’s a very versatile neutral.  How it might be used depends on your skin tone and what you pair it with, but it can be used as an all-over lid shade to even out the tone, to mattify any frost, to help in blending out another shade, as a highlighter, or as a softly defined crease for those with really pale complexions.  The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth–not at all powdery–and easy to blend and apply. The color payoff is true-to-pan, and it’s fully pigmented.  I wore alongside Easy Baked and Desperation, and it lasted a full nine hours without fading or creasing.

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow: Easy Baked (inner lid), Laced (outer lid),
Desperation (crease), ABC Gum (highlighter)

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Kadie Lee Avatar

Excuse me while I go dance a full on jig around my house. I wanted the Vice Palette just for this shade but couldn’t bring myself to purchase it at the time. askdjflskd;lsakdfj

Ellen Avatar

It’s lovely! I think the pink is a little darker, but it’s got a great combo of matte pink and brown, with lighter and darker grey-brown shimmer shades. I used the lighter shimmery shade today for a purple smokey eye 🙂

xamyx Avatar

This is actually one of my favorite shadows, and I *do* have about a half-dozen similar shades lying around, LOL. While not *exact* dupes, I have several shadows in the same range, and I wear them nearly every day that I wear makeup. On days I have very little time/energy, I just sweep this sort of shade on my lid, add mascara & brows, and my eyes are done. It really does brighten up my eye area, makes me look & feel polished, and is mistake-proof. I can also easily add any color with it later in the day, if I choose, without having to figure out what will work. Every time I open Vice, this is the first shade I go for.

Sabrina Avatar

Wow, Christine, this looks fantastic! I really want it now and i don’t have the vice palette so i might get this single pan. Do you think it looks anything like MAC’s ‘girlie’, christine?

Melissa C Avatar

This reminds me a lot of a shadow from my Stila In the Light palette – I think it’s called Bliss. I love that shade. Wonder if this is a possible dupe for when I hit pan on that?

xamyx Avatar

On my inner arm, swatched, no primer/base, Bliss is a wee bit darker & warmer, but I imagine on the eye, they would be extremely close, especially depending on what other shades you use with it and your skintone. HTH

Gigie Avatar

This is beautiful. However, I really miss the UD eyeshadow range I fell in love with. It had lots of brights, including matte brights. I really wish they would bring those back in a palette like the Naked palette (12 full sized bright matte shadows). I also wish they had more yellow and orange in their range. Some light blue would be nice too (they discontinued both if theirs).

zainab Avatar

I don’t understand why UD, formerly an ‘edgy’ brand has no reds, oranges, yellows, acid greens in their range. Meanwhile the have a ton of browns, neutrals and purples…

Danii Avatar

I LOVE this shade from my Vice palette. I use it with some of the other mattes to make a really simple neutral look. :3 It’s just so pretty! I love my palette, even if a lot of people don’t/didn’t. Sure, Jagged is a bust but with something like $200+ in eyeshadow, a brush, and the samples I got when the shipping department was closed? I couldn’t be happier because I have beautiful shades and it leaves me without the so troublesome decision of what singles to try to stuff into my makeup bag, especially with the versatility for me: mattes, shimmer/glitter, shades to layer over eyeliner. >:D Laced looks so nice with so many different colors from the palette and NAKED.

Wwendalynne Avatar

I adore this shades like this and I think this is my absolute favourite UD shadow. I know that sounds crazy considering their other offerings, but I’m usually reaching for my Vice palette because of this shadow. This shade should have been included in one of the naked palettes..really!

xamyx Avatar

MAC Malt is a bit darker, and warmer, closer to Stila Bliss; however, depending on your skintone, and what other colors you pair it with, it I think you can achieve the same vibe. If you’re fairer, I think Laced is a better option, but for light-medium Malt may work better. HTH

Catherine @ bcrueltyfree Avatar

I’m in love with this shade. I agree completely, it’s such a versatile neutral yet for some reason colors like this can be a bit difficult to find. They create the most natural looking subtle “no makeup” crease contour on my ~NC25 skin

Julie Avatar

I had to run and order this as soon as I saw they put it out. It is my FAVORITE shade from the Vice Palette and I had asked them to add it, I’m so glad they did! I agree with others that this shade should have been added to the Naked Basics Palette as well. It would have extended the range so much. Now I can have a single to go in my BYOPs and not have to bust out my bulky Vice Palette all the time for that one shade!

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