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Urban Decay Lightbeam Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette

Lightbeam

Urban Decay Lightbeam Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette ($24.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette exclusively available at Macy’s. I noticed something curious about this palette as listed on the brand’s website, which was that they listed ingredients for two shades as ingredients for past released shades–Solstice for Golden Hour and Riff for Vibe. Sure enough, there’s certainly a lot of similarities between those pairs with Solstice being a richer, more sparkly variation on Golden Hour and Riff just having better quality than Vibe but otherwise seemed quite similar. The palette felt like a rehash of past shades to begin with, so while odd, it wasn’t at all a surprise just how closely they lined up.


01/02

Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Nudie Eyeshadow

Nudie

Nudie is a soft beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly to bare skin but would work better over a primer. The consistency was lightly powdery but finely-milled and blendable in practice. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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.

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Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aqua / Water, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder].

01/02

Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Vibe Eyeshadow

Vibe

Vibe is a medium, golden brown with flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. It had medium coverage with a more powdery texture, so it was prone to sheering out without a primer underneath (and then it was, at least, buildable). This shade stayed on for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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 swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Alumina, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].

01/02

Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Paradox Eyeshadow

Paradox

Paradox is a brighter, medium orange with warm, tangerine shimmer. The eyeshadow had great color coverage in a single layer. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft and blendable but not powdery or prone to fallout. It lasted well for eight hours on me.

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 swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua / Water, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid. [+/- (May contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 16035 / Red 40, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 16035 / Red 40 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake].

01/03

Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Golden Hour Eyeshadow

Golden Hour

Golden Hour has a dirty, plummy-brown base with blue-to-green shifting sparkle with a more metallic finish overall. It had good coverage, but the color appeared a lot less intense and lighter applied than it did in the pan. It had a dense, smooth texture that had flatter, more fleck-like sparkle than chunky glitter. It wore well for eight hours but had slight fallout over time.

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 swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alumina, Aqua / Water, Polyurethane-11, Polylactic Acid, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin. [+/- (All shades may contain /Toutes les couleurs peuvent contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder].

01/02

Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Influence (Lightbeam) Eyeshadow

Influence (Lightbeam)

Influence (Lightbeam) is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was blendable and easy to work with. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading.

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 swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alumina, Aqua / Water, Polyurethane-11, Polylactic Acid, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin. [+/- (All shades may contain /Toutes les couleurs peuvent contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder].

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Urban Decay Summer 2018 Eyeshadow Palette $24.00/0.20 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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That’s interesting about the shade names on the ingredient listings! I noticed the original marketing copy I saw a few weeks ago called these “5 brand-new shades” — it jumped out at me because I already own Nudie (in the Naked Ultimate Basics palette) and Influence (in the Basquiat Gold Griot palette), and I recognized the shade Paradox, as well. But I’m not seeing the “brand-new” language on their site anymore…

I mean, I do like this color scheme — I own singles of Riff and Solstice, plus the two palettes I mentioned above, so I kinda have this already — but if it’s gonna be lazy, it would be nice to at least match the original quality. Riff is such a good shadow!

I’m interested in what the intent behind this palette is and who they are marketing it to. I can’t think of anyone who this product would be of interest to. It’s not neutral enough to be an everyday or travel palette, it doesn’t have enough shades to be a travel palette, it’s just a very perplexing palette to me. Is it meant to be a companion palette? I’m really confused on why they decided to release this. I think an additional, deeper matte shade would have helped this palette out a lot. As it stands now, it looks incomplete.

I was already disinterested in this palette when I first saw it, but seeing that all of the shades in a retailer-specific (“exclusive!!”) palette are previously released makes me like it even less. I’m also really tired of shades like Golden Hour being released when we already have so many from Urban Decay, MAC, ColourPop, Makeup Geek, Wet n Wild, Buxom, Tarte, NYX, Butter London, Lemon Felon; indie, drugstore, high-end…et cetera.

This is a ‘doesn’t make sense’ kind of palette, an afterthought. Apart from the issue re the names and ingredients (bizarre), the palette is full of shades that heavily duped by urban decay’s own shades. Nothing really special here.

I felt the same way about the small Heat palette too. The shades are redundant from the Naked Heat palette with no real value to purchase the small version(the big one has many redundant shades already). The small Kristen Leanne eye palette was simlar to that, and now this one, too many of the same colors. It would be nice if they at least throw in a metallic blue in this to make it like a mini Beached palette. I have a drawer full of these shades already and I don’t even want to consider yet another orange/gold/brown palette.

This one is not for me; Riff is my daily go-to but I am stocked for that and the rest of the colors are not for me. I’m still sorely tempted by Beach. So this makes second UD LE palette in a row with a retailer exclusive — Beach is Ulta only. Wonder why they’re doing this, to sort best outlet for their products maybe

I bought this palette today during a Macy’s sale. I have to say I LOVE it person. The colors are actually quite beautiful and cohesive. It’s not for drama. I think it’s a hidden gem

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