Urban Decay New Eyeshadows (Reformulation) Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay New Eyeshadows (Reformulation) Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) has recently undergone a reformulation so that they’re “richer and smoother” with better color payoff. I compared the original and new formulas for the four shades I have, which were Last Call, Loaded, Mushroom, and Rockstar. Chase has only been released in the new formula, I believe. I could not find Shattered (and I tried to see if I reviewed it previously but only found the Loose pigment version).

Chase is a medium bronze with a subtle red undertone and a glitzy golden shimmer-sheen.ย Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Morphe Queen (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Desert Baked (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Chiffon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Adorn (DC, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dirtysweet (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Charge (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Stardust (04) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Buzzed (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Last Call is a plummy burgundy with a hint of pink sheen. MAC Pinkluxe #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Chameleon (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wittle (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Livid (146DC) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Pigalle (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Be Kind (PiP, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blitz Glitz (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lit (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ultraviolit (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Bad Habit Aurora (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Loaded is a blackened green-teal. It goes on very, very dark–you will lose some of the strength of the overall green/teal if you blend it out, but it doesn’t look full-on black. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(90% similar). MAC Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME302 Peacock (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mushroom is a gray-brown–it’s a very intense taupe. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Armor (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Titus (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Silver Gunmetal (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rockstar is a dark, smoky purple with subtle red undertones. MAC Cosmic Clash (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Forest (P, $28.00)(90% similar). MAC Magic Spells (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME302 Peacock (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shattered is a silvered blue with a green-gold duochrome. Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D 8 Bit (LE, ) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Krinkle (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Break the Ice (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Fancy (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cloudy Blue (17M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chameleon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Splendeur et Audace #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) (DC, $33.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). City Color Breezy (P, $6.99) is cooler (80% similar). Fyrinnae Mermaid Masquerade (P, $8.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Take Me Higher (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Walk of Shame is a pink-tinted light beige nude with a matte finish. I imagine it will work as a nice highlighter on lighter, cooler complexions. When I tried to use this, it looked a little chalky. NARS Biarritz (DC, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Cream (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (PiP, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brule (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Nude (PiP, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Bisque (DC, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Consistently, all four reformulated versions were better than the original versions, but the difference is minor. They’re better, but not so much better (because they were already rather good) that I’d rush out to replace them. Primarily, the difference is a softer texture that has a little more give, so it almost feels creamy to the touch. The softness can result in a little more powderiness, but it is such a small amount that it is a minor concern. With Walk of Shame, there was more powderiness than with the more shimmery shades–if you’re familiar with the softer matte textures, it’s as much as expected.

I tested the wear, specifically, of these shades: Chase, Last Call, Shattered, and Loaded. None of the shades I did in recent testing (in actually comparing the formulas) had Urban Decay’s famous (or, perhaps, infamous) micro-glitter, so I’m not yet ready to do a full review on that finish. The original launch date for this was supposed to be a week out yet, which was when I was going to do the bulk of my testing, so I’m really sorry for having to scramble a bit! ย With a primer, I didn’t have any wear issues, and I didn’t have wear issues with the originals previously. ย Without a primer, these did seem to adhere better to bare skin than the original formula, and after eight hours of wear, there was only minor fading (it wasn’t particularly noticeable except at a very close distance).

I’ll be testing additional shades in the next few weeks and will keep you informed on how the wear goes with those! ย These particular shades are some of Urban Decay’s best, so they may represent that end of the spectrum, while other shades more prone to being troublemakers may not do so well in a wear test.

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Ingredients for 5 shades (I accidentally destroyed one of the boxes!)


Original / New: Mushroom, Last Call


Original / New: Loaded, Rockstar

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chase Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Last Call Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Loaded Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Rockstar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Shattered Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

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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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Can you tell the measurement of the palette. I’ve try to took for it everywhere but they never mention. I might not want to get it if it’s *that* bulky. thanks

Mushroom indeed looks so buttery but it was always a good eyeshadow. That being said I’m grabbing every theBalm Palette I can and I’m pretty sure I’ve got this covered. lol

Shattered reminds me of three eyeshadoews I own. Two in loose pigment form from mineral brands and one from Yaby’s Pearl Paint line. Might have to recommend this to a friend as she is obsessed with that shade.

They have 68 colors to choose from – these are just the colors Christine chose for her palette! The real “new” product here is the palette itself, not they eyeshadows (though there are some new colors, as well as a new formulation)

I think UD Mushroom is the perfect Christina Aguilera-esque nude eye with the cut crease shadow color. It’s my “go to” when I recreate that bombshell nude eye! I use UD Sellout over the lid, from lashline to brow, then Mushroom to cut the crease and blend it out slightly, leaving a subtle, smokey effect. Then use their 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion to create the perfect, iconic winged liner and voila! It’s simple, quick, but always draws attention and compliments! I’m glad to see it as one of your colors you choose. And now I’m wondering how the look might change with Walk of Shame as the lid color? Because Sellout is a satiny finish (like Mushroom), so I wonder how different it would look or come off with a matte lid color?

Sounds good! The Deluxe Eyeshadow formula was one of my favorite, so good to know the new eyeshadows don’t suffer from quality decrease. Thank you, Christine. ๐Ÿ™‚

shattered looks really different, is it just your camera playing tricks? mine is a bright turquoise with a golden sheen, yours looks like a metallic greyish blue?

I really like Last Call and Shattered. Actually, I really like all your picks, Christine!

Now seeing Walk of Fame close up and swatched, I *really* don’t get why they’re putting it in every palette, LOL. It’s the least interesting color of the bunch to me. Maybe that’s just me?

I think being “boring” probably makes it seem more universal, but the matte finish + light color can be a recipe for chalkiness on deeper skin tones.

I think Walk of Shame can be used as a nice all over base shadow for any skin tone, under another shade, either to lighten on a paler skin, or brighten on a darker one. I’m sure UD researched their dominant demographic, as well. So many complained about no matte shades in the Naked Palletes, so they made sure to include a matte. Still, others complained the Naked Palletes were too dark, so UD chose a light shade. More complained about the matte black included in so many other palletes in general (“Couldn’t they put a different matte color in there besides black? How many matte black shadows do I need?”) Lastly, after all the complaints I read, I’d think everyone would be glad they didn’t decide on Half Baked. Besides, not everyone would be happy with whatever color UD put in there. Yes, so many are pretty, but not everyone likes the same colors. Someone, somewhere, will always find a reason to complain.

Personally, I’d rather they throw the pallette in for free, empty, with the purchase of any shadow, or at least a minimum amount, like three.

Hi Amy,

I agree – that is what I’d like to see. The bottom line is more that why force me into one eyeshadow? And the same one each time you buy a palette? If they want to ensure people buy their eyeshadows with the palette, at least let people have the convenience (which is what you’re paying for) and freedom to choose the shade they’d like. For me, Walk of Shame was chalky, so it doesn’t brighten for me, unfortunately!

Really nice colors! So Urban Decay has completely stopped producing matte eyeshadows? all of the colors with the new formula are shimmery right? ๐Ÿ™‚

oh that sounds terrific! ๐Ÿ˜€ just watched your video on Urban Decay about your custom palette, really great choice of colors! ๐Ÿ™‚

Great review! I’m wondering if they’re going to put the reformulated shadows in the Naked I palette. I was worried at first, but since the reformulated shadows are the exact same color and a better texture than the older ones, I’m happy either way ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s really a pity that they’re going to include Walk of Shame in all the palettes though – it doesn’t look like a universal shade to me at all. It would work fine on me, but not at all on dark skintones.

I don’t know. Is it just an excuse to charge an extra buck for their product? None of the NEW colors are doing it for me–many of the “new” shades are actually things that were previously released in palettes.

I expect it was part of a regular price increase – most brands increase prices every 12-18 months on their products, including UD, so that’s how I took the price tag.

I don’t like this concept at all.
It feels really unnessecary to have a palette of this size with space for only 6 eyeshadows just because of the exessive packaging around each shadow.

I think there are much better ways of making a system like this work without sacrificing a ton of space in the palette.

I think UD did this on purpose because they want us to only use their singles in their palette. I think the 18 tries to get it right was them trying 18 different eyeshadow pans from other companies to make sure they don’t fit in anyway.

I was creating a wishlist palette yesterday and Mushroom was in it! It’s my favorite kind of greige. And Walk of Shame looks perfect for me! I’m so excited for this revamp.

Hmm….I am on the fence over this. I think it would be fun to make a palette up, maybe after I have hit pan on a lot of the singles I have now, but it is a shame that it is not more streamlined and I feel with UD palettes that I already have (Naked, Naked 2, Anniversary, etc.) the colours are getting very repetitive. Maybe someday!

I think Chase was in the 15th anniversary palette, and from what I can see of your swatches from that palette, it looks pretty much the same.

I own all of the eye shadows that they released from palettes because I have so many palettes from UD. I like your picks though! & mushroom is my to-go color. I’m happy I can finally buy back-ups for Virgin, Mushroom & Radium now if I ever hit pan. (&if I ever hit pan, I would be so happy to finally hit pan) because from collecting makeup from the past 3-4 years, I still have not hit pan on one single item at all.

I like it but those this new formula justifies the incresing on the price?Imo, No
The shadows on BOS 4 were not that good, if that is the new formula
Considering that this is a combo of the regular + deluxe eyeshadow they should give 2,5 grams of product at least 2grams
I think is pathetic and outrageous
it would be the same if Mac improves their matte eyeshadow formula and increases the price claiming this beast thing since slice bread.
I mean is their job to get always the best for the consumer since there are so many good brands out there, and i don’t think making this shadow is more expensive to them
(imo the american cosmetic brands are going insane)

I’m pretty sure the priced aren’t going up due to a “new” formulation, but rather an increase of production costs in general. The materials needed to make the products have to arrive at the factory somehow, and as we all know gasoline prices are up. Actually, all energy prices are up, and it takes “energy” to run a factory. We must also factor in the cost of labor, ie salaries, benefits, insurance, etc, that typically increase annually. Then there is the fiduciary responsibility/obligation to shareholders who expect the company to maintain a bottomline. And how can we forget about the irresponsible consumer, who randomly buys a product, but because after a few uses, decides to return the product, which then gets thrown out (retailers have shareholders, labor, etc as well; we *all* lose out on that one, including retailers & manufacturers. Think about the long term usage of a product *before* buying. If you don’t usually wear blue eyeshadow, try a cheap brand first, to get a sense of the color, before laying out $20+ for an eyeshadow. We, as consumers, can be quite powerful in determining prices; if it’s too expensive, we don’t buy, therefore driving down prices. The US is a free-market society driven by the principles of supply & demand. UD charges what they do because we will pay it. Instead of complaining about goods/prices, just don’t buy them.

True
But gas prices are way higher in Europe than in the U.S(is pretty shocking how cheap it is there) and the cost of labor in the U.S is cheaper than, let’s say, in France
And still MUFE gives you a 2.5gr for 19$ and UD gives for 1.5gr for 18$.

There are other factors, as well, such as the strength of currency and wages, and then there are still the obligations to shareholders. Also, do we know where the products used to create the shadows come from? Perhaps they come from Europe, I honestly don’t know. Also, here in the US, we have too liberal return policies that *alot* of consumers take advantage of. Besides, they know we’ll still pay the price. So many people hated the N2, but they flew off the shelves, even at $50.

I totally agree with u
Those return policies do not exist in Europe, u buy a beauty product u keep it.
I never understood why someone would buy something, like a few Mac collection products, than return it”cause they were not really sure if they want to keep it” lol
I love UD but as a consumer im looking for the best with best prices.

I like it but does this new formula justifies the incresing on the price?Imo, No
The shadows on BOS 4 were not that good, if that is the new formula
Considering that this is a combo of the regular + deluxe eyeshadow they should give 2,5 grams of product at least 2grams
I think is pathetic and outrageous
it would be the same if Mac improves their matte eyeshadow formula and increases the price claiming this beast thing since slice bread.
I mean is their job to get always the best for the consumer since there are so many good brands out there, and i donโ€™t think making this shadow is more expensive to them
(imo the american cosmetic brands are going insane)

I love UD but I actually feel like they took a step back with this idea. Good concept but I think its poorly executed based on whats already available in the market. I really liked their old packaging. After depoting shadows, I re-purposed pots for travel- to store jewelry, pills, & other products (instead of spending more $ to buy travel containers). But now I have to find space to store palette & the actual eyeshadow “pot”… ๐Ÿ™

I Love UD so I’m sure I’ll try a few colors eventually- Mushroom & Loaded are calling my name!!
Thanks as always Christine- U ROCK!!

Haha! Yeah, I think if you just want a palette… opt for the pre-made ones – probably less money/better deal. I have several loose pots, and it’s a little annoying that I’m just storing empty containers, lol! It’s that same ol’ storage problem – you need containers to store your crap in… and you need a container for your containers!

If UD was really smart, they’ve have brought you ladies in AHEAD of the changes, to get some quality feedback, since you and some of the other “gurus” really know your stuff and also hear from the rest of use about what we love and hate…. I’m sort of kicking myself that some of the shadows for which I bought entire palettes just so I could have that ONE shadow are now available on their own (Mushroom and Loaded come most to mind) but all in all, it is nice to know that I’ll be able to replace them now. Christine, was anyone able to raise the issue of colours like Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and Mauie Wowie and the glitter fall out that renders them almost unusable for most of us? (I haven’t checked yet to see if those have been discontinued or if they’re still in the regular line). If you’ve already been asked this a dozen times and answered, I apologize.

Wende (cofounder) said there was “less glitter fallout” from the notes I took during the visit, but that’s about all I heard on it. Like I’ll never understand how those are the popular shades. I rarely see women wearing eye makeup other than eyeliner/mascara, but even less than that, I never see people with glitter all over their face from MCRA and yet it’s one of their bestsellers!

I get compliments when I wear MCRA and have little bits of glitter sitting on the top of my cheeks. It’s funny – like you said best seller and many love the look – I wear it only blended with something else or a tiny bit of it in the mid eye as a eye poppin opener.

Always excited for new things from UD. It’s my all time go to eyeshadow and has been for a # of yrs. I will miss a few of the shades they removed out of the line. Congrats by the way over your having a pallet named after you in the bloggers eye shadow pallets. I saw it over on the UD site. I am scrambling to get some of the older discontinued shades. It will be nice to have an interchangeable pallet for the shadows. I hope they come out with them in different sizes. But this is a good start – nice for travel and also for your current go to favs. I wish there were more mattes. UD made the best mattes ever and was crushed when they practically eliminated them.

What I think is the funniest part about the mattes is that the shades they have now… are all neutral – and a lot of the shades they brought pack… are neutral. Nothing wrong with neutrals (I like how I look in neutrals over brights these days), but it is funny since they already have Naked 1 and 2 and I feel like UD is or was known for COLOR!

Do you have an opinion on the quality of the included brush?

Since I’m sure part of the palette price comes from the brush I’m wondering if it’s as horrendous as the included brush in the Naked 2 palette. The Naked 2 brush is almost unusable to me as one side is way to stiff and the other side too floppy.

Rockstar is really lovely!

Thanks for the review and swatches!

I’m not a huge fan of it – the shape just doesn’t work that well for me for eyeshadow, though it feels soft to the touch. For me, it’s not fluffy enough – I don’t want it to flop around, but it should have some fluff and density to pick up the powder!

I was in Sephora yesterday, looking for a teal eyeshadow and eyeliner. I swatched Shattered from the AMMO palette and it looked bluer on my NC20/25 skin. Christine, is Shattered at all similar to MAC Peacock? Or the MAC Partylicious pigment? (Oh gosh.. that pigment is so gorgeous. I wish I was into makeup when it was released.)

By the way, this is a tremendous review. It is comprehensive and articulate, you provide well-supported arguments (your degree is coming in handy!), and your demonstration and comparisons are excellent. I wouldn’t get this myself as I find it quite bulky. I am a small person so it would be annoying to pack when I travel (for both the weight and size issues) and I like to be efficient with my space at home. I’ll definitely be “leaving it”.

Out of curiosity, would this palette be compatible with MAC eyeshadows that have been popped out of their pots but not fully depotted from the plastic?

Probably – I haven’t tested if they’re compatible, but I suspect they should be similar. I know the insert itself looks to be the same size, not sure if the notching is the same.

Nice….I really want to build a palette with the new versions eventually. Why isn’t Walk of Shame on the new full list? I thought I did’nt see it listed? Is it LE or something?

I’m excited for the new shadows to launch! UD is my favorite eyeshadow formula. The palette… I’m not so hot for. It’s a great idea, but after much thought and comparison, I’d much rather just get the shades individually, depot as usual, and stick ’em in a Z Palette. The value just isn’t there for their palette and shadows together. Oh well!

On another note, could you spare some advice for colors? ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love Rockstar (and the name is TOTALLY me) but it looks quite similar to Freakshow, which I already own. Rockstar’s red undertones look a bit more subtle than Freakshow, though. Also, how does Mushroom compare to Pistol? I’ve been all over Pistol lately! Do you think it’s justifiable to buy both? Thanks, Christine! ๐Ÿ˜€

Rockstar is definitely different from Freakshow – Freakshow is a bit brighter, doesn’t have that smoky quality of Rockstar. Mushroom is darker, not quite as brown as Pistol, and it has more of a metallic finish. HTH!

What I like about the new formulation is that it’s paraben free. I’ve always steered clear of the brand because all of their products are chock full of parabens, but it looks like I can finally check them out. Its really cool when a brand takes the concerns of the consumers and actually takes action.

thank you for doing all of these swatches Christine! I have a question though; my friends was wondering whether the new Urban Decay create your own palette idea will also be in available in Canada? Thanks in advance for your help ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the new look of their packaging. Don’t get me wrong, the subway token thing is cool, too, but these look so professional and classy.

I think the people who are saying negative things about this palette are being a bit short-sided… First, if you don’t need/want a build it yourself palette, don’t buy it! I did buy it, because like most everyone else I own tons of UD palettes. But UD’s bulky packaging makes traveling with their palettes just not feasible. Plus, I honestly use only two colors from Naked 1 and three colors from Naked 2. And I don’t want to pay $50 for two or three palette-exlusive colors. But now I can have all my favorite colors in one palette and just pay for the colors I need. While I’m not in love with the design of the palette and I wish UD would sell the shadows as refills for a couple bucks cheaper with less packaging, overall I’m happy that my favorite colors are available as singles and now there’s an empty palette I can put them in. Just remember, you don’t have to buy the palette and 5 (or 6) shadows all at one time. You can just buy the palette and take your time filling it!

Hi, Christine. I really love this review. I’ve been wanting the Last Call shade lately and I am currently looking for a dupe since UD is pretty expensive here in my country.
After much browsing along this blog, I personally think that Inglot #452 is quite similiar in shade with Last Call.
What do you think?ย 

ย @Christine (Temptalia)ย thank you Christine!! I really appreciate your opinion.. I’ll still take more time to decide.. ><

This post reminds me I haven’t used my Urban Decay Ammo Palette in a long while! I just dug it out and Shattered and Last Call are in there! Yay! I’m gonna try to use this palette again soon! Thanks for the review! Loaded looks really gorgeous..

I was looking for “Flipside” eyeshadow in the Urban Decay website & Sephora.com & I could not find it anywhere! ๐Ÿ™ was it discontinued?

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