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. Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Morphe Queen (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals A-Ha (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Copper Pearl (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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). Kat Von D Nephilim (LE, ) is darker (90% 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). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Starlight (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Board Shorts (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bossing It (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC English Gilt (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Adorn (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (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 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Chameleon (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Livid (146DC) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Countess (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Ultraviolit (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Maroon (22M) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Lit (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Underhand (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Glistening Garnet (P, $7.99) is lighter (80% similar). Coloured Raine Queen Mother (P, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar). Tarte Dominate (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Warm Notes (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% 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, $22.00) 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 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mushroom is a gray-brown–it’s a very intense taupe. Anastasia Antique (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Armor (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Selfish (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Smokey Grey (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Twilight (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Aventure (081) (P, $31.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC 2x Dare #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Pewter (LE, $14.00) 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, $22.00) 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 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Eat, Love (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Venitien #4 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% 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). Pretty Vulgar Fancy (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #2 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cloudy Blue (17M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chameleon (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Break the Ice (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Krinkle (DC, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) (LE, $33.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). City Color Breezy (P, $6.99) is 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. Tarte Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Biarritz (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cream (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Shade I (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Fancy Dress (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Nude (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Habit (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Morning Dew (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Meringue (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% 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!  With a primer, I didn’t have any wear issues, and I didn’t have wear issues with the originals previously.  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!  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.

Chase
Chase
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Last Call
Last Call
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
Loaded
Loaded
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Mushroom
Mushroom
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Rockstar
Rockstar
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Shattered
Shattered
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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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