Urban Decay Spring 2017 Eyeshadows (Mattes & Satins) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spring 2017 | Look Breakdown
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spring 2017 | Look Breakdown
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow

Relish

Urban Decay Relish Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety consistency that was very blendable and easy to work with. It seemed a touch thinner than some of Urban Decay’s best matte eyeshadows, but it did not sheer out too easily, so it did not cause any problems for me. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum, Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Alumina, Polyurethane-33, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Stearic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate. All Shades May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289).

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01/06

Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow

Spike

Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had intense pigmentation with a very smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. I had no issues with fallout, but the eyeshadow was still perfectly blendable on the skin along the edges. It applied evenly and adhered for a solid eight hours to bare skin.

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, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir) : CI 77491, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides].

01/06

Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow

Punk

Urban Decay Punk Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a subdued, plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, though it took two to three layers for opaque coverage. The consistency was finely-milled, thinner, and somewhat dusty to work with, which resulted in some fallout during application. It blended out without too much work, and it wore well for eight hours on me. This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website, and it is a repromote.

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, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Alumina, Polyurethane-33, Tin Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Stearic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Magnesium Stearate. [+/- (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 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green].

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01/06

Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow

Serious

Urban Decay Serious Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark gray with neutral undertones and a subtle, satin shimmer. The texture was rather dusty, which made the eyeshadow prone to sheering out and applying unevenly to bare skin. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. I had the best luck using it to soften the edges of an even darker eyeshadow (like a black eyeshadow) than on its own, as it needed primer to go on evenly. This shade started to fade after seven hours on me. This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website, and it is a repromote.

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, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir) : Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens].

01/06

Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow

Narcotic

Urban Decay Narcotic Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, light-medium blue with a matte finish. While it had a soft, silky texture that felt finely-milled, there was a lot of powderiness and excess product kicked up in the pan. It did not apply well to bare lids or even over the brand’s own eyeshadow primer: it was patchy, uneven, and looked almost dry on. The color started to fade after six and a hours on me. This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website, and it is a repromote.

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, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77492 / Iron Oxides].

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01/06

Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow

Chaos

Urban Decay Chaos Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a barely-there satin shimmer. The finish looked and performed like a matte eyeshadow, as the shimmer really wasn’t noticeable in practice. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, while the texture seemed to be soft, thin, and a bit dusty (I dumped all the broken pieces out and used what remained intact in the pan–poor Chaos arrived in pieces!). The eyeshadow was fairly blendable, but be prepared for a little extra work to buff and blend it out. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. This shade is exclusive to Urban Decay’s website, and it is a repromote.

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

Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Zinc Stearate, PTFE. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir) : CI 77007 / Ultramarines, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].

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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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Poor Chaos!!! Yikes! ?
Relish and Punk will become part of my stash! That is a gorgeous red matte, and I think that with Punk and some of my wishlist shimmers and ones already owned, I’ll be having fun creating some very interesting looks!

Love the eye look Christine.. do you which one is better , the sugarpill ‘s matte red and orange eyeshadow or urban decay’s relish and spike…?? UD is costlier than sugarpill , that’s why I ask.

As soon as Ulta sent me the 20% coupon that was good for 1 day only, I pounced on Relish, should be coming next week, so thanks so much for the sneak peek!! I didn’t even wait for the review, the swatch said it all 🙂

I’m so p.o.’d at myself for not grabbing Relish and Spike when I had that 1 day Ulta 20% off code. I was so close to adding them but I’ve been burned so many times by products that swatch beautifully, I jump the gun and buy whatever only for it to be a surprise poor rater. If you rate it bad I know I won’t like it because it’s rare for me to disagree with you. This was a UD heavy order too. I know I ordered Fireball and Lounge because I gave mine to my little sister. She deserves it, she’s pretty awesome! I also ordered Fireball lipstick from the nocturnal collection and after watching Phyrra’s video on nude lipstick for pale girls I finally added on Violate. OH and I reupped on lipliners in Manic, rush, and Liar. That was JUST THE UD PORTION of the haul lol I’ve been so good but I went HAM with that code! Oh well, as my bloated monster of a collection can attest there will always be another sale!

Will be lot of stuff to report at FHFF when your order comes in 🙂 Good thing Relish is permanent, so yes, there’s always another sale !

Hi Christine, did you happen to pick up the Colourpop pressed shadows? I’m curious how Stay Golden in their line would compare to UD Relish before I decide on either of them! Also did you pick up Shellshock in the new UD releases?

Hi V,

I posted a sneak peek of the ColourPop Pressed Shadows a week or two ago. All the dupes I could think of are posted above — if you click “view all dupes,” you’ll see the full list, which shows Stay Golden at the end of the list.

Sorry, I don’t have Shellshock!

FINALLY a matte red from Urban Decay! It took, what, only 20+ years, LOL! Oddly enough, it was my search for a matte red eyeshadow that lead me to check out UD in the first place… I will definitely be picking up Relish (although I have the MUFE, KvD, & tarte dupes-I can appreciate the subtle differences), Spike, & Thunderbird.

Totally picking up Relish. That’s really unfortunate what happened to Chaos – I love using that color with the chaos eyeliner. Makes my blue green eyes look very blue. ?

I want Relish, but I already have Colourpop’s paradox, AND Kat Von D’s swoon. And I know I’ll NEVER finish Swoon! (It’s so pigmented!)

I’m going to admire it from afar!! I’ll be a good girl 😛

Really beautiful eye look Christine. Although these shades are not for me, they do suit a lot of complexions. It’s a shame that Serious was pretty average.

Spike is a definite for me, and Relish is a maybe. I’m also happy to see that in general, some of these performed pretty well given UD’s inconsistencies and misses over last months, which have been hard to watch.

even with a C level rating i thnk i will end up going for Narcotic that’s such beautiful shade with very little dupeability(how is that a word)

Relish and Spike are must haves for me. Chaos is such a gorgeous blue one, pity is arrived in a chaotic state. If I used blues I’d get it in seconds.

Hey Christine, how easy is it to de-pot these? I don’t like how the z-palette creates like empty space between de-potted eyeshadows… would these perhaps fit in a Mac palette?

Hello! Pbi, these new UD eye shadows are WAYYYYY easier to depot than the old UD eye shadows (those are damn near impossible)
Since they have made them easier to pop out for the DIY UD palette, you push them out really quickly; then I use wire cutters to break away the plastic part around the pan and use a paring knife w rubbing alcohol to loosen the glue. There’s not a lot of glue on these so they pop up fairy easily 🙂
The old ones have A LOT of tough glue and are ridiculously hard to get out ??? even with the flat iron heat method I felt that the glue was never going to melt!

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