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Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.75 oz.) includes fifteen, full-sized eyeshadows (0.05 oz. each); five new shades, four permanent shades, and six shades from other palettes. I really liked the palette, and I think that the majority of the shades applied well over bare skin and lasted for seven to eight hours before creasing and/or fading. The pigmentation was typically good with soft, blendable textures that were easy to work with. This palette is all shimmer, though, so if you like satins and mattes to vary the finishes that you use, you’ll need to incorporate another palette. The three worst-performers were either more glittery or firmer/sheerer. It is exclusively available at urbandecay.com on October 20th and is limited edition.

Edited on 10/20/15 at 2:30PM PST: I just received an answer regarding availability on this palette (I emailed my long-time contact this morning), in brief: launches in their freestanding stores today but nothing online until early 2016. Yes, 2016. All of the palettes were sent to bloggers as a UD.com exclusive but apparently there was a change in distribution and now it is a Sephora exclusive.

Protest is described as a “golden forest green shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that applied well to the skin and lasted for eight hours. Chanel Vert Metal (836) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Humid (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Lights Out #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Wanderlust (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (DC, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Bankroll (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Hundred (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Isles (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #418 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Buxom Dusk 'Til Dawn (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bender (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Junkie is described as a “teal green shimmer.” It’s a brightened, dark blue-leaning teal with a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation with a dense, buttery consistency that applied nicely and wore for eight hours. Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Watt (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow (P, $6.75) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Arctic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Midnight Swim (16) (DC, $10.00) is lighter (80% similar). Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Princess Sparkle (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deep End is described as a “bright teal shimmer.” It’s a brightened, medium bluish-teal with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, soft, and buttery. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me before creasing. Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (LE, )(95% similar). NARS Break It Up (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Evil Genie (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #26 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Coconut (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Midnight Sea (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Affresco #4 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hydroplane (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Madness is described as a “bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-glitter.” It’s a softened, medium blue with cool undertones and a dusting of blue sparkle. The sparkles tended to get trapped in the brush or fall out during initial application, as it didn’t seem liike any translated on the lid. It had so-so pigmentation with a slightly drier texture and showed signs of fading after seven hours. Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Pure Creation (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Haight (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #5 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Sapphire (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blue My Mind (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Evidence is described as a “deep navy blue shimmer.” It’s a deepened, navy blue with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable texture. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Ministry (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blue Envy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Star Cobalt (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Center Stage (P, $9.99) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Truth (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Moon is Blue (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Eternity (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightfall (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prank is described as a “deep navy matte with turquoise floating pearl.” It’s a muted, blackened blue with green shimmer over a matte finish. This was released previously, but this year’s iteration is much more pigmented and less powdery, though it still kicks up some excess in the pan, I felt like it deposited with good payoff on the lid. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Sure (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Defiance (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Heavy Metal (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Fascination #1 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Fata Morgana (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #20 (LE, $33.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Omen is described as a “bright metallic purple with blue shift.” It’s a brightened, lavender purple with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with and lasted for eight hours before fading. Sugarpill Strangeling (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #10 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Stila Vivid Amethyst (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Violet (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #15 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Poolside (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Violet (14) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). Kat Von D Babe (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hasta La Costa Baby #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sephora 1980's (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flashback is described as a “bright deep purple with pink sparkle.” It’s a meidum, violet purple with a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a slightly dry, but not powdery, consistency that could be helped by usage of a primer, as it didn’t go on as evenly on bare skin. It started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Babe (DC, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Violet (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #441 (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop A Whole New World (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sugarpill Hysteric (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Tonic (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Mickey's Squeeze (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Nebula (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Omen (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Voodoo is described as a “metallic purple shimmer with iridescent purple micro-glitter.” It’s a muted, deepened purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen. There is a fair amount of glitter in the pan, but it doesn’t translate as much on the lid as a lot of it falls out during application. It wore for eight hours with some fall out (what did make it to the lid). NARS Canberra (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99)(100% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay ACDC (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Magnetic (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Harajuku Blu (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #2 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Space Owt (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Panthertized (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Plumluxe #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flatline is described as a “metallic pale pink.” It’s a brightened, light pink with warm, yellowish undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture. The color started to fade after eight hours. Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh & Mint #2 (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Plum (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bordello is described as a “pale mauve shimmer with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a pinky-plum with warm undertones and copper sparkle. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was noticeably chunky due to the amount of glitter in it. It applied well enough, but it’s a shade you’ll want to apply before any base products as it drops a lot of glitter during application and some more during wear. Worth noting, this seemed improved from the last time I tested it. theBalm A1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Dior Shimmer Lilac (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dream On (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Inglot J405 Celestial (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Pink Diamond (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Love Letter (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Piece of Me (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). theBalm #32 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #4 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Inked in Pink (P, $6.99)(85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Backlash is described as a “bright pink with orange floating pearl.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, bluish pearl. It had so-so color payoff with a slightly powdery, drier texture that needs to be patted on with less sweeping and buffing motions to maintain its vibrancy. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX3 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced New Money (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Noise (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #11 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Fired-up Pink (305) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced I Love TF (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.75) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Hello Mickey! (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D850 Nitro Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Totally Fetch (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Party Dress (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #23 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (DC, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Daybreak is described as a “soft bronze with silver glitter.” It’s a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and micro-glitter. The texture was drier and thinner, and it was the least promising shade in the palette as it seems almost loose in practice. I was able to get it to work, but it needs primer or even an adhesive base. It started to fade after seven hours of wear. NARS Icon (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chopper (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Copper Aura (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Angel Hair (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Intense Rosegold (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Prancer (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Huda Beauty Bubbly (Remastered) (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wild Out (LE, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Gleam Girl (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Drizella (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burn is described as a “medium golden brown shimmer.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. There seemed to be slight bits of silver micro-glitter in this one, though it isn’t in the description. The texture is very dense and cream-like, so it applied well to the skin and lasted for eight hours, but there was a bit of fall out. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Taupe (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Zap (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Woodwinked (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Far Side (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Wanderlust (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Stila Smoky Storm (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Stila Fairy Tail (P, $24.00) is darker (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Jupiter Sand (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

West is described as a “deep metallic brown shimmer.” It’s a deepened, reddish brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, smooth, buttery texture that applied beautifully. This shade wore for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unafraid (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Fingers Crossed (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Barlust (LE, $19.00)(90% similar). Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #1 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cocoa (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (DC, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Ahhhh! Sold. I’ve been meaning to pick up a good “colorful” palette, and this has my name written all over it. I was pretty sure I would pick this over Vice4, but the review just sold me.

Now I just have to play the waiting game until October & hope no other holiday releases distract me…

I love this but I really wish that there weren’t so many permanent/previously released shades in it :/ I have at least six of these shades already so I don’t think this would be worth it overall. Definitely gonna lean towards the Vice 4 instead.

Side note: its nice to see UD doing a little better with their palettes with these two releases!

Gosh, I like this palette. I don’t NEED it, and I can probably dupe most of it, but it’s so pretty. The design of the palette itself is holding me back though. I don’t like how bulky it is.

I’ve heard of people using bento box elastic bands to hold larger palettes shut. I wonder if that would work for this.

The inner tray with the shadows is removable. I was considering depotting the pans into a magnetic palette and using the box for jewelry or lipsticks or something.

OMG, I am DROOLING over all the greens, purples, and blues –and all got A/B ratings!! So impressed. I was already eyeing Evidence and Omen as singles. I can use every color in this palette, will go great with my brown eyes. I am going to be one of those people up at 12 AM trying to snag this one

The beauty struggle is real. I own a few of these shades, but I know I’d use this palette a lot. *flails*

Maybe it’s the grouping of colors, but this is such a pretty palette to look at! It isn’t as chaotic as a lot of other color-heavy palettes.

They almost could have nixed those browns in the last row and thrown in more greens, oranges or golds to make this like, a supplemental palette for someone who wanted to branch out from neutrals in a big way. As a collector of Sleek palettes I have plenty of colors and jewel tones, and so don’t really need this. Anyone who’s not totally sold on this or Vice 4 might check out Sleek’s new palette Enchanted Forest. It has dupes for C-Note, Robbery, Beat-down/Voodoo, Daybreak, and something kind of similar to Omen. Way cheaper of course.

I’m bummed that Bordello performed so poorly. It definitely seems like it was reformulated for the Shadow Box and this palette; the version I have from the Feminine palette is one of my favorite overall lid colors.

Ah I’m so torn on this one. This looks like exactly the kind of thing I’ve been thinking about splurging on for the holidays to get me more out of my comfort zone and try colours I wouldn’t pick in singles or smaller palettes but I think this has too many blues – the colour I find hardest to pull off for eyeshadow. Junkie looks gorgeous though.

This reminded me so much of the anniversary palette they did. Three of the shades are in the anniversary palette and the pinks and neutrals look similar. I really like the look of this palette, but I think this is a pass since my anniversary palette is still in great condition.

Good to see that some of the shadows that formerly had F ratings now have improved. As much as I’m not wild about this packaging (didn’t like it with the 15th Anniversary palette and don’t like it now either), I sure wish I could get my mitts on a few of these shadows (I already have 6 or 7 of them, so purchasing this might be foolish in any case) – especially PROTEST but also West, Burn and a few others.

This is so beautiful. Backlash, all the purples, the blues…excellent. I always have to use a glitter glue primer with Bordello, so no surprise there. The packaging is beautiful.

Christine, all three eye looks you did are absolutely stunning. *applauds*

Hi Christine!
I just wanted to say I’m also looooving your three (!!!) eye-looks as well! Gorgeous. I’m not totally sold on this palette anymore, because a) I already have some of these, b) there are now so many colorful ones to choose from right now (I might cave for the KVD), and c) I’ve taken to collecting Inglot and Sleek palettes in recent months – but! I love looking at your eye looks. Such great inspo!!!

Ok, so I just died. This is so beyond gorgeous, that it took my capacity to breathe away. I think I am going to have to have this one even though it is all shimmer, because these shades are a definite TKO!!!

(P.S.: I lurrrve those awesome eye looks you did with it, definitely sold me! Pun intended, LoL!)

Thank you so much, Christine, for investigating the mystery surrounding this palette’s very unnerving non-release yesterday. At least now we all have some clarification on why it didn’t happen as planned or anticipated. Now the proverbial “ball” has been placed in Sephora’s court. Let’s see how they handle it. But again, thank you.

The swatches are gorgeous, but I’m not as in love as I was pre-swatch. The blues are too similar, and there’s too many pinks. I wish there was another green shade, and I wish the purples weren’t so…office-inappropriate. lol

Only a few non performers out of 15? I like this and will prob purchase and gift.
I recently bought a couple of their matte lipsticks. I am pleased as a new customer to the UD website. They give larger sized samples of eye liners and shadows with purchases, free shipping incentives and ship orders quickly . Also, I can’t seem to resist those ” website exclusive” items.

The only colors I’m interested in are Junkie, Deep End, Bordello, and Burn, but I already have Deep End in the 15th Anniversary Palette, so buying a $55 palette for 3 (well four I guess) shadows doesn’t seem worthy it. Maybe if I liked 6 or 7 shades I could justify it. Oh well

Such an appealing palette, but since it’s all shimmer shadows I fear it’s not for me. I may have to pick up the Inglot dupe (if it’s still available) of Protest, however, because I love that shade.

IMO, they should have left the nudes out of the bottom two rows and put in more bold colours so there would actually be a, you know, spectrum. Don’t need anymore nudes, UD. Leave em out of the colourful palettes.

Looks awesome! Pretty much have all the shades that were previously released already, and have decent dupes for most the others. So it’s a no-go for me.

Would totally gift it to my sister if she had an interest in it and I could swing a good deal with Ulta points or something, though!

It turns out I love this palette more than Vice 4. The only thing is: what’s with the glitter? Satins are great too UD.
Anyway this rating is much better – even though I own Vice 2 – I still love this palette. It’s a pity about Prank – still a troublesome colour.
Thank you for all the hard work you have done over the past few days getting Vice 4 and the Spectrum reviews out in such detail. Your eye looks are sensational too.

Love this! I think the colors in this are more cohesive than the Vice 4. The newest Vice palette just confuses me; the packaging is gorgeous but the color selection is odd.

Looks beautiful! I might skip this simply because I do have the 15th anniversary palette and it looks like there’s a lot of overlap. Really excited to see such great palettes from UD this season though!

YAAAAAAAAAAAY! Thank you for your review, Christine! But you know, regardless of the grade I will purchase this because of the beautiful Blue and Green colors! And thank goodness the colors I want got an A! πŸ˜€

That blue eye look is a stunner.

I have most of the repromotes already, so this was going to be a miss for me anyway. Which is good, since it’s a US exclusive! But I’m happy it scored well.

I really like this palette and am pleased it got a better rating compared to the Vice 4 but a lot of the shades look similar/almost identical to some shadows in past limited edition UD palettes. Not so sure I can justify the price once it’s released here in Australia.

Thank you Christine for getting these reviews out quickly. Truly appreciate all the work you put into Temptalia.

It’s so pretty… but I feel like I already have most of these shades, or something similar enough from UD. The packaging is *almost* enough to sell me, but I already have the 15th Anniversary palette, so I really need to turn a blind eye to the awesome matte black. Naked 3 was the last UD product I purchased – have I finally hit the saturation point where I don’t need every UD palette?! O.O

My eyeshadows are all evenly split between pure matte and very complex shades (mostly duochromes), with almost zero shimmery/frosty/glittery pure colors. And I don’t own any Urban Decay shadows, so … I have no dupes of this palette. If I hadn’t just seen the Smashbox palette, I’d say this is a no-brainer … SOLD! Except now I want to see how the Smashbox palette does. It seems like the distribution of colors is better for the Smashbox palette (this palette has a handful of colors that are too close to each other in appearance) but it also has the blushes/highlighters, which I definitely don’t need. Hmmmmmm…

Hi Christine !
Thanks for sharing the swatches of this beautiful palette. I absolutely love it, but the ud website doesn’t ship outside of the US . Do you think there’s any chance that it’ll be sold somewhere in europe ?

I bought Bordello as a single because I though it looked like a good transitional color, but it is super sheer and has micro glitter fallout. I was so disappointed. I didn’t know took cosmetics back at that time. So, buyer beware, worst UD shadow EVER!!.

This has my name all over it! I have the Naked 2 and 3 palettes which I love but none of the bright ones. The Vice ones didn’t quite grab me as much as this has, although Vice 4 has come close, thanks to your reviews! Saw your latest review for Viseart Sultry Nudes and can’t wait for your Cool Matts review, will save up for a Viseart palette next year. I’m splurging out on this palette this season however, especially since it’s a limited edition!

Thanks for the review Christine! Happy to see UD improving since I’ve always been urban decay shadow girl and the last few palettes have disappointed. I will be purchasing!

i know that i was complaining that the naked smoky had B- as a rating but in my defense it was bc all the other naked ones had a better grade… anyway i love this one! i would gladly get this over the vice4! so colorful.

This looks so beautiful, especially the layout as others have mentioned, but I already have four of the shades… all the blues plus voodoo. Being a UD junkie makes it difficult to not have repeats, lol. Do you think this would still be worth the money?

I really love the colors in this palette but I feel like I have a lot of shades like this already. I’ve been trying to stop buying anything that’s too close to what I already have.

Buuuuttttt… I love that the packaging is reusable and that the shadows can be removed. Ugh, I’m such a sucker for packaging.

I like this, but 3 repeats from the Vice 2?! Seriously? It also might as well be 4 because Omen is so similar to Vice 2’s Betrayal. Flashback looks very similar to Fishnet (which I have). Meh. Bummer, I’ve been wanting to buy a colorful palette but this just isn’t the one. Maybe I’ll just finally give into the Electric Palette.

I think you have sold me on this palette and I think I will get the Vice 4 as well! I can’t bare to wait another month though for this palette. I’ve already decided since I live in NZ if I can’t get it off the UD website I’ll get it when it is released in Australia. Haha yes I’ll probably be paying horrendous shipping but it will totally be worth it

I initially wasn’t going to get this, but decided to pull the trigger! I’m so glad I did! I just got it in the mail and I’m in LOOOOOVE! Could you please do some sort of tutorial on that blue look? It looks amazing!

Apply Protest to the inner third of the lid, then Daybreak to the middle of lid, then Prank into the crease and blend above, then pat on Junkie on the outer lid, and finally Deep End with a small rounded crease brush buffed into the crease!

I already got the Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix palette since I didn’t know about this palette. Are they different enough to have both and be worth it or are the colors pretty similar?

What happened to this palette releas date❓ It is said to be released on Oct. 20 2015❗️ This palette has disappeared off of the UrbanDecay.com website and all other websites❗️ Christine do you know anything about it?

I called urban decay twice and they said that the palette isn’t launching today and they don’t j know when it will launch. Then they laid the blame with the beauty bloggers for supposedly inventing a date.

I emailed Urban Decay at 7:30AM PST but haven’t heard back yet.

I was told directly from Urban Decay’s PR department that Urban SPectrum was launching on urbandecay.com and in their store on 10/20, and the press release listed: “Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (SRP $55) is available exclusively at urbandecay.com.”

Where was this supposed to be available? I’m looking on the Urban Decay site where it was supposed to be exclusive and don’t see it. Yet reading comments I see some folks got it over a month ago at Sephora. Darn, really wanted to surprise my daughter with this one at Christmas.

I emailed Urban Decay at 7:30AM PST but haven’t heard back yet.

I was told directly from Urban Decay’s PR department that Urban SPectrum was launching on urbandecay.com and in their store on 10/20, and the press release listed: “Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette (SRP $55) is available exclusively at urbandecay.com.”

Sobbing at this update. But at least I can stop refreshing now.

On the up side (even if I have to invent one), that gives me more time to budget for it and makes room for other holiday purchases. I still want it ~real bad, though.

I hear you, Evie! The past 2 days have me super upset with Urban Decay for pulling the SAME crap that they did last year with the Vice LTD Palette. Once was enough! Two years in a row is horrible business practice and or management.
I do still want to buy this palette, but next year, I think I’ll be paying more attention to other brands instead of UD, seeing how they mangle their holiday collection releases.

This is now back at Sephora, Christine, and was re-marketed as “Can’t take my eyes off hue”. I finally got mine today after salivating at the reviews in September and the disappointment of UD not releasing it last year. So happy with my purchase, the quality was really good, buttery and I like it better than the Vice Reloaded XX.

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