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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). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Humid (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Emerald (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Facile (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Isles (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Moss Definitely (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Not Today (LE, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (DC, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #3 (DC, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Lights Out #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Venom (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hundred (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bankroll (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Wanderlust (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% 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. KVD Beauty Watt (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Aether (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Skyrise (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Emerald Cut (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Gallerina (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). L'Oreal Teal Couture (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Aqua Fever (LE, $6.25) is more muted (90% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (DC, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (90% 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). Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Ozma (DC, )(95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #26 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Evil Genie (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop LOL I'm Crying (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Float (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (DC, $37.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Break It Up (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Cielo (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rare Beauty Elevate (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Coconut (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% 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. NARS Naked City (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pure Creation (DC, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #5 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Deadbolt (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Haight (DC, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou (P, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Denim #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Equilibrium (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Dive (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Sapphire (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Subzero (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Blue My Mind (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (DC, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sugarpill Starling (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Beehive Blue (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Les Aquas #3 (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX17 (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% 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. LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Blue Envy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Ministry (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). JD Glow Sapphire (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Abyss (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Etiquette (LE, $6.00) 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 (DC, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Quantum Sleep (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightfall (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #8 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Blue Black (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (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 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Beast Mode (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Indiana Love (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Architectonic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Heavy Metal (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Defiance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean Breeze (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Fata Morgana (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace itsaboy (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Fascination #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #20 (DC, $33.00) is darker (80% similar). Sydney Grace Ice Fishing (DC, $5.25) is less shimmery (80% similar). Chanel Quintessence #8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Natasha Denona Enigma (268CP) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% 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. theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Strangeling (P, $13.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #10 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild VI Purple #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Vivid Amethyst (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Violet (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Poolside (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clionadh Royalty (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty February (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora 1980's (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Hasta La Costa Baby #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Euphoric (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Synthetica (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Reign (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) (LE, $29.00) 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). KVD Beauty Babe (DC, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Nouveau (Fade Into Hue) (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Flash (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Violet (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Wish (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Violet Vibez (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Trance (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ultraviolet (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Potent Purple (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Euphoric (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm A2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Fluff (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Provence (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop A Whole New World (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #2 (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Tonic (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #441 (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99)(100% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay ACDC (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Magnetic (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Half Truth (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Harajuku Blu (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Get Physical (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Purr-fect Purple (DC, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Villain (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (DC, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Panthertized (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Gothica (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% 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. Make Up For Ever I872 Pearly Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (PiP, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Harpooned Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Mist (WT 901) (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #1 (DC, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #2 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lily (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #3 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Jardin #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Instaglam (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #2 (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Sugar Plum (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel City Lights #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (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). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Eve's Kiss (PiP, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ask For (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (PiP, ) is more pigmented, better quality (90% similar). Viseart Bisous (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Stone Cold (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Twilight (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tokyo Drifter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier African Violet (PiP, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Pink Diamond (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Shiver (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Plum Tulle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Piece of Me (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (85% similar). KVD Beauty Love Letter (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #4 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (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. Tom Ford Beauty TFX3 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced New Money (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D850 Nitro Pink (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia A1 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Infra-violet (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME910 Electric Magenta (DC, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Totally Fetch (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Cake (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #23 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #11 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Smudge Off (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Hello Mickey! (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC 120 BPM (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Fired-up Pink (305) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced I Love TF (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (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. Urban Decay Chopper (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Icon (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Bubbly (Remastered) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Poncho #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Angel Hair (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Baby (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Velvet Cuffs (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Wild Out (LE, $4.50) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Happy Glow (Prime) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Midnight Haze (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Beaux-Arts (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Prancer (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Sucre (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Intense Rosegold (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% 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). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Taupe (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Vivid Smoky Quartz (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Nillionaire (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zap (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Noir Fume #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Woodwinked (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Smoky Storm (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Permanent Press #2 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Far Side (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Bitter Clove (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Wanderlust (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). Buxom Style Icon (P, $12.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). ColourPop So Quiche (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Lithium (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). LORAC Unafraid (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Senso (10) (DC, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). The Estee Edit Burn (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Seduction #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lost (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (DC, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME828 Garnet Black (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sydney Grace Chocolate Bar (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Dark Sienna (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #421 (P, $7.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Chocolate Bronze (was Mona Lisa) (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Parisian Sky #5 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Genie (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Dark Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Urban Decay Protest Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Protest Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Protest Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Protest Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Junkie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Junkie Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Junkie Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Junkie Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Deep End Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Deep End Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Deep End Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Deep End Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Evidence Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Evidence Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Evidence Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Evidence Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Omen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Flashback Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Flashback Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Flashback Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Flashback Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Voodoo Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Voodoo Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Voodoo Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Voodoo Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Flatline Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Flatline Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Flatline Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Flatline Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bordello Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bordello Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bordello Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bordello Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Backlash Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Backlash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Backlash Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Backlash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Daybreak Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Daybreak Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Daybreak Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Daybreak Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Burn Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Burn Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Burn Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Burn Eyeshadow

Urban Decay West Eyeshadow
Urban Decay West Eyeshadow

Urban Decay West Eyeshadow
Urban Decay West Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Protest, Daybreak, Junkie, Deep End, Prank Eyeshadows, Street Eyeliner

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Protest, Daybreak, Junkie, Deep End, Prank Eyeshadows, Street Eyeliner

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Flatline, Omen, Flashback, Backlash, Voodoo Eyeshadows, Push Eyeliner

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Flatline, Omen, Flashback, Backlash, Voodoo Eyeshadows, Push Eyeliner

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Bordello, Burn, West, Flatline Eyeshadows, Rail Eyeliner

Urban Decay Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
Bordello, Burn, West, Flatline Eyeshadows, Rail Eyeliner

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Neonails Avatar

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…

Sarah Avatar

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!

Jane Avatar

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.

Katherine T. Avatar

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

Lacey Avatar

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.

Ginny Avatar

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.

Rebecca Avatar

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.

A Avatar

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.

Melissa Avatar

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.

Mariella Avatar

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.

Christine Avatar

There is overlap, and I’m pretty sure it’s on purpose since they’re using the same packaging, but the 15th Anniversary palette had a lot more neutrals–more browns, gray, black.

http://www.temptalia.com/urban-decay-15th-anniversary-eyeshadow-palette-swatches-photos-review-part-1

Bonnie Avatar

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!!!

Nancy T Avatar

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!)

Nancy T Avatar

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.

Katie Avatar

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

P Jill Avatar

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.

Kimberly Avatar

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

Lorrin M Avatar

I want to love this palette so much because of the packaging, but I have at least 6 of these shades already 🙁 Good thing Vice 4 is a definite yes for me!

Allison Avatar

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.

Ivy Avatar

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.

Quinctia Avatar

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!

Genevieve Avatar

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.

Kelly Avatar

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.

Jessica Avatar

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!

Rachael Avatar

I like this. A LOT. But I think I like the Kat Von D palette better. Once you get a review for that (I’m assuming you will) I’ll have a tough choice to make!

El Avatar

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.

Tish Avatar

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.

Rachel Avatar

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

Alecto Avatar

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…

Ines Avatar

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 ?

Lindsey Avatar

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!!.

Claire L Avatar

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!

Katie Avatar

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!

Katherine T. Avatar

Oh, I’m SO excited, so glad Sephora is selling and hopefully don’t have to wait until Oct to grab. I will be stalking their website everyday until I get it

Marissa Avatar

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.

April Avatar

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?

Chelle Avatar

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.

Emilie Avatar

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.