I feel like I’ve had to kiss some frogs to get to this prince this week. I’m really a fan of the Urban Decay brand because in terms of pigment and quality they very rarely fail. Years and years ago, we didn’t get off to a great start. The brand held a dinner for bloggers in London (don’t worry, none of the same people are there now) where they showed us all the original packaging and all the exciting things coming up but then outright banned us from telling anyone or showing anyone. We were all like, but that’s what we do – this is why we’re here! That was when blogging was new and nobody could get their head round the concept that products could only be shown when they were actually for sale. They also thought people might steal the original packaging ideas… and we were suggesting that perhaps the original packing wasn’t something anyone would want – they might want to copy the new, but not the old!
I can’t complain for a second about the colours, but the format is a bit clunky. It’s a slide out mechanic so you have to slide the whole thing out to get to the mirror and even if you do that, you then would have to hold the palette upright to apply the colours and that’s a weird way to dip at your shades. You can’t easily stare down at the mirror even though that would be the more natural way to use it. It needs propping in some way. Or, they could have put some blush in that space instead and not bothered with the mirror confusion.
Even so, it’s a chunk of palette for £43 with 10 brand new shades that UD lovers will like.
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As you can see, they’re all heavily shimmered. From bottom to top it’s Ground, Spandex, Metal Head, Mullet, Twisted, Glamrock, Amp, Punk Rock, Dive and Aluminum. I had to go over Dive twice and it’s the only shade where I had to do that – normally I’d blow the dust away because sponge applicators can kick it up in a way that doesn’t happen with a brush, but I left it so you can see you need to apply extra to get that colour depth.
I love the gingery spiciness of the second side. From bottom to top: Bass, Demo, Afterparty, Roadie, Scream, Acoustic, Maiden, Angel Fire, Starfire, Glory.
I notice that you get 15% of at Fabled for your first order which might be a way of making a saving on this – it’s HERE.
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