If there’s one thing I’ve made abundantly clear on this blog, it’s that I seriously love Urban Decay cosmetics. They are my go-to brand for foundation and eyeshadow palettes. So naturally I didn’t hesitate to purchase this palette the moment it was released. Urban Decay doesn’t tend to waver in the quality department. They usually provide products that are high quality, highly pigmented and generally worth the money. And I have never been let down by their products ― until now.
So the palette is basically an all-in-one consisting of 8 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, and 2 highlighters. The packaging is slightly awkward and thicker in size than their standard palette. The palette is user friendly in that it includes a double-sided mirror that can be removed from the case.
This product may not be as horrible as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette (more on that here), but whew… it could almost give it a run for its money. The shadows offer little to no pigmentation. I had to apply SO many layers just to get these shadows to show up on my skin. They are VERY sheer and VERY dry. The formula leaves a lot to be desired and there’s a ton of fall out.
The face palette is just ok. The shades don’t blend very well and suffer from the same dryness as the shadows. They provide very little color and left my cheeks with an overall awful, patchy look.
I’m honestly surprised that Urban Decay would be willing to release such an inferior product. I was super excited about this palette and the selection of shades are gorgeous in the pan but this palette clearly has formula issues or is possibly a bad batch.
My rating? ★★☆☆☆