Hello my dear cupcakes,
You obviously love bling bling on them eyes, as you’ve clicked on this blogpost. I know I do. When I first saw this pallet come out and saw Leesha from Xsparkage do a review and first impression on this, I thought the colors looked so bright, so I didn’t think I’d want to add this to my collection. But when I went to an Urban Decay counter and swatched these, I thought it truly looked amazing. I didn’t buy it immediately, because I thought it was still expensive for a pallet with only glitter shadows. But of course Sephora had to go and give a 25% reduction, so that basically melted any last resistance I was still holding on to (cause let’s face it, I do not need any more make up).
The shadows are signature Urban Decay soft. They feel like butter when swatched with the finger. Because these are packed with glitter, they have a wet look to them. I feel like the finger as well as brush swatches give intense color payoff. Though 2 colors are a bit less pigmented than the rest (Specter and Magnetic).
Now, I’ve tried taking pictures with my smartphone. I apologize for the bad picture quality in advance, but it was extremely hard capturing the beautiful glitter aspects of these shadows. I’ll describe them as best as I can.
My favorite and most used shades are: Specter (even if it’s not the highest in pigment), Element and Galaxy. But I do love the other colors too. Each is quite unique and different.
It’s obvious that this pallet is not something you can take with you and make a full make up look with (unless you like a wash of glitter on your eyelids, which is totally fine of course). The way I use it, is as a final touch of glitter on a finished eye look to give it some umph.
I do feel that people could either be intimidated by glitter or they could go overboard with it. I think it is a question of finding the right balance. Usually I start with a basic smokey eye (brown or grey) using matt shades and pop the glitter on the center of my eyes. This gives a gorgeous sofisticated look. You could also use Specter (the lightest pink shade) in the inner corner to give your eyes a more open look.
Overall, I really like this pallet. I don’t think it is a must have though. This one is truly for the glitter make up junky out there.
I hope you found this post helpful. Please let me know if you want to see a couple of looks using this pallet. If you enjoyed this post, please don’t forget to like it and subscribe to my blog.
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