I have always been an Urban Decay fan, I had been trying to get my hands on their new lipstick in Shame, but I failed. It appears to be sold out everywhere! I had a mooch around the counter to see if there was anything else I could spend my money on, but I wasn’t wowed by anything. I must admit the eye shadows did intrigue me and I felt like I should like the Naked Palette but it just wasn’t me. I frequently have this problem with eye shadow palettes. A few days later I saw Lily Pebbles post about the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case. When I saw the variety of colours, the eyeliner and the gloss stick I was sold!
What makes this purchase even better was the fact I got 10% off, making it £27. All thanks to my Sister’s student lock in. Not bad for my first high end purchase.
First off, how gorgeous is the packaging! It looks unique and rather apt for the name. Admittedly the mirrored top is a bit of a pain for grubby finger marks but it is easily wiped clean, as is the whole palette. As cool as it is, the packaging doesn’t really scream high end, it is a bit chunky and made of cheap plastic, but it is sturdy and practical. Saying that I wouldn’t really know what else to put the product in!
Both levels of the product have a large mirror in, so it really is handy for both travelling and for quick application.
The Upper Level
Lovechild – A super saturated high gloss colour – This is a gorgeous nude pink shade, that gives the lips a lovely high shine. It is quite moisturising and really easy to apply. The glossy aspect of this pencil is not at all sticky on the lips. Admittedly it isn’t one to wear in the wind with your hair down, but it is a nice gloss. It is the perfect colour for this set, as it is all about the eyes.
Shakedown – This is a gorgeous gun metal black, with a hint of shimmer.
Remix – A deep purple colour, with hints of glitter running through it. This looks really scary in the palette but it blends out into a plum colour like a dream.
Nameless – This is a medium, grey toned brown. When on the eye lid it has hints of gold and khaki in. This looks lovely swept over the eyelids for a really simple day look.
Minor Sin – This is a champagne pink colour, that will look good on just about everyone. It looks pretty swept all over the lid or blended into the crease with bleach as a base, for a really simple daytime look.
Bleach – This is a pretty matte beige colour, perfect all over the lid or for highlighting.
24/7 Glide on Pencil in Zero – This is their standard waterproof eyeliner. It is long lasting, easy to use and looks great on both the waterline and the lid. This really does stay put all day. It may have solved my eyeliner woes (more on that soon!)
(NB technically this is where Lovechild lives, but you can access the gloss stick from either compartment!)
Over exposed – This is a gorgeous dusty rose colour blush.
Temper – A soft baby pink blusher. It looks scary in the palette, but this is just the right shade for a healthy glow.
Glint – This is a champagne, pink toned highlighter with a touch of shimmer. Just the right amount of shimmer actually, there is no risk of looking like a disco ball here!
For me this is the perfect palette, all of the shades I would have happily picked myself. The quality is second to none, the cheek and eye colours are buttery soft, they blend like a dream and they do not budge! You cannot really ask for more in a palette. I am impressed with their eyeliner, it stays put all day and it doesn’t smudge at all. I was a bit dubious about the pink lip colour (pink…ew!) but it looks amazing on. It is one of those shades that will look good on everyone. I have found it to be the perfect day colour for when I am in a professional environment.
What makes this palette extra special is that the eye and cheek colours are all new and exclusive. If I am being honest, all this would need is a mascara, some mini brushes, a base and my face would be sorted forever! It is well worth shelling out for, especially when you consider the amount of products you are getting for the price. I’m sure you would struggle to find that amount on the high street for that price. Then when you factor in the amazing quality, it really is a bargain!
Now just to get my hands on more Urban Decay goodies!
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