Urban Decay – Eyeshadow Palette (The Feminine Palette)

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Online Description:

*on the eyeshadows since the palette is discontinued*

What it is:
An innovative eyeshadow that delivers a high-pigment, velvety finish that lasts.

What it does:
This eyeshadow features even softer, velvety texture and richer, more decadent color. Sweep on smoother, more uniform pigment and blendability, and longer-lasting, more crease-free wear. This array of shades features a completely revamped assortment of shadows in new finishes, and a redesigned token compact.

Formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, it acts as a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment so that the eyeshadow can glide on seamlessly. It features a proprietary blend of ingredients that allows color to fuse with the formula, resulting in high-impact color that stays on your lids.

What else you need to know:
This new assortment of shades features bestselling favorites, all-new shades, and several shades previously available in past palettes.

Each eyeshadow features packaging that’s inspired by New York City subway tokens. The chromed gunmetal compact has a clear window that allows you to see your shade and easily pop your shadows out and into one of the new customizable palettes.

My Thoughts:

I can’t remember exactly when I got this or if I got it from Nordstrom Rack or Urban Decay’s website, but I know I got it on sale. Everything included made this buy such a steal, and I bought this on impulse because of the great experience I had with UD’s Naked palette. The colors blend just as well and easily as all the other eyeshadows from every other palette I’ve tried from UD, except this palette is now discontinued.

Just like all the other palettes from UD, the eyeshadows have no smell, which is a great bonus for those who have migraines easily triggered by certain smells. The palette is lovely for its good intention, but the color choices seem poorly chosen.

I have nothing against that, of course because they’re still gorgeous colors, but some of the colors are discontinued, leaving me with no way to replace them.

Packaging:                                                ★★★★★/5

It came with a deluxe mini eyeliner inside with 6 eyeshadows and a petite mirror inside. The mirror is a huge win for me because a lot of palettes, especially large, luxury palettes, don’t include mirrors, so for this petite palette to include one, is a huge win.

 

Performance/Wear:                               ★★★★★/5

As always, the eyeshadows blend seamlessly, like butter while still retaining pigment. Some eyeshadows from other brands turn muddy when trying to blend them with other colors, but these hold their color marvelously. Primer isn’t necessary for dry, or sensitive skin, but it is necessary for those with oily lids. Also, the blue and green colors are more vibrant with white eyeshadow primer underneath it. Every now and then, I get an allergic reaction from the original eyeshadow primer formula from UD, but the Anti-Aging formula seems to work great with all skin types and provides the best results for all eyeshadows in the collection.

Applied wet or dry, these colors wear well throughout the day, or night. I can apply with a brush or my finger and the pigment holds, while still blending gently on my skin. As Ud’s norm, none of the colors crease, with or without primer and they all provide a shimmer finish.

Another great factor is that the colors mix well with other brand formulas. For example, when I run out of one color, I can use a dupe from another palette and it’ll still wear well. All the colors are true to what you see in the palette, so I don’t have to worry about relentlessly building up product or worrying about the colors oxidizing

Row 1: Stray Dog, SWF, Midnight Cowboy

 

  • Stray Dog:
    • Cool medium brown
    • Shimmer
    • Perfect for lining upper lash line for a denser look to lashes
    • Great for neutral looks
    • Use to set brown liquid eyeliner to prevent imprinting on upper lid and adding a bit of flair
    • Available for full-size purchase
    • Looks like Bali from Nars’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Chiffon from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like S-560 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Stray Dog

  • SWF:
    • Shimmer
    • Light cotton candy pink with silver micro-glitter
    • The pink color doesn’t show up on my lids, only the shimmer, but I’m assuming it’s because my skin is so fair
    • Doubles as a face luminizer
    • Perfect for adding highlight to inner eye groove and brow arch
    • A bit of fallout issue
    • Available for full-size purchase
    • Looks like Ballet Pink from Laura Mercier’s eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Vermeer from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like D-716 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

SWF

  • Midnight Cowboy:
    • Shimmer
    • Pink champagne with lots of silver glitter
    • The glitter creates a chunky texture
    • A bit of fallout issue
    • Doubles as an intense face luminizer
    • Perfect for adding highlight to inner eye groove, halo eye, and brow arch
    • Available for full-size purchase
    • Looks like Shake Down from Tarte’s eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Cameo from Laura Mercier’s eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Touch of Lilac from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like I-520 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Midnight Cowboy

Row 2: Aquarius, Darkhorse, Ecstacy

 

  • Aquarius:
    • Shimmer
    • Aqua green with shimmer
    • Great for spring and summer looks
    • Enhances blue and green eyes
    • Doubles as a colorful face luminizer if used lightly
    • Looks like Venice from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like I-210 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Aquarius

  • Darkhorse:
    • Shimmer
    • Bronze patina
    • Use to set brown liquid eyeliner to avoid imprinting on upper lid and to add a bit of flair
    • Apply tightly to upper lash line to give a denser look to lashes
    • Perfect dark brown for turning daytime, natural looks into nighttime sultry
    • Available for full-size purchase
    • Looks like Galapagos from Nars’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Chocolate from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like ME-624 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Darkhorse

  • Ecstacy:
    • Shimmer
    • Bright purple with slight pink tint
    • Addictive purple that is a great accent color
    • Enhances brown and hazel eyes
    • Apply wet for a colorful winged cat eye
    • Looks like Amethyst from Tarte’s eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like Iridescent Purple from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ eyeshadow collection
    • Looks like I-918 from Make Up For Ever’s eyeshadow collection

Ecstacy

Eyeliner:

  • 24/7 Liner in Zero
    • Black

Eyeshadow Primer:

  • Eden
    • Nude

 

Price:                                                          ★★★★★/5

I can’t remember exactly what I paid for this, only that I got it on sale and that even before it was discounted, it was still priced at a fraction of its retail value. Plus, it had a deluxe mini eyeliner included in it which adds to its value, making it worth the price I paid.

Ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. May contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77499 (Iron Oxides).

Pros:

  • Smooth, buttery formulas
  • Very pigmented
  • Wears well applied wet/dry
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Strong magnet
  • Mirror included
  • No scent
  • Some colors can be purchased as full-sized eyeshadows when pans are empty

Cons:

  • Overwhelming design to packaging; it just looks like a jumbled mess

Texture:                                       Pressed powder

Scent:                                           None

Recommend?                             Sure

Repurchase?                               The individual shadows, yes

Size:                                              6 x 0.03 oz.

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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