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Urban Decay Elements Palette is WOW!

I think one of my favorite eyeshadow palette purchases of 2018 was Urban Decay Elements Palette that’s now $26 but currently out of stock : ( — but Urban Decay been known to restock sale items online.

Elements is like Star Trek, meets Boy George — err, ok that’s a little weird. However, these shades have an 80’s Culture Club feel to me.

My favorite is the shifty Fortune Teller shade (to the right of the bright blue one) that looks grey but is actually “metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift” YES!

I also the brown Moon Rock shade which is “metallic copper with iridescent sparkle”. The greens have a Slytherin quality, unfortunately I’m not much of a green eyeshadow girl but they are pretty!

The case is gorgeous too with a sparkly rainbow cover and huge mirror. I love a good mirror!

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NEW From Urban Decay: The UD X Kristen Leanne Collection

Urban Decay just released the new UD X Kristen Leanne line which includes and it’s so beautiful. She is a is a cruelty-free beauty influencer that uses lots of glitter (yay) and bright colors.

Here are my two favorite products from the line that are going on my wish list.

The UD X Kristen Leanne limited-edition Kaleidoscope Dream Eyeshadow Palette – Price $39

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Image Credit: Urban Decay

 UD X Kristen Leanne Daydream Eyeshadow Palette – Price $26

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Image Credit: Urban Decay

What’s YOUR favorite product?

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Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette is currently on sale for $39 and I actually got my for an additional 30% off which was nice.


Afterdark is a 10 color set of  jewel-toned eye shadows. Seven of the shades are new and three are cult favorites. They are shade-shifting duotones and metallized shimmers which I love.


What’s to love?

The iridescent metallic purple case is really nice but does leave finger prints. The mirror is high quality and the case is easy to open.

Inside you get:

  • Alter – yellow
  • Scene – orange
  • Supersonic – rust
  • Sinful – bronze with a hint of gold
  • Off Duty – brown


  • Druggie – purple
  • Backfire – purple/mauve
  • Lounge – greenish teal
  • Fringe – teal
  • Paralyzed – blue



The shades are very pigmented and almost feel like cremes. They are very velvety powders. Alter is the lightest of the bunch and not as pigmented but the rest are nice and dark.

I’m 47 years old and a huge fan of the metallic shades. I find that they actually make my eyes look younger than the matte shades. My favorite colors in this palette are Sinful, Off Duty, Druggie and Backfire. I do have a hard time wearing blue shades with my green eyes but I use them as eyeliners and accents.

I did get all-day wear from the Druggie shade and it looked great after a day of work.

In comparing this the Heavy Metals Palette I find these shades to be more of the shade-shifting duotones and I love both palettes.


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Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette Review

I just got the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette and I am over the top thrilled with it.

First up the case is amazing. Tt’s a nice heavy purple metal and the palette slides out sideways. I find that it’s super easy to use and it does not stick or slide out on its own.


As for the palette you get 20 shades with a mirror in the center including:

GROUND (metallic black w/iridescent shimmer)
SPANDEX (metallic deep blue w/purple shift and blue micro-sparkle)
METALHEAD (metallic deep purple)
MULLET (metallic deep green)
TWISTED (metallic gold)

ALUMINUM (metallic warm gray-taupe w/iridescent micro-sparkle)
DIVE (metallic medium blue)
PUNK ROCK (metallic fuchsia)
AMP (metallic bright teal)
GLAMROCK (metallic silver)

BASS (metallic bronze)
DEMO (metallic bronze-rose)
AFTERPARTY (metallic red)
ROADIE (metallic burgundy)
SCREAM (metallic mauve)

GLORY (metallic golden bronze)
STARFIRE (metallic bright copper)
ANGELFIRE (metallic pale pink)
MAIDEN (metallic beige)
ACOUSTIC (metallic nude)

I am so in love with the metallic shades. I find them to be very pigmented and they look amazing on my over 40 eyes with no creasing or caking. I think this one just moved into my Top 5 palettes of all time!

As of today 12/15 the Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is on sale for $39.


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Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow Review

I used my Urban Decay Rewards to get a discount on the Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow and I’m glad I did! This stuff is liquid glitter!

A little side note too. As soon as the temps get back over 30 degrees Im going back outside for my photos for better lighting. Right now it’s a -5 wind chill an I think my liquid glitter would freeze solid!


What’s to love?

The Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow is definitely a high quality product. It’s a new product that came out after the Moondust Eyeshadow Palette. There are 8 shades including Solstice (pink), Vega (bright blue), Spacetime (brown), Zodiac (green), Zap (dark gold), Recharged (coral/gold), Chem Trail (gold) and Magnetic (purple).

I had a hard time choosing between Magnetic and Recharged but finally went with Recharged because it has a nice two-tone of coral an gold. It is definitely iridescent.


The applicator is a tiny brush and it’s fairly easy to apply. However you have to remember that it is liquid glitter so it goes on a little different than powder. It takes each application about 20-30 second to dry and I use my finger to smudge it a little.

This product is buildable so you can add more than one coat for an even more glittery look. I am wearing two coats in the photo below and fee like this is a casual enough look for every day wear. It’s very pretty! I’m feeling very Rock Starish at the moment.

I did use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion as a base and I’m wearing the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.

I also feel like you could use this product as a highlighter. The glitter is super fine and it’s easy to blend with your finger.

Overall I’m super impressed with the Liquid Moondust and now I really want the purple shade! I do wish Urban Decay would come out with a mini set that included all 8 shades. Hint! Hint! for Christmas 2017.

Price: $22



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Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Palette Review

This palette is pretty much sold out now but I wanted to share the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Palette because it’s so darn beautiful!


What’s to love?

The Alice Through The Looking Glass Palette is based on the movie with the same name. I love it when Urban Decay does this and I’d love to get my hands on the Glinda and Theodora Palettes which are based on The Wizard of Oz.

First up the packaging is a definite collectors item. The top of the palette opens up to reveal a 3-D butterfly and the entire box has jewel tone colors. There is a drawer on the bottom that pulls out to reveal the palette and you also get an “Alice” themed dual-ended brush.

This palette is so versatile and brilliant I literally could not figure out which color to try first. Each color of the 20 shades has an “Alice” themed name like Hatter, Gone Mad and Heads Will Roll.

I swatched a few of my favorite colors and did a quick application with Cake (pink) and Paradox (orange). These shades are so smooth and luxurious. They shimmer and blend very nicely too.

My very first beauty post back in June was for the Alice Through The Looking Glass Lipstick so I though it would be fun to share that too.

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Urban Decay Full Spectrum Review

The Urban Decay Full Spectrum set is probably the boldest palette I own and the colors are just beautiful. This set is worth owning just to admire!


What’s to love?

First the packaging is so pretty. The black case has a raised rainbow Urban Decay logo on the outside and the inside has a huge mirror.

The palette itself has 21 rainbow shades in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and gray. You get 3 variations of each shade.

The colors are on the harder side. They are definitely not creamy, however I found the pigmentation to be really good. I found the best way to apply these shades is with a hard brush or by adding a bit of water which makes a nice eye liner.

They do blend with the right brush and I’m pleasantly surprised at how much I love the colors on me. They reds and purples look really nice with my fair skin and green eyes.

I swatched a few shades to show the pigmentation.


This palette retails for $55 but it’s on sale now at Urban Decay, Sephora and Ulta for $39.

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Urban Decay Has a New Jewel Tone Palette Called Afterdark

I really want the the new Urban Decay Afterdark Palette but I’m a little short on Christmas funds to get it as a pre-sale today from the Sephora app! It’s supposed to be online December 20th and  in stores on January 27th. I got a picture at Sephora today!


Afterdark is a limited-edition 10 shade jewel tone palette with some really pretty colors. The shades are:

  1. Alter: Light Gold
  2. Scene: Light Pink
  3. Supersonic: Dark Copper Red
  4. Sinful: Dark Gold
  5. Off Duty: Brown
  6. Druggie: Violet
  7. Backfire: Plum
  8. Lounge: This one has a brown base with a greenish-blue jewel tone.
  9. Fringe: Teal
  10. Paralyzed: Deep Blue

I really like the looks of the purples and Lounge. I love the dual tone of this one. So fingers crossed I can get this one after the Holidays!

Has anyone tried it yet?

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Review

I am so excited about this review! I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette for $27 when it was on sale at Urban Decay. This palette has all my favorite colors and looks amazing on my 46-year-old eyes. You’re never to old to go “Smoky”!

What’s to love?

First up, the packaging is a work of art itself. The palette is heavy and the marbled cover is so unique with raised lettering. You also get a super high quality mirror and one nice dual-ended brush which I thought was very high quality. I used the brush to apply the shadow in my example below.

They shades are very pigmented and apply beautifully. I had no creasing and the powder is very fine. You get 12 smoky shades in this palette that range from dark to light. They start with 4 metallic, then 4 shimmer, then 4 matte shade which is perfect for just about any look. The colors in this palette look even prettier in person.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this palette but I am blown away by the quality and color selection. This is definitely one of my new favorites.

The palette is Made in the USA and I had zero irritation from this eyeshadow.

You also get a neat fold-out sheet that gives you some tips and ideas for creating the perfect look.

The shades.

The first four shades are High (light gold), Dirtysweet (light bronze), Radar (metallic brown) and Armor (medium metallic grey/brown).

The middle four shades are Slanted (medium grey shimmer), Dagger (ark grey shimmer), Black Market (black shimmer) and Smolder (dark purple shimmer).

The last four shades are Password (dark grey matte), Whiskey (dark brown matte), Combust (beige matte) and Thirteen (fair matte).

My favorite shades which I used below are Smolder,Black Market, Dirtysweet and Thirteen. I think my eyes look pretty good. I do were glasses so I included that pic too. I’m wearing Clinique Chubby Mascara too.

Price: $54

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Urban Decay Shadow Box Palette Review

I’m on an 80’s kick today so my Sephora haul included the Urban Decay Shadow Box palette. This 5″ x 3″ palette contains 12 super hot Urban Decay shades. I love the art work on this palette. It’s classic UD with black and purple orchids on the case.

What you get…

12 3/4″ x 1/2″ shades including Sin, Indo, Bordello, Tornado, Smog, Blackout, Flash, Mushroom, Lost, Freelove, Moonshadow and Baked Cowboy.

Why I love the Urban Decay Shadow Box Palette.

I don’t tend to wear the bright colors (like blue and green) on a daily basis so getting 12 amazing colors in a $34 palette which comes to $2.83 per shade works great for me.

The shadow itself is a high quality packed powder that goes on easily with a medium brush. The shades are very blendable and compatible with each other. I like combining Flash (bright iridescent purple shimmer, Tornado (vibrant deep purple shimmer) and Sin (champagne shimmer) for a nice daytime look. Mushroom (warm gray shimmer) and Bordello (pale mauve shimmer/gold micro-glitter) blend great for evening.

Fast FAQ’s

  • Tornado is from the Wizard of Oz Glinda Palette.
  • Baked Cowboy, Indo and Moonshadow are new shades.
  • Smog is my favorite stand alone shade.

This palette is also formulated without Parabens.

So if you’re looking for a high-quality light weight palette this is your box!