Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Urban Decay Fun eyeshadow palette review + swatches
Sometimes girls just wanna have fun. For Holiday 2012, Urban Decay bottled (or rather zipped) that spirit into an exuberant eye and lip palette. The Urban Decay Fun eyeshadow palette is one of three palettes released this season (previewed here).
The Urban Decay Fun palette seems to channel a 'Caribbean meets Cosmos' vibe. The Caribbean blue cover is a laminated glitter field that sparkle like stars. The glossy cardboard inner construction has multiple marine octopi navigating deep space. You can see planets in the background!
The eyeshadows and lip gloss sit in a sturdy tray that can be removed from the zip packaging (see above). Don't worry about it falling out though, the magnetic force holding it in is quite strong. I didn't even realize it was removable at first. The pouch can be re-used to store 'makeup, pens, or prophylactics', however not credit cards, as the surface is magnetized. There is a nice indent for the mini lip gloss with a strip of black ribbon to help you prop the gloss out of the case.
The colors in the Urban Decay Fun palette include octopus purples, a teal ocean, and starshine. Most of the colors were strongly pigmented, as is typical of Urban Decay eyeshadows. Maui Wowie is a cool metallic gold with silver glitter. Deep End is a turquoise blue metallic that looks similar to the color in the Fun palette's casing. Sellout is a metallic pale peach. Fishnet is a unique and vibrant pink purple. It has flashes of tonal duality. Stray Dog is a metallic brown taupe that is infinitely wearable. I've wanted the single for some time now, so I'm very happy to have it in palette form. Freakshow is a dusky violet metallic. The strength of pigmentation is lighter than the others, but still good. Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Midnight Cowboy is a pretty pale nude with lots of sparkle.
The Urban Decay Fun palette certainly tickles my fancy. The colorful 'sea meets space' packaging is over-the-top and I'm a fan. The eyeshadows seem equally daring, however it's worth noting that half of them (Maui Wowie, Sellout, and Stray Dog) are wearable colors. The idea of this palette seems to be creating an everyday eye with a splash of color for intrigue. It's a nice break from the smoky neutrals that seem to typify the holiday season. Thanks for reading! Do any of the shades in the Urban Decay Fun palette jump out at you? What do you think of the bright packaging: totally cool or too much? What are your favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow colors? I'd love to hear what you think!
P.S. I have reviews of the Urban Decay Feminine and Dangerous palettes for Holiday 2012 coming soon, so stay tuned!
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.
Posted by Dovey at Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Labels: Eyeshadow, Holiday sets, Lip Gloss, Urban Decay
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oh how cute~~ReplyDelete
love the reflection of fall blue sky in the mirror
Hi Mallard Duck, Thanks! Me too, the weather is lovely now.Delete
Ok I'll be honest here, I love every shade, but I would not know how to use that blue eyeshadow, lol. I love both purples so much though, it's very very tempting!ReplyDelete
Hi Teri, the purples are really pretty and vibrant. I'm a fan too! I think I'd probably use the blue as an eyeliner highlight instead of an all-over the lid colors.Delete
The only shade here I wouldn't know how to use is Fishnet, but otherwise it's a fun palette! I'm growing a bit too old for a palette that contains entirely shimmery color, but this one is for sure a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny, Fishnet is pretty daring, but I'm going to try to incorporate it into a look somehow!Delete
Wow this palette really is super fun! The colors are awesome. Deep End and Stray Dog are probably my favorites. That lipgloss is beautiful too!ReplyDelete
Hi Maggie, I agree; it's interesting since the colors are shocking yet on trend. Stray dog is one of UD's great under the radar colorsDelete
I was gifted the Dangerous palette from a great friend that works for Sephora corporate. I think all of these palettes are fun! I'm debating about posting about some looks I created with this palette. It's challenging because the colors are a bit brighter than what I would wear to work.ReplyDelete
Love the octopus illustrations on this palette.
Hi Lexi, I think these are fun too. What great luck to get Dangerous--- what a great smoky eye palette. I'm hoping to review that soon. I'd love to see any looks you post and maybe get some inspiration that way!Delete
I have a weakness for UD's palettes...this one looks so fun and just the right size. I have the midnight emergency one which is just four eyeshadows. I like palettes that are bigger than quads but without too many colours. I have the naked palettes and I adore them don't get me wrong but the array of choices is sometimes too overwhelming on a busy morning!ReplyDelete
I also love the lipgloss in midnight cowboy - it's truly a pretty nude shade and the sparkles are so gorgeous. Def my go to lipgloss if I want to vamp up a nude lippie.
Hi Beauty Box, I don't think you're alone! They're fun and priced reasonably. I like the Midnight cowboy too--- nudes glosses always come in handy.Delete
This one was my favorite of the 3 they released (at least I think it was 3...). The colors are so bright and fun yet really, really pretty and go really well together!ReplyDelete
Hi Becca, Fun definitely popped out of the collection of three for me too. The other two might be more wearable, but this stood out in terms of packaging and color.Delete
I'm loving the bright packaging! Maui Wowie is the shade I'm most drawn to at first glance, but they are all very pretty :)ReplyDelete