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.