Urban Decay X Eyeshadow Review

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow

I have an Urban Decay Create Your Palette which only contains one eyeshadow (Urban Decay Easy Baked), I did have three other shades but along the way I gifted them to my younger sister. The gifted shadows were bright, glitter based and not at all "me". I have decided to re-build my Urban Decay palette but only with shades I truly adore and will use regularly. My guess is that it will be a slow process as I am so choosy but once completed I will share the finished project. Joining Easy Baked is Urban Decay X which I really couldn't recommend more.

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow

As you may or may not know Urban Decay Eyeshadows can be used as individual eyeshadows or popped out of their pans and slotted into one of the build your own palettes. I can not fault the packaging - it is fairly compact, robust and pleasing on the eye. It travels well, I have dropped many an Urban Decay eyeshadow and never as much as chipped one which is surprising given the buttery soft textures.

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow

So yes Urban Decay X Eyeshadow, a light neutral come pink hue that you may assume would already be in one of the Urban Decay Palettes (most likely Naked 3) and yet it isn't. I have made a point of ensuring that I do not purchase any Urban Decay palette shades which is oddly easier said than done. Anyway Urban Decay X Eyeshadow is a light golden pink, warm in tone and more of a peach than your typical pink eyeshadow. If it looks familiar and you can't quite place it, then that may be because once applied it is not entirely dissimilar to NARS Orgasm blush but only when you completely sheer it out. If you simply swatch NARS Orgasm the effect will not be the same but a good blending brush and light hand may garner similar results. If you like the idea of Urban Decay X Eyeshadow but want something a little cooler the Naked 3 Palette offers Burnout which is both lighter and cooler in tone. Personally I like Urban Decay X as the orangey peach tone gives the illusion of bluer eyes and as it is quite subtle it is a great all over the lid shade for lazy days.

Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow
Urban Decay X Eyeshadow

I may consider myself to be a MAC girl but will happily state that I do think Urban Decay are King of the eyeshadow world. Just like the vast majority of Urban Decay eyeshadows X is a soft, finely milled and texture shadow that offers intense pigmentation yet can be sheered out with a blending brush. Urban Decay eyeshadows also work well wet, great if you like a more foil like finish. Speaking of finished X is a shimmer based shadow that does not contain glitter, should you wish you could also use this shade as a blush. In terms of wear Urban Decay eyeshadows are one of the few formulations that I would dare to wear minus a primer, on my oily lids they remain crease free for around 6 hours. With a primer it really is a case of the shadow remains crease free and bold in colour until I am ready to remove it which is never more than 10 hours. At £14 each creating your own quad can become pricey but I do recommend the formulation none the less.

Next on my hit list is Maui Wowie and either Mushroom or Laced. Like I said I am picky...

You can find the entire solo Urban Decay Eyeshadow line up via Debenhams for £14 a shade - link.




26 comments:

  1. This colour is 10000% up my alley. I want this!
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  2. absolutely beautiful! I've been deliberating for the longest time whether or not to start building my palette, and like you, I'm picky too.. I wondering how X will look on my dull, dark brown eyes..

    Anita @ AllThingsAnita

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  3. Wow! Dat color tho))) Nice pigmentation

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  4. such a pretty color, will have to check it out the next time I'm at Sephora.

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  5. This colour is gorgeous. I have the naked basics 1 and naked 3 palettes, and I just love a pink hue eye shadow now. KBxx

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  6. Love this one. Maui Wowie is a beautiful shade too, the color is quite unique but it's really glittery and thus some fallout is unavoidable.

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  7. I adore urban decay products and I find that everything is really great quality! However, when I got to the price of this, I feel that it is quite expensive for the eyeshadow but the colour is really beautiful. I have the Naked palette already so I don't think I will be purchasing individual eyeshadows anytime soon ^^ Love the fact they they stay put and crease free though! perfect for girls like me with oily eyelids :D

    Thank you for review. I hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    *Yingcbeauty*

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  8. Beautiful shade! Urban Decay eyeshadows are always so pigmented and blend so well, this would look really nice with a smoked eye! x

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  9. I think I found my eyeshadow crush ( is that even a word??) But you know what I mean haha :D Gorgeous, can't stop looking at it!

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  10. That eye shadow is definately going to be on my Christmas list! It's a bit to expensive to buy now but it would make a great gift :) such a lovely shade.

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  11. Oooh I've got that eye shadow...it's like my default for everyday wear haha. In fact really should find something else to wear :0) x

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  12. This reminds me of Expensive Pink from MAC, have you tried that one?

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  13. I don't have a pink/gold shade like this, come to think of it. Looks like it could be quite a good one - might have to pick it up!

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  14. This shade is stunning!

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  15. I'm about to hit pan on Dust in the Naked 3 palette — I'll have to give this one a try after! I love the peachiness.

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  16. The shade you picked is sooo pretty, I have seen the eyeshadows and the build your own palette on feel unique on sale for 10% off. They are only like £12.80 at the moment which is really good, especially because it is my birthday in two days hehe:-) Lots of love, Charlotte xxxxx

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  17. I think this color is beautiful!!

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  18. This is an absolutely gorgeous shade!! I don't buy many single shadows, as I am palette obsessed at the moment but I totally need this!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  19. Such a unique colour, although for £14 a pop they are a little pricey! it reminds me of the L'oreal amber lights shaddow a lot.

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  20. This colour is so stunning, I've never seen anything like it.

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  21. I have a custom palette too there are so useful I have my Moon dust shadows in there too :) I have a new post on my latest Makeup Shoot how to achieve Hot Bright Lips at www.zairacantara.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. It looks beautiful :) I don't have a costum palette but love my naked palette. If that's getting empty, I might repurchase my favorite shades full size and put them into a costum palette!

    xx Anine
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  23. Love this! will be adding to my "want" list which grows the more blog posts I read :)

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  24. I used to have a couple of Urban Decay eye shadows several years ago and I loved them, in fact I only threw them out very recently because I admitted to myself that they were way past their best! I have to say you're definitely tempting me to start my own palette though so I can have them back in my life. Probably luckily for me I can't really afford to do it right now x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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