“ Brand: Urban Decay / Type: Palette „
So apparently I've had this product for over 2 years and I know that because I made the product suggestion when I got it.I think I've owned it long enough that I can review it fairly .( i do have all three palettes and will update review with details of the others,i started with this one as i like it the most)
The first thing I should say is that I love urban decay and have pretty much all their products. The range is suitable for vegetarians with some products even suitable for vegans. They are buav approved ( the little bunny) . The company logo is beauty with an edge - they wanted to create bright bold colours which worked well and I would say they have been successful. Another indication that I must be a big fan is that I know about the company and could list most of their products (well they are in my makeup bag) As much as I like other brands I don't think I could do that with other company's apart from maybe Mac
Now when this came out they brought out 3 palettes the other two being called feminine and dangerous.
The colours in this one are
Woodstock is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with a soft shimmer finish.
Baked - is a rich copper with a metallic finish. This is also in the naked palette
Uzi-is a bright silvered white with silver glitter
Sin-is a pinky champagne with a frost finish- this is in the naked palette
Flipside is a teal-tinged green with a metallic-frost finish
Psychedelic sister is a red-toned medium-dark purple with a shimmer finish
None of the colours are unique to this palette. I would say that there is a choice of day and night colours in this .Some of the colours like uzi do have fallout so its best used with a primer potion.
I have the older packaging which is the same as the vegan palette -it came with a oil slick eyeliner whereas the newer one comes with a lip gloss. The colours haven't changed though the packaging is just prettier.
I recommend this for people who dont have much urban decay already.
I own the Urban Decay DANGEROUS palette only and so that is what this review is about.
First of all the palette looks gorgeous, certainly the best-looking palette i own. It has a black velvety feel exterior with shiny gold lettering which gives a very luxious feel. The interior is highly decorated but still classy as the colours harmonise and match the shiny lettering of the exterior. The palette is reasonably small, closes magnetically and is a good size for travel. It also comes with a mini primer potion in a matching gold container with a wand applicator; old style curves of the container make it hard to get all of the product out of the container although the container is both pretty and compact so good for travelling.
Overall, the eyeshadows are all lovely and creamy quality (as i have generally found with Urban Decay eyeshadows) and most are colours which suit the palette's dangerous theme. The colours all seem to harmonise well together. Yet, the range of colours is limited to mid-dark shades and most are glittery or shiny finishes; there are no matt shades which is not good for a palette of six shades (particularly as i like to mix my finishes). This means that although i like this palette i don't reach for it often enough, particularly with owning four of the shades through different palettes.
The colours are as follows:
'Virgin' is, in my opinion, the best shade in the palette. It is a light, very shiny, champagne shade and a good, and the palette's only light/highlight colour.
'Haight' a bright shiny mid toned blue is beautiful but too unusual to use on a regular basis.
'Mildew' is a khaki shade with a gold/warm base tone which though nice packed on the slide, can be quite murky looking when blended out.'Rockstar' is a beautiful dark purple shade which, i think, is quite unusual.
'Oil Slick' is a black with silver glitter and though a pigmented shade it is a double edged sword as, because of the glitter, it is not an everyday shade (even if you like to use black everyday!)
'Gunmetal' is a grey shade with a blue base tone and silver glitter. It is a good choice as a middle colour between the highlight and black/khaki/purple, particularly as a mid tone for a smoky eye. It is however, a basic shade.
The eyeliner pencil is a mini version of Urban Decay's 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in 'Rockstar', a shiny, dark purple. I am happy that the pencil is purple in colour, rather than black or grey (which may have seemed more apt for the palette's theme), particularly as i own black and grey eyeliners already and as it brings out some of the palette's more colourful shades together. The pencil is very creamy and so is easy to apply but sets remarkably well and lasts well throughout the day. You can smudge it when it is first applied and there is no need to warm up the pencil in advance. It does not slide at all even when applied on the bottom lash line and can be applied on either the water or tightlines without transfer making it easy to create clean looks (e.g. top-heavy eye looks but no colour below the eye). Furthermore, the colour is highly pigmented and stands out beautifully and looks purple when put on too (i have found many coloured pencils do not). The pencil is also waterproof (though i have only tested it in light rain). I do use this pencil quite a lot and so is a valuable asset to my makeup collection.
The mini primer potion included is in the shade 'Greed' which is a light gold, glittery colour. I do like this primer potion and it is good if i want to put 'Virgin' (or 'halfbaked' from my Urban Decay sustainable palette) on my lid. It goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way. It does make shiny/glittery shades look better as well as making my eyeshadow last longer and crease less. However, the colour is not suitable for most of my everyday looks or if i want to wear matt shades.
Overall though i would like to mark this palette down, i feel i cannot. The quality of the products are infallible but i feel like this palette is really an additional/special occasion palette. As someone who is adventurous with my makeup, i cannot imagine being able to use more than one of the eyeshadows on each occasion more than once a week. I would have liked to see a matt shade in there too (though maybe that's just wishful thinking when it comes to urban decay). Still, the quality, packaging and the harmony between the colours cannot be understated. This palette is beautiful in everyway it can be and what is present, cannot be faulted.