Which are ugh, so pretty. I never had an issue with their old packaging, but just look at this:
So clean, so shiny, so good. You can also pop out the pans if you prefer to store your shadows in Urban Decay’s palettes.
Sorry, what were we talking about again? Oh, right. Eyeshadow. So remember how I mentioned last month that Urban Decay was releasing 7 new eyeshadow singles? What’s that you say? No, because I talk too much? Ok, that’s fair.
Back in February, Urban Decay launched 7 beautiful shades, some of them originally LE or exclusive to palettes and some of them brand new. I was lucky enough to be sent two of them to test out (*PR Sample. Sorry if it seems like I’m hitting you over the head here, but this happened, which you should read if you’re running a US-based blog). Below we have Uncut, a “smoky purple with reddish shimmer” and Snare, a “smoky olive green shimmer.”
Snare is a curious shade in that application can change the color greatly. When layers are patted on and concentrated, it turns into a smoky sage green, whereas blending (or a lighter application) results in a warmer looking shade. The texture of this one is great, buttery-smooth but not too soft. It applies evenly and pigmentation is easily buildable. Uncut, on the other hand, has a much drier, harder finish. The pigmentation is still great and I didn’t have any issues with patchiness, but it’s a different formula than what I’m used to from the brand. The color itself features a lovey matte eggplant base shot through with reddish-purple shimmer particles.
swatched dry on bare skin
Below, I’m wearing a very light wash of Snare on the lid, as well as a more concentrated application on the lower lashline. See what I mean about its shade-shifting abilities? I really like how this one looks built-up, and find that it contains much more grey than similar greens in my stash.
Since Uncut isn’t exactly a lid wash-friendly shade, I tried layering it over the taupe-y antique gold from my Guerlain Place Vendome palette. The result is one of my favorite eye makeup looks of the month. The shades complement each other so well, and seem to bring out each other’s nuances, non?
These singles retail at $18 each from Urban Decay and the Sephora inside JCP (I do hope they’re planning to sell them in more retail locations soon, but we’ll have to wait and see).
I haven’t seen the rest of the shades in person, but these two in particular are fantastic. The colors are unique, the formula is easy to work with, and I’m sure you’ve all noticed how much I’m enjoying the updated packaging. Try them if you’re shopping around for a new eyeshadow.
What have you been wearing on your eyes lately? Which of these two shades do you prefer? Do you ever judge makeup based on its packaging? I clearly do!
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