Monday, January 3, 2011

Urban Decay The Black Palette

I know that I have been a Hardcore Mac Lover for a very Long time; but I think it's time to explore new things.
I've been tempted in buying UD eyeshadows since I've read very good reviews about them.
So I decided to give them a try.
My First exploring item is

Urban Decay The Black Palette
Product Description
Eyeshadows dipped in black. Dangerous sparkly-shift jewel tones plus sooty matte black shadow assure your place in rockstar history.

My Opinion
For all you Smokey Eye Lovers this is for you.
For a dramatic look these are perfect.
These eyeshadows as they are described, they are dipped in black but have a sparkly very fined glittery finish. They are silky smooth, easy to work with.
Great color pigmentation and lasting power.  
Look even better if used with a color base to pop it's hidden color.
I purchased this palette because I missed the Mac Venomous Villains Collection.
I really liked the Maleficent MSF ES's and I thought these can be a close match to them.
Everytime I think of MSE I think way too much shimmer and fallout. Although the previous MSE like the ones from In the Groove Collection were actually not too shimmery at all, I actually liked them. This is why I was so bummed out about missing the Venomous Collection. :(
 But these UD are very nice after all.

Cons-To me it is a great palette for a dramatic smokey eye lover, but if I don't use these colors with a color base to make the colors pop, my eyeshadow will turn into a completely black look. =(
If anyone has any tips on how to use this palette, Pleaseee Let Me know..
I am tempted in taking it back.

Item Descriptions
Black Dog-Deep Dark Black very matte
Barracuda-Blackened gunmetal w/silver tones
Jet-Dark-Deep Purple w/pink-red shimmer. Not the purple I was looking for though.
Sabbath-Dark Blue with blue specs
Cobra-Golden Olive w/gold specs I like this color alot.
Libertine-Dark Deep Green w/green specs reminds me of my Mac Grand Entrance from The Holiday Collection Warm Eyes 2008
UDPP in Eden- I really LOOVED this primer as its texture is like a concealer and it just creates a good canvas for your eyeshadow. My eyeshadow lasted all day and it was kept intact. I will buy a full sized one ASAP.
UD 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in Zero- This was easy to apply but the color pigmentation wasn't that great for me. This was a bummer because I heard so many great things about this liner.
I still prefer and will stick to my Avon Dual Ended Liner.

Thanks for Stopping by and I hope this review was helpful


  1. This pallette looks gorgeous, im afraid i've no tips on how to use it for you as im an urban decay virgin LOL :-(

    I do intend on getting the naked pallette and UDPP soon though, I'd never heard of this pallette until seeing it now but I do like smokey colours, search the pallette on google usually others blogs with FOTD posts and reviews on make up alley come up they might give you some tips and ideas

    Vikki @ Vikki-Gabrielle World Blogspot x

  2. Thanks Vikki! I really want the UD Naked Palette too..

  3. Hey sweetie! I did a review on this palette, check out my blog! Let me know if you are still tempted to return it, I hope not :(


  4. I have this palette, an I also agree it does tend to look black.
    When I use it I apply the primer then apply a similar colour to one I am using out of the palette for example, if I was going to use 'Jet' I would use a purple first. I like to use Urban Decay's 'book of shadows vol 3' the colours are very nice and match the colours in the black palette.
    I hope this helps :) x