Sunday, 28 February 2010

REVIEW: Urban decay sustainable shadow set

I bought this set a couple of months back having saved up for it for ages! I've tried it out and here's my review :)

What urban decay says about it: Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box contains ten of the best selling Urban Decay eyeshadows, that will flatter everyone

Price: £22.50

What I thought: This set is absolutely fantastic! First of all the packaging is really cute and looks really nice on my dressing table. The colours that come with the set are a great choice and all work really well together. They are placed in pairs that are recommended used together which work so well together but also the shadows can be worn alone, with others from the set or with other eyeshadows. The pigmentation is great and the colours come out really vibrant. My favourites from the set are midnight cowboy rides again. This is actually the reason I bought the palette in the first place - I am in love with this shadow. It is SO glittery and flattering and can be used in the day or night. My other favourite is YDK which I first thought was quite boring and one I've seen many times before but the gold reflects in it are beautiful and it is so flattering on the eye. Oil slick can be compared to the famous black tied by mac and flash is very similar to mac's satellite dreams. So this is a cheap alternative to buying those! The only bad point is it isnt as long lasting as say mac but used with a good primer i.e. the primer potion that comes with it they last much longer. Truly a great buy.

Would I repurchase? Though these look like they will last me ages i will definitely be repurchasing.

The pictures were uploads in a strange order.

These swatches give a good idea of what the bottom colours look like
midnight cowboy rides again, flash, oil slick, kiddie pool, half baked
And these swatches give a better idea of what the top row look like:
ydk, flipside, grifter, uzi, twice baked.
The inside :)
The pretty packaging
All photos were taken by me hence the bad quality - sorry guys :/

Hope you had a great weekend and i hope you have a good week (im sure it will be better than mine - all i have is coursework to look forward to :()



  1. I absolutely LOVE Urban Decay Shadows, I don't own this palette but my fave is the Ammo. It's WELL used :)
    In regards to longevity, try pressing them on over a MAC Paint Pot such as Blackground, it will make the colours so vivid and long lasting.
    You can also do the same using a soft kohl eyeliner, just use it as a base xxx

  2. ohh thankyou for the advice :) i'll try that with my benefit badgal maybe coz its quite creamy and i use it occasionally as a base. if you love the urban decay shadows i definitely recommend this one
    thanks for following and commenting - means a lot to me :)