Hurrah! So I got my paws on my own Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette (£14 – for the tin, brush and a neutral matte eyeshadow called Walk of Shame, exclusive to the palette). There’s space in here for 6 colours in total.
The tin is not really compact enough to take out with you day to day I think, but it’s not big and cumbersome either (I’d happily take it out for a weekend away for example) and there’s not that much wasted space. The mirror is huge and really handy. The brush is also of good quality.
Back of the tin:
The eyeshadows click into place and it’s fairly easy to remove and put new colours in. I am so glad they put a neutral matte shade in here – It’s a really good base colour and if I were left to my own devices I’d probably skip the neutrals and end up with a palette full of screaming greens.
Here is what the new Urban Decay eyeshadows look like. Before these shadows I’ve owned a couple of Urban Decay colours but if I am honest, they weren’t my first choice of shadows over say, Shu Uemura or MAC.
The new formulation is excellent; colours that I previously felt were a little chalky are super creamy and buttery smooth.
You basically pop out the eyeshadow by applying some pressure to the bottom of the colour. It’s fairly easy to do, I just made sure I applied pressure in the centre of the pan so not to have any accidents!
These shadows are quite thick! Unlike say, Shu Uemura shadows that are much smaller once taken out of their case, UD ones are still quite thick:
Ok so wanna see the colours I picked?!
Walk of Shame – Neutral Matte, came with the palette
Chase – a soft golden shade super creamy texture
Mushroom – taupe silvery type shade super creamy too!
Kush – not as vivid as I imagined but it’s a rich green with a slightly glittery texture
Radium – vivid rich blue
Cobra – blackened khaki type shadow, there’s gold-green running through this
I basically went for a mixture of super wearable shades like Chase and Mushroom, and rather than boring black, I went for Cobra which is more glittery. I also picked 2 of my favourite type of bold shades, hence the choice of a bright green and blue. I think the taupe and blue go together well, and green and gold go well.
I love the texture of these new shadows, they really are lovely.
Each shadow is £14 each and the palette is £14 which is fine because it’s a sturdy tin plus you get a shadow and brush! It would be good if they brought out more options for people who want to store more colours.
Verdict: Well worth collecting
Would you invest in the Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette system?!