Urban Decay x Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Game of Thrones

Urban Decay Game of Thrones Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition palette that launches April 14th on Urban Decay’s website and heads to retailers on April 29th. It contains 20 eyeshadows housed in a thicker cardboard sleeve, and the portion that contains the eyeshadows pulls out fully from the sleeve. The palette looks like a book, and the “cover” reveals a mirror and a pop-up of the Iron Throne. If you found old school Urban Decay palettes bulky, then I don’t imagine you’d feel differently about this one.

There’s plenty of physical product in each pan, and the color story seemed cohesive to me. I didn’t struggle to pull together some looks, though some may find it doesn’t have enough mattes or wish there were more colorful mattes included. Four of the shades are very sparkly–definitely more “top coat” type shades, I’d guess, than typical shimmery eyeshadow, which may or may not be your cup of tea. If you don’t mind sparkly eyeshadows and tend to apply yours with fingertips and/or adhesive sprays or bases, then you should have a better experience with them than I did (as I don’t test with those helpers!).

 

Urban Decay Take the Black Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Take the Black Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Take the Black Eyeshadow
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Take the Black

Take the Black is a deep black with flecks of silver micro-glitter and multi-colored pearl. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin, though it wasn’t as blendable as it could have been when used as a more standalone shade. If I used a lighter hand and applied it to darken other shades, I didn’t have any trouble blending it out. The texture was denser, almost cream-like, but not too thick so it picked up well with a brush. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Urban Decay White Walker Eyeshadow

Urban Decay White Walker Eyeshadow

White Walker

White Walker is a pale, iridescent icy blue with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had medium color coverage that built up to semi-opaque pigmentation at best. The problem I had with this shade was that it had a strong, white base that was powdery, dry, and prone to fallout, though it ended up leaving the best bits behind–that iridescent shimmer. The color wore well for eight hours on me before it started to wear away.

Urban Decay Frozen North Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Frozen North Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Frozen North Eyeshadow
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Frozen North

Frozen North is a rich, medium-dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The pigmentation was rich–a little went a long way–and it was by far the most pigmented, most intense, and smoothest shade in the palette. The texture was dense but not thick, firm but not stiff, and it adhered well to bare skin and lasted well for eight and a half hours.

Urban Decay Free Folk Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Free Folk Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Free Folk Eyeshadow
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Free Folk

Free Folk is a soft silver with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable (or use a wet brush for maximum coverage in one layer) that applied fairly evenly but could have blended out more easily. The texture was soft without being dry or powdery but lacked some of the slip and richness of the other shimmers in the palette. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay Hardhome Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Hardhome Eyeshadow

Hardhome

Hardhome is a pale, almost white, pink with subtle, warm undertones and peach-to-pink sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a chunky texture that was hard to apply evenly. It was the type of shade that had enough sparkle and shine to camouflage a lot of its deficits, but it was prone to fallout both during application and during the seven and a half hours it lasted for.

Urban Decay Nymeria Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Nymeria Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Nymeria Eyeshadow
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Nymeria

Nymeria is a soft brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable consistency that felt velvety with a touch of powderiness in the pan (but not enough to cause fallout issues during application). It wore beautifully for eight hours, which was when it started to fade noticeably.

Urban Decay Winter is Here Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Winter is Here Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Winter is Here Eyeshadow
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Winter is Here

Winter is Here is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy texture that was dense but not thick or firmly pressed in the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours before it started to show signs of wear.

Urban Decay Weirwood Leaves Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Weirwood Leaves Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Weirwood Leaves Eyeshadow
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Weirwood Leaves

Weirwood Leaves is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, and the color went on evenly and smoothly without sheering out too readily. The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly firmer but not to the point where it became stiff to work with. It lasted nicely for eight hours on my eye before fading.

Urban Decay The Sight Eyeshadow

Urban Decay The Sight Eyeshadow

Urban Decay The Sight Eyeshadow
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The Sight

The Sight is a medium-dark, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though it needed a second layer or to be applied with a dampened brush to achieve more true-to-pan depth and opacity. The texture was slightly dry to the touch, though it applied evenly and blended out without much work. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay Winterfell Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Winterfell Eyeshadow

Winterfell

Winterfell is a deep gold with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had medium pigmentation with a chunkier, noticeably glittery texture, though there was some slip and felt emollient, which helped minimize the fallout. The sparkles seemed more fleck-like–flatter and less prone to dropping right off the lid. I would recommend using this with a dampened brush or an adhesive spray to maximize coverage, shine, and wear. On its own, it stayed on well for seven and a half hours but had some fallout while worn.

Urban Decay Red Keep Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Red Keep Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Red Keep Eyeshadow
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Red Keep

Red Keep is a dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. It lasted well for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of wear.

Urban Decay Casterly Rock Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Casterly Rock Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Casterly Rock Eyeshadow
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Casterly Rock

Casterly Rock is a soft bronze with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that was easy to work with and blend out. There was some slight fading present after eight hours of wear.

Urban Decay House Lannister Eyeshadow

Urban Decay House Lannister Eyeshadow

Urban Decay House Lannister Eyeshadow
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House Lannister

House Lannister is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery texture that felt finely-milled and blended out easily on my skin. It seemed to sheer out a bit when blended, and I had slight fallout to contend with. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Urban Decay Lannister Red Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Lannister Red Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Lannister Red Eyeshadow
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Lannister Red

Lannister Red is a medium-dark, red-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it didn’t sheer out too readily on my eye. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Urban Decay King's Landing Eyeshadow

Urban Decay King’s Landing Eyeshadow

King’s Landing

King’s Landing is a bright, white gold with strong, yellow undertones and a sparkly finish. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, while the texture felt emollient to the touch, which helped the larger sparkles bind with the rest of the powder and minimized fallout. It was denser, a little thick, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to wear away with a touch of fallout over time.

Urban Decay Stormborn Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Stormborn Eyeshadow

Stormborn

Stormborn is a medium purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that needed to be applied with a dampened brush to achieve full coverage. The texture was slightly dry and more prone to fallout during application, but it blended out decently. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay House Targaryen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay House Targaryen Eyeshadow

Urban Decay House Targaryen Eyeshadow
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House Targaryen

House Targaryen is a rich, medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was great, while the consistency was smooth, dense and lightly creamy but not too firmly pressed in the pan. It applied evenly and blended out without much effort. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of wearing.

Urban Decay Dothraki Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Dothraki Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Dothraki Eyeshadow
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Dothraki

Dothraki is a light-medium, yellow gold with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and slightly dense but not too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow had full color payoff in a single layer and wore well for eight hours on me but had a touch of fallout.

Urban Decay Bend the Knee Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bend the Knee Eyeshadow

Bend the Knee

Bend the Knee is a bright, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and cooler blue-to-violet shifting pearl. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Urban Decay Bay of Dragons Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bay of Dragons Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Bay of Dragons Eyeshadow
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Bay of Dragons

Bay of Dragons is a light, almost iridescent, pink with warm undertones and copper flecks of micro-sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a more emollient, denser texture, which felt a bit chunky to the touch. It worked best with a dampened brush or fingertip in order to achieve fairly even coverage and minimal fallout. It lasted for seven and a half hours but had some fallout over time.

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