You Got the Look
Urban Decay You Got the Look Prince Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition palette that releases later this week. For the kind of shades in the palette, it’s a weak offering, which should be more surprising, but Urban Decay’s quality has been inconsistent. The pigmentation was decent, but there were a few shades that were quite powdery, prone to fallout or sheering out, while wear time, blendability, and ease of use were all generally weaker across the board.
Sexy Dancer is a pale yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, but it was more velvety and substantial, which helped keep the coverage at more semi-opaque to opaque when applied and blended out. It wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably.
Crystal Ball is a very light gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was buildable if applied with a dampened brush or a fingertip to more opaque coverage. The texture was moderately dense without being overly firm, so it had good adhesion and wasn’t as prone to fallout as it could have been. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading.
Endorphin Machine is a medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was firmer and stiffer to work with, so I recommend pushing at the surface to pick up product initially, though it blended out without difficulty. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours on me.
Gett Off is a deep, molten gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was moderately dense but not thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. This shade wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Shockadelica is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was slightly firmer in the pan, though it wasn’t too difficult to pick up with a brush, and the product applied evenly to bare skin. It had opaque color payoff that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Groovy Potential is a dusty, medium purple base with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of larger, gold sparkle over the top. The flecks were larger, but they were not listed as plastic (PET) glitter, for those curious. The texture was soft, moderately powdery, and finely-milled (ignoring the sparkles!), but there was a lot of fallout from the base color as well as the sparkles, which did not adhere/bind with the base. It stayed on for seven hours before fading and had additional fallout over time.
The Artist has a blacker purple base with flecks of multi-colored–gold and purple dominated–sparkle over a satin finish. The texture was quite firm and stiff, which made it difficult to work with, even using a fingertip or a dampened brush. I’d recommend using a jabbing motion to dislodge product from the surface, but take care to clean-up fallout. It had more medium to semi-opaque coverage at best, which I could only build up using a primer underneath. This shade showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear.
Love 2 the 9s
Love 2 the 9s is a soft, light-medium brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture felt very smooth and silky with ight powderiness that was more noticeable in the pan than on the lid, as long as I tapped off excess prior to applying and blending the product out. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Bold Generation is a dark, charcoal gray with cool undertones and silver micro-sparkle. It seemed to have a more metallic finish, but the shimmer didn’t bind with the base powder as much so it had moderate fallout during application and blending, which left the finish looking less intense. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for seven hours before fading a bit.
So Dark is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was lightly creamy, firmer and thinner, but it wasn’t difficult to pick up with a brush nor to apply it evenly to bare skin. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.