05/11/2010

Urban Decay the Black Palette

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Hello everyone! I picked up Urban Decay's The Black Palette a few months ago together with the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but admittedly I haven't used it as much. It does look hot in black packaging with all the blackened shades, but it is no where near as wearable as the Naked Palette. This palette comes with a mini Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero, and a mini eyeshadow primer potion. Keep reading for the rest of my review and swatches! ♥

This review will be about the eyeshadows themselves, the pencil and the primer potion can wait. :)

Black Dog is a dark matte black. It is very pigmented, so much more than MAC Carbon eyeshadow!
Barracuda is a mid-tone gray with silver sparkles. It is not as pigmented as Black Dog.
Jet is a dark purple with purple sparkles. This colour is lovely. My second favourite from the bunch.
Sabbath is a dark blue with medium blue sparkles; it seems pretty similar to MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow.
Cobra is my favourite eyeshadow in this palette! It is a beautifully pigmented black with gold sparkles. So pretty, I haven't seen anything like it before!
Libertine is a very dark green eyeshadow with green sparkles, which doesn't swatch so well by itself. It looks so nice in the pan, but not so much when I swatch it... Maybe it would look better on top of a base.

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Here are swatches! No eyeshadow base. ♥

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These are pretty eyeshadows and remind me of last year's MAC Style Black collection. They do scream 'fall' to me. If you like wearing dark shades or go out clubbing a lot, these eyeshadows should be up your alley. But if you're more of a neutral gal, pick up the Urban Decay Naked palette instead! ♥

I am actually very tempted to remove these from the packaging, attach magnets and labels to them and place in my MAC palettes. The packaging takes up a lot of space relative to the products themselves.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this review! Will you pick it up??


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10 comments

  1. Me and my sister were talking about this palette a couple of weeks ago. She got it and actually loves it, I wasn't so sure just because I am more of a neutral girl... so I'm not sure about adding a palette with colors I don't reach for regularly to my collection, especially since it isn't cheap of course.

    I think I'll pass on this one, but who knows ...if my sister brings hers home for the holiday's and I love it I may try and get it as well.

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  2. @TKOmulatta- I definitely prefer the Naked palette over this one, just because I don't wear these colours too much and these shades are not as versatile. To be honest, if not for Cobra eyeshadow, I would completely regret this purchase. I'm happy your sister really enjoys this though! :)

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  3. those are gorgeous colors and great swatches!

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  4. i would take them out of that palette too, good idea.

    the colors look so nice, i still have yet to get an ud eyeshadow : P

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  5. The colors are very pretty. I am especially drawn to "Jet".

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  6. nice blog; ) ur photo is really fantastic !!!
    i like it :**


    follow me and write a comment if you want ! <3

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  7. thank you for the swatches. this palette looks interesting actually.

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  8. I got this too, have yet to blog about it! :)

    If you haven't depotted them already and thinking of doing so, be careful: the matte black is prone to breaking to pieces!

    xx

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