Thursday, 6 September 2012

Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette

I'm so excited to be talking about this product today... the Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette* gives you the chance to have all your favourite UD eyeshadows together, in the same place.
This customisable palette is pretty roomy and holds 6 eyeshadows but it's still slim enough to be carried around in your handbag.
I, personally, think it's a fantastic idea because let's be honest... how many palettes have you bought and there are always some colours that you never use and it's pretty annoying to have to take them with you, especially on holiday (and god forbid, they get smashed in transit too!)
I know there are other diy palettes out there but nothing as pretty and innovative as this one, in my opinion.
It's a metal case and I love the design on the packaging; the mirror inside is huge and definitely an added bonus when you're trying to balance it on the oddest surfaces (talking for experience here... train journey anyone??!)
There's also a travel-size Good Karma Shadow Brush which has the same high quality bristle as the bigger one.
 ALSO - the palette comes with 1 eyeshadow included:
Walk of Shame*: this shade is exclusive to the palette! 
It's a natural matte and multi-use really: as a base to neutralize any discoloration or to brighten the inner corner and brow bone area, too.
Alongside the palette, the eyeshadows have been reformulated: the new Pigment Infusion System delivers shades that are multidimentional and rich, easily blendable and velvety.
To the touch, they feel extremely soft and buttery but didn't crease one bit on me!
The colours are absolutely unrivaled, in my opinion... Have a look:
The single shells are a metallic pewter colour and show the same attention to details; they are also very easy to pop out when you want to transfer them into the palette.

X*: gold with sheer peach tint; it's a duochrome so it looks more yellow in some lights and peach in others. I know it's a favourite for many as it's a perfect shimmery nude.
Freelove*: a true shimmery peach/coral. Extremely versatile - I can pair it with 'X' as a crease colour or play it down as a base colour with 'Roach'.
Roach*: another shimmer, this time much deeper. It's a warm brown with red in it and it's gonna be an absolute killer for the autumn season.
Asphyxia*: this shade is a duotone lavender; it looks a bit ashy in the pan but transforms on application, as you can notice in the swatch. 
I can detect some blue and grey/pearl in the shimmer that gives it a cool undertone.
Psychedelic Sister*: this colour is a warm violet, perfect to bring out the green in my eyes. It's got a metallic sheen and - superfluous to say - it's the perfect match for 'Asphyxia.

Ta-Da!!! 
What a beauty - purples, neutrals, coral... my favourite colours all neatly together!
Have you checked this palette yet? What would be your ideal combination? :)


32 comments:

  1. Love this.. It's so handy.. Your shade choice
    Is great too

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  2. Oh wow, I'm not an eyeshadow person but this looks so pretty! It'd make a good birthday present if you knew what shades the recipient likes! :) x

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    1. Absolutely a stunning present... and Christmas is around the corner... hehe... hint hint. ;) x

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  3. This is such a good idea, I had a look at it the other day and although I do love the concept and the eyeshadows it is slightly pricey!

    Great shade choices

    xx

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    1. it can be a bit expensive but the quality is worth, in my opinion. I prefer these shadows to Mac quality! xx

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  4. These colours and the palette idea are amazing - logging on to urban decay website now! :)
    Claire x
    prettywithapunch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. hehe - go for it... you won't be disappointed!! :) x

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  5. Fab shade choices, looks great! This is something i've looked at tons of times but i've already got too many eyeshadows to justify buying it. Never say never though, I bought another 2 palettes this week so this could be next!

    Lx
    smooshkissxx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. there are a lot of shadows colour so you can pick the ones that you use the most... and justify the purchase, no??! ;) x

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  6. All the shades look beautiful and the packaging is just so pretty! x

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    1. Love the metal case - very sturdy! x

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  7. Hmm... From where I know this palette...? ;)

    You went crazy with all those eye shadows! (amount) I still didn't buy any. But I like colors you choose. They are very mine.

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    1. yeah, they are my favourite colours too :)

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  8. mamma che bei colori! e che carina la palette *_*

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  9. This is fantastic, I am a big fan of both Urban Decay and custom palettes. Especially being an mua I find it very handy being able to choose the shades I'm going to use the most. Will definately have to check this out!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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    1. absolutely! if you're a MUA makes even more sense... but I recommend to treat yourself to one of these too... hehe, let's see if you can resist! ;P x

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  10. wonderful idea of custom palettes and you picked awesome colors!

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    1. It's a great idea and you can pop them in and out whenever you want... very easy to transform!

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  11. I have nominated you for an award! Check it out at the following link;

    http://www.jessiswonderland.com/2012/09/blog-award-time.html

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  12. I want one of these, they look so cool! I love the shades that you picked :)

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You NEED one... believe me! ;) xx

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  13. Ooooooooooh gorgeouussss colours Alex! :)

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    1. thank you - they are amazing quality... so buttery and a pleasure to apply! x

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