Friday, May 15, 2015

Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
New for Summer 2015, Urban Decay has added eight brand new shades to its revamped Eyeshadow ($22 CAD) collection, ranging from mattes, shimmers, and even a few duo-chromes (hallelujah!). Today I have swatches for a few shades from the new additions, to see some photos and my thoughts on the formulation, click.......
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows
Packaging:
The Urban Decay single eyeshadows come in sleek, round plastic compacts that are reminiscent of the old school Urban Decay subway token-inspired packaging. The shadows can be taken out of the compact by simply pressing on the back. They can be swapped or inserted into a customizable Urban Decay shadow palette. The tiny compact designs are detailed and exquisite, and the gunmetal finish looks so cool as well.
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows
Formulation:
Riff: This is a warm light brown with subtle golden sparkles, the formulation is decent but because the color base is matte, the shadow feels a bit dry, but the pigmentation is nice.
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Riff
Beware: This is a soft matte brown previously released in the Theodora Palette (for the Oz The Great and Powerful movie). As a standalone color, it's not that great because there is some patchiness. However, because the shadow is soft and creamy, it works well as a blending color.
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Beware
Tonic: A gorgeous lilac/blue duo-chrome, this shade is creamy and pigmented. It was hard to capture the color shift on camera but the color is super electric and youthful.
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Tonic
Backfire: This is a rich eggplant burgundy shimmer. The shadow is buttery smooth but the pigmentation was just decent. I expected a bigger punch of color but it actually showed up a bit more subdued.
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Backfire
Urban Decay Summer 2015 New Single Eyeshadow Shades: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows in Riff
Overall:
Out of these four shades, there is a bit of variation in terms of color payoff and formulation. My personal favorite is Tonic because it's such a fun, electric summer shadow. Shades like Beware and Backfire in my opinion are not unique and special enough. They would be nice in a palette, but on their own, I'm not sure it's worth the investment.

Availability:
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora and select Shoppers.
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