Review: Urban Decay Shattered Palette

Thursday, 7 November 2013

As you may or may not know, the "holiday season" is upon us, and with that comes a plethora of gifts and gift sets in the beauty world that always excite me!

As far as Urban Decay goes, I always get their holiday palette, Vice 2 being this years holiday palette release (which I've shamelessy already bought despite not needing, see Instagram for a video!), however the product that caught my eye from this years Christmas releases by Urban Decay was the limited edition Shattered Palette.
shattered palette open - first layer
shattered palette open - second layer
The palette consists of two layers of product for the eyes, lips and face in a cute and compact little case.

The first layer holds 5 eyeshadows in new shades Nameless (grey-brown), Remix (purple with micro glitter), Shakedown (mousey brown), Minor Sin (champagne-pink) and Bleach (matte beige). It also holds a travel size 24/7 eye pencil in the popular shade Zero (black).
first layer - eyeshadows Shakedown, Remix, Nameless, Minor Sin, Bleach
eyeshadows swatched
The first layer folds and clips upwards, revealing a second layer which holds more brand new shades; 2 blushes - Overexposed (dusty rose) and Temper (soft pink) and a highlighter in Glint (champagne pink/gold). 
(There remains a hole where the Super Saturated Lip Pencil in Lovechild lays, so it can be used from both layers).
second layer - blushes in Overexposed and Temper and highlighter in Glint
blushes and highlighter swatched
all products from the palette swatched
Colour & Pigmentation: As always with Urban Decay products, the eyeshadows have great colour payoff and pigmentation, and the same is true with the blush and highlighter too which is great as you use less product. I love that my favourite shade of SSLC is included in this little kit as well as the popular and suit-all shade eye pencil in Zero.
Longevity: UD eyeshadows tend to last fairly long generally but I always always wear with the UDPP for super strength hold. The eye pencils are known for their 24/7 longevity and the SSLC is also a longwear product.
Scent: No particularly strong scent.
Price: At £30, you're getting 5 eyeshadows, a lip product an eye pencil and 2 blushes and a highlighter too.. which I find bargainous seeing as one eyeshadow or lip pencil or eye pencil is usually £14 each!

FrootiFactor: I'm pretty impressed with this nifty little palette from Urban Decay, I like that it holds pretty much the essentials you need to make your face up (barring foundation & mascara) and I like that it holds a mix of wearable colours as well as a matte shade in it too.. all for £30! 

I hope they release more multitasking palettes like this (a Naked version would be A-MAZING), but for now this is pretty great to take on holiday/trips or to carry in hand luggage if I wanted.
I give this product a 4.5 out of 5:
The Urban Decay Shattered Palette is available to buy at Debenhams, House Of Fraser, HQhair and Look Fantastic.

What do you think of the shattered palette? Will you be buying anything from the Urban Decay holiday collection?  



  1. Oooh glint and major sin are gorgeous but weirdly intrigued by the matte highlight. Love your swatches :)

    1. Thank you!
      And yeah they're lovely, I'm personally a fan of matte shadows as highlights on the browbones, shimmer can be a lot for everyday sometimes ;) x

  2. The colours look gorgeous - love the Nameless :)

    1. Nameless would be a lovely neutral to wear by itself =) x

  3. This palette is gorgeous! I want it :)

    1. It's lovely isn't it? I like how it has everything you need to travel with =D x

  4. This is such a good idea and all the colours are gorgeous. Not a huge fan of the packaging from the outside but I'd look pass that as the colours are pretty!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic


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