Monday, June 28, 2010

Finally!--an Urban Decay palette for grown-ups.

Urban Decay makes some of the nicest eye shadows out there: the colors are gorgeous, and the texture is soft and blendable. I've loved them for years, and over the years, I somehow managed to accumulate a bunch of UD palettes.

It took a while, but I finally realized that Urban Decay eye shadows are too glittery and/or shimmery, and most of them aren't appropriate for a woman of a certain age. It also finally dawned on me that UD repackages the same colors in their palettes over and over again.

It was time for me to back away from the UD palettes. (Or buy them as presents for my daughter.)

But I just found out from The Best Things in Beauty that in July, Urban Decay will be releasing a new set of shadows in neutral shades. They look really gorgeous, and six of the twelve shades will be new!

The collection will include Sin, Naked, Sidecar (which formerly appeared in the Book of Shadows, Volume 1) Half Baked, Smog, and Toasted and the followed new shades:
  1. Virgin--Satin chamois
  2. Buck--Matte nutmeg
  3. Darkhorse--Bronze patina
  4. Hustle--Plum brown satin
  5. Creep--Onyx with gold sparkle
  6. Gunmetal--Gunmetal gray with silver glitter
The Naked palette will sell for $44 and will include a double-ended 24/7 pencil in Zero (black) and Whiskey (brown).

Thanks to The Best Things in Beauty's Charlestongirl and Tavia of Chic Profile for the head's up.


  1. Ever since you started on the "eyeshadows for women of a certain age" kick I have realized that you were talking to me. ('You talkin' to me?' she says in a certain imitation of a well-known actor's famous line.) I have been scouring the makeup aisles at all my local haunts, but this, this I will have to have. And if Miss Buxom recommends it then that is all the more reason to desire it.
    Thanks! I will be looking for this.
    Enjoy the day! Erin

  2. Hey Poppy...I think you should totally check out a friend of mine's cosmetic line. There are colors for those that want to wear any color of the rainbow, and there are colors for those of us that want a more neutral palette. Check her stuff out at , I think you will find something you will Love!

  3. I hope you are getting some kind of kickback for all these beauty tips you post - I have purchased plenty of goodies from your tips and been happy with the results. I do click through your site so I hope that you are getting credit, somewhere, for influencing the purchase!

  4. This looks promising. I like that there are so many colors and they are in small sizes. The price seems good too, thanks!

  5. Is it scary that I was thinking of this post as I was applying my Clinique eyeshadow this morning?

    Am I really prepared to cheat on them?

  6. Can you please do a post on how scary it is to leave something tried and true? How do I do it???

  7. *sigh*

    Tried to buy it - sold out EVERYWHERE...

  8. I bought this but I am new to eyeshadow and don't know how to properly use it without looking like I am bruised! I am very much looking forward to your Eyeshadow 101! Any news on when that might be coming? ;-)


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