Aug 13, 2012

9 Purple-Plum Eyeshadows from Urban Decay

Urban Decay New Eyeshadows (available here) - $18

The secret to the new formula is Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietory blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the formula resulting in insane color payout, color that stays on your lids, and sparkle that doesn’t fall. The amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Every Urban Decay shade is silky, blendable, and stays put.

Available in 68 decadent shades, Urban Decay's new, reformulated shadows promise decadent colors, amazing pigmentation, long-lasting crease-free finish, and easy blendability.  I did swatch-test most of the colors at Sephora, and here's the second set of swatches - purples and plums this time.

Urban Decay New Purple Plum Pink Eyeshadow Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog Grifter Gravity
Grifter - sheer lavender shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Gravity - deep violet shimmer with multi-colored micro-glitter
Urban Decay New Purple Plum Pink Eyeshadow Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog Asphyxia
Asphyxia - hyacinth shimmer with blue shift
Urban Decay New Purple Plum Pink Eyeshadow Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog Bordello Fishnet Rockstar
Bordello - pale mauve shimmer with gold micro-glitter
Fishnet - bright pink shimmer with purple shift
Rockstar - deep aubergine shimmer
Urban Decay New Purple Plum Pink Eyeshadow Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog SWF Woodstock Lastcall
Last Call - metallic sugar plum
Woodstock - saturated deep pink shimmer
SWF - pale cotton candy pink shimmer with silver micro-glitter
And here's me:  Used Urban Decay's Rockstar (the eyeliner, not the eyeshadow) along the upper lashline.  Applied UD's primer in Sin over the smudged liner.

Urban Decay New Purple Plum Pink Eyeshadow Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog

Also Read:  28 shades to love from Urban Decay


  1. Wowww what a collection you have Rads? Are you a purple lover too???

    1. LOVE purple, Aarthi...but I just swatched these, don't own them. For a stay at home person, I already have wayyy too much makeup :D

  2. Looking good Rads! :) Rockstar is one of my favourite purples, I wish I could find a cream eye shadow in the exact same color!!

    1. Mine too the color! Cream shadows don't last a second on my eyelids, though :(

  3. You're so gorgeous Rads! Love that eye look you created. I have been wanting Rockstar for a while now (both the shadow and the liner), so I think I'll finally go and do that sometime this weekend

    1. Thanks Becca! :) I need to stock up on the pencil liners..have worn down to teeny little stubs :D

  4. Looking good, Rads! You inspired me to pull out my Urban Decay eyeshadows yesterday and use them. I got the 15th anniversary palette awhile back but I hadn't used it much.

  5. Hi Fieran :D Oooh the 15th Anniversary Palette - that's my fav so far..I just amn't that enthusiastic about all the nekkid ones they have..

    1. Hehehe. I have only the first version of that Nekkid palette and I do like it but almost never reach for it. I have to force myself to use it because I'm too much of a smoky-look lover..I almost always wear a gold, olive, black, grey, blue, or green smoky look that neutrals are just not my go-to.

      That said, you might like Gunmetal (the grey shade) .. but it's available in other palettes or on it's own too. I'm craving Pistol which is from version 2.0 but I think it might be available as a single.

      The two things I love most about UD shadows are blendability and long wear. It just lasts the whole day with whichever primer I use and is so easy to blend.

      You know I actually bought the 15th Anniv palette for Evidence ;) But I also love Half Truth.

    2. I got Evidence in one of those Sephora samples....haven't yet figured out how to use it..somehow blues don't seem to suit me unless they are blackened out considerably..

    3. Hmm, you could use it as a crease shade with a brown all-over lid shade. Maybe a nice, neutral chocolate brown with a bit of shimmer, and then evidence in the crease to give it a bit of mystery?


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