|Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette ($49) at urbandecay.com|
While Urban Decay Naked palettes continue to be quite popular among the makeup community, I think some of their darker, more vibrant palettes are equally amazing if not better. The latest in the non-nekkid palette category is the Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette. This is currently showing up as out-of-stock on the Sephora website, but it might be available in stores, and of course, it is still available on the Urban Decay website. Designed for creating darker, richer makeup looks, this palette contains 10 jewel-toned eyeshadows in shimmering, metallic and duo-tone finishes. Scroll on for swatches.
|Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches|
Alter | Scene | Supersonic | Sinful | Off Duty
Urban Decay Afterdark Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
Druggie | Backfire | Lounge | Fringe | Paralyzed
The eyeshadows in this palette range from lovely soft neutrals to shimmering rich purples and blues. There is a color for every makeup mood, and the eyeshadows can be worn as sheerer washes of color or built up and blended together for a more vibrant makeup look. There are no matte shades or the usual black eyeshadow in there, but having read enough people complaining about yet another boring brown and black using up valuable palette space, I don't think that should be a problem. The eyeshadows feel smooth, are quite pigmented, and seem easy to blend without much fallout. Overall, another beautiful palette from Urban Decay.
On a side note, who comes up with names of these eyeshadows? Between NARS and Urban Decay, I have typed some strange names!