Urban Decay Distortion Palette is a limited edition set of fifteen eyeshadow. Amongst these are five transforming eyeshadow, that will instantly transformed and customise the look of other eyeshadow in your collection.
These eyeshadow are housed in a futuristic designed packaging with holographic effects and the Urban Decay Logo embossed on the cover. It is compact and comes with a good-sized mirror inside, perfect for travel.
This palette costs USD $48 or AUD $80 for 0.90oz or 25.51g worth of products and each eyeshadow pan weigh about 0.06oz or 1.7g. The Urban Decay Distortion palette is available from MECCA stores in Australia and Urban Decay online.
Shades in the Urban Decay Distortion Palette
The five transforming shades are:
Bleach, which is a beautiful ivory-yellow shade with golden specks of micro glitter infused in it.
Shifty, which is a light pastel green shade with light green specks of micro glitter infused in it.
Space, which is a gorgeous icy-blue with specks of light blue micro glitter infused in it. This shade has a slight grey undertone to it.
Mind Game, which is a beautiful light pastel purple with light purple micro glitter infused in it.
Blur, which is the chic and elegant pastel pink with duo-chrome micro glitter infused to it.
The ten original eyeshadow formula are:
First Offense, which is a gorgeous metallic bronze with golden specks of micro glitter infused to it.
Hot Box, which is a beautiful forest-green shade with metallic finish and specks of green micro glitter infused to it.
5.0, which is an out of this world royal blue with shimmer finish.
Rogue, which is a beautiful cool-toned purple with purple-blue specks of micro glitter infused in it.
Trash Talk, which is a beautiful light magenta-pink shade with purple micro glitter infused in it.
Territorial, which is a gorgeous mid-toned brown with shimmer finish and it has specks of gold micro glitter infused in it as well.
Blackout, which is a matte black. This shade is the only matte shade in the palette. It can be used as a transforming all-over-lid colour as well.
Old Smoke, which is a deep ashy grey with warm undertone to it. It has specks of silver micro glitter infused to it.
Shag, which is a cool-undertone silver shade with specks of holographic micro glitter infused in it.
Velvet, which is a metallic burgundy shade with brown undertone.
Personally, I like this palette very much as the shade-transforming eyeshadow intrigue me. In general, this palette really awaken my sense of creativity.
I managed to create a few looks with this palette. That being said, unfortunately the quality of the eyeshadow are a little hit or miss. The best pigmentation and texture are First Offense, Territorial and Old Smoke. These were creamy and buttery with an insane colour pay-offs! While the worst performing one was Rogue, which is the purple shade. This shade was a little dry and I had to dig in the pan to get a decent swatch.
The Urban Decay Distortion eyeshadow lasted on my eyelids for a good six hours with an eye primer. There were minimal fall-outs upon application. I dusted some loose powder before the eye makeup application and these little fall-outs were easily cleaned up.
Overall, this products performed quite well with mostly rich pigmentation, except for Rogue. Most of them were easy to apply with good longevity. It is also pleasing to the eyes aesthetically. Unfortunately, since the eyeshadow quality are a little inconsistent, I don’t think it is worth the price tag it carries.
But, if you are looking for fun-colours and good quality eyeshadow then look no further. Personally, I think this palette needs more matte shades to anchor the shades included as they are all metallic and glitter shades. I had to reach for another matte palette in my collection to be able to create a satisfactory look in.
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