Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Urban Decay's Black Palette - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

From Right to Left: Black Dog, Barracuda, Jet, Sabbath, Cobra Libertine

What Urban Decay's The Black Palette Comes With
The Black Palette comes with 6 black based eyeshadows: Black Dog (black matte), Barracuda, Jet, Sabbath, Cobra and Libertine, a sample size eye shadow primer potion in a nude color and a travel size 24/7 glide-on eye liner pencil (black - zero), The packaging is a very sleek, shiny black with silver sparkles, a magnetic clasp and mirror.

Each of the shadows are .04 oz and all but the black dog, matte, contain shimmery sparkles.

The Bad and the Ugly:
The colors are beautiful in the palette and very smooth when swatched, but honestly when swatched and when applying most of them are fairly similar in color with the exception of Sabbath (blue) and Jet (purple) and of course the Black Dog (matte black). All the other colors, Barracuda (gray), Cobra (olive green/gold) and Libertine (deep green) go on looking deep gray toned with very little difference in color.

Urban Decay Eden Primer Potion
The nude Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden works about as well as any other primer. I cannot rant or rave about it either way. The 24/7 mini eyeliner is fabulous and I will definitely purchase the eyeliner.

Others Like This Palette for Less
I have read this product is very similar to the Lake Moss Trio from NYX, but I have not tried this product, so I can only go by what I have read from fellow followers.

1 comment:

  1. I almost purchased this palette and decided to continue to look...so glad I didn't. Thanks for the insight!