Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case Review & Swatches
The Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case ($44) is the second all in one face palette that Urban Decay is releasing with their Holiday 2013 Collection. This little two tier palette contains products for eyes, lips, and cheeks in a small size that makes it nifty for traveling or stashing away at your boyfriend’s apartment or in your desk drawer for quickie looks on the go.
Let’s take a look!
The Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case is probably the more innocent of the two face palettes that Urban Decay is launching. Where as the Shattered Palette includes sultry, smoky looks the Anarchy Face Case is all about crisp, cooler shades that kinda remind me of the MAC Glitter and Ice Collection. This indeed reminds me of the cool icy feel of Winter and the Holidays! The palette is available for a limited time so if you are interested don’t hesitate as Urban Decay is legendary for selling out of palettes quickly lately!
Where as the Shattered Palette contains all exclusive and new shades the Anarchy combines some new and some old. It’s a two tier design with a rather wicked baroque inspired design with a silver UD logo and an off white casing. The case has a certain Marie Antoinette vibe. The two tier design includes two mirrors located at the top and bottom portion of the palette. Five shadows are housed in the top compartment along with a mini 247 Glide On Eyeliner and Full Size Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color where as the bottom contains two blushes and a highlighter. Shadows are 0.03 oz in size versus the single shades that Urban Decay sells which are 0.05 oz.
Here’s what you get:
- Redemption (deep gunmetal satin)
- Fray (warm mauve matte)
- Vaporize (deep metallic gray taupe shimmer)
- Provocateur (light metallic mauve shimmer with multidimensional micro glitter)
- Revolt (bright metallic silver shimmer with silver micro glitter)
- Fetish (mauve pink)
- Quickie (bright pink)
- Craze (pale gold shimmer)
- Full Size Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Scandal (bright metallic raspberry shimmer)
Urban Decay Travel Size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion (blackest black)
Looks like my wish for Perversion is granted. Where as the Shattered Face Case contains Zero they went ahead and included Perversion with this Face Case! It’s my personal HG (holy grail) black eyeliner and no girl or guy in my opinion should be without it. The Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Pencil in Scandal looks like it would have been better suited with the smoky shades included with the Shattered Face Case! This is a vibrant bright metallic fuchsia shimmer.
These shadows are definitely more user friendly for me than the ones in Shattered simply because they are lighter colors. The theme is more of a crisp, cool Wintery look with silver, mauve, and taupe creating a Wintery Wonderland eye look. Be warmed though Revolt and Provocateur have a bit of fall out woe to contend with but the high metallic finish might just be worth the hassle of application. These shades have an almost cream texture in the form of a powder!
Revolt, Redemption, Fray, Vaporize, Provocateur
I’m still a little on the fence with the blush portions of the Face Cases as they just don’t seem like a typical Urban Decay formula. They blend easily enough, have a high pigmented finish, and have a silky feel. I will say that Fetish is lovely color that quite reminds me of NARS Outlaw. The highlighter portion is a pale golden shimmer.
Craze (highlighter), Quickie, Fetish
Overall, the Urban Decay Anarcy Face Case is going to have a little healthy competition with the Vice 2 Palette releasing at the same time. You’ll just have to remind yourself are you looking for more eyeshadows? Or are you looking for a complete face kit for your eyes, lips, and cheeks. Of course, you do get a bit more for $15 more with the Vice 2 Palette but the Face Cases offer more variety of products. If you’re looking for a crisp, cool look for the Holidays this brings it.
The Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case launches today at urbandecay.com and will be available shortly at Sephora and Sephora.com exclusively.
Will you grab it up?
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