Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Review & Swatches
The Urban Decay Shattered Face Case ($44) is one of two new Face Case Palettes that Urban Decay is launching with their Holiday 2013 Collection. Aptly named Face Case this contains everything you need for lips, eyes, and cheeks in a two tier palette that travels easily or stores away in your desk drawer or at your boyfriend’s for a quick face look on the go.
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Urban Decay Shattered Face Case is probably the more wicked of the two palettes as the other Face Case, entitled Anarchy, has cooler more innocent shades of color. These are available for a limited time so if you wants ’em best to get to grabbing ’em up. Each palette contains new and exclusive shades with travel friendly favs as well as full size products that you can easily stash in a bag or elsewhere for quick makeup looks in a flash. Shattered is actually the exception to the rule as ALL the products inside are exclusive and brand new to the palette.
The evolution the Urban Decay Face Case has gone through finally comes to a real hard edge with the Shattered Palette. This reeks Urban Decay all over with its edgy packaging. The Shattered Face Case features a shattered glass design and a purple UD logo. It’s a two tier case which houses eyeshadows/liner/and lip color on top and the bottom compartment contains all your face essentials. I love that Urban Decay thought it would be such a good idea to not only include a mirror on the top portion of the compact but also one on the bottom!
Each palette contains five eyeshadows all of which are 0.03 oz in size (generously sized considering full size singles are 0.05 oz) as well as a mini 247 Glide On Eye Pencil, a full Size Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Pencil, as well as two blushes and a highlighter. The blushes are a cherry on top considering Urban Decay doesn’t really have a selection of powder blushes available (hopefully that’ll change for Spring 2014?).
Here’s the complete deets of what you get:
- Nameless (medium gray brown satin) (exclusive)
- Remix (rich purple shimmer with tonal micro glitter) (exclusive)
- Shakedown (rich brown gunmetal satin) (exclusive)
- Minor Sin (champagne pink satin) (exclusive)
- Bleach (yellow beige matte) (exclusive)
- Overexposed (dusty rose) (exclusive)
- Temper (soft baby pink) (exclusive)
- Glint (soft pink champagne shimmer) (exclusive)
- Full Size Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Lovechild (cool pink cream)
- Urban Decay Travel Size 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero (black cream)
I could have skipped on Zero! I have too many…I would have preferred Perversion as I use it daily and no matter how many I have I definitely can make use of another one since it is my favorite black eyeliner. I think folks will automatically jump on Lovechild as some sort of dupe for Glinda but the colors are quite different with Lovechild less dusky.
The eyeshadows in the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case don’t speak to me in all honesty. It’s going to be a little bit of a hard sell with Urban Decay Vice 2 being in your face at the moment as that includes a few similar shades (not dupes) and there’s twenty of ’em at $15 more than this face palette. It’s all about travel here though so if you want a little palette to carry around with you or to leave at your boyfriend’s that’s where this would grab you as a have. The colors here are more of a sultry, smoky purple look. I didn’t really love them because at this point in my life my eyes can’t take such darker shades without aging me further or making my day circles more prominent. However, those who sport smoky looks daily you have essential colors here to create your look!
Bleach, Minor Sin, Shakedown, Remix, Nameless
The blush I’m a little on the fence about. They seems like something that got added in as an after thought. The blushes are nicely pigmented, smooth, silky, blend quite easily but don’t seem like something Urban Decay would create. It’s odd but that’s what I got out of them but facts is facts Urban Decay doesn’t exactly have a huge blush range so this is a cherry on top of an already nice looking cake. The highlighter is a soft pink champagne with a velvety almost creamy texture. This indeed feels like an Urban Decay formula to me. It adds just a touch of a glow to cheeks and can be easily be used alone for a natural finish on bare skin.
Glint (highlighter), Overexposed, Temper
Overall, the Urban Decay Shattered Face Case is an brilliant little idea. My main issue stems from the fact that Urban Decay released Vice 2 at the same time as this little guy so people are going to look at it and think, “Damn I’d rather get the Vice 2″. You’ll have to remind yourself the draw here is you’re getting ALL the essentials for a look where as with Vice 2 you’re only getting shadows. Shattered brings edge with its cooler packaging and in theory I adore the idea but I’d have picked different colors for myself….maybe a nude palette with brown and gold and coral blush and a nude lip look for me…!
The Urban Decay Shattered Face Case launches today at urbandecay.com and will be available shortly at Sephora, Ulta, Macys, sephora.com, ulta.com, and beauty.com
Will you grab it up?
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