April 8, 2010

Urban Decay Summer Collection 2010: Urban Decay Summer of Love Palette Review and Swatches

Ok, deets please.  Some of you shared your Urban Decay Friends and Family haul with me but some of you didn’t, for shame! Come on share…

I ordered all four mists for myself and the Eldorado 24/7.

Anyone hauling the Urban Decay Summer of Love Palette?


Urban Decay Summer of Love is an eye palette featuring four of Urban Decay’s general catalog shadows, a mini Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion, and a 24/7 Eyeliner in Bourbon.

Sweet right?

All the shades are pretty nice for Summer wearing and tearing as they lay in the realms of golds and bronzes, what better shades for the Summer right? You get Chopper (glittery copper), Smog (brown bronze), Flash (purple), and Maui Wowie (glittery gold). Shades are all typical Urban Decay formula so they each pack plenty of punch in the pigmentation department.

The good….

The palette has some incredibly great shades for Summer particularly Chopper, Smog, and Maui Wowie which will suit all your sunny, glowing looks come the warm weather. Its a nice portable palette that contains all your shadows plus primer and liner which makes it great for traveling.

The bad….

If you’re old hat to Urban Decay it could prove disappointing because the shades aren’t new. New users or those who don’t have these shades will embrace it with a happy smile but those who are die hard Urban Decay fans will be disappointed at the rehash of colors already available. I felt the Flash was every so slightly out of place with the bronze-y, gold shades as I can’t really pull off the Urban Decay Summer look they created with the palette nor do I really like it so Flash is kinda not fitting so well for me in this palette. Sadly, the shades do contain microglitter, I believe two total have this formula, so it’s a bit of fall out woe if you don’t take out to prep and prime well.

Who Might Love It?

  • Anyone who’s doesn’t have these particular shades in their Urban Decay stash already.
  • Anyone who’s wants to have these shades in one palette for traveling with or taking on vacation with.
  • Anyone who’s new to Urban Decay and haven’t experienced some of their fabulous shimmering shades of shadow.

Who Might Not Love it?

  • Anyone who has these shades in their stash already!
  • Anyone who HATES fall out.
  • Anyone who hates shimmer, glitter, or sparkle of any kind.

Final Thoughts….

I like the palette. The colors are great for Summer in my opinion aside from Flash because as I said it was slightly mixed up for me. I like having the shades in one easy place to travel with however I’m a little sad I already have ever single one that’s in the palette as I’m a die hard fan and have purchased all these colors years ago.

Below I used Maui Wowie on my lid and Chopper in the crease.

Quite nice, great Summer colors, and worth the haul if you don’t have the shades already.

Anyone get it?

How do you feel about Urban Decay Summer of Love Palette?

Share it!

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  • Marina

    Chopper is a favorite color of mine…but since I have the AIW palette, I already have 3/4 of these colors…So I won’t be hauling…although I definitely have been dying to try Bourbon. It’s a cute palette, but I’ll hold out for something brand new.

  • Dee

    Hi Muse…so…I ordered Eyeshadow in mildew,eyeshadow primer potion,ink for eyes in zero,cream to powder foundation and face primer potion…saved about $35..but now I think I want to try those mists out as well…hmmm I might put in another order :))) my wallet is suffering but hey you only live once!

    • the Muse

      hey dee sweet hauling! mildew=AWESOME you’re gonna loves it!

      the mists I’m dead curious about 😀 Can’t wait to get ’em!

  • Anitacska

    I have all of the shades and the UDPP and the Bourbon pencil, so not hauling this one.

      • Anitacska

        I’m fine thank you. 🙂 Been busy with kids at home on holiday and the likes.

        • the Muse

          I was thinkin’ about you anikta as I cleared my stash out, stuff have smurfette *head desk* have I mentioned how hard I such at CP’s!

          aw cool! 😀 Lucky kids wish I had a holiday off 😀

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    I just ordered this from the FF sale. I don’t have these shades with the exception of the Bourbon liner which I adore so I’m excited! Thanks so much for the review!

    • the Muse

      oh that’s fab cindy 😀 It’s a perfect palette for you than 😀

      my pleasure hun!

  • Chelsea

    I hauled the Big Buddah Brush (so excited about this one), 24/7 liner in Dime, Primer Potion in Eden, and 24/7 lip pencil in Ozone. I was contemplating the mist for dry skin, but reviews of it haven’t hit the internets yet, so I held off.

    Since I was mean and kept my haul to myself till now, here’s a little bonus haul, courtesy of the Sephora VIB sale: MUFE HD Blush in 13 Smooth Talker, Ojon Hydrating Thickening Shampoo, Ojon Shine & Protect Conditioner, Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 15, and a Murad AHA serum (forgot the name).

    Neither haul is too exciting color-wise, but I’m determined to have the best hair and skin EVARS.

    • the Muse

      oh chel I have it. It’s HUGE! you’re gonna love it 😀

      I got the mists, so no worries will give you the word when I get ’em 😀

      LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL thanks! niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I’d list mine but I can’t remember what I got lol I know it was 250 dollars of crap I don’t need lmao! 😀

      best skin and hair is way more important than color imho 😀 best skin means u can go without makeup 😀

  • Miss Molly

    I bought it because the only UD I have is a liquid liner in Smog. I can’t wait to get it!

    • the Muse

      nice miss molly you’re gonna like it, good selection of colors hun!

  • Tiffanie L

    I got this palette, Baked Bronzer in Gilded and 24/7 set in Hi-Fi..can’t wait to try!

  • Jenny

    i thought that palette was cute but didnt get it because all of the colors are in other palettes. i did order two 24/7 eyeliner sets, the deluxe palette, and the sustainable palette =)

  • PJ

    Sigh, I was excited about this at first but I’m gonna pass. I need another mini Bourbon pencil like another hole in the head. And the fall-out factor is annoying.

    Side note: Muse have you done a review of the UD De-slick?? I have never found a product that actually worked at preventing the oil slickies.

  • Dee

    …couldn’t resist :))) so placed another order with UD…summer love palette,face mist for dry skin,space cowboy eyeshadow,tinted moisturizer and concealer…ahhhh thank god tomorrow is pay day:)

  • Diana

    I hauled the de slick in a tube (Thanks to your amazing review of it!), lipstick in rush, the shadow brush, and asphyxia eyeshadow. Have you tried any of their brushes?

    • the Muse

      diana you owe me a review on it when you get it 😀 I have the blender, pretty good and the big buki 😀

  • Rowan

    I will not be getting this palette, I have all the colors already. But I did indulge in the eldorado e/l and one of the mists!

    • the Muse

      I got eldorado too rowan 😀 w00t rockin’ gold for Summer for us!

  • Hillarie

    This palette looks soooo awesome, but I will probably end up saving my money. I’ve spent too much lately 🙁

  • SilhouetteScreams

    I thought that Flash seemed like a weird choice too – this would’ve been a better palette if it maybe had 8 shadows, and included a blue and a green too 🙂 and maybe Half Baked.

    Bourbon is love <3

  • Chung

    I am so getting this. I want to use my VIB coupon for it so I hope they have it in store where I’m at. I live in Canada and sometimes we’re a bit slower at getting stuff 🙁

  • jenn

    I had 2 of the mists in my shopping cart but was good and didn’t buy (have to hold out for the pret-a-papier collection). I will wait for your review first before I succumb to the peer pressure!

  • cham

    i’m definitely not going to get this one but i will recommend it to my friends who loves shimmery stuffs..=)) great photos Muse!!

  • jonnie

    Okay, so I posted my UD haul a couple days ago but I did end up going back for Guardian Angel and 24/7 in Dime. 🙂 my VIB haul is far less interesting (Korres Q&O Primer, Shiseido SPF 60 lotion, and a full-size Fresh Supernova mascara – the mini I got in the Lash Stash was awesome and I think it’s now my fav mascara!)… but I got a 100-point perk of a deluxe mini UD PP in Eden, which I’ve been really wanting to try so I’m pretty excited about that. 🙂

    As for the SoL palette… yah, it’s cute, but I have all those shades in other palettes already and I don’t like the way Bourbon looks on me at all so I passed. I’m tired of Bourbon and Zero always being the ones with the sets…

    • the Muse

      jonnie gotta give me the word on eden and how you likey 😀 nice hauling all around 😀 I think you’re good with what you got so far. SOL isn’t anything you ab/so need!

  • auroragyps

    I just peeked at UD’s site to look at all the shades of ES they have and I wonder why they didn’t pick another purple to put in this palette? I think Ecstasy or Purple Haze would worked much better than Flash (which is a blue/violet purple) with the other warm colors they included. Plus, Rockstar or Crash would been nice touch for a liner, instead of Bourbon, which they’ve put in how many palettes now?

    • the Muse

      they do put bourbon and zero in a ton of palettes auro 🙁 I wasn’t thrilled at the purple at all tbh and would have preferred another bronze or gold shade to complete the look 😀

  • knownever

    Urban Decay shadows always catch my eye, especially the metallics, but I learned long ago that the glitter they so love to include in their shades do not agree with my eyes. 🙁

  • Bonnie

    I got the palette and I really love it! As you know, I was a UD virgin but no longer. 🙂 I am thrilled with the Summer of Love nail polish set too. The colors are amazing!

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    I got my Summer of Love e/s palette already! Now that’s FAST shipping! Haven’t tried it yet, hope these aren’t too sparkley for these old eyes!

  • Dee

    Hi muse…I ordered Armani shimmering peach blush and then went to Saks to get matched and once again they were completely useless…ahhh I am yet to experience good customer service there anyway…planning to go to Nordstrom sometime this week to get matched…in the meantime I received my first UD haul…loving the cream to powder foundation!!!!!!!

    • the Muse

      dee same problem! I went to nordies asked for the blush and proceeded to wait for 20 minutes while she decided if she knew what I was talking about. after the 20 mins was up she finally said no I guess we don’t have that.

      Ahhh the joys of idiots behind the MA counter 😀 yay awesome babes! It’ll come in handy when the warm weather is full out! enjoy!