May 18, 2010

New Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shades at Sephora: Urban Decay Summer of Love Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

And you thought Urban Decay was done with you. Betcha did, didn’t ya? I mean after releasing a slew of incredible Summer offerings, I figured hey that’s it for now…

That’s not the case at all my friends….

Six, count ’em, six new shades of Urban Decay Eyeshadow are available exclusively at Sephora and the Muse is singing in delight. I’ve had a thing for Urban Decay Eyeshadow for over 10 year’s now so of course I’m hyped over new shades…best news? They aren’t laced with hardcore glitter so all you shimmer haters out there can indulge and feel the love.


So let’s see…

I’m going to crack these bad boys open tomorrow and start doing up some looks with ’em but for now here’s the deets and swatches to keep you happy until I get to some looks.

Best shade, hands down, Free Love.

Urban Decay Free Love is a peachy shimmer (no worries not intense shimmer, just subtle) that’s a bright burst of delicious cantaloupe melon. The color is ideal for Summer and very original and not comparable to any general catalog colors from UD. The only shade it might come close to would be Snatch (considerably lighter) from the Show Pony Palette. Actually thinking about it Snatch on the lid and Free Love in the crease would be a crazy cool contrasting look.

One of my favorite shades from Urban Decay is Kiddie Pool. If you’ve already yearned for the shade sans the glitter, Dashiki is much like it. This is a bright pool water blue, again, with a hint of shimmer.

By far the funniest shade of the bunch is Woodstock which is this loud shade of bright fuchsia pink.

Another first for UD is Aquarius. Aquarius is a light watery green. The shade hasn’t really been done in the catalog yet as most of Urban Decay’s greens run towards being truer shades and those lead right into harder aquas and teals. Aquarius falls right in between green and aqua.

Psychedelic Sister is a bright bold purple. No, it is so not like Flash as the shade leans to being way bolder and way truer to a royal shade of purple.

And finally Haight is a deep, dark, murky shade of teal. No, it’s not like Flipside. This seems to take a helping hand from aqua, blue, and green, all cocktailed together. Gorgeous.

All six shades are heavily pigmented, apply extra smooths due to the lack of glitter (yay for no fall out), and have a brighter, bolder feel than past releases.

If you’re a lover of Urban Decay Eyeshadow you’ll easily want all six. If you’re low on funds, at the very least pick up Free Love, it’s a gorgeous shade.

Very beautiful shades. I’m pretty excited about this release.

Muse Approved for purchase.

Available now from Sephora.

What do you think?

Any lemmings created here tonight?

Will you pick up the Urban Decay Summer of Love Eyeshadows?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Crystal

    Free Love is gorgeous. I’ve been lemming melon colored eyeshadows recently and this one seems great!

    • the Muse

      crystal you’ll love it. perfect shade of melon-y goodness!

  • Phyrra

    Free Love, Woodstock and Haight are coming home to me, I think. It looks like they have the same finish as Sellout, which I adore. I am SO GLAD you swatched them! <3

    • the Muse

      dd I think you’ll be VERY pleased as I know u aren’t keen on the glittery shades from UD

      • Phyrra

        Yeah me and the glittery shades don’t get along, but the Deluxe Finish, we’re bff’s. OMG I did a fab look with Fishnet and Frigid recently 🙂

        • the Muse

          god I love the deluxe finish too dd 😀 I hope they extend the line one day!

    • the Muse

      no danielle def not. it’s a truer melon shade. expensive pink has way more frosty pink going on.

  • Tohnia

    Dashiki, Free Love, and Psychedelic Sister are calling my name! I didn’t want Kiddie Pool because I HATE glitter in my shadows! My only shade of eyeshadow from UD is chronic. The perfect shade of lime green GREAT for the summer!

    • the Muse

      hey tohnia this def doesn’t have glitter hun, it’s a dupe of kiddie pool (deep shade though) sans glitter 🙂

  • Ana

    Any idea on how Free Love compares to Jones? It’s my go-to orange shade, so I’m wondering just how much I want Free Love, lol.

    That said, I was considering woodstock, but I already have mufe’s bright pink, so idk…

    • the Muse

      not a dupe imho ana. think of free love as a melon and jones as a juicy peach 😀

    • the Muse

      lol kaoru I must be the only one alive and that sits here and thinks, oh man I want glitter!

  • Melissa

    Good Grief – I need all of them. Maybe a new palette with these guys would be nice 🙂

  • Becky

    I’ve been reading for a few weeks and have decided I need to start commenting.. I totally big fat puffy heart Urban Decay and was so excited to see you review these!! They look fabulous! I’m dying to have Psychedelic Sister and Haight. I love the look of Free Love but I have light skin and pink undertones and feel like I can’t pull off melon/coral colors.. I just look clownish. lol

    • the Muse

      hi becky 😀 glad you decided to comment *hugs* I think you could do it if applied lightly 😀

  • Carolanne

    aaahhh you are so right! i’m going to be poor poor POOR!

    BUT… I’ll look good being so! =] lol

    must. have. free. love. o.0

  • Kendra

    How does Free Love compare to MAC Firecracker? Is it different enough to be worthy of a pick-up?

    • the Muse

      yes kendra. firecracker is reddish orange and free love is a melon shade.

  • Vonvon

    Actually I would love to have all 6 of them. but yea, I agree, Free Love is a very gorgeous shade for summer!

    Aquarius swatched a bit silvery-grey in the photo…but I think would go very well with either Haight or Dashiki, or both.

    • the Muse

      vonvon yes it did, sorry…it’s more grayish green but the lighting is off a bit. and def will go with either haight or dashiki 😀

      • Vonvon

        No sorries, Muse…..Understood…..I also have problem of swatch turning out a different shade on photos than in real life cos of lighting. 🙂

        Appreciate your effort and hard work, dearie. *hugs

        • the Muse

          aw von von you rock thanks *hugs* I get alot of grief sometimes about swatch lighting and such but it’s really difficult to get it just right! Lighting is really a prob 😛 You’re a doll for being so patient and understanding!

  • Cheryl

    Ooh, I’m loving Free Love. Will definitely have to check that one out!

  • Tinkerchelle

    New UD shades? Is it supposed to snow? 😉 I can’t wait to swatch these, but I’m pretty sure I will end up with them all eventually anyway. Haight and Free Love are amaaaaazing!

  • jonnie

    Want the three cool colors! Squeal! At least Aquarius and Haight…

    For the record, I like glitter (UD is so my favorite eyeshadow), but I am getting to old to use tons of it… sad…

    • the Muse

      jonnie I LOVE glitter but I kinda sorta feel the same even though I’m in denial

  • Wendy

    Free Love is the best of them, I agree! I will have to snatch that one up as I’ve been looking for a coral-ey shade to do a sunset look.

    • the Muse

      it’s perfect for that Wendy 😀 I was trying one this morning and was rushed do it came out crap damn! 😀

  • Shauna

    aww im so glad u did these!! i seen them last week and was like 😮 i need them….they will all be mine! shame im in the UK and dnt have a sephora – but im hoping it’ll be like the shades s&m nd gunmetal – they were sephora exclusives and eventually came out here 😀

    • the Muse

      I imagine you’ll get them shauna! I don’t doubt it 😀

  • Marina

    Free Love is so gorgeous! I’m in love with anything peach lately…clothing, makeup…

  • Hillarie

    They’re all so pretty and different from what you’d usually expect from UD, in my opinion. I really want Free Love and Aquarius

    • the Muse

      hillarie can’t stress enough how awesome free love is 😀

  • Nia

    Oh my, I heard they will be coming out, but from you swatches I see that I need them 😉

    Thanks for swatching! And yay, no glitter, about time! They look a lot like MAC Veluxe Pearl finish from the swatches.
    Really hope they make it over the pond pronto! 🙂

  • Lilly

    Hi muse, do you think that free love is similar to mac’s melon pigment? thanks

  • Shabby

    Everyone’s into Free Love while I want Haight. 😛 The photo may not justify the true colors of the eyeshadow, so I just have to ask if the color leans more on blue when applied? Aquarius looks more white than teal. 😕

    • the Muse

      hey shabby I’m gonna do a look with haight shortly so will let ya know how it applies….I find it’s best to decide once it’s on my lid ha 🙂 aquarius is more of a grayish green!

  • Rachel

    How similar is psychedelic sister to flash? Or ransom, the deluxe eye shadow? Since I have those, is psychedelic sister worth getting? Thanks muse 😀

  • xMissxAndristx

    So I just went over to sephora’s site… psychedelic sister isn’t listed and haight is sold out….

    also, there’s no sephora anywhere near me, just an ulta. my heart is breaking. i have every shade (other than pallette exclusives and these) of UD eyeshadow and i need these too!!! do you happen to know if UD and ulta will be carrying these in the future, like the did with Eden PP?

    • xMissxAndristx

      strike that, psychedelic sister IS listed, but not with the rest on the “sephora exclusive” page. *shrug* but i’m still praying for them to come to Ulta and UD’s webby

  • xMissxAndristx

    well… you see… i have a security lock on my credit and therefore, no CC. i model tho, and i’ve had clients buy me UD egift cards… so i can buy things from their site.

    • the Muse

      aw sorry to hear it MissAndrist. Perhaps they will pop shortly at other locations like Ulta/UD 🙂 so far it’s exclusively sephora