Wednesday, 29 November 2017

FIRST LOOK | URBAN DECAY DISTORTION EYESHADOW PALETTE SWATCHES


Nothing excites me more than the news of a brand new limited edition Urban Decay eyeshadow palette. It is no secret that UD are the creators of my favourite eyeshadow formula, their colours and pigmentation are unique and extraordinary and they create well thought out palette which can produce a wide array of gorgeous eye looks. The new Distortion Eyeshadow palette contains 15 shadows and is a twist on the classic eye palette containing five "transformer" duo chromes in addition to ten stunning shades. My biggest concern with this palette is that out of the 15 colours up for grabs only one, Blackout is matte. As a strong matte lover myself this is slightly alarming. Retailing for $48 in the US, available on the Sephora website and I imagine around the £40 mark in the UK, this truly is an interesting palette but most likely won't appeal to everyone. Images in this post have been captured from Leesha's (xsparkage) video review so please check that out for more details. You can watch the full video below before scrolling down for swatches. 


The palette is designed to be used vertically, there are three rows of five shadows. The top row are duochromes and the two shadows beneath each duochrome are great complimentary bases as is demonstrated in the swatches below. The top row of duochromes can be used alone as a topper, or placed on top of a white or black base to accentuate the shift. They can also be used on top of any eyeshadow but pair really well with the ones in the same column, just pat on top of the traditional eyeshadow for a beautiful gradient effect. 



Top Row: Bleach (gold shift), Shifty (green shift),  Space (blue shift), Mind Game (lavender  shift),  Blur (pink shift). On top of a white base the duochromes are quite subtle but still pretty and on the black base you get to see more of a base colour. I prefer using a black base for duochromes for richer colour payoff. That is a great tip if you want to make any shimmer or rich colour pop.



Second Row: First Offense (metallic burnt orange), Hot Box (deep green satin with green micro-sparkle), 5.0 (metallic medium blue), Rouge (muted medium purple shimmer), Trash Talk (muted medium pink shimmer with purple shift). As you can see the shadows directly below the duochromes are in the same colour family more or less, the green shift is above the metallic green, the blue shift is above the metallic blue etc. 



Third Row: Territorial (deep metallic bronze), Blackout (matte black), Old Smoke (metallic smoky grey), Shag (metallic silver taupe), Velvet (metallic burgundy with gold micosparkle). Even though the matte black is not extremely pigmented I do really appreciate the inclusion as depicted by the very first swatch photo a black base makes the world of difference so it is great to have a matte black shadow that can be used with all the duochromes and metallics in this palette to amplify the shimmer. Overall, I love that this palette is a little different; it is a very cool concept and although the pigmentation isn't intense across all shades they are still all of great quality. First Offense, Hot Box, Trash Talk and Shag are my favourites from the whole palette and I think it is possible to create some cool, fun looks with this palette. I wish there was an extra row of just mattes and then it would be a complete palette for me. Thank you so much for reading, leave me a comment. Take care. 

What are your thoughts on the Distortion palette?

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14 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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  2. The colours are pretty and the concept sounds cool but there are a lot of colours that I know I will never wear. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer
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    1. I feel the same, but definitely a cool idea x

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  3. The transformer shades are really a nice addition, making the palette stand out from the crowd.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Couldn't agree more, thank you for reading Anne x

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  4. Oh wow, now this is a palette that I will buy because it's really unique and I have nothing like it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Definitely a cool twist, very intriguing! Xx

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  5. Beautiful swatches! I like the idea of transformer shades, but I just don't see myself using them.

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    1. I think I would have a similar problem, only using the top row for an inner corner highlight which would be a waste. Thank you for reading Jackie x

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  6. I would definitely use some of the colors, but not enough for me to purchase.
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    1. I have the same assessment, I won't be purchasing it personally but some colours are very appealing x

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