This is a lovely little palette, well worth the $15 I paid on the UD website. In fact, I will likely pick up another as a back-up or potential gift. I’m not big into palettes, as I have a nice collection of singles & duos I use regularly to create pretty much any makeup look I could want. But I am a ‘neutrals-with-a-pop-of-color’ kind-of girl, and I figured for 15 bucks this was worth a try, and I like it. A lot. The metal tin is a bit hard to open, and I was a little surprised that the eyeshadow pans themselves were as tiny as they are, but there is still plenty of product and I don’t anticipate using it all up (except for maybe a few preferred shades). There is a pretty even mix of neutrals, smokey shades, and brights, in a variety of shades (taupe, gold, brown, plum, teal, etc.). All shades have some degree of shimmer to them (which I like) but no obvious glitter (phew!, as some of the UD singles I have are loaded with glitter). The textures are smooth and blendable and long-lasting over primer. There is a little fall-out, but nothing too bothersome, and overall the pigmentation is good. I think there are endless combinations in this palette, and I am enjoying experimenting with color combinations and shadow placement, as a result. It even comes with a (decent) shadow brush. I find the packaging and color selection a little more…ahem, age-appropriate, compared to some other UD products. I am really enjoying this palette, and would definitely recommend it! continued >>
This is my FAVORITE palette I own!! I purchased it on urban decays website and I just think it is the most versatile, unique palette out there!! And the colors are EXTREMELY pigmented and high quality! I wore a look from this palette to prom and people loved it! I even did somebody else's prom makeup using this palette and they loved it! Worth the money!!!!
Purchased online at UD.com during friends and family sale so it was like $15? I purchased two and gave one as a gift. I love it and will use it for traveling since BOS IV is too bulky and Naked's packaging is just yucky.
It's funny, I also bought it at the Nordstrom's Rack 2 days ago for $19. I'm always thinking about eye shadows, so when I happened to see this I couldn't resist. The shadows are very smooth, and blend really well with each other. Nice range of colors, and I agree that the shades vary in pigmentation. Overall I do really like it, and think I will use very regularly. I won't repurchase though as a palette, but might buy the single of certain shades.
Holy Grail!!! In love with this palette. Found it on sale for $19 at Nordstrom Rack and it's great. I'm not one for rambunctious colours (I like neutrals) because I'm not a fan of outrageous night-time looks, but this palette is the best of both worlds. Wreckage, Infamous, and Skimp are my favourites.
I really love this palette, it has such an interesting, versatile range of colours and the size is perfect, it's much handier than the huge Book of Shadows volumes, but not too tiny and lightweight, like my Lancome quads.
I bought it looking forward to Rockstar and Money, but I found that the colours I really enjoy are Mushroom (which I thought I would hate), Infamous (which I wish UD would make a single of), Skimp (best highlighter ever) and Wreckage.
Money, Rockstar and Haight are all really top quality shades. Limelight has fallout issues but is so far my favourite of UD's gold shades. The only poorly performing colour is Spotlight, it doesn't really show up well on me, and it seems like it would be meh in most looks. It also includes Gunmetal, which I don't particularly like but have managed to get in the three UD palettes I own and I know it's in Naked and at least one or two others... There are so many possible looks available in this palette.
My only complaint is that there's no mirror. I like the stubby little brush, and I guess I'm a bit disappointed that there's no Primer Potion included, every other palette UD's released seems to come with one.
I love this palette so much I'm almost considering buying a backup on eBay.
This palette is extremely versatile and is perfect for when you want a pop of colour. I don't use all of the colours which is why I didn't give it 5. The colours are great for creating different looks however and it's a good palette to have when wanting to try something different. I wouldn't buy again as I only use a few colours as a lot of the colours don't suit me.
This palette is definitely more out there as compared to Urban Decay's Naked and Naked 2 palette (which are more useful for everyday). I bought this palette because I wanted a variety of colors to add to my eyeshadow collection. The main colors I use are skimp, mushroom, and teal blue color (not sure what it's called). I also sometimes use some of the darker colors to add onto my eyeliner for a more defined look. I don't use this palette as often as I would like to. I would not buy this palette again since this one will probably last me a long time.
I wouldnt but this again, because it will last a long time and once you buy a palette i feel you should move on to another one and then buy a specific color from a palette if you really likes it. I find the tin if cute any great for traveling I also like the mini brush it comes with. This was my third UD purchase, first eyeshadow from them though. They have amazing eyeshadows, Well worth the money in my opinion.
I absolutely love this palette but I agree with the reviews below... The color selection in this palette isn't of your typical Urban Decay palettes which often are either very bold or too glitterbombs. Instead the colors are unique take on subtle smokey colors. With this said, I find the combination very unique. I used to love Urban Decay when I was younger and I still do but as the years past, I find myself stepping away from the super bold looks so while Urban Decay shadows are of great quality, the color selection doesn't always draw to me anymore.
The shadows in Mariposa are shimmery but there isn't one chunk of glitter in this palette. There's no fallout and all the shadows are great at creating a very -soft- smokey eye instead of a super pigmented "club" time smokey eye. I had this palette since the holidays and it sat on my counter ignored because it didn't look that interesting minus the tin but upon using it, I find this to be one of the more unique Urban Decay palettes out there. There is a good mix of neutrals, some smokey greys, and a few pop of colors along with a highlight color that isn't glittery or overly metallic. If you're someone like me who has a style of makeup that's in the mid-road where it's not overly natural but doesn't want to have party makeup during the day anymore, then this is something to consider. The packaging is nice too, a sturdy metal tin with a hinge, very compact and not a waste of space like many of the other Urban Decay palettes. I haven't had issues opening this either, you just need to get a hang of it. The only reason why I didn't give this a full 5 is that there isn't any sort of dark accent shade. If there was a deep black/grey/brown in this shade, it would be perfect.
NC20 w/ brown eyes for ref.