For all the hype, I don't think it's quite lived up to all the rants. I think it's one of those palettes that looks gorgeous in the packaging and are not bad when put on but I haven't been able to use ALL of the colors well. There are definitely some that are harder to use ona daily basis. That said, think it's pretty worth the money given how many colors you get.
Overall obviously do enjoy it. Still am pleased with the product but probably a tiny bit disappointed just because of the hype.
I Love this Pallete, nothing else i can say! definitely worth the wait. I waited forever for this product to come to Vancouver. All sold out in Sephora, i had my name listed for 5 months at least and I finally got it last month.
I think every girl needs to have this palette whether you like neutral colours or not. I usually wear coloured eyeshadows like purples and blues but I thought it would be nice to have a go-to palette for days I want to look more simple. This palette does not make you have a simple look, if anything I find that any combination of colours come-off as a neutral but elegant look. As many have mentioned, it is versatile. Very easy to go from day time look to night time smokey eye look. Also, the quality of the eyeshadows are great and stays on all day (using UD primer of course). I'm glad that this palette only has one eyeshadow colour that has the crappy glitter fallout (sidecar) unlike the book of shadows vol. III. I rarely use sidecar as I find the glitter fallout to be annoying. I heard that 'buck' (which is one of my faves in this palette) is not sold separately. I checked sephora and UD website and neither seem to sell it on a separate pan. So, I definitely have to use it sparingly unfortunately. The only real complain I have with UD (not so much the palette) is the fact that it took sooo long for this to be available again. And when it finally did, the packaging of one of the eyeshadows "creep" was slightly un-glued and uneven. I know that some people had problems with this too and had it much worst such as fingerpints on the eyeshadows. I'm just surprised that UD would send out a batch of palette that look a bit tattered. Other than that, I'd re-purchase this palette over and over!
I really like this palette for everyday and night time wear. It is so versatile. The colors are awesome and have great staying power. Only issue with this is the fallout from some of the shadows. I hate chunky glitter and some of the shadows contain chunks that fall out.
I was super excited to buy this product after seeing the colours on the internet. I thought GREAT finally a pallette that solely focuses on neutral colours. However, although the colours are fab to look at i dont feel that they meet meet expectations when on the eye. Once all shadows are blended in there are no distinct colours it just looks like one metallic blur. However, naked and buck are good matte shadows that are fab to blend darker colours such as creep out.
Urban decay did it again. Amazing color payoff and brilliant colors! They last through out the whole day, and overall all the colors are wearable for both daytime and nighttime.
My First UD product and im in love these shadows are awesome for any skin tone and you can go from a natural look to a look for a night out partying! every female should own one also i feel this stuff was not too expensive by any means! you get twelve good sized shadows with a brush and small primer potion all for $48 so to me its a steal!! also the shadows look like there isnt much there cuz they are the rectangles but they are pretty deep pans a little goes a long long way these are very pigmented
I absolutely love this palette. For me they are really pigmented and the neutral colors work well for the office. I do wish they included a tutorial/sample looks, I mean it can get overwhelming with all the colors. But overall I love the product, a total must have in my list.
Having fallen in love with Too Faced's Natural Eye Kit, I was THRILLED to hear about this one. I was LUCKY to get one of the palettes when it first came out. And I was UNDERWHELMED when I got it home.
The eye shadows just weren't what I was looking for. For me, they fell into three categories. The first would be too sheer. Shades like Virgin and Sin were rather unnoticeable. I understand that they are meant to be highlight colors, but they just didn't do it for me. The next category would be the mattes. I prefer shimmery shadows to mattes, and I just didn't have use for Naked and Buck. I tried to incorporate them as base colors, as was suggested by online videos on YouTube, but again they just fell flat. The last category are the bronzes and browns. Bronzes just aren't my cup of tea unless it's the middle of summer (or dead of winter) and I'm trying to be a golden sun goddess. And the browns were too - dare I say? - neutral. I understand this is a neutral eye palette, but when I open it up I just see a lot of tans and browns. Too Faced was able to incorporate pewters, lavenders and pinks into their neutral and naked palettes which makes for much better, varied results (in my humble opinion). In short, I saw a lot of repetition in this palette which was shocking since it has 12 colors.
Another problem I had with this palette was that I was rather lost in terms of what to do with it. There were so many choices that I didn't quite know what colors to pair together. I would have preferred that Urban Decay include a handout demonstrating several different looks. To be fair, they offered a couple online - but those looks were "rocker" rather than neutral. I did find videos on YouTube, but it seemed that the looks were either too timid or too bronzed. I could have spent more time playing around with the colors, but I just don't have the time on the weekdays and on weekends I just want to look good - not experiment with a look that might miss the mark.
I'm not even going to address the 24/7 liner as I already have a full review of it posted, registering my distaste. The only winner I could see in this set was the primer potion. It really does make application a snap, holds the shadow and prevents creasing.
Usually I end my negative reviews with a snarky comment or cautionary note. However, I must go in the opposite direction this time. I was impressed by the quality of the UD shadows: they were creamy and had a fair amount of pigment in them. I will certainly remember this for the future. Also, I must applaud UD for attempting to put together a palette that women have a use for. Too often I see palettes or kits that include out of this world colors that no one would wear, or that push crazy artistic looks, or that look like they just slapped together all of the worst shades that are about to be discontinued (Clinique, I'm looking at you). I appreciate that UD realized that most women are searching for wearable looks with a little drama. So what's my bottom line? I really think that perhaps this is a nice palette, it just wasn't meant for me. I spent $45 on it and have decided to keep it (I never do that!) because I really do hope that in the future I will find a use for it.
I love this freaking palette! The colors are beautiful and they all blend well together. I use it ever day from a natural look to an eye popping smokey look. I can not see how anyone would not like this palette. And the velvet casing is really pretty. You will not be let down if you get this. Its sold out in most stores and sells for about $50. I couldn't wait anymore so I bought it off of ebay for $60.00. So worth it.