In theory I love this brand, in reality I do not.
Undeniably, the packaging for all of the Urban Decay products is amazing, and the quality is to a high standard, but not so high that it warrants a price tag of £13 for an eye shadow.
That would mean my little stash of Urban Decay Eye Shadows are worth a grand total of £117! No they are not! Not in my opinion anyway.
They are beautiful colours, they are pigmented, they feel very soft and light and are very easy to apply but I still can’t fathom the hefty price tag.
That amount of money is just far too silly to spend on eye shadows. Especially since a lot of the colours Urban Decay come out with are not at all wearable. What’s the point in spending so much money on an eye shadow you may only wear a couple of times at best?
Thankfully, I’m assuming most people aren’t silly enough to buy eye shadows in colours that they would never wear. And I’m certainly not hating on those who do spend a lot of money on makeup, I just don’t understand it. There is no way I could ever rationalise spending such an inordinate amount of money on make-up.
What I am saying is that there are cheaper alternatives which are just as good if not better.
So, if you have to live on a shoestring budget like me, don’t fret, the internet and the drug store are your friends. For example I bought my eye shadows from a discount website for just £4 each.
Here are some swatches (all of them are pigmented and a very soft texture apart from Acid Rain and Yeyo which I certainly would not recommend)
1. Acid Rain
6. Purple Haze
That's all folks!