While I have the self-control to resist cute packagings, it’s a whole other story when it comes to gold and blue eyeshadows. If you want a pink eyeshadow, I’m not your girl but if it’s gold or blue that you need, you’ll have literally a dozen to choose from. So, when I was given the chance to get the Urban Decay Get Baked Palette at 5 dollars off, I jumped at it. I promise, the cute packaging was just a bonus to the drool-worthy colors. Adding more value to this palette was a deluxe sized Eyeshadow Primer Potion and a 24/7 Eye Pencil.
Ok, now I have more than a dozen gold and blue eyeshadows… I’m telling you, makeup is a very addictive hobby! Get out while you can – and I’ll gladly adopt your makeup.
Enough rambling! Read on for the review, swatches and all that jazz…
And that was all the glee I have for this post. Don’t you just hate it when a product puts a damper on your excitement 'cause it's not as great as you'd expected it to be? *sighs*
Look at those swatches. Stunning, aren't they?
Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin: This is the champagne shimmer version of the legendary original UDPP. It adds an extra sheen to eyeshadows while helping them to stay on longer. I like using this under matte eyeshadows to add some shimmer
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon: Rich brown with some gold sparkle. A great quality eye pencil that applies smoothly and stays on for a good amount of time
Twice Baked: Dark brown with gold glitter. The most usable shade out of the bunch. The shimmers are less intense and the texture's more blendable since it's more powdery than the others. Unfortunately, since it's in a palette, it'll probably be forgotten
Half Baked: Tamer version of Baked. Makes my lids look really swollen. Frosty and not versatile for frequent usage
Flipside: Not quite electric teal with blue sheen. The shadow seems to be translucent so I don't fancy using this color for the lid. Pretty for the lower lashline, though
Baked: Rich, in-your-face, bronze. I feel it's more gold, actually. Uber frosty and not versatile for frequent usage
If you're wondering what the fuss is all about, it's the frost. Frost is bad for me. Shimmer's awesome but frost... it makes me look like Quasimodo. I may be Asian but my eyes don't even look that fleshy without makeup.
Look #1: Swollen eyes... I don't wanna talk about it
Look #2: Better but the Baked is so distracting! I'll keep it for my bolder looks
Oh well, at least the overall effect still turned out to be okay... Yes, I'm full of myself. I know by now that I won't be using much of that palette and it's safe to say that I won't be keen on buying any more Urban Decay eyeshadows... all so frosty! I might wanna give the Deluxe Eyeshadow a try though as the colors don't look frosty. I'm starting to lose interest in Urban Decay despite all the hype and creative packaging. The products are simply not agreeing with me! :( What else is there to try from Urban Decay? I want to love this brand so much for many many reasons but there's not one product that truly is spectacular (UDPP aside).
Conclusion: I love that I have this palette but I don't love it
This USD$53 valued palette retails for USD$28. Available from Urban Decay and Beauty.com.
Malaysian residents can get this product via sgdrgstore