Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Urban Decay: Feminine Palette Review & Swatches



Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you another one of Urban Decay's limited edition palettes. I already reviewed the Fun Palette, which has a similar zip-around compact format, and this time I'm bringing you the more delicate Feminine Palette.

This palette comes in a sexy, purple-pink fabric case with black lace-printed clear plastic layered on top. I mentioned this because you can't see it in photos, but there's some cool dimensionality going on with the layered textures. Very pretty!

As implied, the shades included in this collection are indeed feminine and great for colored-neutrals lovers out there. Let's take a look.



Eyeshadows Top:  Bordello / Skimp / AC/DC
Lip Junkie Lipgloss:  Wallflower
Eyeshadows Bottom:  Gunmetal / Hijack / Lost

Each shadow is 0.03 oz (compared to UD's full-sized shadows at 0.05 oz) while the adorable mini gloss is 0.11 oz (compared to full-sized Lip Junkie at 0.34 oz).


Bordello: mauve with gold micro-shimmer
Skimp: light peachy pearl
AC/DC: cool greyed purple
Gunmetal: charcoal satin with silver micro-shimmer
Hijack: metallic cool greenish-teal
Lost: creamy, deep metallic bronze

As with any palette, I like that there is a built-in highlight shade in Skimp which is a beautiful color with an almost golden tinge. The other standout to me is Lost, and no, not just because it's neutral! It's actually incredibly buttery smooth and just an all-around gorgeous minky brown. The other shades in the collection would all coordinate well with each other to give a bit more interest to any work-appropriate eye.

My only caveat is that I do wish the colored shades would each be warmed up a bit to work easier with my yellow undertones, but if you have more pink in your skin than me then you'll likely love this palette.

Here is a swatch of the Lip Junkie lipglosses from the three palettes: 

Midnight Cowboy (Fun Palette) / Wallflower (Feminine Palette) / Naked (Dangerous Palette)


Wallflower Lip Junkie (middle) is a slightly browned-rose gloss with a creme finish. Although I had some hopes that this would work as a great nude gloss, this color completely blends in with my natural lip color and lacks any interest or luster on my skintone. It looks very blah and slightly brown. I think if you are much fairer than me it would be a nice everyday gloss but I much prefer something pinker.

Lip Junkies in general have an emollient, medium-sticky formula with a strong minty scent and cooling sensation. If interested you can purchase the full-sized Lip Junkie lipglosses here for $19.

Overall, this is a good palette if you like "conservative color" and are drawn to cooler shades. I personally prefer shades with a bit more saturation but I can see this looking quite lovely on my brunette and blonde-haired friends! The Feminine Palette is available now for $36 at SephoraUlta, and beauty.com.

Hope you guys enjoyed this review! If you are interested, here is my review of the Fun Palette. I'll be posting the Dangerous Palette soon so keep checking back!

Readers, will you be picking up this palette? What do you think of Urban Decay eyeshadows? Let me know in the comments!

Disclaimer: This post contains product provided by the company's PR for consideration. For more information please see my review policy.



17 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette. I think it is so gorgeous. I haven't seen a really nice review of it yet, so I am glad you did one! Thinking about adding this to my Christmas wishlist...great job! :D

    Bug

    http://thebugthatfleeps.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for your swatches and input :D I'll look into it!

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  3. Waaah, these colors are so pretty! Really loooove it! <3
    But I don't like the price... haha :D

    ♥♥♥

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  4. Lovely eyeshadow colours, especially the purple and the teal, those seem really nice ^^ Thanks for sharing this Jen xx

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  5. beautiful pallete :)) love urban decay

    chech out my blog:
    styllin.blogspot.com

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  6. What fun colors for winter! Love all of the colors!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

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  7. Thanks for the swatches. Think I'll be going with the Fun palette. Will you be reviewing the Vice Palette or doing looks from the different palettes?

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  8. You should review the Disney Cinderella collection at Sephora! The packaging is gorgeous and the eyeshadow palettes are neat. Would love to see your take on the eye shadow palettes, nail color, etc.

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  9. i got the Vice Palette over these babies. please review the Vice Palette if you can!!

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  11. I was going to buy the fun palette last year but backed out because it was expensive for only 6 eyeshadows. As for the feminine palette I hate how 3 out of 6 eye shadow shades are repeats from previous Urban Decay palettes such as the Naked 1 and Book of Shadows 3. I probably will not purchase this one. But I love the three eyeshadows that I have. Like all urban decay eyeshadows they are amazing. I especially love hijack and gunmetal. Hijack is one of my all-time favorite urban decay shadows. It is very pigmented and I love the color and last power. I wore to a wedding and received may compliments. As for the lipgloss when I have Wallflower because I received it with the Urban Decay Naked 2. I agree that it blends in with my lip color if I just put it on by itself. But I tried it over the Maybelline Color Sensation Lipstick in Pink Satin and it looked really good.

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  12. i want to dump it and use it as a clutch! love the case

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  13. unrelated, but one of the stila trios you mentioned (from the barbie palette) in your travel bag video a long time ago is on sale/last chance online. they didn't reproduce the entire palette, but just in case you need a backup of at least one of the trios!!

    http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product/eye-shadow-trio---last-chance.do?sortby=ourPicks

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  14. Love the palette but I do wish they were more space conservative in the design, which was the deal breaker for me. Would love to be able to carry this around in a smaller clutch.

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  15. Ooh, love this palette. Might pick it up since it has some colors that I don't have in my makeup collection at the moment!

    Elle
    Lipstick & Lace

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