Urban Decay are one of those brands that looks at current beauty trends and figures out ways to make them more enticing and wearable for everyday people like me, whilst still maintaining a level of excitement without compromising on the fashion element. This is why the brand continues to be ahead of the game and extremely popular, and their Shattered Face Case is a fantastic example of all of the above.
All you need is base and mascara as literally everything else is included in the Shattered Face Case. You get five eyeshadows, 2 blushers, 1 higlighter, 1 lip pencil (gloss) and 1 eye pencil, all of which is beautifully and accessibly presented in a sturdy, travel-friendly case with a good sized mirror. As my mum put it when I showed her, it’s the sort of product you’d take on holiday as it’s got almost everything you need and would take the worry out of make-up packing! The key thing for me is that there are a multitude of both day and night time looks achievable with this palette.
Urban Decay eyeshadows have an impressive reputation, so this selection proved a great introduction for me. The shades included are: Bleach, Minor Sin, Shakedown, Remix and Nameless which span an impressive range of colours for such a small selection, with Bleach being a bone/pale beige shade with a matte finish, Minor Sin is a champagne shade with a satin finish, Shakedown is a stunner of a taupey/brown satin finish, Remix is the only (micro) glitter shade in a very wearable muted purple and lastly, Nameless which is a rich, dark and cool brown shade that finishes satin as well. The eyeshadows are buttery, blendable and gorgeous in tone.
The palette is presented in two layers, of which the upper layer contains the eyeshadows and a travel-sized version of the 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero (black cream). In the lower layer, you have the two blushers, 1 highlighter and the Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Lovechild which is a cool, slightly blue-leaning pink. The two blushes included are Overexposed which is a very gentle, muted rose pink, or if you fancy something brighter then Temper which products a stronger pop of pink colour. Glint is the included highlighter which is a slightly pinky toned gold that works really well with both the blusher shades.
In the face pictures I’m wearing Shakedown all over my upper lid and under the lower lid with Remix blended on the outer corners of both upper and lower lids. I’ve used the Eye Pencil to add a little more definition and I’m wearing Lovechild on my lips. On the cheeks I went for Temper with Glint as a highlight. To smoke this look up you could use the eye pencil on the waterlines (both upper and lower) and use Nameless for more contour on the eye. For an gentler day look I would just stick with a wash of Shakedown on the upper lid and trade in Temper for Overexposed on the cheeks. There really is a lot you can achieve with this palette; the colours have been carefully edited to suit most skin tones and there’s just enough prettiness shade-wise to stop this becoming another generic, neutrals palette. This would also make an awesome Christmas gift and at £30 it’s a gorgeous little investment piece. Available now from all Urban Decay stockists such as House of Fraser – link.