Urban Decay - Build your own palette!

Urban Decay have jumped on the palette bandwagon, but did they need to?

Urban Decay have launched a palette that has 6 slots for eye shadows of your choice, it comes with a free exclusive eyeshadow 'Walk of shame' plus a travel sized double ended eyeshadow brush and includes a mirror all for £14. Good Good. But...

The eye shadows are also £14 each, so to fill up the 5 spaces it would cost you £14 X 5 = £70. What? what? £70 for a palette? Hmmm, no bueno!!!

On a good note, the eye shadows slot in and out easily and still fit the old pans. The palette is similar to the Naked2 palette with its metallic casing that clicks closed.

Here's the shade I chose for my palette:
  • Walk of shame - Ivory (Included with the palette)
  • Chase - Gold
  • Darkhorse - Brown
  • Mushroom -Taupe
  • Flash - Purple
  • Loaded - Green/black

The eye shadows have been reformulated and repackaged. The pigmentation is AH-MAZING, just take a look at the swatches of the colours I chose!

However, the price for the palette is a very steep when you can pick up they ready made palette from Urban Decay for less than half the price with more shades, yes the colours wouldn't be full size, but that's OK with me.

Also, the size of the palette for 6 shadows, is a bit bulky in comparison to a Mac palette that fits 15 eye shadows or 26 with the divider taken out. It's even bulkier than the Naked 2 palette.

In conclusion it is a gorgeous palette but I don't think I would have gone ahead and purchased the palette with my own money if I wasn't sent it. However, I am very glad that I do own it as I LOVE the shades I chose and will still take it on holiday with me even though it's bulky as it's very sturdy.

Would I recommend it? No based on value for money, but yes if you are a lover of Urban Decay single eye shadows or you have a large wallet! I wish Urban Decay would do a discount for the eye shadows when purchased in conjunction with the palette. Hint hint!

What do you think of Urban Decay's 'Build your own palette'?

Disclaimer: This palette and its contents were sent for consideration for review.


Lisa said…
The palette seems very expensive I rather build my MAC palette up. However that bronze colour look DIVINE! x
Emily said…
I love Urban Decay, but I agree with this palette being expensive!
Loving the colours though! :)
Steph said…
I do love urban decay shadows and i think this is a brilliant ida theyve come up with but I agree with you on the money side....not everyone in this economy can afford £70 for a palette..Looks heavier too.
Farzana said…
Wow. The pigmentation is incredible. I don't think many people can afford to splash out 70 quid on one makeup palette. I ove makeup, but not THAT much. I don't know if anyone else has realised, but the price of all cosmetic from diff brands has gone up including MAC and UD. :/ Me no likey. Haha xx
Pigmentation and the full size pans are a huge plus however the price point IS a bit steep, however I scroll back up and look at your swatches and feel my control starting to slip. Haha. The colours you got are beautiful.
Kate said…
Love the colors you chose! but the price is pretty steep for five shades...
Jen said…
Woww, those colours are amazing! But yeah, £70 is a little steap :/ Maybe when I'm rich ;) xx

sleepandwater said…
Loaded is such an incredible colour, definitely my favourite. I really like Mushroom as well. I agree that buying individual eyeshadows to build your own palette is quite expensive, especially when pre-made palettes are about the cost of 3 of these individual shades. The bulkiness of the palette is also a downside as well.
Cat said…
It seems like such a great idea, but the price is incredibly prohibitive. I am more than willing to "settle" for the pre-made palettes, especially because I find that I will try more colors than I would have if I just stuck with my faithful neutrals that I tend to buy.
Cat said…
It seems like such a great idea, but the price is incredibly prohibitive. I am more than willing to "settle" for the pre-made palettes, especially because I find that I will try more colors than I would have if I just stuck with my faithful neutrals that I tend to buy.
Fleur said…
I love the colours you chose! I do think I need some of them in my life! I think I'd be more likely just to buy individual ones though.

The palette seems way too bulky for me and there is no way I'd take that on holiday with me (and I'd get annoyed with it on my vanity). I'm the kind of person who finds a MAC quad large. I like packing super, super light! Not for me then. xo
It is a pretty palette. I like the customizable factor. Too bad you didn't like it as much. The idea sounds very cool.
freedomofpeach said…
I caved the other week and bought the palette and three shades as there was some money off, and if you spent over £40, you got £10's worth of beauty points on your Debenhams card. Glad I did though, I think the palette itself is beautiful. I also got Loaded, such a stunning colour!! Xx

Vanessa F said…
It really is such a great idea! But i think it's far too expensive and there are so many other better alternatives on the market even though they re-formulated their eyeshadows, i don't think it's worth the £70 price tag!


love urban decay eyeshadow so its a great idea!
RuBee said…
I love the look of it, but I would never pay that much. x
Donna said…
Colours look really nice but it's so expensive :) x
Leila said…
amazing! love the colors that you picked!


Sami said…
Oh wow... I can imagine myself getting carried away with making my own palette and then coming back down to earth when I get to the till to find it would total to £70! Think I'll stick to the original palettes x
Rhea Dillon said…
It looks lovely but I agree the price is too much!

Reena said…
Love urban decay, fun way to chose your own palette combos. I want to grab on this but I think I can't spend my money on this. I recommend on MAC palette. =)
Freddy said…
Another thing to lust after but never own. The colors do look out of this world however! I have yet to try Urban Decay anything..=(

Unknown said…
This is limited edition and it's getting harder to find here in the US. I love mine though but went to get a second and they sold out at my local Ulta.
Anonymous said…
I looked for Darkhorse as a single at sephora and couldnt find it
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~ Shez ~ said…
As pretty as this looks i dont think i would spend the money on it..so highly priced :/

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