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Urban Decay Eyeshadow

What it is: Urban Decay’s groundbreaking new eye shadow formula. What it does: This reformulation of Urban Decay’s eye shadow features even softer, amazingly velvety texture richer, more dense and decadent color smoother, more uniform pigment distribution and blendability and longer-lasting, more crease-free wear. The new line of shadows features a completely revamped assortment of shades, new textures, and a totally redesigned token compact. The secret to the new formula is Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietory blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the formula resulting in insane color payout, color that stays on your lids, and sparkle that doesn’t fall. The amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Every Urban Decay shade is silky, blendable, and stays put. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know:The new assortment of shades features bestselling favorites, all-new shades, and several shades previously available in past palettes. Packaging was inspired by NYC subway tokens the chromed gunmetal compact with a clear window allows you to see your shade and pop your shadows out and into one of the new customizable palettes.
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Questions & Answers for Urban Decay Eyeshadow

Question
Is this eye shadow a liquid or powder?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Jellybean1318
(Veradale, WA)
on Eyeshadow
6 answers
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answer 1
This eye shadow is a compact powder.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
UDgirl21
answer 2
It is a powder. Its highly pigmented so you don't have to use much!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
CasuallyAllure
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
powder
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
JaneChemi
(New york, NY)
answer 4
Powder! A very nice smooth powder, blends very nicely
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Jpalum
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
if Im not mistaken this comes in powder and liquid . very smooth texture and consistency . amazing for blending with different colors
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(kearny,NJ)
answer 6
powder
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
rhonda913
(Vine Grove, KY)
Question
Can the pan be removed so it can be added to a pallette?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
LipsLaRue
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes, by pushing on the center bottom it will pop out, but be careful not to let it go flying :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
BatBlackStar
answer 2
If they are the new eyeshadows yes, if old, no. They will have a small indentation in the ring of plastic around the shadow if they can. You push from the bottom and they pop right out
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Jpalum
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Yes! They pop out quiet easily. Sephora carries the "build your own palette" in a 4-pot version, and Urban Decay's website carries a 6-slot. You should be able to fit them into any master pro palette though.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AzhureSnow
(Minot AFB, ND)
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
aw300
(Dallas, Texas)
answer 5
Not that I can see.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
mommyslilmonster
(West Warwick, Rhode Island)
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Are these shadows good for contact wearers?
I went to see my eye doctor today and she said I should avoid makeup that is not good for contact wearers and especially because my eyes are so dry. She said to especially avoid waterproof makeup and glittery because it does not dissolve in the eye and may get pushed around in my eye, causing scratches, which she said I had a lot of in my eyes.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
I recently began wearing contacts and have had no problem whatsoever with Urban Decay eye shadows. I do not wear glittery eye shadows so I cannot speak to that. My ophthalmologist recommended avoiding loose mineral shadows, and I can understand why. Not an issue with Urban Decay. Try it on in the store and see how it works throughout your day before purchasing.
answered 1 year ago
purrtywoman
(Tampa Bay, FL)
answer 2
My eyes dry out easily when I wear contacts, but this eye shadow doesn't bother me at all. Hopefully it wouldn't irritate you as well.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
UDgirl21
answer 3
I wear contacts and also have very dry eyes. So far this shadow has not given me any problems...but I have only used it for eyeliner. Color: Blackout.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Dyna2
(NY)
answer 4
I'm a contact wearer too and I suffer from dry eyes. This is actually my favorite eye shadow to use as it doesn't flake into my eyes like cheaper brands. I say go for it :)
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
belle13
(Tacoma, Washington)
answer 5
Take a look because many of the UD shadows have huge chunky glitter in it or small specs of glitter so at least just make sure you don't get those colors w/ the glitter chunks. Urban Decay's website breaks down each color about its consistency and glitter contents.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Jpalum
(Chicago, IL)
Question
What other colors go with Half Baked?
I recently purchased half baked. What other colors go with that?
asked 8 months ago
mst34
(Boston, MA)
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
I use Smog with Half Baked a lot, but it goes well with any of the darker shades in the Naked 2 Pallette.
answered 6 months ago
Olivia872
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 2
I think that if you want a bronze look smog in the crease and dark horse in the outer corner looks really good with a matte highlight color. Half baked also looks good with buck in the crease as well. I would also look at some of the naked palettes that have half baked in them because you can get some more inspiration, but thats what i wear with it.
answered 7 months ago
glitterizedvans
(Nashville, Tn)
answer 3
Try Mildew, Roach, or Lost :)
answered 8 months ago
WitchBoudicca
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 4
Half baked is a very shimmery kind of color so I would recommend a darker shade of brown like dark horse or fawn. If you're feeling brave pair it with an even darker shade. It works well on its own too! I'd say use a brown liner for your eyes for an every day look and black for when you're looking to out clubbing :]
answered 8 months ago
atomicbluesoda
answer 5
Pretty much anything in either of the Naked palettes.
answered 8 months ago
withkait
(Rock Hill, SC)
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Which ones are vegan?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
bibi01
(Memphis, TN)
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
I'm fairly certain that all the shadows marked with a paw print are vegan. I buy my shadows in store, so the paw print is next to the name below the samples. Not sure how the vegan shades are demarcated online but I'm sure there is a list.
answered 1 year ago
morganja
(new jersey)
answer 2
I don't know how to tell online, but in store the ones with a small paw-print next to it are vegan I believe.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
BatBlackStar
answer 3
Urban Decay's website will tell you that.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
minette1000
(New York, NY)
answer 4
if you go to sephora the vegan ones have a pawprint next to their names
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
JaneChemi
(New york, NY)
answer 5
All of the Urban Decay products with the paw print are vegan, luckily, that is most of them!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
pinkdogs
(Woodsboro, MD)
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Colors for blue/grey eyes, fair skin, blonde hair
I am trying to find Urban Decay colors that will help pop my eye color. My eyes are a blue/grey color. I have light skin, and my hair is blonde. I do get a little color in the summer, enough for a healthy glow. Any suggestions?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
fortuna13
(Ohio)
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
'Tease' is fantastic as an all over colour, or a crease colour. It's matte and neutral but brings out blue eyes nicely
answered 9 months ago
daniellear
(Canada)
answer 2
ACDC, Chase, Baked, Rockstar, Gravity
answered 10 months ago
feyeyes
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 3
I have the same colouring as you. I love Toasted a lot; Sin is another favourite. I also like to use Smog, X, and Bordello.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
YellowPurseGirl
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 4
Hey,

There was actually a discussion on the Sephora beautytalk about this same question - what looks good on light eyes and hair. There were tons of advice you should check it out.

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Eyes-Q-A/eyeshadow-for-blue-gray-eyes/qaq-p/87503
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
lovelivelaugh
(new york, ny)
answer 5
I've always heard to go with the color complementary on the color wheel to your eye color to make it "pop." In your case I would probably choose a shade with some orange/coral tones in it, with some sort of tan/nude/khaki to offset the grey color. You can also try using colors complimenting the color of your eye. Like a blueish shade close to your own. I don't know if this works as well. I tend to stick with the complimentary color method since that's what works in the art world to make things stand out.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
krisinator
(Kentucky)
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Has anyone compared the new formula of Midnight Cowboy to the old formula?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Karrieanne13
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Eyeshadow
5 answers
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answer 1
I haven't tried Midnight Cowboy but I did try Maui Wowie (a shade I used to find virtually unwearable). The new formula is better but still not great - there is glitter fallout but it's just less chunky and finer. The texture of the shadow generally is smoother and less gritty (because of the finer glitter, I'm guessing). If Midnight Cowboy's reformulation is similar, expect some annoying fallout still.
answered 7 months ago
dancingdream99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
do not get the new formula if you loved all the glitter the old formula has. this new formula seems more like a shimmer and it doesn't have all that glamour of the old one. like everyone else said, there's going to be "fall out" either way, but if the glitter was important to you (like it is to me) search down the old formula on urban decay's website before it sells out. there's a lot of anti-glitter people here on sephora for some reason, but if you're pro-glitter, stay far away from this new formula.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
primrose
answer 3
The glitter in all of the new ones is finer and therefore has less fallout. It's still there, but not as abvious as the old formula, and it's easy to wipe away with a cotton ball.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
sexylady
(New Jersey)
answer 4
i highly prefer it in the new formula, honestly. the glitter in the old formula made the shadow a bit gritty for me, but that's totally gone with the new formula. i also feel like you get more color payoff from the new formula, too, without having to apply as much. the glitter in it still goes everywhere, just like with the old one, as the previous reviewer said, so no change there, but i do feel that the glitter stays in place better with the new formula.

if you seriously need this color, buy it. if you're wanting to try others, though, i'm with the previous reviewer, and suggest trying other palates. if you're like me though, and you know what you like (and will never use 85% of those wild colors) just get what you want!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
reiseliza
(Pennsylvania)
answer 5
Yes Ive tried both. It is creamier, less powdery, more pigmented, less fallout. You will still have fallout, but its less. You will still need a piece of tp under your eye when you apply to catch fallout. I dont think its worth buying a shade in the new formula if you own it in the old, just my opinion. Try something new. Have you ever used sellout, midnight rodeo, or vanilla if pale skin? Also keep in mind that several UD palettes already have the new formula; 15 yr ann, mariposa, naked 2, the recent book of shadows. If you want a color, but you can find it in one of those, it might be better to get the palette (selection and money). Unless it is your all time favorite shade, I dont think its worth it. Sorry, my opinion and Im being honest. I do think the new formula is worth trying, its nice. Id just get it in a color I didnt own and in a color that I couldnt get in a palette.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
quesoluvr
(Bethlehem, PA)
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Do these come with an eyeshadow applicator?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Drae76
(Sequim,WA)
on Eyeshadow
4 answers
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answer 1
Nope
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Jpalum
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
candydonya
(sherman oaks, ca)
answer 3
No, it does not if you purchase as a single shadow.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
msprissy
(Upper Marlboro, MD)
answer 4
No, but they have a very easily blendable formula so any brush or sponge applicator will work just fine. Urban Decay also sells their own line of Good Karma brushes.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
sexylady
(New Jersey)
Question
Are "Easy Baked", "Laced" and "Desperation" exclusives?
I've never heard of Easy Baked, Laced and Desperation as single shadows before now. Are these exclusive to Sephora?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Jennifurr
on Eyeshadow
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm waiting for these so I can get them during the VIB Sale!!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bambigirl71
(Terryville, CT)
answer 2
No they're just new for summer 2013. They're also permanent.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
minette1000
(New York, NY)
answer 3
those are permanent shades
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
lovelykatya
(Overand park, ks)
answer 4
You can order those shades in the single pot on urbandecay.com as well.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
samanthabeth
(Chicago, IL)
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Can you use it wet?
I read somewhere that it stated you can use this eye shadow wet? Has anyone heard this or tried it?
asked 1 year ago
Greyes
(NJ)
on Eyeshadow
4 answers
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answer 1
Applying a shadow wet results in a more intense color. The UD shadows are highly pigmented, and I don't see the need to wet my shadow brush/applicator. I often use a wet brush to apply baked shadows...
answered 10 months ago
feyeyes
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 2
Yes, I wet the brush before swirling it in the shadow, and it gives it a bolder color with a soft sheen. Just keep in mind: wetter=deeper color!
answered 11 months ago
aimee8383
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
You might want to try it wet and use the Urban Decay primer. Scrape some of the eye shadow off the palet and dust your primer coated eye shadow brush in it. Have fun!
answered 11 months ago
ContaryMay
(LIno Lakes, MN)
answer 4
You can use this shadow wet. You can either dampen a brush and apply it that way or you can use a moist brush to go over the eye shadow after you've applied it to your lids. This is most effective with glitter/metallic shades to make them pop and give them a little more dimension. It doesn't make them look wet so much as it gives them a shine. I don't think it would be a great technique for matte/non-glitter shadows.
answered 1 year ago
morganja
(new jersey)
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