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Urban Decay Dreams

So I was thinking today about the Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette that I built when their customizable palettes came out.

For my first palette, I purchased Mushroom, Cobra, Gravity, Haight and Radium. I loved the colors. I also unexpectedly fell in love with Walk of Shame. It’s a great matte skintone shade for me.

So I thought about what other colors I’d put into a palette if I was building another one and these are what I came up with.

I chose Midnight Cowgirl because I do love the original and it can work as an all over wash of color, a lid shade, or a highlight. I chose Freelove because I think it looks amazing with my eye color and I keep wanting to wear it all the time these days. I chose Woodstock because it’s the brightest pink that UD makes and it’s a fun color. I chose Half-Baked because it’s another color that I think looks amazing with my eyes. I chose Fishnet because it’s a duotone and it’s fun to wear with gold or pink or black. I chose Blackout because it’s a matte black and can be used to contour or line or smoke out a color.

The third palette I put together has 3 shades that I own in the new formula: Pistol, Mildew and Shattered. I added X because it’s a peach gold duotone, which I think would be flattering with my eyes. I chose Asyphxia because I just had a chance to swatch the new formula at Sephora’s and the color payoff is SO GOOD now! It’s also a duotone. They’re calling it hyacinth with a blue shift. Finally, I chose S&M because it’s a steel grey with a subtle taupe shift to add depth.

If you were to build your own palettes, what colors would you choose and why? Do you like duotones? As you can tell, I’ve added all the duotone shades that Urban Decay makes to my palettes.

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    • Marta

      We don’t have this new “build your palette” system here yet. When I do, I’ll probably put them in a less bulky palette. However:
      Shroom, YDK, Midnight Cowgirl
      Freelove, Haight, Blackout
      I do believe Walk of Shame is good, I just don’t like that I have to have it. One more reason for not getting the palette. That, and my dozen other palettes xD
      Btw, all your 3 palettes are lovely, but I’d get the second one if I had to choose. I love woodstock liner, the shadow must be even better!

      • Phyrra

        I actually like it enough I will probably buy a 2nd palette because it works so well for me to use to blend out on my skin.
        I’m so glad you like the colors!

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com Vijaya

      I love duotones. I wish the shadows were cheaper, though. I don’t like the idea of paying 18 bucks for the palette itself and then 18 bucks per pan on top of that.

      I might put one together, though. If I do, I’d be putting Blackout, Mildew, Woodstock, Pistol, Cobra and Gravity. I actually think all of those shades I picked are in these three palettes you made. I dig your taste. ;)

      • Phyrra

        After having used Walk of Shame, I don’t mind the idea of having a backup of it. Though originally I was bothered by the fact that it was in all palettes.
        Yay I like your color choices too!

    • http://beautifullyindecisive.blogspot.com EmmyJean

      I absolutely love duochromes as well! I’ve also really been liking matte shades recently; I never used to use them, but they’re so versatile!

      • Phyrra

        I think it’s fun to mix a matte with a duochrome, too :) Glad you’re enjoying mattes!

    • 4loveofmakeup

      Love your palettes! I’m hoping to get a Sephora gc for Mother’s Day so I can do one of these for myself! =)

      • Phyrra


    • http://stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com/ Stephanie Louise

      As much as I would love one of these, I am finding it crazy hard to rationalize the price…

      • Phyrra

        I look at it from the perspective of ‘If I’m going to buy the color already… might as well get a palette.’ Yes it’s more expensive than doing a z-palette, that’s for sure!