Review: Urban Decay's The Fun Palette

  Urban Decay's The Fun Palette - 160 Dirhams, available at Sephora Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates

 The palette contains six eye shadows, one 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Oil Slick, and a travel sized Primer Potion

 Urban Decay Says:
You tend to tip the scales, don't you? Our technicolor Fun Palette makes you the hit of the party (as if you need the help). This bright case hosts six shadows with twittering personality, a sassy eye pencil and our must-have Eye Shadow Primer Potion. Please, entertain us!

I say:
When I first opened the palette, I thought the shadows were gorgeous, but I wasn't sure that I would actually wear them all. However, once I swatched them, I realized that how wearable they actually are. Each of the shadows is extremely pigmented, but super soft and they blend like a dream. They also have a very slight, almost metallic shimmer to them, perfect for catching the light on a night out!

Urban Decay is marketing this palette as the fun, carefree one (with a cute nod to the 70s!), but I think this might just be the ultimate summer palette!  It's small and lightweight, and the primer potion is small enough to carry in your hand luggage, which means it's great to take on holiday. The six shades can easily be worn together to create a variety of different looks. And the liner is dark enough to smudge around your lashes, but has glitter flecks in it to keep up the fun factor. I will definitely be packing this on my next beach vacation!

How about some swatches?

 Left to right: Woodstock (bright pink with slight shimmer), Baked (rich bronze), Uzi (metallic silver with big irridescent glitter)

 Sin (champagne), Flipside (electric teal with blue sheen), Psychedlic Sister (bright purple)

 24/7 Eye liner in Oil Slick (black with teeny silver glitter) - I was just having fun :)

I actually do think this is a great palette, especially if you are new to color or slightly afraid of it, like I am. I've worn Flipside and loved it! I'm going to try Woodstock next :) And at 160 dirhams, I think it's also great value for money, especially considering everything you get. The only thing I would be cautious of is the packaging. It's made of (sturdy) cardboard, but I would avoid throwing it in your purse during the day because it may get banged up.

Have any of you tried this palette? What are your favorite eye shadow colors for the summer?

*this product was provided by PR


  1. I love the colours so much! I didn't think they'd look like that. I'd wear the two pinks together. The turquoise & gold, the purple and gold. I'd leave the White as a highlight. Try the pinks! I know you are afraid of them but they would look gorgeous with your skin tone.

  2. I like Woodstock and Psychedelic sister :D and I LOVE the glitter in the liner!

  3. These colors look amazing, loving the swatches :)
    Great review hunny

    Love Christine ♥

  4. aussiebeautyreviewsJuly 11, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Wow that palette looks so cute, that pink shade is to die for! I love Urban Decay, I have 3 palettes of theirs already and they are my fave eyeshadows for sure...might have to look into this one i need some brighter colours

  5. I think most or all the colours are repremotes and they are all gorgeous. Psychedelic sister is  beautiful

  6. prettyinthedesertJuly 12, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    You know, I'm not a fan of pink eye shadow, but Woodstock is just calling my name!! I love the glitter in the liner too! MAC has a gel one that also has glitter, but I had to throw mine out because it was so old :( So this is great for me! :)

  7. prettyinthedesertJuly 12, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Aww thank you!: )

  8. prettyinthedesertJuly 12, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Yeah, UD shadows have really impressed me. These are great because they are really bright, but not TOO bright, you know? Just so easy to wear :)

  9. prettyinthedesertJuly 12, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Yep, they're all available in the permanent collection :) Isn't it? There's just something about a gorgeous purple eyeshadow, isn't there? :)

  10. Christina WolthersJuly 12, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    I adore Urban Decay's shadows!!!  They are so pigmented and the pricing is actually pretty good.  This palette looks gorgeous!!!


  11. this is a great palette, I looove that it comes with a 24/7 pencil in oil slick unlike the rest of Urban's palettes that come with the pencil in zero... great post!

  12. prettyinthedesertJuly 12, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Yes, Oil Slick is a really nice alternative. I love the glitter. Thanks! :)

  13. Uzi is a freaking gorgeous color!! Urban Decay is a really great brand..I think that their products are really worth the price :-D

  14. Baked and Psychedlic Sister look gorgeous!

  15. SOO CUTE!
    Sin, Baked and Uzi look stunninnng.
    We don't get Urban Decay here boo :( *dies*

  16. prettyinthedesertJuly 16, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Yes, I totally agree! :)

  17. prettyinthedesertJuly 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    I was totally blown away by the pigmentation and I was surprised at how affordable it is! :)

  18. prettyinthedesertJuly 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Psychedelic Sister is the one I'm going to try next! hehe :)

  19. prettyinthedesertJuly 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Aww!! It's OK. We'll go on an Urban Decay spree when you visit! heheh :)


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