Today, I’m talking about this awesome, limited edition eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay! The Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette ($41, SEPHORA.CA) is a limited edition palette and features five eyeshadow shades inspired by Mia’s look from the film. I’ve yet to see Pulp Fiction, but given the strong fan base, it is definitely another thing on my to-do list that needs to get done.
Needless to say, coming from a brand that created one of the biggest beauty launches and range, the Naked palette series, the quality of the eyeshadows is simply impeccable. There’s nothing bad to say about these shadows; everything from the colour payoff, texture (albeit a little too powdery), and blendability are on-point. Even the colour variety in this palette are excellent, learning slightly warmer, and works incredibly well for minimalist look.
The colours included in this palette are:
- Righteous – light cream matte
- Tyranny – warm brown matte
- Vengeance – deep taupe-brown, matte-satin
- Furious – white satin
- Anger – black satin
Now the reason I’m writing about a limited edition product is because I really would recommend you buy this, since it is currently on sale (at Sephora and on the Urban Decay website) for USD$16/CAD$19. Not only is it on sale, but I think this palette is an EXCELLENT alternative to the Naked Basics palette, given the similarities between the two palettes.
I own the Naked Basics palette so I do have a few things to say about it. It’s a lovely palette, filled with colours that I need, and love to wear on a daily basis, however, the $35 I paid for it still made my wallet ache. If you see the price breakdown below, you’ll see why the PULP FICTION palette is a much better value
The PULP FICTION palette ($19, 0.24oz): features 4 x 0.06 oz eye shadows, which is just slightly more than what you get with the full-sized Urban Decay eyeshadows (0.05oz each). That puts the value of each eyeshadow in this palette at $26.40, or $105.60 for the entire palette. You’re paying $19 for 5 shades, bringing the cost per shade to a mere $3.80 (but the size of the eyeshadows are bigger than a regular one).
The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette ($35, 0.3oz): features 6 x 0.05 oz eye shadows, and at full-sized each ($22 per shade), this palette is worth $132. The price for each shade is $5.83.
As you can see from the breakdown above, you get a much better value with the PULP Fiction palette. On top of that, I think the colours between the two palettes are similar enough that they can be considered substitutes. Since they are manufactured and developed by the same brand/company, you know that quality won’t be an issue.
Overall, this is a great palette for the price you’re paying. You get to try out 4 full-sized eyeshadows (the last one being split into two) at a fraction of the cost to the original NAKED Basics. Both palettes have very similar shades of light colours (Righteous vs. Walk of Shame), warm deep browns (Tyranny vs Faint), matte black (Furious vs. Crave), and off-white, creamy satin (Anger vs. Foxy), so you can expect to get very similar products.
This is the face chart included in the palette – quite self-explanatory!
This has quickly become my favourite go-to eyeshadow palette. Check out the look I created with the palette!
- Face: Dior Star Foundation in #10, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC20
- Eyes: Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette: Righteous, Tyranny; Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara and Make Up For Ever Artist Liner S20.
- Lips: Annabelle TwistUp Lipstick Crayon in Naked