Ever since Urban Decay came out with their absolutely popular Naked palette series, as well as reformulated their eyeshadow formula, the brand has quickly topped my list for quality eyeshadows. When I heard that there would be a limited edition, Urban DecaySin/Mushroom Eyeshadow Duo ($22, available here), I was so thrilled. Whoever’s idea it was to combine two of my FAVOURITE shades from Urban Decay deserves props, really!
Encased in the same token-like plastic casing as their permanent single-colour eyeshadow range, the two shades are split right down in the middle. I’ve never tried mixing the two colours together as I prefer them on their own, but this is such a great easy-to-carry, 2-in-1 duo that can create a myriad of looks without taking too much space in your makeup bag.
Urban DecaySin has been my all-time favourite lid colour – perfect for adding that subtle glow all over or just in the corner of the eyes. It can double as a highlighter for the cheeks or for the cupid’s bow as well if you find yourself in a pinch. The shade is flattering on my NC25 skintone, and it is such a gorgeous mix of champagne pink that is unique to my collection. Worn alone, this shade will add such a beautiful sheen on the eyes, subtle, and perfect for work (Definitely “grandma-approved”!) A similar shade (not 100% accurate, but quite close in my opinion) is the NYX Salmon eyeshadow which retails at a fraction of the Urban Decay one.
Urban DecayMushroom is a warm gray/taupe shimmer that is not as frosty as it looks or when swatched. This is a great shade to use for that one-colour smokey look, but pairs very well with Sin if you want an everyday smokey look.
Both shades can be worn alone and they would be perfect (i.e. Sin for the daytime, everyday look and Mushroom for that one-colour smokey shade). From the 2 shades alone, you can already take your daytime look to night. With “Mushroom” in the crease, you have the option of creating a subtle daytime look or smokey daytime look without using too many colours.
As expected from a brand like Urban Decay, the quality of these eyeshadows is excellent! The texture is very smooth to the touch, and not too powdery. The pigmentation is excellent as you can see in the swatches above. Both shades are part of their permanent range, so it shouldn’t be too hard to track them down.
Where to Buy: Sephora, Urban Decay Website ($22, LE)
I love love this duo precisely because of the combination! It’s just perfect for day/evening look without the bulk!
I hope they make a duo out of my fave mattes from UD Naked 3 one day. I have almost hit pan on them but barely use the other ones!
I agree! That’s why I have been hesitant to shell out money on palettes! I hope they do more duo’s for the holidays or something! They would be on my wishlist instantly!
I definitely need to check out the UD singles – they sound amazing!
That “mushroom” shade looks really interesting. I love the idea of duos – i can’t imagine using one of the Naked palettes in their entirety so I might look out for a duo like this. x
You won’t look back!! Though they will start adding up since they’re so pricey ????
I agree – duo’s like these are great to test out different shades without committing yourself to the full-size or the price!
Pretty combo! I have Mushroom in another palette and really like it! ????
I love that this isn’t the palette format which takes up so much space and gets lost easily!
I never tried using Urban Decay Products. But those shades are pretty awesome! Nice!
I love everything that UD makes! This shadow is no exception. Gorgeousness :))
THank you for swatching!
I forgot these duos existed. I must say that I am a big fan of the UD shadows I’ve tried as well. In fact I have my eyes on the Vice 3 palette, but my makeup wish list over the holidays is quite long so we’ll see if it makes the list.
this duo pops up on my radar a lot. i think a lot of ppl have it and the quality is really good!
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