Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Decay launched a 10 pan eyeshadow palette with Jewel-toned shades with shimmery metallic and duotone finishes. 7 of the shades are new releases and 3 are some of Urban Decay’s most popular shades. This palette is limited edition, but can still be found in some Sephora stores and on Urban Decay’s Website. Continue Reading for Urban Decay Afterdark Palette and Swatches.Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review and Swatches
The Basics:
Where to Buy: This palette is limited edition but can still be spotted at some Sephora Stores. It is still available on Urban Decays’s Website. Find it here
Cost: $49
Formula: A mix of duotones and metallic shades, ranging in warm to cool, in a variety of colors.
Amount of Product: 10 x 1.7 grams each. 17 total grams of product for $49. This means each shadow would cost about $4.90 each. It is an awesome deal assuming you will use every shadow provided in the palette.
Ingredients: Contains Talc. All of the shadows seem to have the same ingredients as listed on the UD website.
Expiration: 12 months
Packaging: The packaging on this product is beautiful. It is heavy and feels secure. The purple holographic design shifts when you move the palette around. My issue is that it is impossible to keep finger prints off of it so if you like things to look like they were never touched, it is going to be difficult with this one. The mirror in this palette is pretty standard for UD and is huge and high quality. A dual ended brush is also included in this palette and it matches the packaging with a purple handle.
Important Notes: Many of the shades in this palette are best applied with your fingertips.

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review and Swatches
Good: This is one of those things that is an awesome edition to your collection. If you’re in the market for some really nice pops of color. The top row is super usable and I feel like some of the shades could be used in daytime looks. The darker blues and teals are so pigmented and perfect. They are perfect for lower lash lines. Any of these colors can be added to your normal looks to make them really stand out and make them more intense. Alter (the lightest color) is a great highlight color for you lid, or tearduct. I found the formula to be pretty long wearing and seemed the same as the orginal Urban Decay single shadow formula. I did not notice any creasing or wearing down of the shadows until about 6-7 hours of wear.

The Bad: This is for sure a palette that you will need to use other eyeshadows with to make a complete look. None of these are matte, and most are not neutral. I would say this will hold true for the average makeup user. This really isn’t a bad thing and some palettes are not made to be stand alone palettes. However, if you are purchasing this without any supplemental eyeshadows you may want to consider getting some. Out of all the shades in this palette, I was most unhappy with the purple shades. They did not seem as pigmented as the others and it was difficult to make them stand out, even with the addition of a setting spray.

Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review and Swatches
The Verdict: I would probably not recommend this palette to someone who would not get a lot of wear out of it. It will make more bold looks than your everyday palette. The quality is on par with the rest of the Urban Decay line and it is relatively easy to work with.



    • KayleighWelsh says

      Packaging is so good. It looks so pretty sitting on my vanity. Plus it’s actually a good palette which is a big plus.

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