TGIF people of Earth! Today I have the Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette for you!
The new Urban Decay Distortion Eyeshadow Palette features fifteen eyeshadow shades. There are ten “regular” shades (nine of them are new) and five “transformer” shades, which turn colors into a shifty, multidimensional color. It comes in a gorgeous purple palette with a holographic shattered glass design on the front and a large mirror inside.
Now the idea of transforming eyeshadows isn’t anything new. In fact I have two other palettes (one from the 90’s) that did the same thing. One was the Sebastian Trucco AngelFace Holographic Colour Collection and the other is the more recent Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette. And I’ve got some comparisons below for ya!
Bleach is a yellow/gold
Shifty is a green/yellow
Space is a blue/lavender.
Mind Game is a purple/pink.
Blur is a pink.
First Offense is a metallic burnt orange.
Hot Box is a deep emerald green with micro-sparkles.
5.0 is a medium metallic blue.
Rogue is a medium purple shimmer.
Trash Talk is a medium pink shimmer with purple shift.
Territorial is an intense metallic bronze.
Blackout is a jet black matte.
Old Smoke is a smokey metallic gray.
Shag is a metallic silver with iridescent micro-sparkles.
Velvet is a metallic burgundy with gold micro-sparkles.
Swatches: UD first five, Sebastian Trucco middle five, KVD last four.
So as you can see, these shifty shades from all 3 palettes are all very similar and the way they work over other shades is also pretty similar. Funny enough as far as texture is concerned, I think the Trucco and UD ones are actually better than the KVD one. That one feels a bit grittier and not as smooth as the other two. Plus it has one less shifty shade, compared to the others. The Trucco one isn’t being made anymore, but you can still find it some places online, like I did a few years ago.
As far as the rest of the regular eyeshadow shades here, they are pretty nice. Everything swatched nicely over a primer (except Blackout was a little bit patchy) and they are very nicely pigmented. I really love the metallic ones especially because they are so creamy feeling and intense. Overall it’s a nice palette, especially if you do not have any of the other shifty ones and like that look (which I do)!
Are you going to pick this one up?