* Disclaimer: This post contains a PR Sample provided by Urban Decay Cosmetics for review purposes. I would like to thank Urban Decay Cosmetics for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information is courtesy of Urban Decay.
I'm super excited about today's post! Last week I received a package and to my wonderful surprise, it was Urban Decay's New Elements Palette! As you can see the packaging is gorgeous!! I received this palette on the day it was released, September 10th!
The unbelievably gorgeous Elements Eyeshadow Palette spans space and time with 19 mystical, never-before-seen shades in a celestial, ultra-sleek compact.
Inspired by the elements—Air, Earth, Fire and Water—a constellation of unique colors orbit around Luna, an ultra-iridescent transformer shade. The 19 new multidimensional pigments include bright mattes, holographic shimmers and molten metallics. We predict you’ll love Fortune Teller, a metallic magenta with green 3-D sparkle and shift. And Hex Remedy is an iridescent purple that really raises our vibrations.
With gilded details and a crystal-like case, this orb-inspired compact is your key to the next dimension. Slip it into your purse or gift it to a fellow mystic…Elements is the perfect palette to summon your inner goddess
Since you deserve serious staying power and shadow that doesn’t flake or fade out on you, every shade in the Elements Eyeshadow Palette is made from our mind-blowing formula that gives each shade its velvety texture, blendability and rich color that lasts.
SILVER BURN (smoky purple with pink iridescent sparkle)
ELECTRIC AIR (pinkish silver with iridescent micro-glitter
TECTONIC (chocolate brown with iridescent micro-sparkle)
VOLCANIC (bronze metallic)
EARTH BOUND (forest green satin with tonal micro-shimmer)
HEX REMEDY (bright purple with iridescent sparkle)
FOOL’S GOLD (metallic gold with tonal sparkle)
ANTIDOTE (soft warm nude)
DREAM WEAVER (bright pink matte)
EGO (soft pinkish-purple with blue micro-shimmer)
FORTUNE TELLER (metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift)
MOON ROCK (metallic copper with iridescent sparkle)
SECRET KEEPER (bright green satin with gold shift)
LUNA (white shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle)
LIONESS (smoky burgundy satin with bronze sparkle)
ELEMENTAL (sienna matte)
SAPPHIRE DREAM (bright navy blue metallic)
HEAVY WATER (bright metallic teal)
FIRE STARTER (deep red with gold micro-shimmer)
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*I prepared my lids by using Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser. I used Elemental for my transition shade. For part of my lid (near the tear duct) I used Heavy Water. On the other part of lid near the outer v, I used Sapphire Dream.
For the outer v, I used Hex Ready. Hex Ready mixed with Sapphire Dream in the outer V gives a nice smokey look. I also blended Hex Ready on top of my lid. For the lower lash I smugded Heavy Water.
To finish this eye makeup look. I went back into my tear duct and used Luna.
I love this palette! Urban Decay is known well for their neutral toned palettes...which I also love, but I have a great appreciation for colorful sparkly palettes as well. This palette dropped at a perfect time of year since the holidays are coming up. I see myself creating fun and festive looks with this palette. This palette also has beautiful shades to create a date night eye makeup look. It's not only a great palette for the holidays and date night. In my opinion this is a great palette to use during the week. This palette may have colorful shimmer shades, but it also has neutral colors that are good to create an everyday makeup look.
I've been an avid fan of Urban Decay's eyeshadows for years for their quality, and the Elements Palette is no different. The shadows in this palette are intense and I rarely use that word to describe eye shadow. This has to be one of the most pigmented palette I own, and the wear time is pretty impressive as well. I created this makeup look around 10 am and by 8pm my eyeshadow still looked fresh. There's no creasing, the colors blend very well, and there's minimal fallout from the shadows.
Since Fall starts tomorrow, I went for a darker eye makeup look. As I mentioned in my makeup details, I mixed Sapphire Dream and Hex Ready to give a smokey purplish blue look. I love that this palette is so versatile. I also mentioned that I think this palette would be good for an everyday look. The palette may have unconventional shimmer shadows, but I definitely can make it work for an appropriate everyday look. Be sure to look for that in an upcoming post soon!