Courtesy of Urban Decay
So many of you will have read tons of posts on this palette by Urban Decay and whilst I took a trip into town Sunday I thought I'd check out the counter and see what the fuss is about.
I went in for my Smashbox Primer which, I am devastated to say, can no longer be bought in Debenhams *waa*. Apparently they've pulled out the UK but you can still purchase online with Boots, so not all bad!
Anywho, I said I never wear eyeshadow because, quite frankly, I just can't do it! I asked for something for the daytime in neutral colours and after showing me Naked and Naked 2 I opted for 2 as it had more nudes to it. This was the first time I had had eyeshadow done on me at a beauty counter, I've had my face makeup done before but never the eyes, I feel like they are such a prominent part of your face that you kind of know what you like. It was going well, I think she used Bootycall or Half Baked over the lids and then used YDK and Busted to create the smokey eyed look. Even after the first shade I felt like my eyes looked much more wide awake and stood out much more than usual. I saw the completed look and wasn't really sure how to react, I think because I'm not used to it I just didn't know if it was me! And, there was quite a lot of 'excess' eyeshadow left all under my eyes!! Not a good look and put me off if I'm honest. I looked like I had really bad bags and I couldnt' do anything about it! Don't think I'll be doing this again.
It hasn't put me off the palette though, but £36 is pretty pricey for a few shades. What are your thoughts? Do you know of any dupes out there? Are you lusting after it? I may keep it on my wish list for a while longer and hope it turns up on my Birthday :)