Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review + Swatches

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Happy New Year! 🙂

The Urban Decay Afterdark palette is a jewel-toned, beautifully formulated delight of an eyeshadow palette, to put it lightly. This is a limited edition palette with duochrome and metallic shades, some that have been seen before, but mostly new. Also, I’m not entirely sure what shades are repeats except for Paralyzed and Lounge since that is what the Sephora description tells me. 😉

ad2I adore the range of shades in this palette. As someone who tends to wear some sort of color almost daily rather than neutrals, this palette falls into my “daily wear”  category. 🙂

The formula is beautiful; it is similar to the Make Up For Ever Artist shadows or the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette (aka they have that slippery silicone feeling).

ad3All of the colors are very pigmented upon the first swipe, and I think they perform much better with a brush compared to finger swatches, so that’s something to consider if you’re looking at it and experimenting with swatches in-store. I purchased mine without sampling it when it was available on the Sephora app.

Since then, I have been able to wear it enough to develop an opinion, and my opinion is that this should be part of the permanent line up. I love the Naked palettes, but I would love to see a counterpart to that with more jewel toned palettes!

ad4This is a poor phone photo, but here I am wearing Lounge on the lids with the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette.

Every shade in this palette is incredibly smooth and lasts all day long. I’ve been wearing them with the Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion and don’t experience fading; I typically wear shadow for 12+ hours per day.

If you love wearing color, you will likely love this palette as much as I do! 🙂

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2 Responses to Urban Decay Afterdark Palette Review + Swatches

  1. Katherine says:

    Happy New Year Melissa! 🙂 Wow this palette looks amazing! I only wear UD eyeshadow and I have been eyeing their Afterdark and Full Spectrum palettes. Thanks so much for reviewing their Afterdark palette. After seeing your swatches and lounge on your lids I will probably have to pick this baby up! I was trying to be good as I just got the Vice Reloaded palette and 2 backup Electric palettes for Christmas! Lol I also use their primer potion daily and my shadow lasts all day too. Sephora is going to have to take all my money 😉

    • MelissaC says:

      I have also debated getting a back up of the Electric palette! I love that one and the price is so good! 😀 Not gonna lie, I did pick up the Full Spectrum palette. It is awesome!! The formula is different from Afterdark, but it is still pigmented. I JUST replaced my UD primer potion, so I hear you there! 😀

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