Want to know my thoughts on the Urban Decay Mariposa Palette?
What Urban Decay say
"Invoke LETHALLY smoking day and night looks with the 10 opulent hues (4 of them NEW!) in this sleek palette. Here, never-boring neutrals flicker with sexy hits of shimmer and sparkle, and signature UD brights explode like firecrackers. Just sweep them on, fast and easy, with the enclosed travel-size cruelty-free eyeshadow brush. These shadows are laid out in color-coordinated quadrants (sets of four) that look amazing when worn together and can also be used as a starting point for creating your own color combinations. Housed in a gunmetal tin that displays a striking debossed butterfly and an embossed UD icon, this highly-wearable assortment is perfect for everyone from color addicts to natural types who want to break out of the box."
I purchased my Urban Decay Mariposa Palette a little while back from Fragrance Direct for just £11.99. Unfortunately it is no longer however, you can track it down on places like eBay and Amazon.
I'll start with the good. The metal tin that the shadows come in is lovely. I really like the pretty butterfly design and it is not as prone to finger prints as I thought it would be. The bad? The shadow pans are actually in a cardboard insert that really does like to move about. I haven't yet experienced it falling out but I have a feeling its only a matter of time.
Is it just me or are Urban Decay shadows some of the best on the market? I for one love the texture, colours and the quality as they just seem to work exceptionally well. Lets start off by mentioning what colours the Mariposa palette contains. There are 10 shades it total which are Rockstar, a deep metallic purple. Gunmetal, a blue grey packed full of silver glitter. Skimp, a pale nude gold. Infamous, a slightly purple toned magenta.Wreckage, a shimmery medium brown. Haight, a shimmery blue green. Money, a shimmery pale green. Mushroom, a shimmery brown toned grey. Spotlight, a sparkly taupe and Limelight, a shimmery bronze that contains gold glitter. I found all the shades to be nicely pigmented and blended well, with the exception of Skimp which I found a tad patchy and chalky. I also had a few staining issues with Infamous so I can't stress enough how much a primer is essential if you're going to sport this shade. My personal favourites in the palette are Wreckage, Spotlight and Limelight as with them you're able to create a effortless daytime friendly eye look. In the palette you also get a little brush to apply your shadows. Normally I'm keen to throw palette applicators away but this one is pretty decent, fab for packing the colour onto lids.
- Lovely metal packaging
- Shades well pigmented
- Contains a nice variety of shades
- Shades blend well
- Decent brush
- Cardboard packaging isn't too secure
- Skimp is a tad chalky and applies patchy
- Infamous has a tendency to stain the lids
I'm really happy that I have this palette in my collection as the shadows are all pretty and good quality (with the exception of a couple but hey ho!)
Are you a fan of Urban Decay shadows?