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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Urban Decay Flash eyeshadow

I have become a new convert to Urban Decay, and despite the company's decision to sell in China, then take back their decision I still love the quality of their products. I already own the Naked 2 palette and the Anniversary box, but wanted some other colours to add to the collection as I already have plenty of browns and neutrals.

I brought this particular colour to match an outfit I was wearing to an evening reception I was attending. My outfit was green and purple, and I wanted a smokey eye look. I originally wanted another darker purple colour but my local Debenhams didn't have it so I opted for this purple colour in Flash. Not my first choice, but the event was that evening so I needed to buy something fast.

I initially didn't like the shadow as I thought the colour was too pale, and when applied was too sheer. I have read many reviews from people who had the same experience initially. But after working with it I found the colour buildable and easy to work with and it turned out to be a good addition to my makeup look for the event I was atending.

It has a cool undertone, and has hints of both silver and blue in it, and looks amazing with both of these colours. It think it works well if you are doing a smokey eye look, or even if you want a little splash of colour. If you want staying power I would recommend a good primer under it as alone the colour payoff isn't great and fades quickly.

A plus is that it isn't glittery, but is shimmery with a matte finish. This gets a big thumbs up from me and one of my favourite eyeshadows of the moment.

It is priced £14 and available here.


  1. It looks and sounds nice, but I'm the opposite, I'm really going off UD at the moment, finding better cheaper alternatives. Shame, I love their packaging!


    1. It is a bit pricey, but luckily my sister has bought me some, I have some money off with Debenhams Beauty Card points, and using vouchers. I have quite a few now, so would need a good excuse to splash out on some more by using just my own money.
      Which cheaper ones are you using at the moment?

  2. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations


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