The Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne collection is finally here and I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s been a while since a brightly coloured eyeshadow palette has caught my attention, and I’m so happy out of all of them that it was this one. I haven’t purchased any of Urban Decay’s recent palettes (the last one being the Electric Palette when it first came out).
I was pleasantly surprised by the formula of these shadows. They were really soft and pigmented, but with that said you need to be careful because it’s easy for them to break and have huge chunks fall out if you’re not careful. The best method I found to apply these colours was to just pat them on over a base, and you need to be careful with blending as it can become muddy very quick.
The colours included are Spitfire (bright fuchsia with cool undertones), Stay Gold (metallic medium gold with warm undertones), Tajin (medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish), LCW (medium turquoise with a cool undertone and metallic sheen), TRM (deep navy blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish), Leo + Brixton (duo chrome eyeshadows. Leo is on the right side of the pan that shifts from blue/green to pink; while Brixton goes from gold to green), Lime Time (bright chartreuse green with warm, golden undertones), 13th Floor (matte black), Dye (deep purple with cool undertones and a pearly sheen), & Corona (bronze with a rosy undertone).
Surprisingly my favourite part about this palette is that Leo + Brixton can transform any of your looks with just a little bit on top. I find myself constantly tossing Leo on my waterline (pictured below) as well as on top of the shades found on the left side of the palette to add dimension. Prior to this, I never really got into duo chromes and didn’t really see the hype over them… Now I’m a little sad that it’s taken me this long to jump on the train.
LCW, TRM, and Dye were the big selling points for me on this palette. I’ve been on the hunt for turquoise, blue & purple metallic eyeshadows that were pigmented and creamy in texture but had yet to find what I was looking for in the price range I was willing to spend. TRM reminds a lot like the Pat McGrath Dark Star Ultraviolet eyeshadow but without the $130 price tag. Each of these colours wore surprisingly well for 6 hours on top of my Kat Von D eye primer before starting to crease.
Below are swatches of all of the colours in the Kaleidoscope Dream palette. Each was patted on top of Kat Von D eye primer and Leo + Brixton was on top of 13th Floor. Don’t sleep on this eyeshadow set if you’re big on bright and unique colours.
The UD x Kristen Leanne palette can be purchased here