Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Review

Urban Decay Backtalk Palette

If you follow me on social media you will know that I attended IMATS last week, where I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Urban Decay Backtalk palette, which has only just launched here in the UK.

The palette consists of 8 shadow shades and 4 face blush/highlighter shades and retails at the standard palette price of £39.50.

Before we get onto performance lets discuss value for money, you are getting 4 fewer shadow shades when compared to the Naked Palettes but, you are getting 4 large face shades and in my opinion, getting a better deal because of the face shades and the size of those pans.

For a makeup artist to the naked eye, the shades in this palette are perfect for bridal work and prom work yet you would still be able to create a fairly dramatic eye.

The below eyeshadow swatches were done on Inglot eyeshadow keeper using a MAC 228S and the face shades were applied to bare skin with a finger.

All of the swatches would give the impression that they are extremely pigmented but, this is why I always say try the shades on the eye as the skin is different.  The lighter shades had little to no payoff. Attitude was awful to work with and point blank refused to blend but, 180 and WTF did exactly what you would expect from an Urban Decay brown tone, both extremely pigmented and blended effortlessly.

The face shades are the heroes of this palette! All of the shades apply beautifully and blend seamlessly. If you are partial to an angel from heaven glow then Party Foul gives this without the need for dampening sp, I can only imagine what the glow would like with a bit of Fix+.

Overall, I am not a fan of this palette, I feel as though I have wasted my money and wish I had opted for the Naked Heat instead. I will play some more with the palette to see if I can find a way to make it work but, for now, it’s going in the pass along/blog sale box.

If you have tried this palette I would love your opinions and your tips because I do hate to give up on a product without trying to find a way to work with it.

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