To be quite honest, I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled across this little beauty online. I don't know what I was searching for when all of a sudden there, on my screen sat the Urban Decay Shattered Face Palette. And I fell in love, instantly. If only men were this easy, eh? What made the situation even sweeter was the fact that I had £5 in Debenhams points on my Beauty Card and spent £25, rather than the RRP of £30, on this palette. I put in for my order on Thursday and it arrived today (Saturday), nice one Debenhams! Is it worth the money? Tried and tested this evening, I 100% vote yes.
What do you get for your money? Well, there are five superbly pigmented and gorgeous eyeshadow colours on the upper level of this palette, alongside a lip colour in pencil form, and a mini 24/7 black eyeliner. On the lower level you'll find two powder blushes and a face highlighter. All colours are limited edition and exclusive to this palette. There are also two mirrors, one on each tier, and the entire lot is encased in fabulous quirky Urban Decay packaging featuring a shattered effect on the lid and the signature purple UD logo. The palette itself is actually quite chunky, but given that there are two layers I don't mind this so much and it's a perfect size for slipping into a larger makeup bag for when you're off travelling.
I fell in love with these colours because they're so unlike all of the other neutrals I own. I often feel that I need to step out of my comfort zone and vamp it up a bit with some different shades and this palette will certainly be helping me to do this! From left to right the colours of the top tier are: Shakedown (a satin gunmetal), Remix (a gorgeous rich purple shimmer), Nameless (a lovely medium brown satin), Minor Sin (a perfect champagne satin) and Bleach (a matte yellow beige colour). I love how versatile these colours are for me, there are so many day and night combinations you could get out of this palette and the addition of a black eyeliner, the shade Zero, and a pink creamy lip colour in Lovechild you've definitely got everything you need to turn a 'shattered face' into a fresh one (see what I did there, eh?!).
Down below you'll find two blushes, Overexposed (a pretty dusty pink) and Temper (a beautiful soft baby pink), and a highlighter in Glint (a soft pink-champagne shimmer). Each pan is of a decent size, enough to get a big blush brush in to swirl around in the colour, I always get annoyed when pan sizes in palettes are ridiculously tiny. More plus points to UD here!
I absolutely love this palette and will definitely be taking it on my mini holiday to Amsterdam at the end of November. It'll really be all I'll need in my holiday stash, save for skincare, mascara and foundation! If you're looking for something good quality that contains everything you need to create day to nighttime looks then don't pass this limited edition palette up, I'm certainly glad I didn't!
What are your thoughts on UD's Shattered Face Palette? What's your favourite palette?