The Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette is probably the most uniquely-designed palette in my entire collection. I love how it has both eyeshadows and blushes all in one and is so compact and sturdy - definitely a plus for traveling!
Urban Decay is definitely a brand that's been stepping up their game - their products seem to be getting better and better with each release! However, I have definitely seen some mixed reviews on this particular palette, so I was very curious to give this palette a try for myself. If you're interested in my thoughts and opinions on the Backtalk palette, be sure to continue reading!
The Urban Decay Backtalk Palette* (CAD $59) has eight eyeshadows on one side of the palette and four blushes and highlights on the other side. In the middle is a detachable mirror, which is so amazing because I can hold and angle the mirror any way I like when doing my makeup. This feature really takes this palette up a notch in the beauty industry in my opinion - I typically never use the mirrors found in palettes and compacts due to the fact that I can never get it to stay at the right distance and angle while still maintaining easy access to the product itself.
The palette is closed shut magnetically and the mirror is also attached with magnets, making the entire palette relatively secure for traveling. I'm so in love with the abstract mauve and white wave design on the packaging - amazing work on the packaging, UD!
The shades of the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette are definitely very special and of course, absolutely stunning. I love the shade coordination of the eyeshadows - the warm, yet mauve-y shimmers are very unique in my collection. However, I will say that these shadows aren't like UD's usual eyeshadow formula - they feel much harder and less creamy. They're definitely less pigmented when compared to other Urban Decay eyeshadows, but are easily buildable on the lids. The matte shades are a bit chalky and powdery when swatched, but when they're applied to the lids, the pigment is evenly distributed with minimal fall-out. The shimmers provide an all-over wash of colour and gleam, nothing super intense, so if you're looking for that super metallic look, I recommend spraying your brush with some Mac Fix+.
The blushes/highlights on the other hand, are the most gorgeous cheek products I've ever seen UD create! All four of them have just the right amount of pigment (I am definitely not a fan of overly pigmented blushes) and apply so smoothly onto the cheeks.
My favourite shades are the two middle ones, Double Take and Low Key. Double Take is a stunning mauve while Low Key is pinky-peach. Both have shimmer built into them, which I always look for in my blushes cause they can act as a built-in cheek highlight as well. Party Foul is an intense shimmery nude-pink, and I like to use this as a blush topper over my matte blushes. Cheap Shot is a stunning darker mauvey-pink which will look so beautiful on tanned skin. I can't wait to rock Cheap Shot on the cheeks this summer!
The Urban Decay Backtalk Eye & Face Palette is definitely a very special one in my vast collection of palettes. The detachable mirror is hands-down one of the best features that has ever been included in any sort of palette. The shades are ones that I had gravitated towards for the past couple of months, and the blushes are just phenomenal in colour and quality. There is a slight discrepancy between the pigmentation and formula of these eyeshadows and Urban Decay's other shadows, but these still perform well and can create the most beautiful warm mauve-y looks if you take the time to blend and build the pigmentation!
Have you tried the LE Urban Decay Backtalk Palette? I'd love to read your thoughts on it, so be sure to leave them down in the comments!
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. A huge thank you to the Urban Decay team for this amazing PR package. All thoughts and opinions in this post are 100% honest and based on my own experiences. Links marked with an * are affiliate links. All other links are provided for information purposes only!
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