Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles Swatches

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Singles

Urban Decay eyeshadow singles are vegan pressed eyeshadows that come in over 100 different shades and a variety of finishes. The singles are standard 26mm metal pans that come encased in a small plastic clamshell package. Although the pans are glued into the packaging, they can be removed relatively easily with a little heat and placed into a custom magnetic palette (as pictured in the swatches below). The singles retail for $19.00USD and can be found on Urban Decay’s website as well as other makeup retailers (note that some shades are only available on Urban Decay’s website).

Like many other eyeshadows, Urban Decay eyeshadow singles generally perform better over eyeshadow primer. Some shades perform fine on bare skin, but it largely depends on their finish and color. While glitter primer may help bring out a shift with more duochrome shades, it’s not necessary for most of the shades, and may actually be a problem for more matte finishes. Urban Decay sells their own eyeshadow primer, Primer Potion, that works quite well, but other eyeshadow primers will work too.

Eyeshadow shades are listed in alphabetical order.


ACDC

ACDC is a medium gray-purple with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color has a definite gray tone, making this a cooler purple. This shade performs fine on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Bender

Bender is a warm forest green with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The shadow has very fine gold glitter, but the color generally just appears green. This shade performs well on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


C-Note

C-Note is a medium cool green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is nearly a teal but has more green tones. It has more of a glittery consistency than some of the other shimmery shades, but is not completely glitter like the Moondust shadows.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Fireball

Fireball is a shimmery duochrome pink over a peach base. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Despite the two colors of the shadow being relatively similar, the shift is quite apparent. Glitter primer seemed to be the most effective in bringing out the shift. This shade does not perform well on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Skin tone is NW20.


Haight

Haight is a cool cerulean blue with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is a medium cool blue. It applies well on bare skin but is a little prone to staining (primer seems to help avoid staining).

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Kush

Kush is a bright grass green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is quite bold and leans a little cool. It has small gold glitter particles, but they do not really affect the color aside from giving more shimmer. This shade performs well over bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Last Call

Last Call is a warm medium plum with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is a quite pink toned purple and very warm. It performs fine on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Lost

Lost is a medium brown with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is fairly neutral but leans slightly cool. It performs adequately on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Lounge

Lounge is a shimmery duochrome green-teal over a red-brown base. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. The shift is quite apparent with the teal color being most apparent. Glitter primer helps to bring out the shift, although it is still apparent over just regular primer. On bare skin, only the base brown color came through with the teal being faint.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Maui Wowie

Maui Wowie  is a golden beige with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. While the base color is more warm toned, the shade has a silver glitter that makes it overall seem somewhat cool toned. This shade performs well on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Midnight Rodeo

Midnight Rodeo is a cool taupe with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. The color is quite light with a definite glittery texture. The texture makes it difficult to adhere to the eye with primer.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Mildew

Mildew is a moss green with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is an earthy green with a golden sheen. It applies decently on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Peace

Peace is a bright turquoise blue with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. This shade has a smooth texture and bold color. It applies well on bare skin but can stain a little (primer helps avoid the staining).

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Rockstar

Rockstar is a deep eggplant with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is more warm toned but not extremely warm. It applies well on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Sideline

Sideline is a shimmery duochrome pale green on a gold base. Swatched on eyelid over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. The shift is more subtle; glitter primer helps it stand out more. This shade doesn’t apply well without primer.

Swatched on arm over Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Skin tone is NW20.


Snakebite

Snakebite is a medium bronze brown with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is warm toned and quite shimmery. It applies decently on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a deep red-brown with a metallic finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is close to bronze but a little more red toned and very warm. It applies decently on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.


Verve

Verve is a pale taupe with a shimmery finish. Swatched on eyelid over bare skin without primer. The color is cool toned and almost white. It applies decently on bare skin.

Swatched on arm over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Skin tone is NW20.