The Beached Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay has been the palette I have been waiting for. When I saw pre-release images appear online I knew this would be my summer palette! It landed in my local Debenhams and off I went to purchase. The Beached Eyeshadow Palette has not left me disappointed. It might just be love.
Beached Eyeshadow Palette Packaging
A sleek box like palette with palm tree’s decorating the cover. Immediately you are drawn to thoughts of holidays, sunshine and the beach. Mission accomplished Urban Decay! Inside are eight pans of beautiful shadows from light beige to deep bronze. All but one have a shimmer to them. You also get a decent quality mirror. The size of the palette and the presence of a mirror make it travel friendly.
Beached Eyeshadow Palette Shades and Swatches
As I said you get eight Shadows. I love each of them. There is a little kick back from the only Matte shade ‘Daybreak’ but that never turns me off. Some of my favourite palettes are a bit dusty with I swirl the brush. More importantly, they are pigmented and blend nicely. The blue colours are vivid!!! There are several different looks you can create within the palette from subtle to smokey. My only critique is that I wish the palette had a second matte shade. Lighter in colour to act as a transition. I also wish one of the shimmer shades was lighter in colour. Then I feel it would be complete.
Salt – Pearly sheen with warm undertone
Blaze – Soft peach
Heatwave – Rich Copper
Daybreak – Matte medium copper
16th Street – Rich Bronze
Double Dip – A medium Blue
Plunge – A deep Teal
Wedge – Metallic Dark Brown
Beached Eyeshadow Palette Look
To create my look I did need to go into the Urban Decay Petite Heat for a softer transition and a dark matte brown. I did try to use most of the shadows in the palette and I found each one easy to work with. The shimmer shades applied to the lid easily with a flat shader brush. Each blue toned popped on my lower lash line. I paired it with the 100 degrees Lipstick from the Beached Collection as well as a nude lip. I loved both.
As an aside, I would also recommend purchasing the lipstick. It is a beautifully sheer orange toned red.
Another palette from Urban Decay that I enjoyed using. The colours are perfect for someone of my colouring. I also found it pushed me out of comfort zone when it came to colour. You can buy it from your local Urban Decay stockist or online from Debenhams priced at 34 euro.