Distortion Palette is the latest release from Urban Decay. They have released so many of my favourite eyeshadow palettes including the Naked Heat (Review Here) and Heavy Metals Palette (Review Here). When I saw the photo’s of this pre-release I had to ask myself if I really needed it. When I got my hands on it? It was love at first sight. I absolutely needed it!! The Distortion Palette is unlike any other Palette I own. You get ten beautiful Urban Decay shadows and five shadow transformers. The transformers change the shadows into duotone beauties.
Wende took inspiration for the palette from the huge cocktailing trend. I am partial to a cocktail. Aren’t you? The palette allows us beauty obsessed people to create our own shades by mixing to our hearts content. Another great thing about this palette? It has a matte black! Something I really miss when a palette doesn’t include it. Let’s get down to swatches.
Distortion Palette Transformer Shadows
Bleach: Is a white with yellow/gold shimmer
Shifty: A pinkish white with gold to green shimmer
Space: A lavender shimmer
Mind Game: A blue toned shimmer
Blur: A pink with gold shimmer
I found these swatched really nicely. They have a more powdery texture than the normal shadows which created a little dusting in the pan. However they blended nicely on top of the shadows with minimal to no fall out.
Distortion Palette Shadow Shades
Left to Right-
Trash Talk: A pink shimmer with purple shift.
Rogue: A purple shimmer.
5.0: A beautiful metallic blue.
Hot Box: A deep green with micro sparkle.
First Offence: A deep burnt orange.
Left to Right-
Velvet: A beautiful metallic burgundy.
Shag: A metallic silver with sparkles.
Old Smoke: A metallic grey.
Blackout: A pigmented matt black.
Territorial: An intense metallic bronze.
Distortion Palette – The Verdict
In my opinion this is another beautiful palette from Urban Decay. From the funky shattered glass style palette case to the colour layout inside. The colours are pigmented and all of them are wearable. I loved how the transformer shades changed the base shadows into something completely different. In particular adding a shifting green and gold shimmer to the matt black.
I have worn several of the shades but the stand outs for me are Velvet, 5.0 and Territorial. In the photo below I applied Velvet with a wet flat brush to get maximum impact and I had loads of compliments on the colour. I’m not a makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination but I find the Urban Decay shadows easy to apply and blend. Keep and eye on my Instagram to see how I use this palette in the future.
You can buy the palette here for 47.50 euro.