As cliche as it may sound, Urban Decay was one of the first well known brands to change the game for the everyday makeup wearer by releasing their infamous Naked Palettes. I’ve heard a lot of people say that the original Naked palette was their first palette purchase and what really got them into makeup, this speaks true for me as well. They’ve continuously released hit after hit and have earned themselves a cult-following in the beauty industry.
Their newest release: the Troublemaker Palette. Packed with 10 shades of edgy, shimmery, sparkly goodness – this is far from your basic, boring palette. Standout shades: Riot (a pumpkin hued true bronze), Bankroll (a deep rich hunter green), Afterhours (a deep metallic cool-toned gray) and Girl Crush (shimmery bold berry). A total of 4 metallic shades and 6 (Clash technically counts as two) matte shades.
Included with the palette is a travel sized Troublemaker mascara which is a nice little bonus. Urban Decay always keeps it interesting when it comes to packaging. This is edgy and loud and contains a quote from designer Jac Vanek – “I like my eyelashes as black as my heart, and as long as the list of people I want to punch in the face.” … Well okay then, this may be agreeable to some. Haha.
The mattes don’t swatch as well as the shimmers but they apply nicely to the eyes. And the formula stays true to any other UD eyeshadows I’ve tried – soft, blendable and easily buildable, they don’t get muddy or all start to blend into one after applying. This is great for whether you’re looking to create a basic, everyday look or turn it up a notch and add in bold pops of color. It’s interesting how they decided to combine both black & white in the shade Clash, which at first I wasn’t so sure about. But those are two colors I use so rarely that it worked in my favor that they didn’t swap out one of the pretty metallics for a shade that is included in pretty much every other palette I own.
I think they did a great job at making this a go-to for everyday use while still making this unique. Is this the most game changing eye palette release we’ve seen lately? No. But it does make a nice addition to your eyeshadow collection and is currently on sale for $24, which is well worth it! Xo.
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.