I’ve been MIA for a little! But I’m back now with lots of reviews :).
I’ve had my eyes on the Urban Decay Aphrodisiac palette for a little while and recently Urban Decay gave some awesome gifts with purchase so it was time to grab this gorgeous little palette!
Not the biggest fan of the exterior design but I do love how compact and strong the palette is. You get six eyeshadow shades (three matte and three shimmery) and a nicely sized mirror. Perfect to do all of your make-up with when you are on the go.
So we are seeing two basis matte shades (Sheets and Beyond), perfect for the crease and transition shade. Night Fever is a gorgeous bright bronze/gold shimmery shade. Addict is a shimmery dark purple shade. Glare is a bronze/brown/greyish shimmery shade. Whiplash is a perfect dark brown matte for the outer corner, lash line or a smokey eye.
The shades swatch very well. The mattes are smooth and pigmented well. Whiplash is a tiny bit chalky but with an extra swipe it gets smoothed over well. The shimmers Night Fever, Addict and Glare are all three very creamy, pigmented well and the shimmer is intense. Night Fever has a more chunky glittery shimmer, though stil opaque without too much fall out.
For this look I used Beyond in the crease and Night Fever on the lid. Both shades work so easily. This look I wear often because it’s simple yet elegant and Night Fever makes my blue eyes sparkle.
Here I am just wearing Night Fever. Love this shade!
For this look I also blended a tiny bit of Whiplash in the crease and outer corner. I also put the tiniest bit of Addict on the outer third of my eye lid. I finished the look with some Night Fever, obviously haha.
And yes, I made these pictures a while ago. Hence the different hair lengths :).
Overall the shades blend very nicely and pigmented well. You can make easy brown/gold eye looks with the palette as well as more smokey/dark looks. Even though I love me some Night Fever and the quality of the palette is great, I am not that wowed by this palette. If you want a palette for travel with exactly these six shades then it’s worth your money for sure, but if you ‘just’ want a nice travel palette, then I think there are more special ones out there. At least for me, I prefer a travel palette with lighter shades.
This is the GWP (gift with purchase) and samples I got with my order. Lovely!
What do you think of the Urban Decay Aphrodisiac eyeshadow palette?