Hey, beauties! I’ve had these two beautiful Urban Decay shadows laying around for a while but never got around to reviewing them. Although they aren’t the recently re-formulated shades, you can still buy these older (or “vintage” shadows as Urban Decay now calls them) so I figure I’d talk about them anyway.
The first shade, Last Call, is one of the most unique shadows I own in the purple/plum shade range. I held off on buying it quite sometime since I was convinced I could find a cheaper dupe for this $17 shadow. But, after swatching every similar shade I could find and scouring the internet for acceptable dupes I realized there isn’t anything else quite like this.
Last Call is a mixture of purple and cranberry. It’s not as royal or lavender as most purple shades on the market, yet it’s not red or cranberry either. My photos really don’t do this shade justice, I highly recommend swatching this in an ULTA or Sephora store!
The formula of these shadows are buttery smooth, velvet to the touch and extremely pigmented. The fact that UD has released new and “improved” formulas makes me wonder how amazing they must be since these are pretty much perfect. Just one swipe into the product and you’ll get a beautiful swatch, they are such a breeze to use and photograph!
The wear on this is great, when applied over my Urban Decay Primer Potion I get all day 12+ hours with zero creasing or fading. You will get some fall out though, so be sure to tap off your brush and always apply a little at a time to avoid a mess!
The next shade, YDK, is featured in the new Naked2 palette and one that I instantly fell in love with. I was actually swatching the new Naked palette when I discovered this shade.
The formula and pigmentation of YDK is identical to Last Call, its buttery and so so pigmented! This bronzy shadow features a unique taupe undertone, making it different than most golden browns.
YDK looks great all over the lid, in the crease or when used as a liner. It’s slightly metallic without being glittery, leaving behind a pretty sheen on the lids. With my Urban Decay primer I get 12+ hours of perfect wear with this.
- Retails for $17/each
- Available at ULTA, Sephora and Urban Decay.com
- Nicely Pigmented
- All day wear
I really cannot say enough good things about these shadows, I highly recommend! Let me know if you’ve tried any!