Urban Decay Shattered Face Case ($44 at UrbanDecay.com, Macy’s) is a collection of five eyeshadows, two blushers, one highlighter, an eyeliner and a lip pencil – everything you need except mascara, foundation and powder. I know, because I took it traveling recently and used it for everything.
This is a double decker palette with the eyeshadows in the top, the blushers and highlighters in the bottom, and the eyeliner and lip pencil tucked away. The packaging actually worked well for me – it’s pretty small and reasonably lightweight, despite having two mirrors (one in each compartment).
The Shattered Face Case lives up to the quality I expect from Urban Decay. The eyeshadows are all extremely rich and easily blendable, with the two palest shades being a little powdery but still essentially creamy. The blushes are both terrific and long-lasting with plenty of pigment. The highlighter is an interesting shade – a little deeper than some, which might make it a dream come true for complexions on whom most highlighters are too pale. And it did still work for me and my light complexion.
The Super-Saturated High GlossLip Color in Lovechild and travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero were also very good – many of you will own about 87 travel size Zeros by now, but hey, it’s a great black eyeliner. I’ll get into more details on everything with the swatches.
Nameless is a deep taupe satin-finish. Remix is a purple shimmer with blue, pink and silver microglitter. Shakedown is a brown base with a silver shimmer and overall taupe shimmer appearance. Minor Sin is a pale pink champagne shimmer. Bleach is a beige matte with yellow undertones.
These are all new, exclusive colors. While they are not far away from a lot of other Urban Decay shades, none of them are anywhere near exact dupes for any Urban Decay shades I own. The colors are on the whole cool.
Overexposed is a rosy-brown matte blush. The undertones are warm, but it has enough brown to tone that down for many cool and neutral skin tones. It brought a very natural look to my cheeks, and should work well for deeper skin tones as well (and lighter if used with a very light hand). It lasted very well without noticeable fading or patching.
Temper is a medium bubblegum pink matte blush with neutral undertones. Like Overexposed, it should suit a lot of skin tones. It starts to fade slightly earlier in the day for me than Overexposed, but it wears very well compared to most blushes.
Glint is a light brown-link shimmer that’s deeper than a lot of highlighters, but has enough gold shimmer to work on pale skin as well as deeper shades. It’s pigmented enough to be used as an additional eyeshadow, but when dusted on lightly it works nicely as a highlighter. I found it emphasized my flaws a little, but not badly, and it does best when I use it very lightly.
Lovechild is a cool pink cream gloss that’s rather opaque for a gloss and has a lot of shine. This one could be too cool and look ashy on some warmer skin tones, but overall it’s close enough to neutral to work for a lot of people. You can easily replace the lip product with another of their lip pencils (or any of the same size, ahem), which is why they planned the palette that way.
Zero is a black cream eyeliner that’s very black, but not quite as black as Perversion. It’s also not quite as creamy a texture as Perversion, which means those who find Perversion smudges on them may prefer Zero.
Available at UrbanDecay and Macy’s for $44.