Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette--The Deets

Greetings!

I hope everyone is enjoying hump-day and looking forward to their weekend plans! :)  As for me, I look forward to burying my head in a sea of research journals and books preparing for a huge paper that I have due at the end of the semester (extreme sarcasm).  Well, it must be done!  But in between that writing I will be hauling and scouring the internet for awesome makeup finds that I haven't tapped into yet.  Just recently this scouring led me to the annual Urban Decay Friends & Family sale that allows consumers 20% off all purchases including sale items!  Of course I took advantage of this because I already knew that some of their sale items were already cheap and with the added bonus of 20% off I couldn't resist.

I was surely surprised when I happened upon this sale because it wasn't really marketed as much as it usually is which surprised  me because I know so many devoted fans to the brand.  *shrugs*  More for me I guess. lol

I hauled two items which I will be separating in two posts because of time constraints at the moment but I know you all don't mind.  This post is dedicated to the Rollergirl palette that normally retails at around $36 but with it being in the sale section of the site and with an added 20% off I got it for about $11.50.  I squealed in excitement too because I was always interested but never willing to dish out that much money.

Here's the product packaging:

Front View

Back View

Binding View
I really appreciate Urban Decay for gracing the cover of this palette with a Black woman that is donning natural hair.  It lets me know that they know who their consumers are and appreciate us for helping make their brand a staple in the makeup community.  Kudos!  I always like how Urban Decay's palettes are like books in that they have sturdy binding and decorative covers and this was no different.

Now let's get to the good stuff:




Here lays the beauty that is within, lol.  The palette consists of four eyeshadows, (from left to right) Woodstock, Verve, Suspect, and a repeating culprit, Darkhouse, one of my favorite and also limited edition eyeliner pencil, Whiskey, and a mini size lip junkie in Crush.

The eyeshadows are all very beautiful and extremely pigmented as is expected of Urban Decay, no surprise there.  The pencil is smooth and offers good color payoff.  The lip gloss on the other hand is quite sheer though not a deal breaker, what did turn me off is the weird minty/vanilla smell.  I may just end up giving this to my mom who doesn't mind wearing a sheer color on her lips.

Below are swatches:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Verve

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Suspect

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Woodstock

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Darkhorse

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Whiskey

Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Crush
Overall, I love this palette!  The packaging is terribly cute and versatile, I look forward to using this on trips for easy access without the hassle of looking for a gazillion single eyeshadows.  Look forward to seeing me use this in a FOTD, when? I don't know, lol.  I would recommend to those who are interested and at a price like $13 (the sale is over but the price is still reasonable) you should!

What do you think?  Yay or Nay?  Do you have this palette already?

6 comments:

  1. Love Urban Decay and I've had my eye on this palette as well. BUT the packaging is about all that gets me. I haven't bought it because the naturals are just repeats of colors I have...Darkhorse (Naked), Verve and Suspect (Naked 2). And one application (with primer) usually lasts all day. Still...I might get it if I can catch a deal like you got!

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    1. so true, urban decay is always repeating their colors in palettes....ahhhh, but i love the packaging! lol

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  2. This was actually my first ever UD palette. I don't use it as much for some reason =( I love it though, and may pull it out soon

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  3. urban decay is such a good product. Highly pigmented and it lasts forever! I've had my mini palette FOREVER!

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  4. that's a great little palette, I have woodstock in the 24/7 liner version, but the eyeshadow looks divine, gotta get m hands on that too :)))

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