It’s been a while since I’ve been obsessed with a summer beauty collection. Then, the Urban Decay Beached Collection showed up on my doorstep. The mix of matte and shimmery nudes, bronzes, and turquoise shades has me swooning. Inspired by Southern California, even the packaging is on point and is giving me major mermaid vibes.
The palette launched exclusively at Ulta.com last Friday. Urban Decay also released two 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, three sheer lipsticks, and two silky, matte bronzers that I’ll also review in this post.
First, let’s talk about this eyeshadow palette. I have several palettes in my makeup arsenal, but most of them are neutral matte shadows. This one is like no other palette I’ve owned before. Double Dip and Plunge look insanely gorgeous swatched and I’m just hoping—no praying—that I can pull off an eye look with these shades. Although it might not look like I swatched every shade on my arm, Salt, basically melted onto my skin. That just goes to show how pale I really am.
I haven’t been wearing eyeliner late but Urban Decay also released two 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil shades: Lucky, a metallic burnt orange (almost copper) shade and Goldmine, a sparkly yellow gold. Together, they look like a stunning sunset on the eyes but personally, I would only opt for Lucky (if I wore any eyeliner).
Now, on to the Beached Vice Lipsticks. Tower 1 is a glittery metallic peach (but it’s so sheer, you almost can’t see it). Heatwave is a light metallic rust and 100 Degrees is a coral pink with red undertones. I never wear lipstick in the summer but these sheer formulas have me changing my tune.
Finding a bronzer for my pale skin isn’t easy. Usually they look muddy or orange on my skin tone. Urban Decay has two matte bronzing powders in this collection: one shade is a light-medium (Sun-Kissed) and the other is a medium-dark (Bronzed). The lighter of the two was still a little too dark for my complexion but I’m hoping with a little faux tanner, this will look more natural on me come June or July.
Bottom line—I highly recommend the palette, especially if you’re in need of one for summer. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Lucky is worth the $20 and if you are in the mood to splurge, Heatwave or 100 Degrees are my recommendations.
Will you be adding anything from the Urban Decay Beached Collection to your next Ulta haul?