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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Urban Decay Face Case Shattered - Review and Swatches

This double-layer palette was given to me by my boyfriend's lovely parents for Christmas, and what a present!! I've used at least one shade in it everyday since (as the heavy dent in 'Nameless' shows!), and the added extras of the two mirrors,  two lip colours and an eye liner, make it my go-to palette, particularly if I'm in a rush. Overall, the colours are highly pigmented and the eye shadow shades complement each other well. Full review below!

They say
"The ultimate all-in-one palette for the most discriminating beauty junkies, Shattered Face Case has all the essentials for a range of looks-including five NEW and EXCLUSIVE Eyeshadow shades. Shattered Face Case includes five shades of Eyeshadow (featuring our Pigment Infusion System™ for rich, velvety color that lasts), two shades of blush (in an exclusive new powder formula), a highlighter, two Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color and a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil" 


Please excuse the battered and bruised packaging, but it has been well used! I love the packaging, in keeping with the brand and really like back cover detailing all the shades of each of the colours. Great to refer back to if I'm looking for them in the future!

Even though it's double layered, the palette is lightweight and small enough to fit into a make-up bag or handbag for top ups throughout the day.


First layer of palette: (L-R) 
Shakedown, Remix, Nameless, Minor Sin, Bleach
Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Lovechild 
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero

Second layer of palette: (L-R)
Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Lovechild
Blush: Overexposed and Temper
Highlight: Glint

Swatches and Review

(L-R) Shakedown, Remix, Nameless
These three shades are the ones I probably use the most, with Nameless being used everyday. Shakedown and Nameless are satin shades, highly pigmented and stay on well although I have found that they are quite similar when applied. Remix is a beautiful shade which I sometimes use as a liner to dust along the bottom outter corner of my eye to add a pop of colour (I generally wear smokey eyes all day every day, whatever the occasion!). Remix has a slight micro-glitter pigment which makes it perfect for turning a daytime smokey eye into something wearable at night. 

(L-R) Minor Sin, Bleach
Minor Sin is again a satin shade whereas Bleach is a matte. I tend to only use these two if I'm doing an evening look but I probably should experiment more! Both go on well and also have good staying power. 

(L-R) Blush: Overexposed and Temper, Highlight: Glint
These two blushes are great for anyone who wears pinky tones as again they're highly pigmented, but unfortunately that's not me! My cheeks are naturally quite red and I spend enough time covering with them with foundation to put anything a remotely 'flushed' colour back over! Also, as I wear heavy eye make-up everyday, it definitely looks too much to add anything but bronzer to my cheeks but maybe I'll experiment one day!
The highlight however is absolutely beautiful and as you can see from the photo of the palette, well used! I've never previously used many highlights so don't have much to compare it to but it goes on smoothly and blends well creating a subtle shimmer. 

Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Lovechild 
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
There are two lip colours in this palette and one travel sized glide-on pencil. Firstly, the lip colour is definitely high gloss! Comes out beautifully and the colour is great. As with pinky cheeks, I don't tend to wear much on my lips unless it's nude because of my heavy smokey eyes but this lip colour glides on well and does look beautiful when applied. 
I absolutely adore glide-on pencil/crayons, they're so easy to use, last for ages and have a strong heavy colour (just what I love with my smokey eyes!). While this isn't the best one I've come across (Avon - Supershock Gel Eyeliner my holy grail), this one works almost as well just isn't quite as strong a colour nor does it last as long, but it still does it's job well. 

Overall Verdict

Overall I do love this palette and use it daily. I would personally prefer if one of the blushes was a bronzer and one of the lip colours was a mascara - that way it really would be an entire 'face case' and I'm not sure it would ever leave my hand! As I've mentioned, it's a great size and weight to keep in your handbag for top ups throughout the day, the shades are highly pigmented, blend well, and have good staying power so all round it's a great buy! May upload a photo of how I use the palette but I'd need to grow some balls first!

Love Lauren xx



  1. I also got this for Christmas and adore it! (Also have a review on my blog)
    Such a great palette and has everything you need, it's my favorite by Urban Decay.
    I actually haven't used the highlighter, only to swatch. I'll have to give it a go

    1. It's so great isn't it Checked out your post, looks like we both agree haha!! I definitely need to try more of the UD palettes, I'm after the naked ones next! xx

  2. I love this.. yet never come across and UD is my second home at the moment haha fab post lovely! Xx

    1. Thank you hun! I know, I'd never heard of it either so amazing choice from my boyfriends mum - she knows her stuff!! xxx

  3. Ooh these are such nice pigmented colours :D

    followed you on bloglovin! ❤ p.s I will be hosting a giveaway once I've got 100 followers on bloglovin (links on my page) :-D

  4. This is a great little palette! I think it would be a great starter palette as well if someone didnt have much makeup! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. I completely agree! It had everything! xx


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