I was sent the Urban Decay Backtalk Blush and Eyeshadow palette a few weeks back and I wanted to review it for you guys and let you know what I think. I will only be going over what I think of the color combination, how easy it is to use, color quality and how it lasts. I have also created a basic makeup look using the Urban Decay Backtalk palette that you can eaily apply at home. But for now, here are the basics of what I think of this eyeshadow and blush makeup set and if it’s worth the money for you to invest in.
URBAN DECAY BACKTALK FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND REVIEW
At first glance I think this is a great palette. I love that it has a combo of eyeshadow and blushes to choose from. The blush and eyeshadow colors are all very wearable for medium to light skin tones. They might be a little too pale for deeper skin tones, but I have yet to try that to give an exact opinion. I like the packaging, although I feel like the mirror situation is a little odd as it comes in and out. But, whatever. That’s not a big deal; atleast there is a mirror.
Urban Decay BackTalk Eyeshadow Colors
In this eyeshadow set we have eight colors to choose from ranging from a very pale cream matte to a deeper bronze shade that’s perfect for a smoky eye or contour. For more specifics on these shades, here we go.
3 Sheets: Matte Cream White
Bare: Pale and Shimmery Peach Shade
Curve: Shimmery Soft Pink (with larger glitter specs)
Backtalk: Matte Rosy Shade
Shade: Purple Raspberry Color with Gorgeous Shimmer
Attitude: Burnt Orangy Pink with Shimmer
WTF: Terra Cotta for Sure
180: Bronze Shade with Medium Shimmer
You Can Purchase this spring/summer eyeshadow Pallete for only $46!
BackTalk Eyeshadow Swatches
Top Left to Right: Three Sheets, Bare, Curve, Baktalk
Bottom Left to Right: Shade, Attitude, WTF, 180
There are two shades in this eyeshadow palette that are similar to the UD Heat palette. WTF is really similar to Cayenne and 180 is similar to Ember.
Left to Right: 180 vs. Ember and WTF vs. Cayenne
Overall these Urban Decay Backtalk Eyeshadow Colors stayed pretty well by themselves though using an eyeshadow primer is always essential in my mind.
Urban Decay Backtalk Blush Colors
There are four blush colors to choose from in this palette although one looks like it could be used as a highlighter. Well, I would personally only use it as a highlighter. Of all of the colors, I am LOVING the Cheap Shot. Next is Low Key and then Double Take. Last, Party Foul although, again, I wouldn’t use it as a blush.
Cheap Shot: Shimmery Purple Plumb Shade
Double Take: Matte Rosy Shade
Low Key: Shimmery Pinky-Peach Shade
Party Foul: Shimmery Super Superrr Pale Pink Shade
For a blush set, this is a great combo. I also appreciate that the blushes don’t have chunks of glitter and that it’s more of a shimmery sheen. All I can say is, it’s really gorgeous.
URBAN DECAY BACKTALK PALETTE INGREDIENTS AND SAFETY
As far as the ingredients in the eyeshadow and blush and if they are safe to use, lets talk. Here is the entire ingredient list for you to check out below. I have made the questionable ingredients bold so you can be in the know if you are concerned about safety. I am going off of the safety based on the EWG scores.
Talc, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Alumina, Tin Oxide. All Shades May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide-scored medium in safety (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (not vegan friendly) (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Barium Sulfate (Ci 77120), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).
I checked each ingredient individually and all but one scored poorly. I don’t know about the heavy metal content but it’s safe to say that this is a safe product to use. With that said, I can’t speak for how everything is tested and it’s purity if you have allergies. Silica and Dimethicone can be clogging for people who have acne proned skinned so if that’s you, be careful.
Urban Decay Backtalk Makeup Look
I will be showing you more how you can create a few looks using the Backtalk Palette, but for now, here is a sneak peak of a very basic look. I will give you more details on this look including a step-by-step tutoiral next week.
Price Tag: $46.00
Available at: Sephora online (affiliate links)
Until then, what do you think of this palette? It’s a great price for what you get.
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