Review: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Lounge

Loving this color!  A ways back, I took a SEphora trip just to look for the most unusual colors I could find, for future Focus On segments. Out of all the colors I picked out, this may well be my favorite.

Lounge is a rich, reddish brown with a pretty pale turquoise sparkle.  It reminds me of Bare Essentials Bon Bon, MAC Club, etc.  Those colors are MUCH darker though, which is what makes this one unique.

UD shadows are generally soft, easy to apply, and wear well over a standard primer. The teal shimmer in this one is a bit unusual for the line-usually they have frosty or golden pearls.

But it applies beautifully, and the color is very versatile.

I’ve always loved UD’s packaging for the single shadows.  If you use it on its own, it’s easy to open, there’s no sticky lid catches, fragile parts, etc.  If you depot into palettes, it’s AMAZINGLY easy to handle the UD packaging, and the sticker on the bottom comes up very easily, and removes any further labeling needs.

At 18$, it is definitely a bit pricey, but still in close line with other similar quality brands.  Even MAC eyeshadows are 14.50$(I think?) if you don’t buy the cheaper pro-palette refills. And this color is DEFINITELY worth it.  I still have barely touched the different effects you can get with it.

Apply wet to bring out the shimmer more, or apply dry for a beautiful reddish color that can REALLY draw out green or blue eyes.

Here’s product photos and swatches.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thecandiedmango
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 15:07:01

    Oooo! Looks more pink than MAC Club’s brown base. Do want.

    Reply

    • dolcearia
      Oct 27, 2010 @ 15:45:56

      I’m looking forward to doing the focus on piece on it. It’s turned out to be VERY versatile! MAC recently released a similar LE color in the Burmese Beauty eyeshadow quad, but I honestly prefer the texture of UD’s shadow, for this type of finish.

      I think I need to be doing a little more playing at bringing out the shimmery notes to it. They’re paler than Club, so it can be harder to get them to show up.

      Reply

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