Who Knew That Being Green Could Look This Good?

Posted on August 3rd, 2009 by liapatrice in Eco-Friendly, Makeup

Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow BoxHappy Monday Ladies!!! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Mine was spent with some great friends including one of my BFF’s Diane Fong (check out her new Mommy Shape website and stay tuned for more details as its currently under construction).

Anyway, late this past June Diane and I had the pleasure of attending Beyonce’s latest I Am… Tour. Now you know I had to look my absolute best for Ms. B, so I had one of my friends do my makeup application for me. She is an absolute beast when it comes to color matching and mixing highly pigmented shadows to make an unforgettable look. So she introduced me to a limited edition palette by Urban Decay.  The Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box comes with 10 of Urban Decay’s best selling eye shadows, a cruelty free shadow brush, and a travel size eye shadow primer. This palette is my new best friend when it comes to the weekends.  These colors are so fierce and so much fun that you’re guaranteed to have a great time going out because you’ll know you look amazing! And to make it even more convenient, Urban Decay has paired their best colors together making even an amateur feel like they know what they’re doing.

Now I have to warn you, some of these colors (Uzi, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, and Kiddie Pool) do contain a high amount of glitter. So make sure you’re applying your eye makeup first before applying your foundation, as some of the glitter does tend to trickle down to your cheeks during the application process. However, a really great thing about these colors is that they can be used wet or dry and are super easy to blend.  Now when I tried to use these colors on my own, I had a little difficulty using the eye shadow brush that comes with the palette. I felt it was more difficult to blend with this particular brush but I’m also not as amazing as my friend. So I tried using one of my other brushes and found that the colors are very easy to blend.

On top of all of this, the palette comes in a beautifully artistic case made of sustainable materials. The outer casing is made of bamboo, which is an abundant material and way cooler than plastic; the eye shadow trays are made from recycled paper; and the clear packaging that the palette comes in is also recyclable. How eco-friendly of Urban Decay!

So the look that my friend gave me the night of the concert used mostly the Flash and Uzi colors. If you haven’t already noticed from my blog site, purple is my favorite color.  Check out the picture below from the concert to see the final look. And if you end up purchasing this palette, let me know what color combinations you find!

Beyonce I Am... Tour

Until next time ladies… xoxo

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  1. Rose said on August 3rd, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    so are the shadows mineral based?

  2. liapatrice said on August 3rd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    That’s a great question! Although Urban Decay does have a mineral make-up line, these shadows are unfortunately not. However, 6 out of the 10 colors (Flipside, Twice Baked, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Oil Slick, Kiddie Pool, and Half Baked) are actually vegan! Urban Decay does not promote itself as a Vegan Company, but they are a Cruelty-Free Company which is really awesome. Look for the “Marley Purple Paw” logo on their products that certifies it is vegan.

  3. Jessica said on August 3rd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Lookin Fab babe… and Kudos to this palette!


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