Urban Decay Backtalk Palette swatches and looks
The Urban Decay Backtalk palette is inspired by the gorgeous, No. 1 selling lipstick of the same name. Backtalk lipstick is a mauve-nude pink that’s anything but boring–it’s neutral in color, while still having a seriously sassy attitude. That same rebel spirit is embodied in the limited edition Urban Decay Backtalk palette ($46).
The palette is housed in a sturdy cardboard palette with a magnetic closure. One side has eight mauve-hued eye shadows ranging from a blush of pink to a deep brownish-red, in finishes from matte to metallic. On the other side is four coordinating shades of blush and highlighter.
Our Editor Stef (a self proclaimed packaging nerd) was super impressed with the mirror: “Perhaps the coolest thing about this palette is the pop out double sided mirror. It keeps the products separated (how perfect is that for palettes that have powders AND creams?) But it also means you don’t have to lug the whole palette up to your face if you need to get a closer look at your application. Genius.”
All of colors are gorgeous, pigmented and blendable. I’m usually hesitant about rose/pink eyeshadows, but on the days I wore this palette, I got SO many compliments. It’s really wearable, and very flattering.
3 SHEETS (pale pink-nude matte) is a little bland, for me, I’d love if it was a little more pigmented. But, it’s a good shade to have in a palette for the inner corner of the eye and brow bone.
BARE (light pinky-peach satin) and CURVE (metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter) are obsession-worthy and gorgeous on lids for a sultry look.
WTF (reddish brown matte) is so perfect for a bold crease, blended out with BACKTALK (soft rosy mauve matte).
Or take the sass up another notch by using ATTITUDE (metallic red-copper) and SHADE (deep fuchsia satin) in the crease.
180 (metallic brown-red) is perfect for the outer-V.
The Blush and Highlighter
CHEAP SHOT (medium pink-nude) is one of my current fave blushes.
DOUBLE TAKE (rich mauve with slight shimmer) is beautifully romantic.
LOW KEY (pink-peach) is perfect for that warm summery glow; a less-glitter bomb version of NARS Orgasm.
PARTY FOUL (light pink-nude shimmer) is my current fave highlighter.
And now, some looks ranging from mild to wild…
EYES: Browbone: 3 Sheets, Lid: Party Foul, Crease: Backalk, Outer V: WTF, 180, Lower lashline: 180
BLUSH: Low Key
EYES: Browbone: 3 Sheets, Lid: Party Foul, Crease: Shade, Outer V: 180, Lower lashline: Attitude, Curve
BLUSH: Cheap Shot
HIGHLIGHTER: Party Foul
Honestly, this is what I had hoped for with the Naked 3 palette, which is described as being “rose-hued neutrals”, versus the Backtalk palette’s description of “nude-mauve, soft berry and muted rose” shades. I have both, and they work great together–the shades compliment each other nicely and they’re different enough that it’s worth it to get both.
This palette sounded like it was sweet-talkin’ to me! we heartsters, have you tried this palette? Share in the comments.