I am a palette fiend through and through so I very rarely look twice at single eyeshadows but I received the Urban Decay Lounge Eyeshadow as part of the Sephora Favorites Superstar giftset which I bought back in December which contained so many amazing makeup products. Urban Decay are my favourite brand when it comes to eyeshadow palettes but I don’t normally purchase their solo eyeshadows as they’re just not as good value as their palettes but I do now own two of their solo eyeshadows; Riff and now Lounge.
The Urban Decay Lounge Eyeshadow is described as being a brick red with a green shift which doesn’t sound very appealing but it really is one of the most stunning eyeshadows I’ve ever seen. The Urban Decay solo eyeshadows are £14 each and contain 1.5g of product within a circular subway token inspired packaging which is really stunning.
The round compact has a gunmetal finish which opens to reveal the eyeshadow in a plastic insert which can easily be popped out by pushing the base of the shadow to depot into an Urban Decay customisable palette which I’m considering purchasing now I have two solo eyeshadows. I particularly like that the shadows all have a colour coded sticker on the base to show the shade inside the shadow making it nice and easy if you own multiple shades within your collection.
Lounge is a warm reddy toned matte brown, with a green shimmery shift with an amazingly buttery consistency and intense pigmentation which almost looks foiled on the lids. The shade can be applied with a fluffy brush for a subtle greeny purple shift, but when applied with a flat shadow brush it can be packed on for a more intense duochrome effect depending on what you’re looking for.
I find the intense green can look a little harsh against my skintone so my favourite way to apply Lounge is over the top of a brown eyeshadow either shimmery or matte, as it looks a lot more subtle but I like that I have options on how I can wear it. I can’t say it’s a shade I’d repurchase if I lost it tomorrow, but it’s a shade I’m really enjoying having within my collection and I’m already eyeing up some of the other Urban Decay duochrome eyeshadows from the range as they look equally beautiful especially Fireball.
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