In my opinion Urban Decay Eyeshadows are some of the best on the high street, their quality is outstanding, every colour is unique and true. If I'm being totally honest, I think the single shadows are even better quality than the palettes and well worth investing in individually to build up your own custom palette of shades. Like I said my main aim when I went to UD was to pick up some shades different from my usual browns and nudes, so I opted for three pots with a hint of colour instead.
|L-R: Bordello, Sellout, Laced|
Bordello was my bravest pick, it's a pinky-toned plum hue with a very subtle golden shimmer finish. It can be a little scratchy to the touch but it blends out beautifully with very little dropping-down from the glitter. Sellout is a really intense champagne hue, it has a very soft peachy undertone, frost finish and incredible pigmentation. It's the softest to the touch out of the three and gives the least fall out. Laced is my favourite because it's so perfect for drawing attention to your eyes without being too obvious, it's a tearoom pink hue that leans slightly brown toned with a matte finish.
To create this look using all three shadows apply Sellout from the lashline to brow bone and blend out. Taking a small brush and apply laced from the outer corner of the eye along the crease, you can do this by closing your eye or keeping it open and tapping the brush into the crease. Blend with a fluffy brush. Next take Bordello and apply underneath the lower lashline with a small flat brush, then finish by swirling a more concentrated amount up from the outer corners. Blend all three shades together with a fluffy brush to finish. You could apply a lot more of each colour to build this look and make it a bit more bold...but as I'm only just branching out from my everyday nude look I kept it safe.
Urban Decay Single Eyeshadows retail for £14 each from Urban Decay stockists such as Debenhams.