Sunday, 11 March 2012

Update & Urban Decay Loose Pigment Eyeshadow in Goddess

It's mad to think that in less than six weeks I'll be on exam leave, and then I'll only have a month of exams to do before I'm finished school forever! Scary but so exciting! I know what I'm doing now - decided uni isn't for me and although I'd love the social life, I really don't want another four years of education, so instead I'll be moving to Edinburgh (wooohooo!) to go to college and hopefully find a job! I really can't wait, it feels like everything is coming together now and like I can just concentrate on passing this year and then I can start a new chapter in my life in a new place. Of course I'll miss everyone but this is what I've wanted for a long time, and I have to trust myself that it's the right thing to do! Jeez I sound old!

Okay, onto what I'm guessing is the reason you're reading this post... This is the Urban Decay loose pigment in Goddess. I bought this on a whim one day whilst browsing I was looking for a black eyeshadow with a bit of depth because although the matt black in my Sleek palette is great, I wanted something that would instantly liven up a dramatic smoky eye. I'm going to a school social in two weeks (which is basically when 6th years from 9 schools from my county get together in a hall and have a dance and a drink - orange juice obviously!) and the theme is pirates, so I wanted to create a really dark eye, but something that would photograph well and feel like I made a real effort. As soon as I saw this shade I knew it was perfect!

From the above photograph you can get an idea of the glitter in this pigment. It's amazing! The base of the pigment is a matt black shadow, but it's full of blue/purple/green glitter that shows different shades in different lights, so each photograph I took turned out differently. It's a really interesting colour, and is exactly what I was looking for when buying it - something that will jazz up a deep smoky eye. I was surprised to find out that this is in fact a mineral pigment - I actually only realised this when I was reading up on the product before writing this post, I have to admit!

Something that lets the product down is the packaging. Although on paper it seems like a perfect product - compact, pretty design with it's own brush - it is quite the opposite. Yes it looks nice, but on opening the pot you are met with a brush that holds far too much product to be of use, and it's a messy job to tap it off if you really want to use the brush - trust me, I tried! To use this product I find that I have to tip out the pigment and use one of my own brushes to apply it. This technique produces a lot of waste, and if I had paid the RRP of £11.50 this would have annoyed me no end, but thankfully I only paid £4.25.
The pigment is really nice to apply, it blends beautifully and although this is my first Urban Decay pigment, from what I have heard/read this is common with similar products so I can imagine myself purchasing other products from their eyeshadow range, perhaps not another pigment unless it was at a discounted price!

All in all I'm glad I bought this pigment. It does everything I wanted it to in terms of application and wear, but is let down simply my the annoyance of the packaging. However, as I have said I didn't pay full price for this item so I can't really complain! 

Have you tried any of the products from this range? What did you think of them? Any recommendations for better packaged pigments?;)

Evie x 


  1. looks beautiful, would be awsome to see you wearing that makeup:)

    1. will definitely try and get a look together - i'm off for easter now so will have more time to get something done!xo

  2. This looks awesome, I really wish I was not allergic to Urban Decay products!

    1. I love it! Oh no - that's a shame!:( xo