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    Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    Is it just me or are the eyeshadows not pigmented enough? I'm new to this brand and mainly use bare escentuals and coastal scents. I feel like it's more pigmented than bare escentuals but a lot less than coastal scents. Am i doing something wrong?

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I have used a couple, swatched tonnes, and found them REALLY pigmented, and silky smooth as well.

    Which shadows do you have?

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I find them really hit or miss.

    I have 'Peace' and it is the most gorgeous pigmented tealy blue I have ever used. But I also have 'Uzi' which is just horrible.
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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    sometimes they are hit or miss, i find most urban decay to be soo smooth and pigmented.
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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I feel like the formula changed a bit. Before I wouldn't have problems with creasing both w/ and w/o a base and now they crease like crazy with a base! I don't know if thats just for me though. :/

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I have "random" which i found to be pretty pigmented and smooth. The ones i have a problem with are the shadows from Show Pony

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    Most that Ive tried are super pigmented and glide on like butter. Of course there are going to be shades in every brand that aren't perfect. I find the quality is alot better then lots of the mac eye-shadows.

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    is it possible that they decrease the quality of the ones in the gift sets and the ones tha tyou buy single are 100% ?

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I think it really depends on the formula you´re choosing.
    The Deluxe e/s are all VERY pigmented and very, very smooth..
    I stay away from those that contain lots of glitter, since my eyes are rather sensitive to it and I also think that those e/s (Midnight Cowboy, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again) don´t offer much more than the glitter. A lot of them aren´t pigmented at all...

    Regarding the quality of the e/s in the palettes: I own both the Deluxe Shadow box and both Books of Shadows and I don´t finde the palette e/s to be of less quality than the fullsized singles.

    I also don´t have a problem with creasing if I don´t use a primer. The e/s are applying less vibrant w/o a primer, though.

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    I only use the Deluxe e/s formula, and they are FAR superior to MAC, MUFE, etc. eyeshadows. Better pigmentation on darker skin, better blending, etc. (If you don't have the palette with the deluxe e/s then you are MISSING OUT!!!)

    Now as mentioned before, the glitter bombs such as Midnight Cowboy are disgusting.
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    I find some of the singles and older boxes are a little off. Like Uzi, Grifter, Goddess etc. I find the boxes now to be excellent The difference between the Flipside I had in the Sustainable box back when it came out and the BOS 2 is ridiculous. The BOS one is FAR more superior.

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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    The deluxe shadows are super pigmented in my experience.
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    Re: Pigmentation of UD Shadows

    it's been 8 months and i have completely fallen in love with UD.. i actually like how it's not as pigmented as coastal scents because i can just build on it and it looks smoother. i actually don't like coastal scents anymore because i find it harsh lookin. also i think the color looks different by the end of the day but i can be wrong lol

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    I have yet to be dissapointed with pigmentation of urban decay shadows. some feel softer than others but all i have tried have great payoff. in todays specktra blog post i review one of the single shadows and it's so pretty and pigmented - It’s a Stray Dog! there is the link for those interested!

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    The only shadows I'm disappointed about with UD are the glittery ones and that's more due to the fallout than colour pay-off. I have only two individual ones (Cult and Perversion) and 3 palettes so I've been using them quite a lot

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    Really, every eyeshadow (palettes included) I've tried from UD has been amazingly pigmented and buttery, with the exception of Goddess

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    I love Urban Decay, there are a couple shadows that I've tried that could have been better but mostly they impress me.

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaOrestea View Post
    I find them really hit or miss.I have 'Peace' and it is the most gorgeous pigmented tealy blue I have ever used. But I also have 'Uzi' which is just horrible.
    Ahh I got the deluxe shadow box recently and have been dying to use Peace, it's so pretty. Tomorrow for sure.



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    I love their shadows...theyre like buttah lol

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    The only UD eyeshadow I own is Blaze. I find it pigmented

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    i have so many and they are all so pigmented!

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    only thing is i wouldn't get the glittery ones cause they tend to have a lot of fall out and not as pigmented

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    I find most of them very pigmented. There are a few that go on even darker than they look in the pan.

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    I just discovered UD eyeshadows and eyeliners and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I used to be a MAC and NARS only girl. But UD changed that. I will say that my UD Blackout Shadow does have a bit of fallout when applying whereas my MAC shadows never or rarely do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dopalives View Post
    The deluxe shadows are super pigmented in my experience.
    Yes the Deluxe are just great ! I have Scratch and I really love it ! On the whole UD eyeshadows are very good, some are a bit chalky I am thinking of Chaos for example ( beautiful though ), but I love UD palettes, not disappointed at all I must say
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    I just bought Urban Decay eye shadow in Secret Service and I am in love. The color was very pigmented and stayed strong all night. It looked great on its own but I added a darker brown along my lash line. I loved it so much I just bought several more colors online. I am just starting my UD collection. What an awesome product.

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    I think I'm the only beauty junkie who doesn't own a Naked palette. Palettes aren't my thing, as proven by the Dior quint that lies untouched in my collection. BUT I love, am so in love with the UD singlets of eyeshadow. I have created a small collection in just a few weeks. As someone else said, they go on like butter and are so easy to blend. LOVE THEM.

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    Okay. So this is my umpteenth post on the UD shadows. But I love them so much my collection has grown a lot since I last commented. I haven't touched my MAC shadows since discovering UD. I am in love. They blend well, are like butter and the color lasts all day. AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!

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    I find them very pigmented are you using a eye shadow primer?

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    I also find them very pigmented and don't have any issues with them creasing on me...with or without a primer. I use their primer though...so if you are have trouble with creasing with a primer/base you might need to see if the culprit is the choice of primer. When I use MAC paint pots or paint as a base I tend to notice a difference in the wear of my UD shadows...nothing horrible but enough of a difference that I don't like it. I also have a healthy mix of UD singles (old and new formula) and palettes (old and new formula)...the quality is the same in the palettes as it is in the singles for me for the most part. The only ones I have trouble with are the micro-glitter shadows...and for the most part those still have great pigmentation....it's just that the glitter fallout can be horrid. But unlike a lot of the MAC palettes in the last few years I haven't noticed UD giving less quality in their palettes shadows than they do for those with a single shadow option of the same colors.

    I started my love affair with UD with the original Naked palette. Before that I stayed away from the brand because most of their palettes had too many glitter shadows that turned me off. The Naked palette appealed to me because it had a mix...and even though it included some glitters it wasn't terrible and the versatility of the palette is great. You can create so many looks with just that one palette so it's great for traveling...and despite the colors being neutral the looks you can create are far from boring. I started buying singles when I joined their Pro Discount program because before then I found more value in buying their palettes with a less per-shadow cost than paying full price for a single lol. I am a huge fan of the Naked series of palettes (except for the new blush/highlighter one) but I also love The Vice palette (glad I picked up a back up now that you can't buy it anymore) and I absolutely love the new Theodora and Glinda palettes. I think my favorite UD shadow color is now a discontinued shade...Lounge. Luckily I purchased 2 of it when they were having the huge "Vintage" clearance. But I digress! I went waaaay of topic lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflyeyes View Post
    I also find them very pigmented and don't have any issues with them creasing on me...with or without a primer. I use their primer though...so if you are have trouble with creasing with a primer/base you might need to see if the culprit is the choice of primer. When I use MAC paint pots or paint as a base I tend to notice a difference in the wear of my UD shadows...nothing horrible but enough of a difference that I don't like it. I also have a healthy mix of UD singles (old and new formula) and palettes (old and new formula)...the quality is the same in the palettes as it is in the singles for me for the most part. The only ones I have trouble with are the micro-glitter shadows...and for the most part those still have great pigmentation....it's just that the glitter fallout can be horrid. But unlike a lot of the MAC palettes in the last few years I haven't noticed UD giving less quality in their palettes shadows than they do for those with a single shadow option of the same colors.

    I started my love affair with UD with the original Naked palette. Before that I stayed away from the brand because most of their palettes had too many glitter shadows that turned me off. The Naked palette appealed to me because it had a mix...and even though it included some glitters it wasn't terrible and the versatility of the palette is great. You can create so many looks with just that one palette so it's great for traveling...and despite the colors being neutral the looks you can create are far from boring. I started buying singles when I joined their Pro Discount program because before then I found more value in buying their palettes with a less per-shadow cost than paying full price for a single lol. I am a huge fan of the Naked series of palettes (except for the new blush/highlighter one) but I also love The Vice palette (glad I picked up a back up now that you can't buy it anymore) and I absolutely love the new Theodora and Glinda palettes. I think my favorite UD shadow color is now a discontinued shade...Lounge. Luckily I purchased 2 of it when they were having the huge "Vintage" clearance. But I digress! I went waaaay of topic lol
    OMG I didn't realize they were discountinuing Lounge! I am sad. I liked it so much better than MAC Club. I wish I had gotten a bu.

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