Last week, I featured the Danger Palette from Urban Decay's Holiday 2012 collection. Lucky for you, well mostly for me, I scored the Feminine Palette - second palette from the collection. This one features softer shades that evoke romance and femininity, dreamed up by the folks at UD of course! I love the lace graphic on the exterior and the sexy faded purple and fishnet inside. And again, you can pop out the shadow holder to use this as a travel pouch.
On to the shadows:
Again, this comes with a travel sized Lip Junkie Lip Gloss, this one is nude pink brown in Wallflower. This is a great nude gloss for those with naturally dark pigmented lips like mine. I'm really starting to be a fan of their glosses. However, I really need to apply with a light hand - more than two layers and it feels gloppy on your lips. God forbid you are stuck in a wind storm and your hair isn't in a ponytail. I don't mind the slight tingle and mint scent but sometimes the scent is off to me. I don't know what it is but sometimes it smells that it's expired. But it doesn't last long - then again, scents are always subjective and debatable.
Don't listen to me....
Obligatory arm swatch:
Bordello: pale mauve with gold micro-glitter
Skimp: pale, buttery yellow shimmer
AC/DC: smoky, grey purple shimmer
Gunmetal: cool metallic charcoal shimmer with silver micro-glitter
Hijack: dark metallic teal shimmer
Lost: metallic golden brown shimmer
Even though these shadows have been reformulated, there's no absolute guarantee that the shadow with glitter will not have any fallout. I do experience fallout when using Bordello and Gunmetal. I always make sure I have some makeup removing wipes/swab on hand when using these shadows. Wouldn't you know, I love them paired together!
I love how Bordello (lid) looks more pink on me and the cool tones of Gunmetal (outer-v) just softens the look. I finish with NARS Eyeliner Stylo, Carpates and lots of black mascara. On my brow bone, I used Foxy (from the NAKED 2 palette but also part of the permanent shadow collection). Since Bordello is pretty light in comparison to some of the other shadows I use, I need to pack at least two layers of color on my lid to get some show up on my skin. Again, don't forget to have those wipes within arms reach.
My other favorite combo is AC/DC and Lost, which is a deeper color combo. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of this look. I'll have to post one sometime soon. I also need to try Skimp and Hijack together. On top of a good lid primer, you will get over 8hrs of wear time. This will last me through work, gym workouts and just decompressing after a long day.
I like this palette a lot, it's definitely a softer alternative to the Danger palette. Now I just need the Fun palette and my collection will be complete. Well until there's a new Urban Decay palette I just have to have. I probably should mention that I'm constantly stalking ebay to try to score the new Vice palette for a few dollars less like I did with the Feminine palette.
Feminine Palette retails for $36/USD and can be found at Sephora boutiques, as well as online at www.sephora.com or www.urbandecay.com. This can also be found at select Macy's department stores that feature an Urban Decay counter.