So here we have it, another new palette to add to the beauty collection, and another winner by Urban Decay. Oh and what a beauty it is. A little *behinder* of me purchasing this palette. My good friend Emily randomly messaged me to alert me that the Urban Decay Back Talk palette was on their website and she used the phrase ‘URBAN DECAY BACK TALK PALETTE IS LIVE LIVE LIVE’. A) I had no idea what palette she was talking about B) I’ve never even heard of this ‘Back Talk Palette’ and C) I haven’t heard anyone raving about this other than this alert Whats App message from Emily. Within exactly 5 minutes after this message I received the confirmation of my order. So here’s what’s really won be over Back Talk.
Firstly, the packaging. From photos, it looks cheap. It does. But it’s sturdy and it’s pretty good quality. You have three layers when you open up the box, which the palette comes in. The cheek palette, eye palette and the mirror dividing the two. I am in love with the mauve pink/purples which give me the reminder of a mixture of pink/deep pink roses all tightly compacted. My favourite detail on this palette is the mirror that comes compacted between the two palettes. It’s magnetic which means you can either keep it within the palette or remove it. The only thing is that you need the mirror to be able to close the palette shut, otherwise it doesn’t magnify back together ~ you’re resulted with an opened palette which isn’t sealed together. But I love how the mirror is double sided!
So inside the palette you of course ~ have one side for your shadows and one side for your cheeks.
There’s eight eye shadows which are as followed :
3 Sheets ~ A very pale pearly pink matte, perfect for the base of your shadow for all over the lid.
Bare ~ A satin pearl pink with a gorgeous silver speck of shimmer.
Curve ~ A rose gold shade to Bare but more of a dark mauve sheen to it.
BackTalk ~ A rosey matte.
Shade ~ A deep fuchsia satin.
Attitude ~ A metallic red/copper with a peachy shine.
WTF ~ A warm creamy brown matte.
180 ~ A deep brown with a shimmer.
Then on the opposite side you have the cheeks, the shades are :
Cheap Shot ~ A rosey shade with shimmer.
Double Take ~ A pink/peachy matte shade.
Low Key ~ A pearly pink/peach shimmer.
Party Foul ~ A light pink shimmer.
You have a number amount of shades which double up with the alternative palette. For example Back Talk and Double Take are pretty similar shades, and also Cheap Shot and Shade are similar too. I think you could also use the cheek palette for your eyes too as they’re all so similar in shades. They’re all super pigmented and the texture is incredible, I think they’ll blend out really nicely where they are so velvety/creamy. The lighter mattes are less pigmented than the other shades, but of course it’s for your base – not to actually stand out unlike the other shades. I think you could really create some gorgeous make up looks with this palette and I’m super excited to get testing. Just from swatching on the back of my hands, the standards are sky high for what they’ll look like once applied properly. I’m also thinking this palette would make the perfect addition to my Make Up for Italy as it’s so travel friendly. Comes with a mirror, and you have your cheek palette as well as your eyeshadows within one compact.
Who wants to see a make up look created using this palette?
Want to get your hands on this?