Urban Decay Summer 2013 Collection


Urban Decay has just launched their new collection for Summer 2013. The collection contains three single eye shadows, two 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils, De-Slick Mattifying Powder, and the Rebound Build Your Own Palette. This is not a huge collection, since Urban Decay just launched the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils is 28 new shades. However, there are a couple of things in this collection that I am excited about.


Part of the Summer 2013 Collection


Eye Shadow in Easy Baked, $18

The eye shadows for this collection include:

Easy Baked: light bronze shimmer

Laced: pinky-taupe matte

Desperation: grayish taupe brown matte-satin


Both Laced (bottom right corner) & Desperation (top left corner), from the Vice palette, are now available to purchase as singles.

All three of these shadows have great pigmentation and little-to-no fallout. I was especially impression with Laced. I have had the Vice palette since it was released, and it was a color that I had completely overlooked. But, my favorite is Easy Baked. It has a super soft texture and will be a great shade for Spring and Summer.


24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Mushroom, $20

There are also two 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils:

Mushroom: warm pale gray shimmer

Noise: bright pink with micro silver sparkle

Like the shadows, these pencils have good pigmentation and staying power. But, just to get it out there, the Shadow Pencil in Mushroom is not the exact same color as the Eye Pencil. The Mushroom eyeliner is a bit more brown toned with much less shimmer. The Shadow Pencil is almost a charcoal gray with lots of glitter. I still prefer the eyeliner!


De-Slick Mattifying Powder, $32

De-Slick Mattifying Powder is being promoting in this collection, as many of us tend to get oily during the summertime. Although this is a permanent item, it seems that the packaging has been redesigned. This review is based off of the older design, which I currently own. De-Slick is a finely milled, transparent powder. As someone with dehydrated skin, this is a decent powder and does not cling to my dry patches. However, I don’t find it to be any better than something like the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder.


Rebound Build Your Own Palette, $10

Rebound Build Your Own Palette is limited edition for Summer 2013. Typically the Build Your Own Palettes include an eye shadow (and one you cannot choose) and cost $18. Rebound only costs $10 and does not include a shadow already. I personally prefer Rebound. I already have a Build Your Own and have been putting off getting another one because I did not want the shadow that comes with it, which is currently sitting in a drawer. I would much rather buy an empty palette at a lower price. My own issue with this palette is that it seems a bit flimsy compared to the one I already own and the shadows did not snap in as tight.


L to R: Mushroom, Easy Baked, Laced, Desperation (over primer)

Are any of you going to pick up something from this collection? What other colors from the Vice palette do you hope make it into a single shadow one day?

Availability: Urban Decay

7 thoughts on “Urban Decay Summer 2013 Collection

  1. Jade

    That palette looks so pretty! The shadows look mostly sparkly, is that the case IRL? Good to know that the mattifying powder isn’t too special because I was tempted to go out and get it for this summer. Thank you for posting :)

      1. Jade

        That’s really good to know. I love Urban Decay shadows but the constant, huge glitters/sparkles get kinda old :-/ . But I might just get this :D

  2. Sunny

    Ahh Easy Baked! I was looking at Mushroom as well, but I do agree the liner version looks a bit more complex. Maybe I’ll grab that instead! I like and dislike how UD has been launching many previously palette-exclusive shades as singles. It’s great for people who ended up not picking the palettes up, but for people who did there might be mixed feelings.

    1. Danielle Post author

      Haha – I’m one of the people with mixed feelings. I still would have preferred a new shade. But I suppose relaunching the palette shades as singles is okay in case I ever actually use up a shade from a palette, I can repurchase it.