Hello friends! Today I’m here to talk a little bit about the Urban Decay Backtalk Eyeshadow Palette! I’ve had my eye on this for quite a while – pretty much since it was released! But as usual, I just couldn’t justify the full price… Until it went on sale at Sephora during their Weekly Wow sale!

As of right now it’s not showing up on the Sephora website, which is kind of odd. I’m not sure if it’s just temporarily out of stock or whats up with that, so here’s a link to it on the Urban Decay website.

Urban Decay Backtalk Eyeshadow Palette

This palette consists of four blush and highlighter shades, and eight eyeshadows. It’s like two palettes on the go, and it’s great for travelling. There is also a removable mirror that goes in the middle so you can see what you created, and to protect the shadows! The packaging is pretty good quality and feels sturdy, but I have issues with it staying closed.

My favourite part about this palette are definitely the cheek products. The blushes are pigmented, but buildable so you can choose how bright you want them to look. The highlighters feel buttery and are also buildable!

I do have some qualms about the eyeshadows though. I haven’t purchased an Urban Decay eyeshadow palette since I bought the Naked 2 palette about 5 or 6 years ago. I didn’t have any issues with the quality of those shadows, as they all performed very well. Unfortunately I can’t say the same about the Urban Decay Backtalk palette. The three matte shades are decent, but 3 sheets and backtalk are very light and they need to be built up. I’d definitely say that you will need an eyeshadow primer to make these really pop.

Urban Decay Backtalk Cheek Urban Decay Backtalk Eyeshadow

The shimmer shades are where I really had some issues with this palette. In particular: Bare, Curve, and Shade were kind of hard to work with. The shadows themselves were kind of hard, almost as if I had to dig into them to get any pigment. I didn’t try them with setting spray of fix+, but I’d assume that they would help a little bit. Attitude was one of the shimmer shades that applied really well, and I’m excited to use it more!

Overall, it’s not a terrible palette, it just requires more work than I think a $50 palette should. The colours are pretty, but I feel like a majority of the looks that you can create with this look kind of the same because of the palettes monochromatic vibe. The colour scheme definitely reminds me of the new Naked Cherry palette.

I’m a fan of shadows that really pack a punch in terms of pigment, which is why I’m not a huge fan of the palette. If you’re someone that prefers more subtle looks, then this palette might suit you more! Will I ever use this palette again? Yes. I will definitely reach for it when I want to go for certain looks. Is it going to become one of my holy grail products? Probably not.

Did you purchase this palette? If so I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

Until next time,