Urban Decay Pulp Fiction™ Eyeshadow Palette: An all-in-one palette that you’ll never need to reach out for others to complete a look

I never quite get the excitement on Urban Decay Pulp Fiction™ Eyeshadow Palette until I started using a few weeks ago. Let’s be honest here. It’s certainly not a love at first sight when I first saw the palette appearing all over YouTube a few months ago. After watching numerous Mrs. Mia Wallace-alike makeup transformation video, I still don’t get what’s the deal with the palette. It looks normal on the front, doesn’t make me scream upon looking on the inside and the shades are…..normal.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette
Here’s a fact. I was kinda nervous when I was sent the Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette to try #notasponsoredreview because this is a full on neutral, smokey palette, which also mean there is no other color to play with. Although I’ve been dipping my toes into neutral shades lately but I still dab on at least one color to balance the look. It’s like a personalized makeup technique of mine 🙂 . Can you imagine how nerve wrecking it is for me not to be able to play with colors? lol.

The whole Pulp Fiction™ collection came about as Urban Decay is a diehard fan of the film and this year, 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the release of the film. So the team then decided to commemorate the occasion by creating and releasing an ultra limited-edition “PULP FICTION” collaboration. They called it the UD way 😀 . The inspiration of the collection is from the cool and completely bada$$ Mrs. Mia Wallace (according to Urban Decay) *cough*. This collection may be small but it has everything that you possibly need to recreate Mia’s dark, edgy look from the film. The palette itself contains five shades of eyeshadow and three out of the five shades are brand new.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Inside
The shiny black case is made from hard and thick cardboard paper. On the front features the fateful Ezekiel passage voiced by Jules Winnfield in the film. For a four pan eyeshadow, this packaging is quite a bulky and huge one. I did not expect such a big palm size palette landed on my desk. There is also a huge mirror on the inside that was protected with a plastic.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Packaging

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Mirror
Each shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. As mentioned earlier, three out of five shades are completely new but it wasn’t stated which two are existing shades and which three are new shades so I wasn’t able to tell you which is which as I’m quite new to Urban Decay eyeshadow as well.

  • RIGHTEOUS – Light cream matte shade. Suitable to be used as the base on overall of the lid or highlight on the brow bone.
  • TYRANNY – Warm brown matte shade. Suitable to be used as ‘transition shade’ on the crease or all over the lid on itself.
  • VENGEANCE – Deep taupe-brown matte-satin shade. Suitable to be used on the outer V of the eyes, lower lash lining or to smoke out any copper look.
  • FURIOUS – White satin shade. Suitable as highlight on the brow bone, tear duct or a dab onto the center of the lid to brighten a look.
  • ANGER – Black satin with slight tonal sparkle shade. Beautiful pigmented black as eyeliner on the upper and lower eyelash.

Overall, the shades included are quite warm toned, rich in color and pigmentation, buttery soft, goes on smooth without patchiness and easy to blend. What I like the most is although these eyeshadow can be a little bit too powdery, it doesn’t irritate my eyes or make them teary. Now, that’s a plus point for someone with sensitive eyes like mine 🙂

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Shades

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Closeup 1

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Closeup 2
What surprised me the most is this blood-red double-ended brush that was included in the compact. It’s a brush with a compact shadow brush at one end and a multitasker brush at another end. The quality is top notch, heavy on the hand and the bristles are the softest, which is a rare find for complimentary brush.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Mini Brush Included
Here are the obligatory hand swatch for all shades. All five shades are easy to swatch except for Righteous as I layer the color a few times in order to get the opacity that I want. My favourite shade would be Righteous as I usually used a lot of base shade like this shade on top of eye primer and Tyranny as it’s a versatile shade to work with. I can use it as transition color, all over the lid, to smudge a black eyeliner with and even to line the bottom lashline.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
A palette to recreate Mrs. Mia Wallace look will not complete if it doesn’t come with a “Get the Look” step-by-step instructions card. However there is a typo mistake on the card whereas Furious and Anger was printed the other way round. On the card it is stated to use Anger to highlight the inner corner and brow bone. Nope, you wouldn’t want to use a black shade as highlighter 😀 😀 . So now you know alright?

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Get The Look Card
Anyway, I received this palette as a press gift with no review obligation. After I used it for the first time, I was totally blown away with everything of the palette that I told myself I must tell you girls about it. I know some of you do share the same thought on the palette when you’re seeing it as it is – nothing special. It is true that this palette is nothing special as we are Asian and we don’t like to layer eyeshadow just like how we don’t like to layer skincare like the Japanese or Korean. But I do! At first glance this palette is a typical neutral-y or a smokey eye palette to some. No doubt you can get the dupes for each shade but that would mean you’d need to get ready probably 3-5 palettes in order to create a look? When I need to do a full on neutral look, all I need is just this Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette. Don’t believe me? Follow me as I show you how to create not one but THREE different eye makeup tutorial using just this palette alone.

 

Mrs. Mia Wallace “Get The Look” Tutorial

Since Urban Decay included a step-by-step instructions card on how to recreate Mrs. Mia Wallace look, I shall start with that 🙂

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Get The Look Tutorial 1
(1) Sweep Righteous all over the lid from the lashline up until the brow bone using a blending brush.
(2) Using the same blending brush, dip the brush into Tyranny and apply onto the entire lid until the crease line. If you don’t have crease line like me #typicalasianeyes, just open your eyes and look straight into the mirror. A few mm above your crease would be the invisible crease line.
(3) Dip your brush into Vengeance and apply onto the outer V.
(4) Take a smaller tip brush, dip into the same shade and apply along the entire lower lash line. Now this is my own trick. Use a clean blending brush, dip slightly into Righteous and blend all shades together on the invisible crease. This will soften any harsh line on the crease.
(5) Take an angled flat brush, drip into Anger and line the upper lash line. Create a winged at the end.
(6) Use a flat brush and apply Furious onto the brow bone.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Get The Look Tutorial 2

 

My Everyday Look Tutorial

I can’t just show you other tutorials without showing you my version right? Heeee! This is how I would do my eye makeup on daily basis.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Fiona Everyday Look Tutorial 1

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Fiona Everyday Look Tutorial 2
(1) Sweep Righteous all over the lid from the lashline up until the brow bone using a blending brush.
(2) Use a crease brush, dip into Tyranny and blend onto the ‘invisible’ crease line, focusing on the outer 3/4 of the eye. Line 3/4 of the lower lash line as well.
(3) Take a another blending brush, dip lightly into Vengeance and apply on top Tyranny but make sure you apply slightly lower so that it will look like a gradient. Take the same brush used for Tyranny and blend the crease line to soften any harsh line or to add on Tyranny if you accidentally covered it all with Vengeance.
(4) Take an angled flat brush, drip into Anger and line the upper lash line. Create a winged at the end.
(5) Apply Furious on to the brow bone, tear duct and on the inner 1/4 of the lower lash line.

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Fiona Everyday Look Tutorial 3

 

Simple Everyday Look Tutorial

Not into so many steps or in a rush and you just want a very simple do? I’ve got that covered as well!

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Simple Look Tutorial 1
(1) Sweep Righteous all over the lid from the lashline up until the brow bone using a blending brush.
(2) Apply Tyranny all over the entire lid.
(3) Dip a clean blending brush into Righteous and use it to blend out any harsh line on the crease.
(4) Take an angled flat brush, drip into Anger and line the upper lash line, creating a wing at the end and drag it down to the entire lower lash line. Remember, the top and bottom line must be connected.
(5) Apply Furious on to the brow bone.

Technically it’s just 3-step – Tyranny on the entire lid, line top and bottom lash line with Anger and highlight with Furious. Easy peasy 😀

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette Simple Look Tutorial 2
Of all shades in the palette, Anger caught me by surprised the most. I’m not a fan of black shadow or using a black shadow as eyeliner and I didn’t think I’d enjoy using Anger at all. It is so intense, so opaque, so easy to use as eyeliner and it doesn’t smudge on my oily lids.

Hope you enjoyed not one but three eye makeup tutorial for today using Urban Decay Pulp Fiction™ Eyeshadow Palette. I like it for it’s all-in-one shades in a palette that I need to create my everyday makeup look. I no longer find myself digging through the drawer for other palette for the perfect transition shade or the perfect highlight. I have it all in this palette. It’s no wonder this palette received so much love from all beauty gurus.

Which of the three eye makeup look you like the most?

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction™ Eyeshadow Palette is available at all Sephora Malaysia stores nationwide, while stock lasts.

Price: RM119

For more information on Urban Decay, please visit http://www.urbandecay.com/ or visit http://www.urbandecay.com/palettes for more information on the eyeshadow palette.

 

Disclaimer: Press sample.

 



Comments (9)

  • Yup, the palette didn’t wow me at all because the colours looked kinda meh and I have no idea what Pulp Fiction is about, lol. After seeing the eye looks you did, I do think it’s a very nice palette. 😀 I like all 3, but I’d probably be down for the 3rd look the most, haha

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    • Haha exactly what I thought at first. Nothing special from the glance of it. 3rd look is kinda nice too but I went out of hand with Tyranny hahahaha 😀

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  • I would go with 3rd look too hehe^ I sucks with applying eyeshadow. Most of the time only used one light brown on the lid^^

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    • You can also apply all black or all dark brown on the lid if you want super smokey eyes heheehheehhehehehehe

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  • OH MY – This is so awesome! I super love the earthy tone make up! You really brought the palette to live! Lol, I have to agree that in the pictures, the shades look average. But I love how you did your eye make up. All hail Fiona the eye make up queen!!! This is loveeeeeeeeee <3

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    • Thank you dear! Eye make up queen hehe. I hope so! 😀
      Yeap, all the shades are ordinary looking. No excitement. I guess we have to look from different point of view such as the pigmentation, the payoff, texture and quality. It’s REALLY good quality shadows. Each pan is quite large as well albeit the fact that it’s a bit powdery. Thank goodness the powder doesn’t irritate my eyes.

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      • Yes agree. Sometimes the palette might look dull just like a dress on hanger, but once you try it on, it is amazing 🙂 Haha, also need skills to make it work. But I am really smitten with the natural look you have there. Looks so amazing! Powdery can be good as in easy to work with than a stiff pan, but like you rightfully pointed out, it might be too dusty that it will be irritant instead.

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        • Yeap. This is one of those palette for sure. I’m paranoid with powdery eyeshadow as my eyes are teary most of the time but thank goodness this is so gentle and never a bit sting my eye ball 😀

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  • I like your tutorial!! It make the eyes look bigger and so seducing! I will definitely try it if i have dinner to go.

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