I am an Urban Decay groupie. So I really wanted to love their new . I expected to fall head over heels for these intense, silky soft shadows. But while I am fond of the Urban Decay’s newest offering, I can’t say I’m in love.

I give these pigments major props because the hues are incredibly beautiful. Every shade is a superstar. Believe it or not, the formula is actually mineral makeup, made from pearlized powders – and no dyes or synthetic pigments are used.

But the problem with the product lies in the packaging. Urban Decay created a spill-proof tube, cap with an ergonomic flared handle, and built-in brush to minimize mess…except it’s still kinda cumbersome. The brush picks up a wee too much product, and spills excess pigment when you remove it from the tube. So you end up with hands and fingers sprinkled with shadow before you’ve even lifted the brush to you eyelid.

If you’re thinking about purchasing the Loose Pigments, I would recommend visiting Sephora and playing around with testers. Try before you buy, so to speak.

Bottom line, if these were Pressed Pigments instead of Loose, I’d own one in every color.

Left to right: Smog (medium brown ), Asphyxia (bright pink w/ purple shift), Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter), and Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter).

2 Comments on Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And Spills

  1. JennBee
    March 7, 2008 at 4:37 AM (10 years ago)

    That was my one reservation about buying any of these, too; they looked REALLY messy to handle and apply. But they are so gorgeous… 🙁 I’ll stick to pressed until they figure out something more clumsy-girl-friendly, I think.

  2. sassychix
    March 7, 2008 at 10:06 AM (10 years ago)

    thanks for the review!:)
    maybe use a thin brush to dip into the container to take out the pigment, instead of using their oversized brush?