Musings of a Muse

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Apr 8, 2009

Beauty Battle: Urban Decay Eyeshadow VS Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow

Pitting sister shadow against sister shadow is truly wicked! But the Muse can't think up a better battle than facing off Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow against Urban Decay Eyeshadow!

Let the battle begin!

I've always been a big fan of just about anything UD has put out, particularly it's awesome line of incredible eyeshadows. Hello likey! As I was thinking up this week's Beauty Battle I couldn't help but think what a great fight it would be putting up two of Urban Decay's greatest shadows and facing them off against each other!

It's going to be a close one kids so sit tight.

It deserves to be mentioned that both shadows have incredible pigmentation and a formula that blends like a dream. They are both really high end, quality shadows and some of my favorite shadows around.

Weighting in at 0.05 oz with a price tag of $16 USD and over 25 shades to choose from, Urban Decay Eye Shadow sure does please. Matte shadows, sparkly finishes, and plenty of shimmer are all available from this line of shadow! It's size, it's price, and it's incredible variety keeps Urban Decay Shadow on top of this game but what does Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow offer us?

Merely $2 cheaper with a $18 USD price tag and a size of 0.09 oz these shadows creep up on us as a possible better value. The graffiti style package definitely trumps the old hubcap style of Urban Decay Eye Shadows as well. Getting a 3rd more product for $2 cheaper plus cute packaging could make these a winner but a mere 12 color selection could be it's downfall!

This is a tough one to call but I do so deem the original Urban Decay Eye Shadow the winner. Although it's bigger size and great packaging really appeals, I must deem Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow the loser for it's lack of color selection. The colors they do offer are amazing so I'd love it if they expanded on the line and introduced new shades!

Our Winner?

Urban Decay Eye Shadow all the way baby!

How about you?

Which wins in your book?

UD Shadow or UD Deluxe?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Audrie said...

haha this is too cute!! I agree, even though the UD Deluxe shadows are awesome, they do offer very limited color selection!! I love the regular UD shadows as well, mostly the ones that do not have chunky glitter. :D

April 8, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Pixie said...

ARRRGH, no way. You must allow us to vote on this. I am the biggest fan of the deluxe shadows. The texture is just to die for, and the packaging *swoons*

April 8, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Dao said...

The deluxe one looks good for the value. If you get one deluxe e/s as a highlighter, I think it'll justify the money. Glad you did this review!

April 8, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe glad you like it :-D I wish they'd do more colors! if so I'd totally deem them the winner :-D

April 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pixie!

LOL 'twas hard, 'twas hard :-D I really love 'em too just wish they had more colors damn!

April 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

Def! :-D My pleasure!

April 8, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool post! i like how you compared the two. thanks a lot. :)

April 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Kiera said...

I just don't get the difference between the two of them (I don't own a Deluxe E/S so I can't compare)... for me their just different size and different package... is there an actual difference between them?

Could you tell me Muse? Please!

April 8, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

how i wish we can have Urban Decay here...

April 9, 2009 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger jackieg02 said...

Hey Muse!

Deluxe all they way! The awesomeness that is this shadow makes up for the lack of color selection. The originals are the looser in my opinion because most (but not all) are just to saturated with glitter which I personally don't care for.

But hey, to each her own.

April 9, 2009 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger BINNIE said...

I think its better value to buy the deluxe e/s palette as you get 12 shadows in that xx

April 9, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger BINNIE said...

but i do admit that urban decay shadows have better pay off than mac but a bit dearer in the uk :(xx

April 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jojoba!

thanks :-D glad you enjoyed it!

April 9, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Kiera.

Deluxe are a satin finish where as the regular shadows are mostly a shimmer finish or a matte finish. The deluxe have a single finish only where as the regular shadows have various finishes.

Hope this helps!

April 9, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi syn!

aw :( that stinks. UD is one of the makeup world's greatest joy :-D

April 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jackie

i'm a deluxe fan too but damn wish they'd do more shades!

I love the shimmer but the fall out drives me bonkers :( So I understand your lack of love!

April 9, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi binnie!

true hun but I was just comparing the shadows in this post :-D

April 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi binnie!

absolutely. :-D

and yes the price in the UK is meh :P

April 9, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

The UD deluxe in 'Adore' is gorgeous!!! Then again.. regular "Roach' does too... damned if you do.. damned if you don't.

June 1, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

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