The Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette Gives Off All the Good Energy

November 19, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | by L'Oréal

I’m obsessed with glitter eyeshadow. I have more shimmery palettes and pots than I care to admit and I’ve managed to make sparkly eyelids my everyday aesthetic. Even though my collection by no means needs to grow, you can bet I wasn’t going to turn down the chance to try the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow. Once the brand sent me a complimentary sample of the glitter 12-pan palette, I got straight to swatching and applying. Below, I’m breaking down my thoughts. 

What to Know About the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette 

This palette didn’t get its Stoned Vibes name for nothing. All of the vegan eyeshadow shades are infused with tourmaline, a crystal stone that is said to block out bad energy — and in 2020, we could all use a little of that. There are eight  shimmer shades and four matte ones with creamy and velvety textures. The long-wearing colors, which range from jade greens to violet purples, can be applied with either a brush or a finger. 

My Review of the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette 

Call me crazy, but I always apply my eyeshadow after my foundation, which is why my number-one criteria for a good glitter shadow is minimal fallout. Luckily, as soon as I swatched the Stoned Vibes Palette on my arm, I was fairly confident that the intense pigments would stick to my lid and not make a mess. I definitely indulged in a mini swatch party, but I eventually picked the three shades I wanted to use: Karma (a matte, light nude), Antidote a matte orange) and Meditate (a prismatic orange). 

First, I used the flat end of the included two-sided brush to spread Karma all over my lid and up above my crease to the brow bone. The shadow glides on to the lid and doesn’t require more than one layer. Then, I used the fluffy side of the brush and covered it in Antidote. Because the shade is super pigmented, I made sure to tap any excess product off the brush to prevent any of the aforementioned fallout. I blended that into my crease and concentrated more of the pigment on the outer corner of my eyes. It has warm undertones and is perfect for sculpting the shape of your shadow. 

Next up? The glitter pigment. I always prefer to apply glitter or shimmer shadows with my fingers — it gives a better color payoff IMO. Using my ring finger, I picked up Meditate. I dabbed the color all across my lid, layering more in the center. Get this: no fallout. Plus, it’s majorly reflective. I finished off my look by using a small detail brush to drag the glitter shadow along my lower lash line and put a pop in my tear duct. 

All in all, I’m obsessed with the final look. The shadows blend like a dream, and the glitter gives a foil-like shine. So if you’re searching for a glittery palette with a handful of color combos, take it from me (a self-proclaimed glitter expert), this palette is the way to go.

Photo: Samantha Holender

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