The Ultimate Nostalgia Hit from Urban Decay

Inspired by the 70s, '80s, '90s, and '00s

Corrie D.
ByCorrie D.
Staff

Urban Decay just dropped the perfect stocking stuffers for makeup fans: all-new Decades Mini Eyeshadow Palettes. The Decades Collection features four tape-cassette like mini eyeshadow palettes themed around different decades. Each cruelty-free palette is equipped with six shadows, including both matte and metallic shades that can be used wet or dry. 

Get your groove on with the '70s era "Boogie Mini Eyeshadow Palette." Shades in this palette include: 

• Club Hop - light peach shimmer with silver pearls
• I Like It - soft terracotta matte
• Disco Diva - ivory shimmer with silver pearls
• Turn the Beat - black with green, blue, and silver shimmer
• Glitter Scene - iridescent pressed glitter
• Outlandish - mahogany brown shimmer 

If bold and bright are more your speed, pick up the '80s era "Pop Queen Mini Eyeshadow Palette." Shades in this palette include: 

• Like a V - electric violet with blue reflective shimmer
• Club Scene - golden yellow with red reflective shimmer
• Scrunchie - hot pink matte
• Hart - soft light-pink shimmer
• Dance it Out - purple shimmer with violet, blue, and silver pearls
• Superstar - royal blue matte with silver micro-pearls

For a more sublte, muted vibe, match your flannel to the "1993 Mini Eyeshadow Palette." Shades in this palette include: 

• Totally Rad - light pink shimmer with purple micro-pearls
• *69 - light warm-terracotta matte
• Beep Me - white ivory shimmer
• Grunge - dark green with olive green shimmer and black undertone
• Collect Call - dark brick-red matte
• Seattle - pale sky-blue shimmer with blue micro-pearls

Rounding out the collection is the hip-hop inspired, '00s throwback, the "Soundtrack Mini Eyeshadow Palette." Shades in this palette include: 

• Independent - orange matte with gold pearls
• That's Dope - burnt yellow with red reflective shimmer
• Throwback - ivory shimmer with gold and silver micro-shimmer
• Babyhair - black shimmer with silver pearls
• Ready or Not - red matte with gold pearls
• Y2K - mauve shimmer with blue reflective shift with green pearls

PRO TIp: Here's how to get the best results from your Urban Decay Eyeshadow 

  1. First, prime lids with Eyeshadow Primer Potion for more vibrant, crease-free color that lasts all day.
  2. Use matte eyeshadow shades as an all-over base for the lids, or in the crease to contour and add balance before creating your eye makeup look.
  3. With shimmer and glitter eyeshadow shades, use a brush for more sheer color. Use your finger to pack on and press color directly onto the lid for maximum sparkle and minimal fallout.
  4. Use wet or dry. Mist your brush with All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray before using shimmers to create a foiled, almost-wet effect. When working with mattes, dip brush into shadows first before misting with All Nighter for longer-lasting color.

Which Decades Collection palette do you most identify with? Let us know in the comments below and show us what you're working with in the #PaletteLove Gallery

About the Author
Corrie D.
Corrie D.
Staff
I like to interview founders, share inspirational stories, and highlight unique products. I was a member of Influenster for many years before I joined the company. To see my reviews and product insights, follow my OG Influenster account: @corriedavidson. IG: @corrieatinfluenster