Urban Decay: Backtalk Eyeshadow and Blush Palette Review and Swatches | Part 2

Hi Friends!

Today is part two of my Urban Decay Backtalk Eyeshadow and Blush palette review! Yesterday, we mainly looked at the packaging and the blush / highlighter shades so today we will focus on the eyeshadows and wrap up our final thoughts of the palette overall!

I mentioned this in part one but this palette is inspired by one of Urban Decay’s most loved vice lipsticks called Backtalk. The lipstick is a pinky mauve so a lot of these shades included the packaging are pink, mauve and berry to match the lipstick. There are 8 eyeshadows in this palette and out of those 8 eyeshadows, there are 3 matte and 5 shimmery shades.


So let’s jump into the shades!

3 Sheets – This is a matte cream shade. It has a slightly pink undertone but its still a pretty basic cream shade. I use this shade to set my eyeshadow primer and also as a soft brow highlight.

Bare – This is a very light champagne shimmery shade. I think this is a really pretty shade but it is very light. It doesn’t really pack a punch. I think it is nice for a lighter makeup day.

Curve – This shade is slightly more pink than Bare but it comes across nearly as the same shade on the eyes. It also is pretty but nothing too reflective. I don’t think the palette needs both Bare and Curve so I wish they would have some something else with this pan.

Backtalk – This is a matte pink mauve shade. This is probably the best shade in the palette too. I have really been enjoying it all over the lid!

Shade – This is a bright berry shimmery shade. To be honestly, this is not my type of shade. I don’t dig into bright berry shades like this too often. I feel like pink / red all over the lid make me look sickly.

Attitude – This is a metallic red-copper shade. Similarly to Shade, this isn’t really a shade that I would wear all the time or all over the lids. Although, I do like this one slightly better than Shade.

WTF – This is a matte mid-tone warm brown. I had no idea how much I liked pink and brown together until this palette. I think this is actually a really beautiful shade, especially with Backtalk.

180 – And lastly, 180 is a dark shimmery chocolate brown shade. Although this is a shimmer shade, this is really the only shade to deepen up the other v. I have made it work a couple of times but it really isn’t my ideal shade.


So overall, I think the shade range isn’t the best. Obviously there are only 8 shades so there is only so much you can do but I would have liked more matte shades. Definitely at least 1 more matte that could be used to deepen up the crease or the outer v. I also feel like Bare and Curve are too similar. They should have removed one of them to add a bit more variety in the shade range. And personally, I am not a fan of Shade and Attitude. I think I have used them once or twice while testing out this palette and I probably won’t get much more use out of them.

With all that being said, the quality of this palette is still really good! I do really like the mix of pinks and browns, and have enjoyed the looks that I have gotten out of this palette. I do think it is worth the sale price of what I paid for this palette but definitely not the full $46! I am glad I own it though, its still a beautiful palette!

Let me know what you think of this palette! I would love to know!!

2 thoughts on “Urban Decay: Backtalk Eyeshadow and Blush Palette Review and Swatches | Part 2

  1. I love Urban Decay but I have never picked up one of their palettes that are set up like this (so basically all of the Naked series lol). It seems like I love the last half of the palette and could do without the first half pretty much every time. I did want Backtalk because I was real into pinks for awhile but the first 4 shades are so boring and I have them elsewhere 😦

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