My sister had been wanting the new Urban Decay Backtalk as soon as she had seen it. She thought it would be a great palette to take when she goes to Cleveland to see her son as it has both face and eyes and the tones are what she likes to use. And her being the nice sister that she is, she let me try it out and take pictures first! I liked the palette as well, but I didnt think I would get as much use out of it as she will.
The Urban Decay Backtalk palette is a palette of pink toned shades inspired by the cult favourite Vice Lipstick shade Backtalk. It has both Face products as well as Eyeshadows, so almost a complete look in one palette. The palette is the same shape and design as the Naked Skin Shapeshifter face palette, the 2 sides are separated by a mirror. The mirror can come out in the Backtalk palette but it does need to be in otherwise the palette won't close. Personally, I would have a hard time using the mirror in the palette, it is quite small. Even though the palette is made of cardboard there is till some wieight to it.
The face side of the Backtalk palette has 2 blushes and 2 highlighters (taken from the Sephora site)-
Cheap Shot - medium pink-nude - I think they got the description for Cheap Shot and Double Talk mixed up. This one had a nice amount of shimmer and was fairly pigmented.
Double Take - rich mauve with slight shimmer - this one is a great neutral mauve-pink shade and lasted well.
Low Key - pink-peach - this one will make a great blush topper, it does have more pigment than I thought it would.
Party Foul - light pink-nude shimmer - this one went on great and lasted well.
I love the blush shade Double Take, it is a beautiful mauve rose shade that is the more neutral of the two. It showed up on my skin as more of a satin blush, and topped with Party Foul highlighter it was perfect!
The eyeshadow side of the palette has 8 eyeshadows, ranging from pale pink to a satin brown. (taken from the Sephora website)
3 Sheets - pale pink-nude matte - it is a very pale shade that is surprisingly fairly pigmented
Bare - light pinky-peach satin - this is a beautiful shade, but is best applied dampened or maybe with your finger.
Curve - metallic rose shimmer with silver micro glitter - I think that Curve and Bare are a little to close in shade and could almost be used interchangeably, again best applied dampened.
Backtalk - soft rose mauve matte - perfect rosy hued crease shade!
Shade - deep fuchsia satin - the palette gets pigmented fast! Great shade for keeping up a look.
Attitude - metallic red-copper - this one was brighter than I thought it would be. I was just as pigmented with brushes as with a finger.
WTF - reddish brown matte - this one was surprisingly pigmented, even with a brush. It took some work to sheer it out some.
180 - metallic brown-red - Love this shade, it was a great liner shade for me.
I was able to get a nice soft look using 3 Sheets, Backtalk, Bare, and I used 180 as a liner. It did take some work to build up Backtalk in the crease but once I did I loved how it looked. I found that Bare showed up best after I wet my brush which isn't something I am used to needing to with Urban Decay shadows. The look that I did with the palette lasted well, over 10 hours with only Bare showing the most wear.
All in all, I did like the look I created with the palette but I am not sure it would be my first choice. The tones are nice and all, but for me I prefer more brown, warm toned neutral looks for everyday. If you love mauve-rose toned shades this is a good palette that will be able to give you a few different looks from day to night.
I thought I would give you a look at the shade Backtalk from the palette as well as the Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick, and Vice Confort Matte Lipstick. I think that the eyeshadow most closely resembles the Vice Lipstick, the Liquid lip is a brighter shade whereas the bullet lipstick and eyeshadow are more muted.
What would your ideal all in one palette be? Are you interested in the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette?