It started raining 24 hours ago so I didn’t even bother styling my hair this morning. Hair gone wild!! Clearly I need to get some curl enhancing (and controlling!) products. Any favorites you want to recommend? To cheer up the rainy day gloom, I pulled out the Urban Decay Ammo Palette for a colorful eye look.
During my transition from winter to spring makeup, I’m slowly adding bright color to my looks. A recent purchase of the Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette is proving a good fit in my makeup collection.
Smog / Mildew / Oil Slick / Last Call / Chopper
Together the top row resembles Christmas, doesn’t it? Smog eyeshadow single is the only other eyeshadow I own from Urban Decay. Simply put, I adore it. It’s a great shade for buildable color and is neither too bronze nor too gold. Mildew is a golden medium green. Oil Slick is a matte black with silver glitter. Last Call is a deep mauve. Chopper is an orange toned gold.
Maui Wowie / Shattered / Polyester Bride / Grifter / Sin
This row definitely screams Easter. Two holidays are officially covered…though neither really require “ammo” ! Maui Wowie is a gorgeous vintage gold. Shattered is a beach glass blue with pistachio green shimmer. Polyester Bride is a glittering muslin. Grifter is a pink-lilac. Sin is a cool nude champagne.
My biggest issue with the Ammo palette is the fall-out from the shadows. If you look at the opened package photo above, you can see shimmer all over the package. I didn’t even use the shadows before taking the photo. Definitely apply concealer and setting powder after these eyeshadows. Even then, I was brushing the occasional stray glitter off my face throughout the day. I did use a tacky primer first, patted on the color, and did not sweep it, but still had minor fall-out.
Sin on inner lid and browbone / Shattered at outer 1/3 and lower lashline / Maui Wowie in center / Smog in crease / Smog Glide-on Pencil
The goal of the look I created was to show how easy it can be to wear blue eyeshadow. This is not something most women are comfortable with but there are a few key tricks to keep it looking sophisticated and not clownish.
- Use neutral shadow in the crease.
- Use neutral eyeliner on the waterline and at the top lashline.
- Keep cheek and lip colors minimal.
Fun fact: (Not including the shimmer) Shattered is the same shade as one of my favorite scrapbooking inks – Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. The resemblance is striking!
I can’t wait to play around with some more color. Mildew, Grifter, Shattered, and Last Call are warm enough for me to wear and I anticipate a lot of experimentation.
Availability: Urban Decay, Sephora, Ulta
Summary: The Ammo Palette by Urban Decay offers wearable color with moderate shimmer. It is a great introduction to colorful eyeshadows.
10am Beauty Approved?: Yes
Disclaimer: I purchased this item with my own money.