Monday, 18 March 2013

Urban Decay New Ammo Palette Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Ammo Palette* (new 2013 edition)

If you own the original UD Ammo palette, you will know that the colours in this one are exactly the same. The only differences are:

-an improved eye shadow formula in the new palette ( all new UD eyeshadows are reformulated)
-different design on the front- it was a floral design on the old Ammo , now it is a floral skull.
-the brush/applicator (original comes with a  double sided sponge applicator, new one with a brush)
-Primer Potion format- the original comes with a bottled one, in the new one you get it in a tube.

The palette includes 10 most popular Urban Decay eyeshadows (all available full size) and offers a variety of colours to create daytime and nigh time looks. The shades include:

Smog - shimmery copper/bronze  
Mildew - shimmery forest/khaki green 
Oil Slick - black with micro-glitter
Last Call - shimmery plum/burgundy shade 
Chopper - shimmery copper/gold 
Maui Wowie - shimmery golden beige with micro-glitter
Shattered - shimmery turquoise/aqua
Polyester Bride - shimmery white
Grifter - shimmery lavender/lilac
Sin - shimmery champagne beige

The formula of all eyeshadows in this palette is smooth and creamy, super pigmented and easy to blend. 
All shades lasted on my eyelids all day, without any fallout or creasing. I used the Primer Potion as a base to get the best results. You might notice a slight fallout when you are applying the product  due to the shimmery texture, but it is normal. Once on, the eyeshadows will stay in place for over 12 hours without any fading.
I also noticed that once applied, the shimmer looks very subtle and gives a frosty finish.

I have been a fan of the Urban Decay eyeshadow formula for years and I am always impressed with all their products. This palette is really lovely and I will be able to create many looks with it. I tried a gold and burgundy smokey eye, but I am already thinking of blue, lilac, gold and black combinations. Ammo includes some of my all time favourites and I love it!

If you haven't tried Urban Decay eyeshadows before, this little beaut would be perfect to start your UD adventure :)
I have to warn you though - you might become addicted, like me.

You can buy tho palette from House of Fraser, Debenhams, Beauty Bay etc... For £23.00 

Swatches in daylight, without a primer: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick,  Last Call,  Chopper,
Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin
Swatches with flash, without a primer: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick,  Last Call,  Chopper,
Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin
Swatches in daylight, without a primer (TOP) and with a primer (BOTTOM)
L-R:  Chopper, Last Call, Oil Slick, Mildew, Smog
Swatches in daylight, without a primer (TOP) and with a primer (BOTTOM)
L-R: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin
I used Chopper allover the lid and in the inner corner, Last Call in the crease (blended out with Chopper), Mildew in the outer corner on the bottom lid and Sin under the Brow bone. I am also wearing Bourjois Liner Pinceau liquid liner in Black and Liz Earle mascara.

*PR sample

My exclusive March advertiser is Angelica from One Little Vice


  1. There's some really different colours in this palette, I love it. And the look you made is gorgeous!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  2. The palette looks gorgeous! :) x

  3. I've been eying up this palette for so long..may have to take the plunge, £23 isn't too bad for an UD palette either

  4. This seems to be a really great palette but unfortunately, brigh colours don't suits me.

  5. This looks so pretty, I love some of the more neutral shades but I'm not sure I'd get enough use out of the other shades to justify buying it! Love the look you created xx


  6. I absolutely love Urban Decay for eye shadow palettes. I want The Black Palette next!
    Great post!

  7. I love Smog and Sin but I'm not sure I'd wear the brighter colours:) x

  8. Such a wonderful and pigmented colors!! Love love love.

  9. Like all UD palettes, this one is screaming my name! The colors look so beautiful and you created a lovely look. I'm glad you added some color. I think some people get a little nervous when they seem bright colors!

  10. All these colour are stunning! I love "Chopper" and "Smog" they're my favies!

  11. Saw it on your Facebook page and I loved it, the colours are gorgeous but it comes with a hefty price tag :( x

  12. I love this and for £23 I think that is a great price. I love urban decays palettes so will have to be getting this!

  13. Wow, I love these colours, really makes me want some more urban decay colours.

  14. I've got the old version of this palette - love it. Massive Urban Decay fan :D Also the look you've created is awesome xx

  15. I have the UD Naked 2 pallet which i LOVE but I am definitely investing in this one. Looks great on you!

    Olie x

  16. brill idea with the rose and the god looks amazingly gorgeous!


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