This is honestly less of a review and more of a happy rave.
I received a surprise little package from Urban Decay featuring their new range of products from the Jean-Michel Basquiat collection. The art of these products were the first thing to catch my attention when I initially saw them. Hence the name, this collection was heavily inspired by the American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Everything from the design of the packaging, to the colours found inside.
Unfortunately, I won’t be covering everything from the collection (feel free to let me know if there is a product you would like me to mention though). I figured that it might be best to pick my very favourite item from the bunch and chat about why it stuck out from the crowd…
If you are fairly familiar with my makeup choices, you would’ve probably guessed that the Jean-Michel Basquiat Tenant Palette was an immediate favourite. Not only did I know that the colours looked fantastic from a first glance, but they kept up to their first impression by proving a fantastic pigmentation and effortless blending.
The colours to the far right of the palette are my personal favourites. The gorgeous blue /green shades are so handy when creating a look with mermaid-esque vibes. You’ll notice that the palette holds a mix of both matte and shimmer shades. Although I had initially wished that they stuck to only matte shades, I had soon noticed that the shimmer tones are fairly subtle. I found that using one shimmery shade in a single makeup look gives just enough ‘sparkle’ that you need.
By looking at these swatches, you can probably tell that the most pigmentation lies in the shades to the right of the palette. The palette almost feels like two single palettes placed into one because of the tone differences on both sides.
From left to right: Les, Neo, 1960, Studio, Graffiti, Untitled, Boom, Exu.
I have featured a couple makeup looks using this palette on my YouTube channel. You are very welcome to watch them both here:
This palette is, of course, a must-have for anybody with a love for collecting palettes. The palette itself is literally art. Urban Decay claims that you are able to hang up the empty palette when you’ve use it all up.
Personally, I will keep experimenting with this palette which has already proven a positive future for fun and dramatic styles.
Are you tempted? Try it for yourselves…