Urban Decay Ammo: 1 Palette, 9 Looks
This is a great palette… as usual for UD, the shimmer shadows are rich, pigmented, and buttery. I would not call this a stand-alone palette, because I think it could use a lighter, matte highlight shade, as well as a medium matte shade for blending and a transition color. My favorite shades in this palette are Mildew, Smog, and Last Call, and of course, Sin, which is a beautiful shade that happens to show up in most of UD’s eye shadow palettes.
I don’t have as many looks as I originally intended, because I forgot about how bad the fallout is in the old formulation of the Urban Decay eye shadows. For look number 3, I used a shade with glitter, and throughout the day, all the glitter was all over my face. Not a good look. Good thing I didn’t leave the house that day. :/ Unless you’re a drag queen, you’re in love with glitter, or you’re a “lady of the night”, I’d suggest you avoid the old formula glitter shadows. But of course, that is just my opinion.
The palette was re-released and is available at Urban Decay’s website, Sephora, and Ulta. Check out the new version with their reformulated shadows on their website, here.
This first look is a neutral, warm eye look that I think is appropriate for day or night. This is also a great look to wear if you want to play with different lip colors.
On my lips: Milani “Grape-tini” lipstick with Rimmel “Vinyl Bronze” gloss
- Sin: inner corner half of the lid to really open up my eyes and highlight.
- Chopper: center of lid, to add a bit of sparkle.
- Smog: outer corner on eye lid and crease to add dimension.
- Oil Slick: on the very outer corner to deepen Smog.
I had fun with this pink-y, purple-y brown eye look. I like the pop of purple in the center with the glitter in it… almost gives the eye a shiny, metallic look.
On my lips: Wet n’ Wild “Mauve it Over” Megalast Lipstick
- Smog: applied to inner and outer corners of my eyelid.
- Grifter: patted right in the center, on the ball of my eyelid. I patted on many layers so that the purple in the shade would really show up.
- Maui Wowie: applied along my lower lash line.
Of course I had to do a look featuring the beautiful green shade in the palette, so that is what this look is all about. I paired the green shadow look with coral lips and cheeks.
- Mildew: I patted this all over the my lids, and a little into the crease. I also applied it under my lower lash line.
- Chopper: this is my transition color, I applied it just above the crease to blend out Mildew.
- Maui Wowie: I just added this to the center of my lids for some sparkle and dimension.
I think turquoise and bronze look really nice together, so I did a fun, bright look with those shades in the palette! I suppose this really is a summery look… but ah, those sort of rules are meant to be broken.
On my lips: Wet n’ Wild “Mauve it Over” lipstick, topped with Too Faced “Free Love” lipstick
- Smog: I applied this shade to the crease for definition and to bring some warmth to the eyes.
- Shattered: all over the lids, and blended just a little into the crease color.
- Polyester Bride: my inner corner highlight to brighten the eyes and bring in a bit of sparkle.
This is a perfect look for winter… a spin on a classic smokey eye. A cranberry smokey eye. This is fun to pair with either neutral or bold lips.
On my lips: Wet n’ Wild “Mocha-licious” Megalast lipstick with Bonnebell “Berry ‘Nilla Cream ” gloss
- Last Call: applied all over my lid, a little into the crease, and along my lower lash line.
- Sin: used in the crease, just to blend the boarder of Last Call, so it has a nice fade up to my brow bone.
This is a simple neutral eye with a fun pop of color along the lower lash line. This is a great way to incorporate a little color if you’re trying to mix up your routine a bit.
On my lips: Wet n’ Wild “Cherry Picking” Megalast lipstick, with Wet n’ Wild “24 Carrot Gold” Megalast lipstick, topped with Revlon Colorburst gloss (couldn’t find the name of the color, but it’s a coral shade).
- Sin: all over the lid.
- Smog: into the crease.
- Shattered: along the lower lash line for some fun color!
** I did apply a teal eye liner on my lower lash line to act as a base for Shattered. This just intensified the color a bit and prolonged the wear time, but it isn’t a necessity.
This is a very trendy look for the fall/winter season… that olive army green color, with a deep cranberry, and a vampy, dramatic lip. Life is too short to not have a little fun with your makeup, right? :)
On my lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Crush”
- Mildew: all over the lid and under the lower lash line.
- Last Call: blended into the crease and a little above the crease, lightly.
- Smog: outer corner of the crease to deepen up the Last Call.
- Oil Slick: just a small amount in the outer corner to deepen up the look even more.
This is such a pretty, light, shimmery eye look. It’s like shimmery cotton candy… hmmmmm. :)
On my lips: Stila Convertible Color in “Peony”
- Sin: all over the lid.
- & 3. Shattered & Last call: I mixed these two together and applied them into my crease, as well as under my lower lash line.
This is a pretty, bronze smokey eye with some olive green along the lower lash line. This is one of my favorite looks to wear.
On my lips: NYC Lip Liner in “Naughty Nude” with Wet n Wild Fergie Lipstick in “Bebbot Love”
- Smog: all over my lids.
- Sin: used to blend the edges of Smog and into the crease.
- Mildew: applied along lower lash line.
** I did use an olive green eye liner pencil along my lower lash line as a base for Mildew. This make the color more intense and gave it longer staying power… just something extra, but not necessary.
I give this palette 3 stars, mostly because of the glitter fallout… the shades without the glitter are lovely! Also, there isn’t a single matte shadow shade… it would be nice if there was at least one.
Which looks were your favorite? Do you like to wear the same makeup every day, or mix it up?
Thanks for reading!!