Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette Review

January 6, 2021
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Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette Review and Mini Tutorials

For Christmas, my sister got me the beautiful Urban Decay Stones Vibes eyeshadow palette. A palette I’d been wanting for a very long time! I was super excited when I got this and couldn’t wait to spend some time playing with it and creating many sparkly looks. It’d been a while since an Urban Decay palette has drawn me in, but this one was a need!

Keep reading to find out my thoughts on the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes palette plus 3 mini tutorials!

About the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

From the Urban Decay website:

‘A vegan formula* eyeshadow palette packed with 12 all-new mood-shifting shimmery shades infused with extracts of genuine tourmaline to elevate your look. Get a glow with an ultra-creamy, velvety texture without the fallout. Manifest it all with the Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow palette — eight creamy, prismatic shimmers and four grounded mattes. Each of these stone-like speckled eyeshadows were designed to deliver shimmering colour payoff. Plus, get playful with your fingertips for a powerful dose of colour or use the included a double-ended brush.’

Details:

  • £46
  • 12 shades
  • 8 shimmers
  • 4 mattes
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-free

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Shades

  • Good Karma – A pale beige
  • Jade – A light-medium green with gold flecks
  • Opal Aura – A beautiful, metallic silvery white
  • Tigers Eye – Dark orange-copper with white flecks
  • Vibes – Dark rose-mauve
  • Antidote – Matte light-medium coral
  • Hexed – Matte medium orange-toned brown
  • Bloodstone – Dark copper brown with warm orange undertones
  • Ojo – Bright medium blue
  • Raw Energy – Mid-tone purple with pink flecks
  • Meditate – Medium-dark pinkish copper
  • Third Eye – Matte dark plum

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

Packaging

The packaging for this palette is stunning! With a 3D crystal gemstone design that changes colour when you move it around, it really is something special. Because of the design, this palette is a little chunky, but it’s still a good size, not too big or too small and feels very sturdy and secure. The lid snaps into place so you don’t have to worry about it flying open and it comes with a decent mirror and a dual-ended brush too which is something I always appreciate.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

This is definitely a stand-out palette on my dresser. It’s bright, colourful, shiny and I’m a huge fan. The shade names are all written either below or above the pan too so you know exactly what you’re using.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

First Impressions

When I opened the palette my first thought was ‘wow!’ I may have squealed a little bit too. I’m such a sucker for glitter and the pans looked so different to anything else I’ve owned with their marbleised effect. Immediately, I was drawn to Jade, Opal Aura and Ojo, being the bolder of the shades. I thought all the matte shades were ideal for base and transition shades and it meant that you wouldn’t really need to use another palette to create a complete look either. I also feel like this palette is great for all year round. Sometimes, palettes are specifically for autumn, winter, spring or summer, but Stoned Vibes has enough colour variety to work all year.

The shades all swatched really nicely, although I did notice a bit of crumbling in the pans so it’s definitely a palette you’ll have to be careful with when using. I also did experience a bit of fallout with the shimmer shade when applying them to my eyes but it was easy to brush away.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

3 Mini Tutorials

I’ve created 3 looks with this palette to give you all an idea of what you can create with it.

Look 1:

For the first look, I used Hexed as my transition shade and then used Third Eye to darken the outer corners and crease. I also used Third Eye under my lower lash line for a bit more drama. For the centre of the lid, I used the shade, Jade.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

Look 2:

For the second look, I used Antidote all over my lid as a base. Then I applied Ojo all over the lid and blended it out using the fluffy end of the dual-ended brush provided. To create a halo-effect, I applied Opal Aura right in the centre of the lid and gently blended the edges into Ojo.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

Look 3:

For the third and final look, I kept it simple and used Third Eye in the outer corners of my eyes and then Raw Energy all over the lid.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

Final Thoughts on the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette

I found that the matte shades were much more pigmented when applied on the eyes compared to when I swatched them, so you only need to pick up a small amount on your brush. Whereas the shimmer shades all needed building for the full, glitter effect. I think applying the glitter shades with your finger or a wet brush will really help make them pop on the eye. All of the shades have a creamy texture, making them easy to apply and blend and I experienced no creasing or fading during the day, but I did use the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion under all of the looks.

This is a really fun palette and perfect for any glitter lovers out there who want to experiment with bolder, colourful looks. Overall, I’m really happy with this palette and think it’s become one of my favourite palettes from Urban Decay. There’s not a single shade I dislike or wouldn’t use and they all applied beautifully.

Do you own this palette yet? Or are you thinking of getting it? They currently have a sale on, taking the palette from £46 to £32.20, so I’d snap it up quick if I were you!

Let me know in the comments which makeup look out of the 3 was your favourite!

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8 Comments

  • Mimi

    January 6, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Man I need this! It looks so beautiful

    1. Hollie

      January 8, 2021 at 5:52 pm

      It’s a great palette!

  • Chanelle

    January 7, 2021 at 7:17 am

    So pretty! A few shades look different in the pan and when swatched but not in a bad way. I love the third look on you, the pinky tones are beautiful 💕

    1. Hollie

      January 8, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      Oh 100%! The shade Bloodstone was totally different to what I was expecting. Thank you! 😊

  • diningwithali

    January 7, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Looks so beautiful!

    1. Hollie

      January 8, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      It’s an amazing palette!

  • Joy

    January 7, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Great review 😍! This palette looks absolutely stunning, the packaging is wow!! I also love the third look that you created, “Raw energy” is such a beautiful shade!!!

    1. Hollie

      January 8, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks! It’s such a great palette and yes the packaging is stunning! 😍 aw thank you, it really is pretty, I love all the shades so much 😍

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