Every year around this time, Sephora release a 500-point perk mini palette from Urban Decay, and every year I have to have it (2014 palette, 2015 palette). In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I will pass on perks I want throughout the year because I need to save my points for this one! I love these little palettes and this year’s version, the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette, is no exception.
The Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette is a little different than the previous Sephora 500-point perks. It still contains four different eyeshadows: Backdoor, Righteous, Backfire, and Fireball, but instead of including a mini 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil like before it has a dual-ended travel brush. Personally, I would rather have the eyeliner since travel brushes are always impossible to use but I can always swap the brush out for a liner myself (as long as it’s one I’ve used a lot of, the slot is a lot smaller as well). This contains a good mix of colors- there are a couple of neutrals and a couple of fun metallics.
The colors in this palette are so pretty and they are versatile enough that if you take this palette on a trip, it’s really the only one you need to pack. Backdoor is a dark brown matte from Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette. It’s nice color but it’s easy to overdo it so I have to apply it lightly. It is very pigmented and it’s great in the crease or as a liner. Righteous is a lovely warm beige matte from the Pulp Fiction Palette that works nicely as a highlight shade. It is also pretty pigmented and glides on easily. Backfire is a purple-burgundy shift that is new to the permanent lineup. It’s a really pretty shade that can be used in the crease or applied heavily over the lid for a more dramatic look. I love the slight metallic finish. Fireball is a peach-pink shift that is also part of the permanent line. I didn’t think I’d use Fireball very much but it is easily my favorite color from this palette. It’s very pigmented and I love to use it on the middle of my lid to brighten my eye look.
I love how these palettes are just a little different each year. Urban Obsessions had softer, lighter colors that I loved. Urban Vices was a little darker and better for a smoky eye. Urban Addictions is a little more fun- it still has the neutral dark and light shades but also has some brighter, more intense colors. Out of the three, I think I’ll end up using Urban Addictions the most. All of the colors are super wearable as opposed to the last two years which contained some super dark shades that are hard to wear. The packaging is always so cute and surprisingly sturdy for a point perk. The palettes are made of heavy cardboard and they have a good magnetic closure that holds them shut.
The only thing that bothered me about this year’s palette (aside from the missing eyeliner) was the size. It’s bigger than the last two palettes! This isn’t that big of a deal because it’s still a great size for travel but now my 500-point perk palettes don’t stack nicely.
I am so glad I skipped perks earlier this year so I could grab the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette! In my opinion, these are some of the best 500-point perks that Sephora does and I wish they would do them with more brands. They are definitely worth the points. The quality is always great and the colors are so pretty. I’ve been getting a lot of use out of this palette already and I can’t wait to take it on my next vacation!
You can grab the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette here or check with your local Sephora store.