Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette Review

As much as I adore my Naked palettes (You can read my review of the stunning Ultraviolet Palette HERE), it’s Urban Decay’s seemingly out-the-box limited-edition style palettes that tend to catch my eye. Does anyone remember the Alice Through the Looking Glass Palette with the drawer and pop-up butterfly? How about the Gwen Stefani collaboration? I remember it had that random pop of blue that I thought was completely out of place at the time and then five years later it appeared in every single colour story know to man. Gwen was before her time.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette ReviewUrban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette Review

The Naked palettes are generally crowd-pleasers, however, we’re something like nine (I think, correct me if I’m wrong) palettes down the line; and we know basically what to expect. That’s not a bad thing, in fact, the new Wild West palette looks bloody gorgeous. However, you can put money on the fact that there will be a good chunk of gold/neutrals in there plus we’re all familiar with the layout, pan size and general style of the packaging. So when the Urban Decay Stoned Vibes palette arrived at my door I was instantly excited to play with it. It’s a thing of unexpected beauty. The raised gemstone effect makes me just want to keep giving it ASMR style taps and caresses. It’s just the right weight in my hands and there’s everything a basic bitch like me could possibly want: rose gold, sparkle and marble.

It’s just as hypnotic inside. Stoned Vibes features 12 “mood-shifting” shades infused with extract of genuine tourmaline. The formula is vegan-friendly and the palette features a full-sized mirror and Urban Decay’s signature double-sided blending brush, which seems to increase in quality with every palette.

Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette ReviewUrban Decay Stoned Vibes Palette Review

The “marbleized” shades contain flecks of colour that reflect and change as the light hits them. It’s worth noting that a few shades, most noticeably Bloodstone, swatch differently to how they appear in the pan. The texture reminds me of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows and they apply similarly too. They shimmer shades require a lot of building and you get the best result by applying them with your finger and then diffusing them out with a fluffy blending brush. If you’re looking for a subtle wash of colour you can go in with a slightly dampened brush. This gives a really pretty effect, especially with Opal Aura. The light blue/silver/lilac flecks create such a delicate ethereal look with very little effort.

If you press down too hard they can become crumbly so take your time and enjoy the process. To get the shade Jade to really pop I had to build three layers and there was A LOT of fallout. I’d definitely recommend doing your eyes first before applying the rest of your makeup. The mattes are easy to work with, creamy and have a slight satin finish to them. I’ve never experienced any creasing and the colours stay vibrant throughout the day.

Stoned Vibes is not the palette you’ll probably reach for daily, but it’s fun, sparkly and oh-so-pretty.

The Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette retails for £46 however, at the time of publishing this post, it is currently down to £32.20 at the official UD website available HERE.

  • This post contains PR samples.