An eyeshadow palette out of my comfort always excites me more than I ever thought it would. Smoky, kind of loud but classy shades is what Jean-Michel Basquiat’s collaboration with Urban Decay is all about. I don’t usually opt for loud colours, I’m usually more of a warm neutral kinda girl, but there’s something about this range that gets me all giddy.

For one, I always drool over Urban Decay collaborations. They’re all so different and bring new vibes each time, and their latest with Basquiat is totally different to what I’ve seen from them before. Basquiat is a groundbreaking street artist that is his art and his passions. The collaboration boasts a whole range of lip and eye products, and today I’m sharing with you my favourite, the Gold Griot Eyeshadow Palette*.

This palette is different for any palette I own. It contains 8 brand new can’t-live-without neutrals, which are so different to any I have in my collection. There are 4 matte shades and 4 shimmers that means there is so much versatility with this palette, you really can make so many looks. My favourite has to be Suckerpunch all over the lid, with Not For Sale in the crease and outer v and either Pseudonym or Crown on the lower lash line, depending on how daring I’m feeling. Let me give you a shade break down:

Enigma – a neutral pale nude matte

Levitation – a warm pale nude matte

Not For Sale – a medium sienna matte

Suckerpunch – a warm brown shimmer

Influence – a brown satin w/gold shimmer

BK – a grey matte-satin

Pseudonym – a deep navy doxycycline online order matte

Crown – a yellow toned metallic gold

Each shade is formulated with their unique Pigment Infusion System, which makes the shadows super rich, creamy with colour that lasts all day long. I find that when applied after a shadow primer or set concealer, these do not budge all day or crease. A lot of shadows crease on my lids, especially in the heat but these don’t, not even the darker shades!

I adore all the shades are have tested and trialled each one. The only one I’m not too impressed with is Levitation, as it’s a very minimal transition shade and on my skin tone is doesn’t show up much at all. I feel this would work best as a crease shade for light skin tones however. The shade Crown is a gold tone I don’t usually reach for, but this looks stunning all over the lid as well as in the inner corner or lower lash line for a pop of colour.

The palette comes equipped with a double-ended brush, which is so handy if you’re travelling with the palette. I don’t tend to use these but I keep it in its slim line packaging just in case I need it and forget another brush. The packaging again reflects Basquiat’s graffiti passion and it’s like nothing I own, so it certainly stands out. If you’re looking for something fun, different and daring I definitely recommend you try this or something else from the range.

This is now available to purchase online and in-store at Urban Decay and John Lewis.

Which Urban Decay collaboration has been your favourite?

Megan ?



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