Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Urban Decay - Mushroom Eyeshadow

Another of Urban Decay's newly reformulated shades, I chose Mushroom to add to my UD 'build your own' palette.

With the new shadows, you can choose to put them into a palette or keep them in their pans. Depotting is an easy task with these; just press on the underside of the packaging (where the label is), and it will pop right out.

Mushroom is a warm grey shade, it does have a hint of brown to it, so it's leaning towards a taupe. The grey is the predominant shade though, so it's not overly warm-toned.
Finish-wise, it's a shimmer. Although it's quite frosty, there's no glitter here.

Mushroom - with flash

Mushroom - outside, no flash

The texture is incredibly smooth, it glides right on. It's also very pigmented, no need to layer a ton on to get close to the shade you see in the pan. Because of its smoothness, blending is easy with Mushroom.
The swatches were done using Mushroom dry & applying on to bare skin, no primer.

For the sake of comparison, I swatched Mushroom along-side a couple of other shadows that I thought may bear a resemblance, MAC's Satin Taupe & MAC's Sweet Sienna pigment.

L-R Sweet Sienna, Mushroom, Satin Taupe - with flash

L-R Sweet Sienna, Mushroom, Satin Taupe - outside, no flash

Again, these were all swatched dry on to bare skin. Mushroom & Satin Taupe aren't remotely close, they're both shimmery, but Satin Taupe is distinctly warmer & browner. Sweet Sienna is closer, it's a warm grey too, but there's tiny golden shimmers to it that make it look warmer than Mushroom.

Mushroom is a good choice for a neutral palette, it's a great colour to use as part of a smoky eye or on its own for something a little more subtle.


  1. Beautiful looking shadow - right up my alley :)

  2. Mushroom is one of those colors by Urban Decay that I absolutely adore. But enough to spend $18 on? No way.

  3. All of the swatches look lovely. I've never tried an UD shadow before:) x