Urban Decay Backtalk Palette | Swatches and Try On



Out of all the upcoming Spring 2018 makeup releases, this was the one I was most excited for! The Urban Decay Backtalk palette (46 USD) is a Sephora exclusive and was released on March 8th. Of course, I ran to my local Sephora on release day to pick this up!


The Backtalk palette houses 2 blushes, 2 highlights, and 8 shadows. It is a beautiful mix of warm and cool tones, mattes and shimmers. It was inspired by one of their best selling Vice Lipsticks “Backtalk”- a pinky mauve in their Comfort Matte formula. This palette incorporates the same rose toned mauves with each shade having the slightest hint of pink.

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Let’s start with the shadows…from the top!

180 (shimmer)- deep chocolate brown with a slight purple duochrome, I like this to deepen the outer corners of the eye

WTF (matte) – warm toned medium brown, love this as a crease shade!

Attitude (shimmer/foil)- red/magenta, beautiful to pack on the lids!

Shade (shimmer)- fushia, love this all over the lid or as a lower lid highlight

Backtalk (matte)- dusty mauve rose, great as a transition color

Curve (shimmer)- taupe with the slightest purple hue, love this all over the lid for a natural look

Bare (shimmer)- tan biege, pretty as an everyday day or in the inner corners to highlight

3 Sheets (matte)- eggshell, I’ve been using this all over the lid at a “starter shade” to mattify and even skin tone

And now for the blushes and highlights!


Party Foul (highlight)- a gleaming champagne, love this as a cheek, brow bone and inner corner highlight, looks darker in the pan, swatches close to The Balm’s MaryLoumanizer or Colourpop’s Lunch Money

Low Key (highlight)- a shimmering peachy highlight, I love this as a blush topper, slightly less intense than Party Foul

Double Take (blush)- a dusty rose with the slightest hint of peach, has a slight shimmer, love this as an “everyday blush”

Cheap Shot (blush) – mauve-y pink/purple, more sheen than Double Take, love this for a glam look!

Here’s the look I created with this palette! For shadows, I used WTF in the crease, Backtalk as a transition, Attitude on the lid, and Bare on the inner corner. I mixed both blushes and highlights on the cheeks. I really love how it turned out!

Check on my lastest YouTube to see me create this look!

Hope you guys enjoyed!



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