Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Urban Decay Ammo Palette

Swatches & Review
Urban Decay's Ammo Palette has been around for quite some time now. The Ammo Palette was released in 2008, I believe? When I first came out, it was the palette that contained 10 of Urban Decay's best selling shades. Since then, they have come out with so many more shades, I do not know if these are still their "best selling" shades anymore. THIS palette was one of my first Urban Decay items that I have purchased back in summer of 2009 & since then, I have loved Urban Decay. As you can see, I still have not hit pan on anything, even after having it for three years (yes, it is past its expiration date, but I can't justify throwing this away). I purchased this back when it came with a set of a full-sized eye primer along with when the Book of Shadows 2 was first released.
The ten shades that are included in this palette are: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Chopper, Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, and Sin. All of these swatches were swatched over Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Smog is a coppery bronze shade. It is very pigmented and smooth & it is one of my all time favorite browns from Urban Decay.
Mildew is a metallic duck green, also very pigmented.
Oil Slick is a black with a lot of glitter. It is gritty and has fall out
Last Call is a plum-ish magenta with a metallic finish.
Chopper is a light brown with glitter. It was very smooth for a shade that contains glitter.
Maui Wowie is a gold champagne with glitter. It has major glitter fallout.
Shattered is a blue, but it seems like there is a bit of a green duo-chrome to it.
Polyester Bride is a glittery white. I do not like this shade at all because it is gritty and has major fallout.
Grifter is a pale purple with glitter
Sin is a smooth pale pink champagne.

What's unique about this palette is that the shades are supposed to be partnered from the top row & the bottom row. For example, Smog is supposed to be paired with Maui Wowie and Mildew is supposed to be paired with Shattered.

Overall, I think this palette is a good palette to start with, but I wish there were less glittery shades. A lot of the shades in this palette are glittery and have major fallout. However, the shades that do not have glitter in them are gorgeous and very pigmented. My favorites from this palette has to be Smog, Last Call and Mildew. This is not my favorite palette from them since I own many Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes, but it is one of the palettes that got me hooked on Urban Decay. What were your first items from Urban Decay? :)


  1. I really like the packaging and the swatches look so nice. I'm not sure what my first product of them was... This was a very intresting post! Thanks for visiting my blog!