Pulp Fiction

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Palette Review + Swatches


Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Collection was a pretty big deal, as far as I was concerned. I love the movie, and thought the collection was a great way to honor the film’s 20th anniversary. The Pulp Fiction Palette was sort of the gem of the collection, featuring five shadows designed to recreate Mia Wallace’s signature eye look (there’s even a card included giving a brief tutorial).

The five shades in this palette are Righteous (soft pinkish white matte), Tyranny (warm deep tan matte), Vengeance (warm coffee brown semi-matte), Furious (pitch dark inky black matte) and Anger (stark chalk white matte). Many have lamented that this palette is too basic, and it’s true, you’re not gonna find any groundbreaking shades here. Also, the faint sheen in Vengeance gets lost in the eye, making this a basic, all matte palette. (3.5/5)


This wasn’t the best effort UD has ever put out in terms of wear time. Furious looked faded with primer after 4 hours, and I had fallout from Anger by that time as well. At 6 hours, Furious had migrated some onto the lower lash line. Righteous, Tyranny, and Vengeance gave me no problems for a full 8 hours. (4/5)

All five shades apply smoothly, go on opaque, and blend easily, which is great for all-matte textures. However, there were some drawbacks. The sheen on Vengeance gets lost, and has an excessive amount of powder kickup. Furious has the fussiest wear out of all five. Anger disappointed me with fallout. (4/5)

I loved the packaging for this palette. In came in a themed box with the aforementioned tutorial card tucked inside. The palette proper also is decorated to go along with the Pulp Fiction theme, featuring Samuel L. Jackson’s character’s famous quote emblazoned on the front. I also loved that the inside of the box is red. I would’ve liked if the inside of the palette was red too, the black and white camo is a bit tacky. I also don’t like how Furious and Anger are split in half and share a pan. Since these shadows can kick up a bit of powder, those two are easy to cross-contaminate. The palette also holds fingerprints like crazy and the magnetic closure is weak. However, it’s compact enough to store easily and dexterous enough to survive travel (although perhaps not without some dinged corners). (4/5)

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This palette was originally $34, but has since been reduced to $16 USD. This portions out to about $6.80 per shadow at the full price, which we can all universally agree is by no means costly. The quality is not atrocious, either. If you’re just starting out with makeup or are venturing into neutrals for the first time, this would be a great, cost-effective place to start. (4/5)

Wow Factor:
I did love the Mia Wallace look this palette creates. I also like how there’s enough options to have either a day look or a night look going on. However it’s a really straightforward palette, most people own shadows like this, and they were all essentially one finish. The wear wasn’t perfect with all of them, either. (3.5/5)

It’s a nice starter palette, and a good collector’s item for fans of the film. But it’s not a must-have, and I’m sure there’s many ways to get the same look with other, less expensive, better performing shadows. (3.8) C+


-Now that this is on clearance, it’s only available at urbandecay.com

Useful Information:
-This product was purchased by me.
-UD is cruelty-free, their parent company, L’Oreal, is not.

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Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Collection Launches Today!

Image via Beautydea
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s hit movie Pulp Fiction, Urban Decay is releasing a fab looking collection! The five piece collection is designed to give wearers the look of the film’s edgy, intriguing leading lady, Mia Wallace (excellently played by Uma Thurman). From left to right in the photo above we have:
  • Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace
  • 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Mrs. Mia Wallace
  • Pulp Fiction Palette
  • Nail Color in Mrs. Mia Wallace
  • Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gunmetal
Honestly, I’d be willing to try everything in this collection! But I’ve scoured other blogs, like Temptalia and Phyrra, and the consensus seems to be that the collection is well done quality wise, and the look is true enough to the film. However, it’s not the most unique collection under the sun and most of the products are dupeable. 
Urban Decay is a semi cruelty free brand (their parent company tests on animals). This limited edition collection is available now at urbandecay.com, and will soon be available at Ulta, Sephora, and Macy’s, as well as online on Beauty.com.

 What do you think beauties? Will you be picking up anything from this collection? Hunting for less expensive lookalikes? Or is this kind of look just not your thing altogether? Let me know! 

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