Hello everyone! Today I will be sharing my review on the recently released Urban Decay Shapeshifter Palette. It’s a 3-in-1 complexion palette to color correct, contour and highlight. There are two variations available and I picked up the palette in Light Medium Shift at Sephora. Light Medium Shift is recommended for light to medium skintones, ideal for foundation shades 0.5–7.0 while the Medium Dark Shift palette suits medium to dark skintones, ideal for foundation shades 6.0–12.0.
Priced at $45, the palette contains two separate compartments–one side houses 5 cream products while the other houses 4 powders. A double sided mirror separates the two to keep it mess free. I adore the packaging and think it’s truly one-of-a-kind. It’s light weight, yet sturdy and serves many purposes in a sleek, compact that is easy to open and close.
Powders Left to right:
Creams from left to right:
I find that the palette has good range of colors to suit light to medium skin tones. The texture of the powders are finely milled and soft while the cream powders blend beautifully. One thing that I found a bit tricky was finding the right brushes to use that would fit into the small pans and distribute just the right amount of product. The UD Pro Contour Shapeshifter brush was not available for purchase in store. I thought I’d try it out with the range of brushes I had at home and found that my Real Techniques Sculpting Brush Set was easy to work with along with a small concealer brush. Every shade is blendable, buildable and workable and I was able to achieve a really natural subtle contour. I did not find myself using every single shade, such as the light contour cream and Dark Contour powder. I also still preferred to use my Naked Skin Concealer as a highlighter, however I found that some of the shades, such as the powders could even double as shadows for the eyes. Even if you are not a pro at contour & highlighting, I think UD created a range of shades to make it easy for you to use whether you prefer to use creams or powders.
Bottom line, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette is a three-in-1 palette that is supposed to let you easily color-correct, highlight and contour and I think it does exactly what Urban Decay claims. The colors are workable and versatile enough to create a range of looks. If you are on the fence about whether the shades would work for you, I would suggest you try it in store.
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