UD Elements Review

November 1, 2018

With the holidays fast approaching Urban Decay got me thinking about the holidays early with this beautiful Elements eyeshadow palette. Inspired by the elements and in my opinion Avatar the Last Air Bender this palette draws inspiration from earth, air, fire, and water. 
There are 19 shades in this beautiful palette. Sparkles, metallics, micro-glitters, and mattes. Its all nestled in this round and may I add unusual but festive packaging. Some hate this packaging and think the circle is unusual but I actually quite like the round mirror because its beautiful and HUGE. However, its a bummer that this palette can't fit in any of my drawers. I do think this palette might be a challenging addition for most people's makeup bag (my makeup bag is basically a body bag). I could see myself taking this palette when I travel because the round mirror would work for an all around makeup application.
Starting with the external circle with the deep blue on the ride side:

Sapphire Dream is a navy blue metallic that reminds me of Pat McGrath's Blitz Blue but it isn't quite as vibrant.
Electric Air is a silver/lavender metallic. Its rather sheer. I don't see myself using this eyeshadow a lot sadly.
Antidote is a warm nude. Its peachy with some orange undertones. A great transition shade.
Secret Keeper is a bright, pistachio green
Earthbound is a dark poison ivy green with a metallic sheen.
Elemental is a medium brown. Its much browner than I thought. Its a very chestnut praline latte color.
Volcanic is a metallic bronze copper.
Lioness is not quite a plum and not quite a brown. Its a mixture of a plum and bronze with a metallic finish.
Fire Starter is my favorite shade. At first I thought it was a true red. Its a very deep red that is slightly pink but after 8 hours is a bit more magenta.
Dreamweaver is a medium bubble gum pink matte. This is definitely a color I would've loved in seventh grade. It isn't super vibrant upon application which was sad.
Ego is a shimmery plum that has a bit of lavender in it. This color is so beautiful. Its almost fuchsia-ish.
Heavy Water is a medium blue/turquoise. This shade is the hardest for me to wear for some reason. Its a very typical UD shade as well.

Now onto the inner circle starting with the shade on the right side:

Fortune Teller is one of those shades that UD does so well and I never get tired of. Fortune Teller is a blue green/plum eyeshadow. It wears for about 6 hours.
Silver Burn is a blackish purple with some pink glitter. This eyeshadow is hard to use as it wasn't very pigmented which was unfortunate, but made the color slightly more wearable.
Fool's Gold is a metallic gold shimmer. Its a beautiful bright gold with some green notes.
Moon Rock is a pretty medium dark bronze metallic.
Tectonic is a deep brown with some plumminess to it. Its so prettyyyy.
Hex Remedy is a purple satin eyeshadow. Also a color seventh grade Sonia would LOVE.

Right in the middle of all of it is Luna, a pretty white with sparkle and shimmer. Its sort of frosty, but I could see myself using it as a highlighter. In the inner corner works well too.

Overall, this palette is SO out of my ball park, but that's what I like about it. I have nothing like this in my entire collection. Which is not surprising to me because I usually am a neutral/red eye shadow palette kinda girl. The bold colors for the most part are very rich and pigmented. Using all these colors is a little bit of a challenge for me since I don't wear bold colors (minus red on the reg), but I am going to go all out and do a blue look soon.

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What do you guys think of this palette? Does it remind you of the holidays? What colors do you gravitate towards?

I received these products courtesy of Urban Decay and Cake Eyewear. All opinions are always my own.

Photos by my friend Mallory



  1. Omg this palette is a DREAM! I'm a palette fiend, I need them alllll!
    xo, allie

  2. Lovely colors!
    Mónica Sors

  3. Great post 💜


  4. I love this palette, so many amazing shaded, definitely something for everyone xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx

  5. Great photos.

  6. Wow!!! So beautiful palette!!! Electric air and volcanic are my favorite colors!!!
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  7. There are so many gorgeous palettes that have been released lately, it's hard to know which to go for this! This is such a beauty though and I love the inspiration of the elements. I adore volcanic, it's definitely my sort of colour! The only thing that would concern me about this is how bulky it is!

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  8. I love the round packaging it's so unique. UD always do a really great job at introducing shades that are a little different but not off putting to use. I think it's really well balanced and the shades look gorgeous xx


  9. it's such a fun palette! I love the mix of colours and it's great it's inspiring you to try different combinations! :)

    Hope that you are had a lovely weekend :) We took advantage of the warmth and sunshine by going to the park yesterday :)

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  10. What a beautiful palette! The colours are amazing!

    Gemma x

  11. Such a beautiful palette!
    xx- Nina



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