Urban Decay's newest palette is inspired by its bestselling Vice lipstick
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When Urban Decay first launched its Vice lipstick collection of a whopping 100 lipsticks, we were spoilt for choice. But with literally a hundred colours and finishes to choose from, it seems like one particular shade has emerged a winner. Backtalk, a mauve nude in a comfort matte finish, is the brand's breakout, cult shade that is hard to keep in stock. Although shades like blue or grey may be outré, it seems most women revert to what they know and what works for them. The brand's paean to this triumph is the new Backtalk palette. We know what you're thinking with regards to not needing yet another eyeshadow palette in your life at the moment. That's where the brand has got one over you: Backtalk is not just an eyeshadow collection, but also contains larger-sized versions of the matching blush and highlighter shades, making it a go-to palette for travel.
What's inside this new must-have from the brand? Eight nude-mauve, soft berry and muted rose eyeshadows (inspired by the lipstick) on one side and four coordinating shades of blush and highlighter on the other. This palette is ideal for achieving that trending monochromatic makeup look without having to splurge on separate colours for the face, eyes and even the cheeks. As for the lips, you're probably going to have to score the Backtalk lippie to complete your flawless face. Star shades include 3 Sheets, a satin pinky-peach that's great as a base colour and Party Foul, a super shimmery highlighter that you can go to town with. Want to try out that other big trend, red eyeshadow that seems to have grown legs in 2018, but don't know how? Well first, watch our tutorial and then modernise it with Shade, a deep fuchsia with a shot of purple — kind of a a nod to Pantone's colour of the year, Ultraviolet, running through it.
$76. Available from 26 April 2018