Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette (review + swatches)

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Look, I bought the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette BEFORE I promised myself that I would take it easy on the eyeshadow palettes, okay? Also, there was a sale on Feelunique,  it has blue eyeshadows and I’m weak.


Price point, packaging, and quantity

On the US Urban Decay website $34

On the UK Urban Decay website £28

On Feelunique Europe €33,60

The cardboard packaging is real cute:

urban decay beached eyeshadow palette review and swatches


It’s a limited edition. Like all Urban Decay products, this palette is 100% cruelty free and made in the USA. It doesn’t have a double-ended brush, like most UD palettes. It has a mirror, but because the palette is vertical, it’s kind of awkward to hold.

There are 8 shadows for a total of 10.4g


urban decay beached eyeshadow palette review and swatches


The Beached collection also includes three lipstick shades and two bronzer shades. I bought the bronzer in the shade Sunkissed and I really like it. It’s subtle and really easy to blend.


Review and swatches

The “hot summer sunset on a Californian beach” theme is pretty clear. This palette aims to help you channel your inner gold goddess and your inner sexy mermaid.

The palette consists of 8 shadows: 6 metallics, 1 satin and 1 matte. Basically, your transition shade will always be the same: Daybreak.

Texture: all of the shadows are creamy, velvety and soft to the touch, which is normally a sign of good blendability.

Application: And yes, they are really easy to blend, especially Daybreak which is a dream of a shadow. This is good news, since it’s the only transition shade of the palette 😉 There is some fallout from the metallics, but nothing you can’t remove with the swipe of a brush.

Staying power: excellent, and I guess that’s the point of this summer palette: not to budge despite hot temperatures. The pigmentation is very intense.


urban decay beached eyeshadow palette review and swatches

urban decay beached eyeshadow palette review and swatches


Final thoughts on the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette


The first (and until last week, only) Urban Decay palette I had was the Naked Ultimate Basics and it was a huge disappointment.

This palette allows you to do fun, summery, colourful eye looks without too much hassle.

As usual, the blue shades are what drew me in, but in the long run I know those are not the shades I’ll use the most. I can see myself wearing Daybreak for the rest of my life. This shadow is the star of the palette in my opinion. I love to just blend it in the crease and be out the door, but I can also see myself mixing it with other warm matte browns that I have in other palettes. And that’s probably the only negative thing I’d have to say about the Urban Decay Beached Eyeshadow Palette: if you want to create a look that’s a bit more complex than ‘matte transition + metallic eyelid’, you will have to resort to another palette for variety.

However, overall, I cannot see any reason why you wouldn’t buy this. The price point is usual (or slightly below average) for Urban Decay and I find it to be extremely good value considering the quality of all the shadows and the fun looks you can create. This is definitely a must-wear summer palette.


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urban decay beached eyeshadow palette review and swatches


  1. July 28, 2018 / 3:29 am

    I think I’m in love with blue dip. Probably one of the best colours I’ve seen. It’s so mermaidy and pretty… lucky for me I know someone in my family will have it eventually so I’ll sponge off them during wedding season. 🤓 Daybreak and the other bronze colours are stunning and I can see daybreak easily becoming a regular feature on my eyes.

    • Kate
      July 28, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Tell me how it works out for you when you’ve used it 😀
      When is wedding season?

      • July 30, 2018 / 1:54 am

        Sadly winter but I’m still excited… !

  2. July 28, 2018 / 12:57 am

    This palette is STUNNING! I haven’t bought an Urban Decay palette in years but now I’m between picking up this one and the Heat palette! Brilliant review.

    Sending you good vibes for a wonderful weekend!

    Nati x | Blog: http://www.curatedbynati.com | Twitter: @curatedbynati

    • Kate
      July 28, 2018 / 1:55 am

      Go for the Beached palette because the review for the Heat palette weren’t all good.
      Thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. July 27, 2018 / 9:50 am

    This palette has some gorgeous shades. I really like the warm tones. I haven’t tried any of Urban Decay palettes before and might actually give this one a go. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Kate
      July 27, 2018 / 9:51 am

      You’re one of the first people not to mention the blue shades 😀
      The warm tones in this palettes are stunning!
      Thank you for commenting.

  4. letsgettripsy
    July 27, 2018 / 1:05 am

    Gah – those are gorgeous colours! I am so fair and not as great applying make-up, I would just look a mess! Urban Decay has always done well for me though so I have no doubt it is good. Love the swatches!! 🙂

  5. Melissa Kacar
    July 27, 2018 / 12:55 am

    Those blue shades are gorgeous! This palette is defintiely tempting to buy! Great review, thanks for sharing! 🙂


  6. July 26, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I’m loving the beach California sunset vibes here! The packaging is gorgeous! I’m so impressed with the blue shades in this palette, they are really stunning and vibrant. Great review Kate, thanks for sharing 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Kate
      July 26, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks, Bexa!

    • Kate
      July 26, 2018 / 7:51 pm


  7. July 26, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve seen this palette a few times and every time I see the blue shades I think I love it just that little bit more. Such a stunning palette

    • Kate
      July 26, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      If you ever want to splurge, you have my blessing 😀

    • Kate
      July 26, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Thanks for commenting!

  8. July 25, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Love this review! I want to get some Urban Decay items and this Palette looks worthy. I love the velvety feel. Great post Kate❤️

    • Kate
      July 25, 2018 / 10:53 pm

      Thanks! It’s a no BS review. A really good palette!
      Thank you for commenting.

  9. July 25, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I’ve seen so many people use this and I’d LOVE to pick it up! I love Urban Decay’s palettes (I’m so loyal to my Naked Smoky!)
    The shades of this one are absolutely gorgeous and I love the golden blues theme, it screams summer loud and clear!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lots of love,
    Molly xo

    • Kate
      July 25, 2018 / 10:45 pm

      I think in terms of quality, it is the summer equivalent of the naked palettes 😀
      Thanks for commenting!

  10. July 24, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Great review! I’ve been eyeing this palette for awhile. The shades are so pretty, especially the blue shades! Such a perfect summer palette. Thanks for sharing. Now, I want it even more. Lol. (:

    • Kate
      July 24, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Honestly, if you can afford it, go for it!
      Can’t wait to see what you review next :DDD

  11. July 24, 2018 / 10:48 am

    What do you think about the All Nighter? I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews and I don’t know if I should get it or not 🙂

    • Kate
      July 24, 2018 / 11:32 am

      I’m surprised your heard mixed reviews. I love it. I usually spray my face with Mac Fix + and when it’s dry I go in with the All Nighter and my makeup doesn’t budge after that. And I think it’s mostly due to the AN. They have a travel size, if you don’t want to invest too much money 🙂

      • July 24, 2018 / 12:43 pm

        Thank you! I think I’ll buy it in the future☺️

  12. July 24, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Pretty palette! Those blue shimmers are stunning, have you tried them in an eye look yet?

    • Kate
      July 24, 2018 / 11:33 am

      Oh yes, blue eye looks are the first looks I tried. The blues are beautiful and they last very long!

      • July 24, 2018 / 12:25 pm

        That’s good to hear, blue isn’t a common eyeshadow shade 💙

    • Kate
      July 23, 2018 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks. Me too (now)

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