Hold the phone...Beth has made yet another impulse purchase. Say hello to my newest addition to my eyeshadow wardrobe - Urban Decay's 'Freelove'. Urban Decay are without a doubt my favourite brand to go to when it comes to all things eyeshadow related - whether it be their selection of palettes, their amazingly pigmented eye liners or their primer potions - I adore them all. I'm yet to find a collection of eye shadows that are so consistent with their pigmentation, consistency and overall quality. 'Freelove' isn't a shadow I've heard much about on blogs - it isn't one of those famous blogger shades and it isn't your run of the mill standard neutral either. It's a beautiful shimmery peachy coral shade - described on the website as a 'golden, vibrant peach'. I'm usually quite scared of anything coral going near my eyes - but i love the fact it isn't too 'out there' and it still has a sort of neutral vibe to it - it brings warmth to the eye area and makes a nice change from your typical bronzes and gold tones. It's a baby step outside my strict browns and golds neutral comfort zone and it's a rather unique little shade that has made a welcome addition to my collection.
Needless to say, 'Freelove' is velvety soft to the touch and blends onto the eyelids with ease. It's highly pigmented and applies smoothly. The colour isn't for everyone - although it isn't overly bright it's not your typical neutral shade and I don't own anything else like it in my collection. Personally, it was love at first sight for me - i loved it when i saw the swatches online and I loved it even more when it arrived on my doorstep and I saw it in the flesh. It's such a gorgeous shade that's perfect for every day wear and can be used for warmer smokey eye looks to create a pop of colour. I have dark green eyes and I always find that warm shades such as reddish bronzes and orangey golds suit me quite well - and this one is no exception. It looks stunning on the lids and really does bring out the greenish hues in my eyes - that being said, I can imagine this would suit most eye colours - especially those who tend to lean towards warmer tones.
Overall, I'm so glad I've added this little beauty to my collection. Admittedly, it's not one I'd adorn when I'm a little worse for wear or haven't quite racked up enough beauty sleep as I can imagine the coral tinge might not do me any favours, but it's a lovely one to use when I fancy a little bit of something different. I wore it yesterday (seen above) blended into 'Sunset' from the Stila 'In The Light' palette (post here) and it looked really striking with a touch of Mac's Smoulder eye pencil on the lower lash line. I also ran it underneath the lash line with a smudging brush just to add an extra pop of colour. As I've said before, it's probably not everyone's cup of tea - and I must be honest and say this is pushing the boat out a little bit for me as I'm usually very, very picky with what I wear on my eyes. But you can't beat throwing caution to the wind sometimes and trying something outside of your comfort zone, can you?
Do you own any shades similar to this? What's your favourite way to wear warm tones like this?