any die hard Pulp Fiction fans here? I, personally, have never watched it (*gasp* I know, I know)... but I do know that this cult favorite has indeed garnered a huge following... and apparently one very large supporter is none other than Urban Decay! That's got to be a huge wow right there.
I shall dream of the day Urban Decay makes a palette about me... lol! Okay jokes aside, this palette was created to commemorate the TWENTIETH anniversary of the film their way - which naturally involves creating a very cool and extremely badass eye palette, inspired by the equally renegade Mrs. Mia Wallace.
Since she looked so amazing in the film, Urban Decay decided to key off her iconic look. Above, you'll see everything you need from them to recreate her sassy style. And whilst lipstick is important (a huge lipstick lover here!), let's not forget that our eyes are the window to the soul.
Hence, I'll be introducing the palette here today and you can read on to see the look I created!
About the Pulp Fiction Palette
This palette comes with 5 colors, as they are stated below:
RIGHTEOUS – light cream matte
TYRANNY – warm brown matte
VENGEANCE – deep taupe-brown matte-satin
FURIOUS – white satin
ANGER – black satin with slight tonal sparkle
These colors will ultimately enable you to recreate Mia's Edgy Look from the film with the above colors, three of which are brand new (woohoo)! Each shade features Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients which give every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.
Besides the eyeshdows, this palette also contains a shiny black case that features the fateful Ezekial passage from the film, a generous mirror, a blood-red double ended brush (one compact shadow brush and a multi tasker brush), as well as a "Get the Look" card which comes with step-by-step instructions for creating a modern version of Mia Wallace's look from the film.
Here is Mia Wallace, in case you don't know what she looks like. I got to say, she's really got the whole sex siren thing going on - and you gotta admit that it's hella hard to pull off that sizzling look when you're sporting a typical kiddy haircut (did any of you have those when you're young? I did - and I looked so much closer to dorky than sexy).
As you'd notice, her eye makeup really isn't THAT heavy. Just a winged eyeliner and a rather neutral smokey eye.
However, I thought that might not quite do the palette any justice. The colors were gorgeous and would create such a beautiful smokey look. So instead, I thought I'd create MY version of the Mia style and see how it played out.
As you can see, I focused the lighter colors such as Righteous and Furious inside and the darker ones such as Tyranny and Vengeance towards the outer corners. The colors were then blended together for a better gradient! It was really easy and simple.
I then used Anger to focus closer to my lash line to act as an "eyeliner" of sorts! If you notice, the colors I used were pretty strong and covered a great area of my eyelid, but that's mostly because I have hooded eyelids (urgh.. Really dislike this) and hence.. most of these details are missing the moment I open my eyes!
Luckily though, you can see the darker corners peeking out sufficiently for the smokey eye look, and I topped up with liquid eyeliner for a more intense look ;). You can choose to do the same as I did, or simply go with the eyeshadows alone. It's all up to you, that's the beauty of very versatile colors!
First off, as you must all be wondering - what do I feel about the texture?
Well, it was indeed buttery and soft! It was easy to lift it off pan and apply onto the eyelids. Plus, on the blendability scale it's way up there. Lightly sweeping the colors together with a blending brush was a dream as they went together beautifully. Beginners definitely wouldn't find any difficulty in using this palette, and the brush(es) given will prove equally useful! Though it may look short, it actually aids in application because it is easier to control and hence create looks easier.
The color was lasting and stayed on even when I didn't wear any primer. Those swatches on my hand didn't even fully go off when I rubbed them off with a tissue, so that should give you a vague idea.
HOWEVER! I feel I must say this. If you're going for a very strong smokey look, do opt for a primer. If you own Urban Decay's ever legendary eyeshadow primer, please use it.
When I first created my look, it felt quite intense in real life but didn't look that way on camera - so I really had to pack it on. In the process, I got quite a bit of fall out under my eye area. Naturally this wasn't too attractive. Through the day, the color pigments I packed on also began to fall out.
What I assume is that this look was really more suited for.. perhaps 2 notches stronger than neutral (like Mia Wallace's in the picture above) as opposed to extremely bold.. so the color also wasn't meant to be so heavily applied. In that case, once again, use the primer if you'd like the shades to 'pop' out more. Not really a hassle, and is sure to keep you looking great all day.
If you truly find the eyeshadow not enough, then use some eyeliner to amp it up, it'll be just fine!
Oh yes, and since Halloween is on its way, why not take the chance and be Mrs Mia Wallace instead? With the help of this palette, you wouldn't even need a makeup artist! ;)
This palette is going for SGD $52 and is available at Sephora!
Go out and be your own sex bomb!