Urban Decay NEW Mini Palette Review: Sin And Half Baked

Urban Decay mini palettes

Urban Decay just released three new mini eyeshadow palettes and of course, I had to get my hands on a couple of them. I wasn’t a massive fan of the greens in Foxy, but I was dying to try Sin and Half Baked. Both of these palettes were inspired by fan favorites Sin and Half Baked, two of their most popular eyeshadow colors, instantly making these palettes a huge hit. This post will completely review the Sin And Half Baked eyeshadow palettes. Keep reading for all the details!

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Pros Vs. Cons Of Both Palettes

Urban decay eyeshadow

Both of these palettes are made from a similar formula and have several goods and bads in common. If you’re a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, make sure that you read these before buying the new mini palettes!


Urban Decay naked palettes


I am so in love with this eyeshadow! It is so easy to blend. This eyeshadow is definitely worth the price. It glides on as smooth as butter, and the colors seamlessly blend together for a flawless look that you’re going to love as much as I do. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy to blend eyeshadow.


Buildable eyeshadow is amazing because it can take your look from day to night. It’s perfect for a natural daytime look, and then you can build it up for a smoky eye for the evening.

Buildable eyeshadow is also great for creating different looks – you can use it to create a winged eyeliner look or a smokey eye. There are endless possibilities with buildable eyeshadow! Plus, it’s easy to apply and super versatile. You can use it wet or dry, depending on the effect you’re going for.

There are so many different ways that you can wear this eyeshadow that you’re never going to want to stop playing with it. It will be your new muse for future makeup looks!

Nice Mixture Of Shimmers And Mattes

Urban Decay sin palette

Both of the Urban Decay mini palettes have three matte shades and three shimmers. It gives you the perfect color combinations with a variety of finishes for one creation after another.

Eyeshadow Basics

If you need to go back to the basics, these are the palettes to do it with. They have the essentials that we all grew to love in the Naked palettes and the ones that we all need on our vanities. Take a quick look to see if you need to pick up a few more neutral shades. If you do, these are the palettes to stock up on.

Going a bit beyond the basics, the Half Baked palette offers your favorite shade with a couple other golden neutrals to pair perfectly with it. The Sin in eyeshadow palette also brings back one of your favorite colors to combine with the neutrals in the palette. You get the best of both worlds with a mini eyeshadow palette from Urban Decay!

Very Little, If Any, Fallout

Urban Decay did not become a cult favorite producing makeup that is a hassle to apply. Their eyeshadow formulas are creamy enough that they glide across your eyelid like a glide-on eye pencil, helping you finally enjoy applying eyeshadow without the hassle of fallout. You can still wear eyeshadow guards to create your lines, but you don’t have to.

Doesn’t Smudge Easily

This eyeshadow might slide on like a cream eyeshadow, but it doesn’t smudge as cream shadows do. You get the perfect formula that you love, without the downfalls that you hate.


These colors are buildable, but they are so pigmented that you don’t have to apply layer after layer to get the shadow color that you see in your palette. Instead, you can easily use your favorite shade as a quick, one color look in the morning before heading out the door.

Slim Design

Urban Decay Half Baked

These packages are slim and cute. They won’t take up a lot of space, making them perfect for going with you on the go. Pick your favorite shade and toss a mini eyeshadow palette in your purse or your suitcase!

Beautiful Packaging

While this isn’t going to make or break a new eyeshadow palette, there’s something to be said about a makeup brand that puts this much effort into the design of its palettes. These palettes have a chic design that is instantly going to inspire you! The use of colors, the beautiful gold letters, and even the metallic background are going to make you love them so much more than you already do.

Made To Last

These Urban Decay palettes were made to last. The packaging isn’t cheap like you’ll see in some other brands. The formulas are amazing, and because a little goes a long way, you’ll find that you don’t go through them as quickly as you do your other favorite palettes, even if you use them every day. A small amount of your favorite shade can deliver lasting makeup.


The Price Tag

Some people are a little turned off by the price tag. A mini palette for Urban Decay costs $29, but these palettes are well worth it. You’ll find that they last long enough to make them worth every dime that you spend on them.

A Little Redundant

If you already own several Naked palettes (still), you’ll find these colors a little repetitive. The rosy hues and brown shades are beautiful, but you might not necessarily need them. Double check your pallette collection to make sure you’re not accidentally buying duplicates of eyeshadow that you already own. If you’re finding the same colors, check out the Wild West Palette by Urban Decay instead! 

Urban Decay Sin Swatches And Colors

Urban Decay Sin colors
Note: The lettering is all metallic. The portion that looks black is simply reflecting the black on my phone!

The Urban Decay Sin Mini Palette features 6 forbidden, blush-toned neutrals, with three shimmers and and three mattes:

  • Bad Habit (matte)
  • Sin (matte)
  • Unlucky (shimmer)
  • Boring (matte)
  • TBH (shimmer)
  • Twisted (matte)
Urban Decay Sin swatches

Urban Decay Half Baked Swatches And Colors

Urban decay eyeshadow halfbaked colors

The Urban Decay Half Baked Mini Palette also features six colors, with three of them being shimmers and three being a matte formula:

  • Rolling (matte)
  • Half Baked (shimmer)
  • Rocky (shimmer)
  • Buck Off (matte)
  • Breadwinner (shimmer)
  • Edible (matte)
Urban Decay Halfbaked swatches

In Conclusion

Urban Decay has definitely upped their game, making sure that these are both bangers! You can check them out here!

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