Urban Decay Pigments: Godsend or Hellbound?
I’m not sure how I feel about these. Don’t get me wrong…I love the two UD palettes that I have, and wouldn’t trade them for anything (except for maybe a couple of MAC Pro Pigments that I can’t seem to get my hands on), and I absolutely love the way their Primer Potion works. With the beautiful pigmentation that their eyeshadows have, how could their pigments not live up to expectation, right? At least, that’s my line of thinking…and yet you all are wondering “Well, why, if you think the color payoff would be pretty good, do you sound so iffy, Francine?”
I guess the reason I am so skeptical about these pigments is that I am still feeling pretty pissed and burned up about UD ripping off their consumers with the packaging of the Primer Potion. And when looking at the ridiculous little brush that comes on the pigment lid, as well as Urban Decay’s description of their no-mess/no-spill jar, it makes me wonder how easy it would be, or should I say, how easy it WOULDN’T be to get the maximum amount of product for the price you have to shell out.
Let’s make a quick comparison, shall we? MAC pigments cost $19.50 USD for 0.26 ounces of pigment. Urban Decay is charging a flat $20.00 for 0.04 oz…that’s right, 0.04. No I did not make a typo with that extra zero. That means Urban Decay is charging you $0.50 more (yeah, I know big whoopty-do) for 15% less product than what you get from MAC. I knew that 15% would catch your attention. Yep, they’re charging MORE for LESS…not to mention they’re silly little funnel like lid which will probably be more of a nuisance than a savior when the pigment starts to get low (sound familiar? ::cough::UDPP::cough::).
I’m beginning to wonder if Urban Decay really thinks their customers are really so stupid that we won’t eventually catch on to their little games to rob us blind. But I guess I’ll just have to wait to see these in person to know if I can be put into a blinded stupor by something sparkly and colorful. If any of you already have these, leave me a comment with your opinion on them.