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Urban Decay Ammo is Back – New Formulation (Swatches & Review)


My very first Urban Decay purchase was the infamous Ammo Palette. That must have been about ten years ago, shocker. I loved it but fall-out was always an issue, even with an eye base. I passed it on to a friend who had no issues with a shimmery face but I wasn’t happy about it. I was therefore thrilled beyond belief when I heart UD had revamped the palette. It contains the same beautiful shades but this time without fall-out! The eyeshadows have been re-made with Urban Decay’s new eyeshadow formulation – as in the Naked 2 Palette.




The packaging has had a little bit of a revamp too. The palette comes with a mini brush (which is actually pretty decent, more on this later) and a small Primer Potion. The new shadows are velvety in texture and tightly packed. The are intense in pigmentation and smooth like a dream. They’re easy to apply, blend and they stay put all day. Since UD have changed their formulation they are now my favourite eyeshadows, bye bye MAC.

There are 10 shadows in the palette:

  • Smog – Deep coppery bronze shimmer
  • Mildew – Mossy green shimmer with a gold shift
  • Oil Slick – Black matte with silver micro-glitter
  • Last Call – Metallic plum shimmer
  • Chopper – Copper shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Maui Wowie – Metallic golden beige shimmer with silver glitter
  • Shattered – Turqiouse shimmer with gold shift
  • Polyester Bride – White snow shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Grifter – Sheer lavender shimmer with silver micro-glitter
  • Sin – Champagne shimmer


Now for some swatches…

ammo8L to R: Smog, Mildew, Oil Slick, Last Call, Chopper

ammo10L to R: Maui Wowie, Shattered, Polyester Bride, Grifter, Sin

As you can see this palette is definitely for ladies who like shimmer. Now I’m a big fan of matte shadows but I also like a bit of shimmer – just not too much at one time. The glitter shadows are not chalky at all. They’re actually the most wearable I’ve come across.

The brush is really great – that’s not something I have ever said about a brush that comes in a palette. It’s perfect for packing on the eyeshadows with the new formulation. A fluffy brush doesn’t work as well. The primer potion is just great. End of.


The price is fair at €29/£23. especially when you consider how much a single eyeshadow costs and unlike many palettes from other brands the shadows are the exact same quality as the singles.

Love. Love. Love!

Any thoughts?

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