Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Urban Decay | Riff Eyeshadow

This is quite possibly the most talked about eye-shadow this year. Urban Decay's Riff has caused quite the commotion the past couple of months with bloggers going absolutely mad for it. When I was up in Belfast a couple of weeks ago I decided to pick it up and see what the fuss was about. The girl on the counter didn't even know what shadow I was on about, so maybe they are part of a new collection or it has only just been released. But it was kept separate to the other eye-shadows and it took abit of explaining to get my hands on it!

This is not my usual kind of colour. I am a matte, cool-toned eye-shadow wearer through and through and this is totally out of my comfort zone. As you can see from the pictures it is a very warm-toned brown shadow, with the slightest hint of sparkle going through it. I will say that the sparkle doesn't really show up when you have it applied to the eyelid so I did manage to get away with that. I don't really like to have anything overly sparkly on my eyes for everyday.

The first time I applied this, I fell in love. I was heading out with my boyfriend at the last minute so it was a quick get ready job. I put this all over the lid with some liquid liner and lashings of mascara. When I got in the car and had a chance to look at the eyeshadow in proper light I loved it. While it is a very orange looking brown, it made my blue eyes stand out so much more than usual. It looked amazing when I was tanned and really gave a bronzed look to my complexion. The quality of the eyeshadow is unsurprisingly amazing. Like any other Urban Decay shadow I have tried, it is pigmented, easy to blend and really long lasting. I have found myself reaching for this over my palettes lately. It creates such a lovely look on the eyes for everyday and is so quick and easy to do in the mornings!

Have you picked up the eyeshadow of the moment? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. This eyeshadow is all everyone seems to be talking about lately.. I think I need it! :) x

  2. This looks & sounds like such a gorgeous eyeshadow shade - Urban Decay always do well!

    Lucy |

  3. I need this! I have blue eyes too so definitely need to try it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  4. Looks lovely, everyone is raving about it but I have so many matte browns I'm not sure I need it!

  5. I've clearly been living under a rock as I seem to have completely missed the hype over this little beauty! But I now want it just like everyone else!! Haha x

  6. I love the look of this shadow! I always wear brown, but actually haven't heard the buzz surrounding this. I'll check it out at a counter soon :)

  7. I'm definitely a cool toned matte lover too but that swatch has me thinking!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  8. This shade is really pretty, and perfect for fall!

    xo, Liz

  9. I think i'm quite clued up in the newest obsessions in the blogger world, i'm on YouTube and Bloglovin daily and I haven't heard a single person talking about this haha. I clearly need to watch more YouTube and read more blogs! I love this shade though, looks perfect for a one shadow Autumn look. I decided I need a new Autumn shade and finally bought Bobbi Brown's Camel after wanting it for years. It's love!