Urban Decay eyeshadows clockwise from bottom left: Freakshow, Flash, Romp, Frigid, AC/DC and Ecstasy
Last night when MBB reader Steph B asked this about the Urban Decay Cowboy Junkie Palette ($38), I thought it was a perfect excuse to paint my arm purple.
“Romp is the only color in the set I really want. How does it compare to some of the other UD purples you can buy as singles? Is it close to Ecstasy or Purple Haze?”
Hmm… Good question. To get to the bottom of it, I busted out some of the similar Urban Decay purples in my stash to do a quick comparison.
I don’t have Purple Haze, but Flash, Freakshow, Ecstasy and Frigid are currently available as singles in UD’s permanent line; AC/DC is from last fall’s Book of Shadows Vol. II.
From the left that’s Romp (from the Cowboy Junkie Palette), Flash ($17), Freakshow ($18), Ecstasy ($17), AC/DC and Frigid ($18).
I’d have to say that of these colors here, Romp most closely resembles AC/DC in its pan, but I think it looks more like Frigid (a dark purple with hints of navy blue and black) on the skin.
Flash and Ecstasy aren’t nearly as dark as Romp, and Freakshow looks a lot more plummy (plummier?) to me.
If you like AC/DC, I think you might also like Romp, AC/DC’s moodier emo cousin.
For those about to rock, we salute you!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,