Rolling with the Hot Pink from the New Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette

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Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette

The year was 1985. Doc Brown and Marty McFly had just gone Back to the Future (for the first time)! I was just a wee lass then, spinning her wheels every Saturday afternoon at the roller rink, which was THE place to go in my small suburban town. One of the moms would drive us in something called a “station wagon,” a kind of prehistoric car forced into extinction by the much larger and faster minivan.


At the rink, we’d spend hours skating in circles to Madonna and Huey Lewis tunes beneath multi-colored disco lights in our stinky, rented skates…

Yup, there are some things I wish I could forget about the ’80s (hello, high bangs and side wings!), but the roller rink is not one of them. πŸ™‚

I always felt bad for the one kid clinging for dear life to the side rails. I couldn’t do any fancy tricks, and never quite mastered the art of breaking/stopping (my method involved running into a wall), but I was fast. I’d fly around the rink, zipping between the taller skaters, only sometimes body checking the slower moving targets.

Believe it or not, this was, to quote the pants-dropping Deena from Jersey Shore, “a good time.”

Memories of those days came flooding back to me today when I saw the pretty picture on the new Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette ($32). It comes with four eyeshadows (three neutrals and a hot pink), a brown pencil liner and a pink lip gloss.

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette
The Rollergirl Palette with an iPhone for scale

When I posted a pic of it last week, some of us weren’t sure what we’d be able to do with Woodstock, the hot pink shade, so I asked Urban Decay International Makeup Artist Eric Jimenez for ideas.

1. Wear Woodstock as an eyeliner

Eric says we’ll be seeing lots of little bright pops of color on eyes this summer. To get the look, start with an eye primer on your lids, and then pat one (or two or three!) neutrals directly on top (Eric suggests Rollergirl’s neutrals). Next, using an eyeliner brush, apply Woodstock along your upper OR lower lash lines. A dry brush head produces a softer look, while a wet brush head intensifies the color. If you’re feeling REALLY adventurous, try lining BOTH your upper and lower lash lines for a bolder look.

2. Layer Woodstock beneath a neutral shade

So maybe hot pink eyeliner is a little out of your comfort zone. For a hint of pink that doesn’t look too flashy, Eric suggests dabbing it along your upper lash lines with an eyeshadow brush, and then overlaying one of the Rollergirl neutrals directly on top.

3. Go mod with Woodstock at the inner corners of your eyes

For a ’60s mod look, apply one of Rollergirl’s neutrals to your lids, adding a dash of pink at the inner corners of your eyes. NOTE: Some gals feel that wearing pink in the inner corners makes them look like they’ve been crying. If you haven’t tried it before, you might want to do a test run.

4. Wear Woodstock for pink lips

Now here’s something I would’ve never thought to try! Eric likes to pat Woodstock on the lips and then layers a clear gloss on top. It sets the eyeshadow on the lips and really makes it shine.

5. Get cheeky with Woodstock

Woodstock even works as a blush. Try dusting it on the apples of your cheeks with a blush brush.

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette palette

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette palette

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette palette

urban decay rollergirl palette swatches with flash
Swatches from the left with the flash: Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Crush on lips, Eyeshadow in Woodstock, Eyeshadow in Verve, Eyeshadow in Suspect, Eyeshadow in Darkhorse and 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey

urban decay rollergirl palette swatches without flash
Without the flash

urban decay rollergirl palette
Woodstock Eyeshadow layered beneath Verve Eyeshadow and Suspect Eyeshadow on the lid; Whiskey Eye Pencil on the water lines; and Darkhorse and Verve Eyeshadows along the lower lash line

Urban Decay Rollergirl Palette
Woodstock Eyeshadow on cheeks; Woodstock Eyeshadow layered beneath Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Crush on lips

At first I thought the pink might limit this palette’s usefulness, but now I’ve seen the light (and it’s pink)! πŸ™‚

PRICE: $32
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s stores, and also online.


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Britney’s new song, ‘Till the World Ends, is like musical Angry Birds. I’m totally addicted, no joke.

Have you heard it yet? You know me and my love for Brit-Brit!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vijaya says:

    I didn’t get any pause from Woodstock; it’s totally my kind of color, but I didn’t know it was safe for lip area use. CUE THE CHARACTERISTIC EXCITEMENT I FEEL PRIOR TO WONDROUS SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTATION. <3
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  2. marisol says:

    I think I need this palette in my life.

    Musical Angry Birds… hahahahaha!
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  3. Nina says:

    that is a pretty look! <3

  4. Tracy says:

    Awesome! I’m one of those not too keen on a hot pink eyeshadow, but I have seen the light!! Thanks!
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  5. Audrey says:

    Yes, I love this song!!! Makes me want to shake my booty more than Hold It Against Me. πŸ˜‰

    This collection looks cute! The lipgloss reminds me of the OCC lips tars a bit but not as pigmented, I guess. I love the idea of using Woodstock as blush. Not sure about lining the ideas for me… anything pink/red-ish around eyes gives me a bit of an “ill” look.
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  6. Stef Smith says:

    I love this palette! It helps that I am a former derby girl, had to give it up because of the time it took, so I have to have it! I can’t wait to use the hot pink shadow!

    • Karen says:

      That’s so cool that you were a derby girl! In a parallel universe I’m on a team with some ass kicking girls… not in this one, though, LOL!

  7. ohhh, lovely palette! woodstock is just gorgeous!

    as for the britney joint: it’s SO catchy and i find myself wanting to start dancing again! which reminds me, i should definitely get it off iTunes.
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  8. Megan says:

    I loooooove hot pink eyeshadow. Two other ways I’ve found to wear, both pretty daring, but workable:

    1) Wash across lid, building color as you’re comfy with it. Highlight brow bone with something light, and only line the top lash line with a darker color. Cat eye looks great with this…the thicker you go, the more daring it gets; but a plain lash line works well too. Mascara, no blush (or you’ll be a bit too rosy), and keep lips naked. If anything, line and blend with balm. Definition is good; color is a bit much.

    2) Total rock star. I have a Lancome palette with a matte fuchsia that works well for this…this shimmery stuff would be even cooler. Anyway. Put a light shade (cream, light pink, light gray…something cool-toned) on the lid and up to the brow bone. Take that hot pink and work it over the middle third of the lid, blending well. Take a black shadow (or dark gray) and work it into the crease, blending into the hot pink, and take the black across as a liner, too. Line your waterline and bottom lashline with the black, as well. Black mascara. With this, you could get away with a pink lipstick. Oh–and if you want a little more (!) pop, put a bit of iridescent white right in the center of your lid, above the liner. Inner corners, too. It’s not exactly office-appropriate, but darn if it isn’t fun for a night out.

    You just have to play with it. I swear, hot pink is wearable. πŸ™‚

  9. Babybubblz says:

    Wow eyeshadow on the lips?? That’s such an interesting idea! I’m loving the colour on your lips. Thanks for letting us know =)

  10. Crystal says:

    I can’t wait to get this, I love woodstock. I never would have thought to put it on my lips thats genius! I love getting multiple uses out of products.
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  11. Supergirl says:

    I love Urban Decay:) And I like this palette as well – natural brown shades!
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  12. Ohh my I neeeed this!!!!! I want it. I wish we could pre order it to guarantee we get it. Any idea on the exact date it comes out? Lovely colors and they look fab on you Karen!
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  13. Renata says:

    I love your hat!

  14. Nikolas says:

    Omg!!! I totally need this palette!!! I love a neutral eye with a pop of color on the lower lashline πŸ™‚ Woodstock is a gorgeous hot pink… It’s frostiness makes it more wearable (in my opinion). It’d look great as a lid color with some Oil Slick in the Outer V… I love how small this palette is too!! It’s totally grab-n-go friendly πŸ™‚

  15. Jennifer says:

    Wow, the palette looks pretty cool! I love the suggestion for the use of the pink color! Very original, I didn’t even think about those possibilities!

    And I do LOVE Britney Spears’ song!!! It’s so catchy! But the video is disappointingly mindless. πŸ™
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  16. jay says:

    off topic but whered u get ur iphone case???

  17. Gina says:

    I would use neutrals on the lid, and Woodstock in the crease =] I have UD’s Sting, which is also a hot pink, but not exactly the same as Woodstock. But I never thought to use it as a blush! And it really does look lovely on the cheeks in your photos!

  18. Sarah says:

    I am totally getting this. What great memories of the skating rink. I didn’t wear makeup then though. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Me neither! I wasn’t interested in it quite yet. Did your rink have a greasy spoon diner inside? I have good memories of eating fries and drinking a coke with my skates on.

  19. Amee says:

    very pretty palette!!! like all the shades.. This Britney’s song I am hearing for the first time!!! nice song.. πŸ™‚
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  20. auroragyps says:

    When Too Faced had their big vintage sale, I got Mess in a Dress, hoping it’s a dupe for Woodstock. Do you have both? If you do, am I right about them being alike?

    I am loving this palette, but with BoS 1-3 & all my other shadows, I think I have the colors covered by shades that are close to the ones in the Rollergirl one. I am looking forward to rocking pink shadow this Summer though. Never been a big pink shadow fan, but I’ve been jonesing for it for a bunch of months now. Thought I’d be able to satisfy it with Stila’s Artist’s Inspiration palette, but that turned out to be a blush (a great blush though).

    Basically, I just want Spring & Summer to finally be here in cold & wet NY. According to my cat, Spring is in the air, because she’s acting like a kitten lately & not like she’s almost 13, but I haven’t felt it yet. Lucky cat.

  21. gio says:

    What a pretty palette! woodstock is just my kind of shade, I love hot pinks!
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  22. Kim says:

    I like pink shadows and wear them pretty well. And I think this is a nice looking palette. I’m a bit too old for the hot pink look, sadly. But, I could definitely layer it under a neutral as Eric suggests. It does also look really good on you as a blush and lip color. πŸ™‚

  23. Tzu says:

    Hi Karen,

    Love the look! Are the colors in this palette repromotes or are they new to UD? Thanks!
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  24. Melissa says:

    Wow that pink look so much more in-depth that I thought it was going to be! I love it! Rollergirl AND Brit-Brit in the same post! How energizing for me this morning πŸ™‚

  25. heidi says:

    The whole reason I want the pallete is for woodstock! I have enough neutrals to last me a lifetime but hot pink is hard to come by.

  26. Christy says:

    well it looks great on you! I just don’t see myself ever reaching for Woodstock. And with UD’s Naked palette, I probably wouldn’t use the neutrals either.
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  27. Katrina says:

    Oooouuu….I need woodstock!

  28. Poey says:

    brit’s new cd just makes me want to dance! it’s amazing… now if only urban decay was available here i’d have something to wear at the same time. πŸ™‚

  29. Shannon says:

    I think I might be purchasing this based on the packaging, but the shades are very nice, too. I have some great memories of roller skating as a kid in the 80s! It was so much fun & the DJs played the best 80’s funk and disco! Seems like life was a lot simpler back then πŸ™‚

  30. Mandy says:

    I absolutely LOVE Woodstock and would wear it as an eyeshadow no problem… of course, this is coming from the girl who wears red eye shadow (w/ a deeper crimson in the crease) like it’s a neutral eye look, haha.

  31. Sis Jakeway says:

    Hello my fellow Aggie! Thank you so much for reviewing this–I knew you’d be one of the first! It was love at first sight for me (as it is with most Urban Decay eyeshadows)…I must have it!!!
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  32. Ingrid says:

    thanks for this review – soooo helpful. i want this palette so bad!

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