Do you remember your first Urban Decay product? I do – it was Midnight Cowboy, that sparkly rosy taupe which made me fall down the UD rabbit hole.
I recently took a photo of it, along with a few other UD shadows. Over the years, the packaging of the brand’s eyeshadow singles has evolved; from silver tin to light-grey plastic to pewter plastic, it sure has come a long way.
The metal tin, with its twist-off lid and slashy font, has an industrial look that’s so apt for the name. Even though it tarnished easily, it is quintessentially UD to me.
The light, plastic flip-top round is my least favourite, though I like the see-through feature. It might’ve looked like a refreshing upgrade from the tired tin packaging but it was too soul-less for me.
With its chromed gunmetal appearance, the current sleek and shiny case was inspired by NYC subway tokens. Though I wish they’d made it real metal, it has a certain charm, plus I love the colour. :)
Just looking at this beloved eyeshadow takes me back to the UD counter at Isetan Orchard and my first encounter with it. I love makeup memory lane!