Urban Decay Mariposa Palette Looks

mariposaThe Mariposa palette is a good palette to try, especially if you don’t already own either of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, or any of their individual eyeshadows.

The only problem with this palette is figuring out HOW to get into the darn thing! Some marketing genius thought it’d be really cool to put it in a tin box with no real groove to open it, but I digress. 🙂

There are a great deal of looks to be had with this palette, from neutral to more colorful. I am only just beginning to discover them and can’t wait to build this post more into the future!

Dupe List

  • Spotlight = Suspect from Naked2 palette
  • Limelight = Half Baked from both Naked palettes (though not as pigmented)
  • Skimp = Foxy from Naked2 palette (not as matte, more shimmer)
  • Gunmetal = already in both Naked palettes
  • Wreckage = Snakebite from the Naked2 palette
(Top Row, L to R) Rockstar, Gunmetal, Skimp, Infamous, Wreckage
(Bottom Row, L to R) Haight, Money, Mushroom, Spotlight, Limelight

Look #1

UD eyeshadows used:

  • Spotlight (inner half of lid)
  • Infamous (outer half of lid)
  • Limelight (crease)
  • Rockstar (outer corner of eye, outer crease and smudged along lower lashline)
  • Skimp (blend)

13 thoughts on “Urban Decay Mariposa Palette Looks

  1. I love that you have done a ‘spotlight’ article for a palette the way you do for single MAC and Urban Decay eyeshadows, Zabrena. What a great idea :o) ! Would love to see more of these, if you get the chance.

    1. seconded! my urban decay collection is currently far greater than my mac, and seeing urban decay palette combos is wonderful for me! thanks so much!

    2. My Eyeshadow Consultant


      Yes, absolutely!
      I thought having posts with combos with JUST that palette would be most helpful, especially when not all of us has a lot of eyeshadows and the palettes are sometimes cheaper to get! Ha! Did you catch the Naked1 and 2 posts in the UD Directory? They have some good combos going, I should work on some more soon. Many more to come! 🙂

  2. Loving these looks, Zabrena. I really need to use this palette more than I do and these looks are a great inspiration to do so. Could I make a request – not sure if it’s “do-able” or not but when you add new looks to a Spotlight, could you date them in some way so that your readers know which are the new ones or which looks were added when? As I say, I don’t know if this is do-able or practical or will compromise the look of the pages, but it’s something I know I would find helpful.

    1. Wonderful! 🙂
      You know you can always make a request 😉
      I think that’s a great idea, I’m sure it’s hard to tell what’s new and what got added where, especially when you’re not engrossed in the site as much as me. Hee hee! (Such is life!) I will start doing that; thank you!

      1. Thanks so much. I know you usually put the new looks at the bottom (though not always) and you’re right – it’s hard to remember what’s new and what I’ve seen before (especially because most of your looks are so breathtaking, which makes it that much more difficult). Anyway, thanks for considering this.

  3. I just wanted to tell you how helpful your website has been! I just discovered it today while getting ready to order some MAC eyeshadows. Your examples and dupes lists have been so useful in narrowing down which ones I want to get. Thank you so much for such a well-organized, informative site!

    Also, I already own this palette, so I was wondering if any of these shades are dupes for mac shadows? Or even similar really. I’d hate to purchase ones that are almost alike. (Your UD Naked2 dupes list saved me a lot of money! 😉

    Thanks again for all your hard work!

    1. Hi Tabitha!
      Welcome to you! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the site!
      This is one of those palettes that is harder to dupe with MAC because of the glitter formula of the shadows.
      If you look at it from a color perspective only and omit the formula factor, some dupes I could recommend are:
      – Haight = MAC Steamy or Shimmermoss
      – Gunmetal = MAC Knight Divine (exact dupe)
      – Mushroom = MAC Moth Brown (not exact; M.B. is more purple)

      Other than that, the rest of the shades are hard to dupe with anything in MAC’s perm collection, unfortunately.
      Hope that helps a little more! 😉

  4. Hi Z. I just bought this palette during a recent (not really) Hautelook sale. It took over a month for me to receive the palette. I too have a ton of UD shadows and am excited to try out these looks. I am looking forward to your review of the UD Smoked palette. Do you happen to have any of the UD shadows that are really bold and bright? I picked up the UD Deluxe Shadowbox palette and could use some help incorporating those colors. Thanks! Love your site.

  5. I did Look #8 yesterday for my boyfriend’s graduation celebration and I loved it! I wore a grey dress and rose accessories =)

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