Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you an incredible palette that I recently received from the AMAZING people at Urban Decay. Stop the presses guys, this one is serious.
I'm talking about the brand new 15th Anniversary Palette from Urban Decay!
See my video review below:
Why is it so jaw-dropping? First of all, the 15 shades are all brand new colors. You collectors know that UD has a pesky habit of recycling at least a couple of colors in their "Book of Shadows" palettes but this one is all new. To my eyes, each shadow is the same size as the shadows in the Naked palette (my swatches here) as well, with the same creamy, highly pigmented shadow formula which is similar to their Deluxe shadows (my swatches here).
Here is the gorgeous packaging. The sides of the cover have laser-cut filligree detailing and the reflective, jeweled case definitely gets fingerprints but the smudges go holographic, I'm not even kidding. Even the smudges are pretty. O_o Underneath the cover is also a full-sized mirror.
In the bottom right corner of the photo below you can see a little hole which you can use a pencil to pop the tray of shadows up from, revealing a velvet-covered storage compartment for secret goodies. When you've used up the shadows you still have a cute UD jewelry box. ^_^
Inside are 15 shadows:
Midnight Rodeo - metallic medium brown w/ silver & gold glitter
Tainted - pinky-lavender with golden shimmer
Deeper - deep shimmery golden brown aka "perfect crease color"
Midnight 15 - oyster pearl with very fine silver glitter
Junkshow - bright pink with fuchsia duochrome
M.I.A. - satiny dark brown, cooler than Deeper
Vanilla - shimmery white gold
Omen - glowy medium purple with blue duochrome
Ace - dark gunmetal shimmer
Flow - soft peach shimmer
Evidence - deep glowy blue
Blackout - saturated matte black
Chase - metallic tan
Deep End - bright satiny teal
Half Truth - greyish purple satin
And swatches on my swatching canvas:
Midnight Rodeo / Tainted / Deeper / Midnight 15 / Junkshow / M.I.A. / Vanilla / Omen
Omen / Ace / Flow / Evidence / Blackout / Chase / Deep End / Half Truth
Flow / Evidence / Blackout / Chase / Deep End / Half Truth
Swatching arm is a happy arm!
So these swatches were done on bare skin with NO PRIMER! Other than Evidence (dark blue) which needed 2 swipes to get "pan color" bright, these were all buttery, creamy, pigmented glories and had wonderful color payoff. I would star my favorites but I'd literally be starring 80% of the colors. Stupid good.
As I said in my video, the best thing about this palette isn't that the colors can't be duped, it's that it has every shade I'd want to wear on a daily basis from basic neutrals to a few select brights that I can still easily integrate into my daily looks. It has the versatility of making me completely neglect my other shadows for at least a good long while because the only colors I'd maybe grab for outside of the ones in this palette are a good mossy green a la MAC Humid or a deeper duochrome purple like NYX Purple.
Don't you know I called it in the video? This palette has already sold out on the Urban Decay website after being released today. I don't think the insanity will be as bad as the Naked palette since they won't have manufacturing problems with the liners/brushes but seriously, I have a feeling things are still gonna get ridiculous... ;)
If you missed out this morning, don't worry. The palette will still be sold at Sephora, Ulta, and select Macy's locations as well as drugstore.com, beauty.com, sephora.com, ulta.com, and macys.com.
Eyeshadow lovers, are you still breathing?
Disclaimer: Urban Decay sent me this palette for consideration. Still in disbelief about that. ;D All my reviews, as always, are 100% my honest opinion!