Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection!

August 22nd, 2011

You guessed right, it’s the 15th Anniversary palette from Urban Decay! I fell in love with this palette when I first saw it, and I just couldn’t resist getting it from Ebay. It wasn’t cheap, but I do find it worth the money I paid for it. Prepare for a lot of photos!

The palette comes in a purple velvet casing, which makes it feel quite luxurious.

Don’t you just love the design? The lid is quite reflective, and I warn you, there will be fingerprints!

This is what the palette looks like, 15 brand new eyeshadows!

You can actually lift off the palette since there’s a velvet compartment underneath, not that I have any idea what I’d put there. I can’t get it open without using something small and pointy. It looks like this:

I took this photo on another day if you wonder why the shadows look messed up here.

Click on the following photo to see the shadows more up close:

I’ve also tried doing some swatches, I hope I got them fairly accurate. If you want some better quality I suggest you check out Phyrra’s swatches of this palette. The color descriptions are from Urban Decay’s site. The swatches were made on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Row 1 L-R: Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)

Row 2 L-R: Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), M.I.A (soft shimmery dark brown)

Row 3 L-R: Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)

Unfortunately you don’t see that much of Vanilla in my photo, but it is a beautiful light yellow/golden highlighter.

And then we have the last two rows in the palette:

Row 1 L-R: Flow (soft peach shimmer), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)
Row 2 L-R: Chase (metallic bright bronze), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)

Evidence and Deep End doesn’t look quite right in the photo above, they’re a bit too blue. The next photo shows the colors a bit better:

As with most Urban Decay eyeshadows these are wonderful! The color payoff is great, and there are some lovely duochromes in there. There are no major glitter bombs, the only glittery shades are Midnight Rodeo and Midnight 15, but it’s nowhere near the amount glitter in Midnight Cowboy or Uzi for example.

I really love the mix of neutral and bright colors, which makes it suitable both for everyday looks, and for some more colorful party looks. My favorite shadows are Junkshow, Omen, Flow, Deep End, Midnight 15, and Half Truth.

Do you have your eyes set on this palette?

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2 Responses to “Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection!”

  1. kerstin says:

    Åååååh! Jag tror jag kollapsar av habegär och finhet! Grattis till din fångst 🙂
    kerstin recently posted..Swatches på Too Faced Smokey Eye Shadow Collection och Exotic Color Intense Eye ShadowsMy Profile

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