Ok, I was very on the fence about getting Urban Decay's new limited-edition 15th Anniversary Palette. When I first saw it blowing up on the blogsphere, I had to get it! The perfect blend of neutrals and colors in super sexy packaging!
But then I thought to myself, I never wear colors. I'll probably only really use the neutrals. But that had me thinking, I NEED COLOR! And then my logic went like this:
One UD Shadow = $17
These are full size shadows so thats $17 x 15 = $255 value
$55 = 3.23 UD Shadows (I went there, decimals, I went there)
So thats like buying 3 UD shadows and getting 12 for free!
And I'm so happy I splurged! The colors are perfectly balanced, the first column being perfect every day neutral, the middle column having the brighter colors and the last column holding colors that are amazeballs for smoking everything out!
AND DID I MENTION THAT THESE ARE 15 BRAND-SPANKING-NEW SHADOWS?! YES! 15 brand new shadows that are exclusive to this jeweled-mirrored beauty!
I'll let Urban Decay do a run-down on the shadows!
♥ Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)
♥ M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown)
♥ Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)
♥ Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)
♥ Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)
♥ Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer)
♥ Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift)
♥ Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift)
♥ Evidence (deep metallic blue)
♥ Deep End (bright teal shimmer)
♥ Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter)
♥ Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter)
♥ Vanilla (shimmery white gold)
♥ Flow (soft peach shimmer)
♥ Chase (metallic bright bronze)
**Lovely descriptions courtsey of Urbandecay.com
As far as shadow quality goes, all the shadows are super pigmented and the same high-quality from Urban Decay! I'd have to admit that Midnight Rodeo has some of their infamous glitter-fallout but that seems to be the only problem shadow! All of the shadows are shimmery, with the exception of Blackout which is a matte black! I kinda wish they had a matte highlight color but its not a necessity!
Ok, I'll shut up now, picture time!
The whole container is shiny and mirrored, its gorgeous but attracts fingerprint! The Urban Decay "UD" logo is a pretty purple gem!
The color lineup on the back.
A simple, intricate detail on the sides, reminds me of the Lip Junkie gloss caps!
Lift the palette up and there lies a little velvet box to hold goodies! Perfect for little things like liners and tweezers when traveling!
Full mirror inside the lid, awesome!
15 brand new shades!
(L-R) Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase, Tainted and Junkshow
(L-R) Omen, Evidence, Deep End, Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout and Half-Truth
And a quick look! :)
Anybody planning on picking this up? If so, hop on it! This beauty is limited edition and available at Sephora, Sephora.com, Ulta, ulta.com, select Macy*s stores, macys.com and Urbandecay.com and retails for $55.