I have a bit of a soft spot for the Urban Decay palettes, it was the Alice in Wonderland palette just over a year ago that started of my make-up obsession. Moving to the current time I've managed to be good and hold back on the 15th Anniversary offerings, but this palette proved too beautiful to resist! All 15 eyeshadows have never been seen before - something else i couldn't resist. This isn't a review as such, that will follow, this is more swatches and showing you the beauty of the palette before they sell out!
The packaging although beautiful is a nightmare to photograph and keep clean - it's a fingerprint magnet! I personally prefer the Naked style packaging to this, as this is awkward to open/close/keep clean. But it is pretty and has a huge mirror in the lid.
There is a fair few nude colours in the palette, but also a good mix of brights and some smokey shades as well. Each colour has 1.3g of product, slightly less than the 1.5g in the individual shadows. I'll go into a brief description of the colours, but won't give any opinions on how they work as I've only had a chance to use the palette one, so it wouldn't be fair. That'll come at a later date.
|L-R: Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase.|
This is the first (left) column of shadows from top-bottom. These are the more natural shades of the set.
Midnight Rodeo - This has silver glitter on a base of a darkened bronzey brown.
Midnight 15 - This and the following three shades are similar - this one is a shimmery pale pink champagne.
Vanilla - Like it sounds, a very pale yellowy gold thats shimmery.
Flow - Again a shimmery champagne but with more of a peach tone.
Chase - Similar to Midnight Rodeo, with more gold in it, this is shimmery with no glitter.
|L-R: Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, Deep End.|
These swatches are of the middle column of colours and include the more bright colours, there are some real beauties here, especially Deep End.
Tainted - A cross between pink and lilac with a golden shimmer to it, much more beautiful than comes across in the swatch.
Junkshow - A pink with a bluey/purple duotone to it.
Omen - A blue based and toned mid purple. I have noticed when I first used this and swatched it, that it was sheerer than the other colours.
Evidence - This is a blackened navy blue with a much paler blue sheen to it, which if fairly dark when blended on the eye.
Deep End - This is love! A beautiful emeraldy teal with a shimmer but no glitter. My favourite of the palette.
|L-R: Deeper, M.I.A, Ace, Blackout, Half Truth|
This is the final (right-hand) column of swatches, there are a couple of dark browns and some smokey shades, I see this more as the 'crease column'.
Deeper - This is a shimmery fairly deep bronzed brown. Simple but pretty.
M.I.A. - This is less shimmery than the other shades, but not matte, it is a medium-deep brown with hints of red.
Ace - This is a slightly shimmery fairly standard gunmetal.
Blackout - A deep matte black, with good pigmentation.
Half Truth - Another beautiful colour, this is a lovely smokey purple, can't wait to play with this one!
As far as I've swatched and played so far the quality seems up there with what we normally see from Urban Decay. There are a couple of colours that aren't perfect like Omen which is a little sheerer than I'd like and M.I.A. which is too soft - if I can say that! But overall I'm very impreesed and will be getting my full review up once I've had some time to test and play etc.
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