Saturday, August 6, 2011

Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection

The moment I saw this on Temptalia I thought mmmm my pretty you shall be mine.  I am a big fan of Urban Decay shadows - they come in amazing colours and are mostly of brilliant quality (except the really glittery ones tend to make me look like I have been crying/sweating glitter).  I love collecting the eye shadow sets that Urban Decay release mostly because they offer really great value for money. Urban Decay single shadows are about €17.00 eek (the euro pricing Gods strike again - lets overcharge them sure they are broke anyway- has to be the reason behind the euro pricing or perhaps the perhaps the prices are made up by Count Dracula from Sesame Street who has now developed Alzheimer's and just announces random quantities €27.76 muhahahah). While most the palettes are about €36 this one is €45 - a bit spendy I know, but I can only imagine the cost is for the swanky packaging. So let's take a look shall we?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

As you can see the box is a shiny gunmetal colour which although is very pretty it will be covered in finger prints as quick as you can look at it.   The bottom (not part of the box) is a soft purple velvet tray.  Now for the big reveal what do you get in the box? 15 brand spanking new eyeshadow colours.  Usually Urban Decay use pre-existing colours and release a few new colours for each palette, but the anniversary collection is special - they are all new and pretty damn fabulous.
Some of the colours are alike or remixes if you like of previous colours.  There is Midnight Rodeo which is like Midnight Cowboy (but this is without as much of the aforementioned gets-everywhere-glitter) The colours see to be to be in three rows, neutral, In yo face colours and smoky shades.  It is a "Naked In Yo Smoke Palette" if you like with something for everyone.  The neutrals are gorgeous and if you missed out on the Naked Palette don't worry because this will have you covered. The "In yo face" colours are quite frankly outstanding each colour is prettier than the last.  The smoky colours have dimension and are interesting but they also have a black in there, covering all bases.
You can slip out the colour palette when finished and use the box for jewellery, mementos or world secrets, you know, stuff you have hanging around.
Beautiful neutral shades - Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow and Chase. These are like butter and are almost my favourite shades (I said almost).
In Yo Face - Tainted, Junkshow (amazing pink or what?) Omen, Evidence and Deep end.  (I drool for Evidence and Deep End)
The Smokies - Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout and Half truth.

 Sure lets have another look at Evidence and Deep End probably my two favourite colours, I want to paint my whole body with them.

These colours are soft and are crying out for you to touch them and swipe them and love them.

When I was talking to the girl in Debenhams she told me that there is a final Book of Shadows that will be released in three weeks (bit of a cod its so close to this release but anyhow) which has a little lip gloss in it and an iPod docking station and mini speaker. To be quite honest I almost forgot to ask what is inside (5 new colours, the rest re-releases), they will also be launching a ton more products including fancy liquid liners a glitter tattoo kit and quite frankly the most amazing pink lipstick/lip gloss pencil seen to woman kind.

This is limited edition so if you want it, go get it. You can purchase it from Debenhams (online also) and House of Fraser. (Urban Decay is no longer in Boots).  Will you be getting your grubby little hands on this? 
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