Friday, July 15, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches!

Urban Decay has released a brand new eyeshadow palette for their 15th Anniversary, and holy smokes, you all better hold on to your hats. This palette features 15 brand new full size Urban Decay eyeshadows and is cased in an eloquent, mirrored and jeweled box fit for a princess.


Notice the cutout detailing on the sides.


And jeweled UD on the top.


The lid of this palette comes off completely to reveal 15 eyeshadows (shaped the same way as shadows in the Naked palette), surrounded by hot pink reflective casing. I am really impressed with the wide color range in this palette; it offers light neutrals, dark neutrals, and brights... something for everyone! I think that people who felt the Naked palette was a little too subdued will love this one.


Fourteen of the shades are a frost/shimmer/glitter finish, and the one matte shade is a true black, called Blackout.

Row 1: Midnight Rodeo, Tainted Deeper
Row 2: Midnight 15, Junkshow, M.I.A.

Row 3: Vanilla, Omen, Ace
Row 4: Flow, Evidence, Blackout
Row 5: Chase, Deep End, Half Truth


Now for swatches, I decided to do these in columns (light neutrals, brights, dark neutrals). Let's take a look!


Left to right: Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase

Left to right: Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, Deep End

Left to right: Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout, Half Truth

As expected, these shades swatch nicely and are beautiful on the skin. The only shade I can sense some trouble from is Midnight Rodeo, which like all other "Midnight" shades has some glittery fallout that can be hard to contain. My favorite shades are Midnight 15, Flow, Omen, Deep End, Ace, and Half Truth.


The palette itself came in a dark purple velvet box to hold it. Fancy!


Overall thoughts:

At $55, this palette definitely has a significant price tag, but once you break down everything you are getting with it, you can see it is literally a steal in the world of Urban Decay products. 15 full size eyeshadows retail individually for $17, which means this palette holds $255 worth of Urban Decay eyeshadows. This doesn't take into account the quality of the box it comes in either. You are virtually paying less than $4 per eyeshadow and getting the box "for free".

I love the color selection, but I only have one complaint: I wish Urban Decay had thrown in a matte light neutral. With a lot of these shades, I'm definitely going to be wanting a matte highlight (as I don't like to be too frosty). Aside from that though, I am really impressed with the color selection.

As far as availability goes, if you want this palette anytime in the near future, you are going to have to keep a sharp eye out for it. I woke up at an ungodly hour the morning Urban Decay released it on their website to snatch it before it sold out within three hours. It went up on Ulta.com today and I am willing to bet it will be sold out by tonight. This is going to be like the Naked palette all over again, so if you really want it, check your online sites and keep in touch with your local beauty stores. When they get in stock, they are going to go fast!

Online retailers:
UrbanDecay.com
Sephora.com
Ulta.com

What are your thoughts on this palette?
xx, Allison

40 comments:

  1. Just got mine today too and I love it! Can you do a few looks with it soon? Maybe like a bright look and a neutral look?

    Oh and I was trying to look at your Inglot swatches on your blog earlier, but the pictures aren't showing up...

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  2. lol I want this so so bad! But I am pretty sure my husband would be pretty aggravated. Discussing all purchases with your husband...ah the joys of marriage ;)

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  3. I must be the only person who doesn't own the Naked palette. It just didn't excite me but these shades are very much colours I love so I will definitely be trying to get my hands on this (when it's released in the UK which it should be but we might not get it until next year and I can live without it until it's available here or by January I'd place an order online that will ship to the UK, if its not too expensive.

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  4. Wow you're lucky you got your hands on one! The colors look amazing so hopefully I can get my hands on one. Thanks for all the lovely swatches!

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  5. Thanks for taking the time to do swatches of this palette! I always appreciate the gorgeous quality of your photos! I think I'm going to buy this, even though I know I shouldn't! Maybe I'll buy now and save it for my birthday! Thanks!

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  6. Allison i literaley Adoe you. You are one of the biggest romodels everin my life because you are so sweet and kind and down to earth. Verry relatable to my personality. And even though i am a boy i love all of your videos just to learn more about you and i really hope you read this comment. If you would follow me on twitter that would probably make my summer. M8ttb23 Thank you so much for putting your life on the internet! Sincerley Matt :)

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  7. I just ordered it :) I procrastinated the Naked palette, MISTAKE. not letting it happen again haha

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  8. allison should i get this or inglot? please help

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  9. FYI This palette is launching in early August available at House of Fraser and Debenhams stores - UK fans.

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  10. :'( I hate Australia!!! I'll have to wait forever for it to go up on eBay, then pay a ridiculous amount of money *siiiigh*

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  11. I don't own the Naked palette, but I'm seriously thinking about getting this one. The colors are so much more fun!

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  12. I love all these colors...
    but omg...I'm DYINGGGG over Junkshow!!

    Thanks Allison, thanks alot.

    You give me no choice...now I have to buy it. ;)

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  13. I love all the colours but my favourite has to be Half Truth - what a beautiful purple!! And the packaging is just to die for!! Thank you for sharing the swatches, I have to get my hands on this now :D

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  14. Wow that packaging is very glamorous - would LOVE to get my hands on this. Maybe the price tag means I'll be late on the bandwagon as usual. Christmas list maybe? :)

    xxx Kat

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  15. Really like the first 5 blush toned colors!
    xx Allie

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  16. Ooooh that's stunning! I want! xx

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  17. Iv always loved the look of urban decay palletes but they always seem so expensive!!!!!! But seeing how you've broken it down to $4 per eyeshadow it makes it seem alot better!!! I love the colours in this

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  18. Niiiice :-)

    //Johanne - www.goldenfashiondreams.blogspot.com

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  19. beautiful colors, but honestly i'd like to have more matte ones in it
    still an amazing palette!
    x

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  20. This palette looks absolutely beautiful! I love the packaging, but I'm not sure that I have the guts to wear the brighter colors. The Naked palette is still looking pretty good to me! :]

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  21. I just love the bold bright colors on this palette. I dont own a naked palette but Im thinking about getting one since everyone is raving about it!!
    :)

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  22. I want this palette so badbut it's sold out EVERYWHERE! Please do some tutorials with it!

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  23. I love it!! such nice colours i have to get it :D

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  24. Hey allison! RANDOM, but i know you love to switch up your hair color, so maybe when fall rolls around you can go a darker almostt carmel blonde like kim kardashian had: http://www.celebritybeautybuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ALO-080593.jpg hope you'll consider cause i think it would look gorgeous!!!

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  25. I Love this palette.; I wish Urban Decay was available in Belgium.. I will try to get my hands on one if I can!
    The eye shadows look sooo gorgeous!!

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    xx

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  26. wow! I love 'chase' so pretty:) id love for you to enter my mac lipstick giveaway<3 xx

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  27. I love the colours,Evindence looks so beautiful.However,I don't think I'll get it soon,because I got my Naked palette like 2 months ago,so it's still new for me :) And I could only buy this on ebay,which has ridiculous prices. :(
    Anyway,I hope you'll do a few looks with this beauty,if you have time.:)

    xoxo Evinde

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  28. i love the color flow! its so pretty!(:

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  29. The packaging is beautiful, too bad I'd never use half the colorful eyeshadows inside... I might just get it for the velvet compartment underneath though

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  30. wow the packaging is gorgeous! I am definitely keeping my eye out for this!! :)

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  31. I must have this palette! :D
    waiting for it to appear on a site that ships internationally /:

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  32. Thanks for the lovely swatches, and Karen thanks for the uk release estimate. I will keep my eyes peeled :) x

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  33. I just ordered mine yesterday! I'm super excited for when i receive in the mail! You should definitely do a tutorial using this palette!

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  34. Deep End and Half Truth look amazing swatched! I'm not sure if I want to shell out the money, but it's definitely tempting.

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  35. Thanks for sharing after reading about the urban decay palette, I decided to get it since it is a really nice palette the colors are absolutely beautiful and online they are limiting one per customer since they believe it will be sold out very soon and I'm very happy with it. Just so you know I love your videos I found them very helpful and I appreciate your effort to show us your favorites each month.

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  37. I love mine! I posted pictures of my first eye look using it and cant wait to use the rest of the colors!

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