Monday, August 22, 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Swatches

So I thought it would be fun to do some swatches of the Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette. 
From left to right is Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow & Chase. All of these shades are very very shimmery. The most shimmery shades are Midnight Rodeo and Chase though this doesn't show up too well in the pic. Although they have a light of shimmer there is no fallout like with some of UD's eyeshadows *cough midnight cowboy cough* and they all are excellent blenders, highlighters, enhancers...etc. 

This second swatch is from left to right, Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence & Deep End. Except for Evidence (the deep blue) these all have some shimmer. The ones with the most shimmer are Deep End (the pretty teal color) and Omen (the beautiful lilac in the middle). These are the funnest colors in the palette and very versatile. As stated in my previous post, Junkshow (the bright pink) is surprisingly easy to work with, and Omen makes an amazing blender. No fallout with these - all very workable. 

The final swatch is from left to right, Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout & Half Truth. They are all a little shimmery except for Blackout. Deep End (the smoke purple-silver on the end) makes a terrific blender or standalone. I had success using the browns - Deeper, MIA, and combining them with some from the first swatch to create a sort of "daytime" smokey eye. I am still surprised by how much I like that deep matte black, appropriately named Blackout. It is so versatile. You won't need liner when you are playing with this set! 

***Addendum to Reviews for 15th Anniversary Palette***
When I lifted up the eyeshadow tray to get to the secret compartment underneath one eyeshadow flipped out, revealing a cheap looking adhesive. It's not a huge deal, snapped it back in, but for a case this luxe UD should of done a bit better IMO. Still love it though. :)

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