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The packaging for the eyeshadow pallet is very fancy indeed, inside and out. The colours are very bright within the pallet and this is reflected in the outer packaging. The pallet is a purple velvet, bottom and top, and has a silver metal type netting on the upper flip up lid. The urban decay writing is also in silver, matching the netting, very diva like. The lid is magnetic, and therefore easy to flip up, to access the eyeshadows, unlike some, this means you do not have to fiddle around trying to prize open lids, or play with catches or miniature buttons just to get to the product.
The eyeshadow colours are very bright and dramatic. I bought this specifically for the black and smokey colours, but the majority of colours are very bright and dramatic. The pallet comes with two eyeshadow brushes and a primer, which works very well at keeping your make up where it should be, on your eye lids. The colours are very bold and therefore you do not need a lot to get your desired colour, especially as I only wear quite a thin layer of eyeshadow. The primer, again, works well at stopping multi colour dust spreading all over your face, however, do not put too much primer on, as it can make your eyelids feel heavy and quite sticky. The brushes are good quality, and you also get two, great for people like me, who lose almost eveything. The patterns around the mirror are also very girly and nice.
I paid around £20 for this set, and despite it being a nice set, I do think it was a bit too expensive. Although I bought the set because I liked the majority of the colours, I also didn't like some of them, and unfortunately, you cannot mix and match so, I was stuck with colours I would never dream of wearing.
The primer works well, and you do not have to use a lot of the eyeshadow to get a nice colour, so it does last a long time. The pallet is very stylish and girly, and the compact mirror is incredibly useful.
The likelyhood is, you are not going to like all of the colours in this pallet. Which makes it a shame to pay quite a hefty price of £20 for colours you don't really like.
Overall, I would recommend purchasing this pallet, but only if you liked every single colour in it, likelyhood is, you won't. £20 is quite expensive to pay, and although the primer worked well, I wouldn't say I was totally in love with the colours that I did like either. A nice design, but not for me.
This is the first ever product I purchased as a direct result of positive reviews on Dooyoo. I own a handful of urban decay products and have been quite impressed with their function ability and quality so with my own personal experience of urban decay products and positive dooyoo reviews I found this product cheaper than usual on Ebay and bid and won the item about 4-5 months ago.
The eyeshadows come in an urban decay purple 'book box' (the box looks like a book!) in a deep purple, fuzzy material. It has silver sparkly sequin type detail in a square shape on the front which makes the packaging look girly and expensive.
Inside, the main colour scheme is purple. The background is lilac and there is deep purple swirly, flower patterns inside which again adds to the girly appeal.
There are 10 troughs altogether inside the 'book box' which house 9 differently coloured eye shadows and a larger trough with 2 eye shadow applicators inside.
The eye shadow applicators are about 5cm long and are quite thin. They continue with the purple colour scheme and have a plastic purple part in the middle of the applicators which have a spiky star type design inside. They are double ended applicators so this is perfect for swapping and changing to accommodate the lighter and darker eye shadows and stop the two from mixing on the brush. The applicator part itself is very soft but firm enough to blend the eye shadows once they are applied to the lids.
As previously mentioned, there are 9 different eye shadows:
Fishnet: This is a deep yet vibrant purple colour.
Honey: Is a mustard colour.
Ransom: Another deep purple colour which is somewhat darker than fishnet.
Graffiti: A pea-green colour.
Zero: Absolutely perfect for smoky eyes, charcoal black.
Peace: A sea/sky blue colour.
Shag: A grainy light beige colour.
Scratch: A pinky/browny colour also great for the outskirts of the smoky eye.
Underground: A deeper, sandy brown colour.
The eye shadows are about 2cmx2cm but given that the colours are so deep and rich you don't need to apply much eye shadow to get the desired colour. The only problem I have with these eye shadows is that they do not last very long and I find myself having to reapply throughout the day/night which is a bit disappointing.
The texture of the eye shadows appear quite grainy to the eye but to touch they are soft and delicate. They are very easy to blend and add different dimensions due to them being so soft and lightweight.
I don't tend to use the eye shadows as a standalone cosmetic and prefer to blend the colours with my other eye shadows as this makes them last longer. My favourite eye shadow from this collection is the Zero one as I love the smoky eye look and this one is perfect for creating that look.
I paid 17.58 for this product from Ebay in a frantic bidding war but a quick Google search brings up the same eye shadow kit for £25.00 from Debenhams. I think this is very expensive for 9 eye shadows as they are quite small! I even begrudged paying £17.58 for this product but the positive reviews swayed me. I would only recommend this set for those who love eye shadows and love experimenting with wacky, new colours as some of the colours such as the bright blue one I would never wear for fear of looking Pat Butcher-esque!
As Urban Decay is one of my favourite make up products I was over the moon to receive this eye shadow palette for Christmas a couple of years ago, I believe it was about £20.00 for 9 squares of eye shadow, 2 small applicators, a small tube of primer and a fair sized mirror built in. Although I don't use is as much as the other palette I have I still love it.
First of all the casing is of high quality in purple velvet like material with a silver chain mail strip on the front. It opens like a book and is kept securely together by magnets. The colours range from the lovely neutral shag and scratch which are remnants of peach and bronze which is perfect for everyday use to create a nice natural look to peace and graffiti which are a vibrant turquoise blue and a bright metallic green for something a bit different and it will definitely stand out in any night club or night out or even if your just looking to be a bit daring.
The palette is quite small and compact so it's pretty easy to store and won't take up much room in any handbag. The shadows themselves are very durable and generally will stay on most of the day, to be honest they can be pretty hard to remove and also they are good value for money as they last absolutely ages and never seem to make a dent no matter how much you use it. I have to admit there are a couple of colours that aren't my cup of tea such as fishnet which is a loud purple pink colour, so I don't use them all, The main thing I like about Urban Decay is that although it is expensive you don't have to be it all the time because it seems like it lasts forever.
The Final Word~~~~~~
A great addition to any make up collection and although it was a present, I'm still glad I got it.
Pretty shadows *
I love Urban Decay products they are such good quilty and the colours of the eye shadows are amazing with good colour pay off so I thought I'd treat my self to this box of shadows. This box comes with 2 sponge brushes and a small sample size Urban Decay Primer potion and 9 differenct coloured eye shadows.
* Packaging & Design *
wow I love the packaging for this. It comes in a purple velvor box with a sparkly middle , it looks really classic and a totally different way to package eyeshadows. on the inside it has a miror so you can see what your doing.
* Thoughts and colours *
There are 9 different colours and they all have cool names.
Fishnet - this is a purple pink colour with fine glitter thought it.
Honey - a honey coloured shadow , it's a yellow gold and very pretty.
Ransom - I love this colour it's a dark purple colour not to much colour.
Graffiti - a vivid green colour , not for every day use .
Zero - A jet black eyeshadow that I haven't even used as I think it's to dark.
Peace - A sky blue colour which looks great with graffiti.
Shag - this is my favourite it's a bronzed colour
Scatch - this is a paler more pinker version on Shag
Underground - this is like a dark bronze.
The colour pay off is amazing and the colours blend really well together.
* Price ?*
Urban decay are a bit more expensive but I think they way they are packaged are really nice and the colour pay off is really good, this cost around £20 I think for this box and for 9 colours pretty good value.
Yes I love these but if you don't like over glitter eyeshadows then this may not be for you.
Before I even opened this shadow pallette I was in love. Silver, sparkly chainmail in a luxurious purple frame. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but if something looks so good on the outside, how could what's underneath possibly disappoint?
And I wasn't wrong. These shadows are amazing! 9 vibrant, highly pigmented colours which are rich and shimmery but not overly so. Regular Urban Decay shadows are usually too glittery but the deluxe shadows are much better.
The pallette is also good value for money. It costs around £22- about £2.50 an eyeshadow with generous sizes- 1.2g compared to a MAC shadow which is 1.5g (and £12 each)
The palette comes with two sponge applicators, which I don't use, and a small vial of Primer Potion which is vital if you are wearing eye shadow of any kind. There is also a mirror on the lid of the pallette- handy touch a lot of manufacturers forget to include
The three colours in the top row are: a purple/pink (which makes a good blush) a yellow gold and a true purple. The three colours in the second row are: a shimmery grass green, and slightly shimmery black and a deep turquoise. The top six shadows in the pallette are vibrant colours, the bottom three are rather standard neutral shadows but are very pretty all the same and I use them all the time. All these shadows blend well not only together but with other shadows from other brands which is very important in a good eye shadow.
Overall this pallette excels in every field. The packaging, the value and most importantly the shadows themselves are brilliant.
I am officially in love with Urban Decay and all their eyeshadows, as they never fail to deliver. The Deluxe Shadow Box is no exeption. 9 Pigment rich shades that can be combined to create dozens of looks from a neutral eye, to a bright vibrant look for parties, and all with the amazing staying power and blendability I have come to expect from Urban Decay.
The shadows stay on longer still if used with Urban Decay's primer potion, but they contain so much pigment they'll stay put for hours even with no primer underneath, even after a night of dancing and drinking. Don't be put off by the higher price of this set compared to some of the other sets Urban Decay do. Because of the quality, a little goes a long way, and so they last for ages, the set also comes with 2 sponge tip applicators, and from some outlets, a small bottle of the primer potion too. Amazing.
I love Urban Decay, but it can be a bit pricey so I don't buy it very often. I was bought this eyeshadow set for christmas 2 years ago by a friend, and I love it.
The eyeshadows come in a purple velour box, which has a sort of chain link detail on the top, and inside is 9 different eyeshadows, 2 double ended applicators and a decent sized mirror. The set also comes with a small tube of eyeshadow primer potion.
The colors you get in the box are: Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti, Zero, Peace, Shag, Scratch and Underground. Fishnet is a pinky purple, Honey is a light gold, Ransom is a general purple, Grafitti is a nice bright green, Zero is black, Peace is a aqua blue, Shag is a deeper gold, Scratch is a browny gold and underground is a golden-gray color.
My favorite is the grafitti, just because it is such a lovely green color and is the most used one in my eyeshadow box. The colors in this box are lovely though, and I have used them all a good few times, and they all blend quite well together. The powder is easy to apply, and you hardly need any of it to make a good amount of color appear on your eyelid. The applicators are nice and soft to use too. The mirror is a brilliant size and you can see most of your face in it, so it is perfect for doing your make up. The primer works well, but this runs out quite quick.
I find that the eyeshadow hardly fades over a long time of wear, so you don't need to keep reapplying it throughout the day or night. These eyeshadows do last a heck of a long time. I got mine two christmases ago and mine is still going strong, even though I use it most days. The box itself looks a bit grubby but two years travelling in my hand bag, it would get this way lol.
This eyeshadow palette is truly worth the money as it does last so long, the colors are fantastic and I really can not fault this at all. You can buy it cheaper than RRP if you look around on the internet as Urban Decay is quite an expensive brand, but the fact it has lasted me so long, makes it worth full price in my opinion.
I absolutely love this set of shadows! I wanted to try out some Urban Decay eyeshadows as I'd heard that they're good, so I thought that by buying this set I could try out different colours without having to spend lots on the seperate eyeshadows. I'm very pleased with the set, and find that I can create all sorts of looks using the different colours. They are highly pigmented and very bright when used with the Primer Potion, and stay on literally all day! The colours range from neutral pinky-bronze (Scratch) to bright purple (Ransom), green (Graffiti) and even black (Zero) for more daring looks. They blend easily and are extremely shimmery. The Primer Potion is amazing, as it makes the shadows stick to your eyelids and not budge for hours and hours on end. The packaging is striking, which can be expected from Urban Decay (one of the many things I love about the brand).
I've enjoyed testing out these shades and would recommend the Deluxe Shadow Box to anyone wishing to try out Urban Decay eyeshadows. I hope this helped :)
These Urban Decay boxsets are always massive sellers, and nine times out of then they are sold out. They seem to fly off the shelves, especially near to Christmas, despite being one of the most expensive options!
It's not hard to see why, with these boxes featuring nine, gorgeous and bright colours which always look stunning. They are always named, and there's usually a mix, rather then lots of greys/browns/blues like you get in other sets.
They come in a faux purple box, with a big mirror in the lid. This is really useful because you can just carry the box in your handbag, which is perfect if you are running late! You generally don't need to reapply, though, the colours go on easily and last forever.
If you are worried about how wearable bright colours are at work, you can apply a tiny bit of water and wear these as eyeliners, which means you can inject some colour into your make up wherever you are. Whichever box you choose, you are sure to get compliments from strangers who love the colours!
I did worry about my sensitive skin when using these, but they've never caused me any problems, and Urban Decay guarantee all of their products, so if you are unhappy, you'll get your money back.
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box
I love UD products - from the palettes I have used I like the eyeshadows the most. UD make a lot of different eyeshadow palettes and this palette was released a few years ago and I still have loads left. The palette came with the eyeshadows, two double ended eyeshadow sponge applicators and a mini travel size eyeshadow prime potion.
*About the product*
The palette comes with nine eyeshadows which are 1.2g each. All of the shadows in the set are very shimmery and the set originally came with two small applicators (which did not work very well and I threw them away months ago) and it also came with a small 2.6ml primer potion - which I will used up now but it does last ages!
*How UD describe the product*
"The new and improved Deluxe Shadow Box includes nine of our velvety pigment-rich Deluxe Eyeshadows-from bold brights to classic neutrals. PLUS, we've popped in a vial of Eyeshadow Primer Potion-sure to get anyone who hasn't tried it, addicted! The gorgeous compact is wrapped in luxe purple suede (faux, of course), and features a window of irresistibly touchable shiny silver mesh." From the UD American site as the British site has very little information on it.
*Ingredients in some of the shadows*
On the American site there are five lists of ingredients for the eyeshadows and primer potion but the main list which includes the ingredients of the shadows (except the dark brown shade - underground).
Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Petrolatum, Octyldodecanol, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Dehydroacetic Acid, BHT, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
For the full lists of ingredients of all of the shadows in the set and also for the list of ingredients for the primer potion that come with this palette go to the UD American site (link below).
I quite like the packaging - as with all of the UD palettes the packaging is quite quirky. The exterior of the palette is made of what feels like velvet - which is quite smooth and there is Urban Decay printed on the front. It also has a section of what looks a bit like chain mail on the front and if you shake the palette you also have a musical instrument too! A palette and a shaker in one - what more do you need.
The palette is quite thin - it has an approximate depth of 1.5cm so it is fairly thin so in that respect it is good for traveling, putting in your handbag/make up bag but it is slightly heavier than my other palettes. It has a mirror inside which is approximately 11.5cm (diagonally). Overall, in terms of portability it is quite good - as it comes with a mirror (applicators but as with most brushes that comes with sets they are not very good in my opinion) and it is quite small/thin.
Each of the eyeshadows in the palette have individual names, which reminds me of MAC eyeshadows as they too have names for each individual eyeshadow. The names range from honey and graffiti to fishnet and shag (no comment). I quite like the eyeshadows having 'names' as it is quite cute and if someone asks you what eyeshadow you have on you can say "well...I have scratch on the lid, zero next to the lashes and shag in the outer corner" - which may get some I-think-you-have-had-too-many-drinks looks.
*The shadow shades*
-Fishnet: A deep vivid purple with a blue iridescent shimmer
-Honey: Deep shimmery gold
-Ransom: A violet/navy with blue shimmer
-Graffiti: A vivid dark green colour with a slight gold shimmer and green shimmer
-Zero: A dark black with some silver shimmery particles
-Peace: A bright turquoise blue colour with silvery shimmer particles
-Shag: A warm bronze with gold shimmers
-Scratch: A rosy pink colour with silver shimmer particles
-Underground: A medium/dark brown with fine gold shimmers
I find that all of the colours are quite pigmented although some are more pigmented than others. For example, I think that ransom is the least pigmented - it is quite pigmented although when compared to the others it is not the same. All of the colours have an amazing colour pay off/pigmentation and they show up vividly on my skin.
*Texture of the shadows*
They are all powder eyeshadows and they all apply amazingly well and they do have a powdery texture and some of them have a really powdery texture than when they are applied makes them look a bit cakey - such as "fishnet", "peace" and "Graffiti". The other shadows have a really soft and quite creamy texture when they are applied.
*Finish of the shadows*
I like the finish of the shadows they have a smooth even colour pay off, they are pigmented and they are all shimmery. One of the downsides to this product is that all of the shadows in the palette are really shimmery - which is good if you like the shimmery shadows during the day but I prefer matte eyeshadows with a little bit of shimmer over the top. Therefor as they all have a shimmery finish I don't wear them everyday - so I have not nearly made a dent in the shadows and I have had this palette for about a year (or longer). This is also due to the shadows as they are really pigmented you hardly need any on the brush.
*My favorite shades*
For an evening for sometimes during the day my favorite shades to wear includes "Shag", "Scratch" and "Underground - the three neutral shades in the palette. I also like to use "zero" and "honey". Another downside of this product for me is that five of the nine shadows are really quite bright colours which I do not wear, so I usually just stick to the neutral shades, the gold shade "honey" and the black.
*How I like to use the shadows*
I like to use the neutral shadows in the set (such as scratch all over my lid) and I also like to use underground in the outer corner of my eye lid to create a brown smokey eye. I like to use "zero" the intense black shade as an eyeliner too - I just take my angled eyeshadow/liner brush and dab it on to my eye lid really close to the lashes and it is amazing as a eyeshadow liner.
I like the application of these shadows they apply really smoothly and they give a evenly distributed wash of colour. They are also really soft and have a sometimes creamy feel to them so they can be applied really quickly and easily.
Some of the shadows such as "graffiti", "Ransom" and especially "Peace" can apply quite powdery and cakey sometimes, which does not look good but if you use a primer underneath this is reduced. Most of the shadows (excluding the ones just mentioned) apply really well - they are not very cakey, they are smooth when applied and they give an even distribution of colour.
One thing about the application of the shadows that can sometimes happen - especially with "zero" is that they can fall down. By this I mean that the eyeshadow powder can fall down onto the under eye areas when the eyeshadow is being applied. It is quick and easy to clean up with your finger or just with a make up remover wipe.
I apply the shadows using a brush as if I apply them with my finger I get all of the shadows on my fingers and I is a bit difficult to get off (I find that if I have eyeshadow on my hands it is easier to use my savlon antiseptic spray on a cotton pad to remove the shadow rather than water - as with the spray it removes the shadow and other make up off my hands in one swipe).
I use a normal eyeshadow brush (not a sponge applicator as they don't work very well in my opinion) and I just dab the flat brush into the shadow and then pat it on to my lid. I find that if I pat the brush into the shadow and then pat the shadow onto my lid I get a more intense build up of colour and it also reduces fall down of the shadow.
I also use this method of application when I use "zero" as an eyeliner - I pat the very edge my angled eyeshadow/liner brush into my eyeshadow and I pat the shadow really close to the lashes and it makes a fantastic eyeshadow that looks more natural than a liquid, gel or pencil liner.
I find that with these shadows you have to use a primer potion (or any eyeshadow primer) under neath as they do fall down more than matte shadows as they are shimmery and they can move around a little bit - especially "zero". With out a primer potion for me the shadows last about an hour or two before they start to move slightly and fall down. But with a primer potion they lasts for a lot longer.
*Taking the shadows off*
If I swatch these shadows on my hands or fingers (as I did for the photos on ciao) I find that they are fairly difficult to get off my hands - so I use the savlon spray I mentioned before to take shadows and other make up off my hands. With the shadows on my eyes I use a make up wipes to take them off as I find that with my cleanser or just water that the shadows are quite messy to remove. But with make up wipes they are quite easy to take off. The only shade that I have found to be particularly difficult and really messy to remove is "zero". When removing the other shades such as "scratch" they are so easy to remove but with "zero" it spreads everywhere and gets all over my eyes.
*Price and availability*
I received this set as part of a birthday present and it has lasted my ages as I don't use it everyday (as the shadow are all shimmery) and you only need the smallest amount of shadow. It can be bought from the following stores/sites:
Debenhams, House of fraser, HQ hair for: £25
*Wide range of colours from brights to neutrals
*Shimmery and look great when they catch the light
*The "zero" shade is amazing as a eye liner
*Very pigmented with great colour pay off
*Quirky durable packaging - although as it is velvet or suede it gets dirty easily
*Mirror, applicators and primer potion included (In my opinion the brushes are not very useful though) - good for traveling
*High quality smooth shadows
*Can be used to create lots of different looks
*Can be smudged (although this creates a lot of fall down) and the shadows can be built up or made more subtle
*The majority of the shadows apply really well
*All of the shades are shimmery - so I personally do not like to wear them all of the time
*Some of the shades when applied can look a bit powdery and cakey - such as "peace" and "Ransom"
*The bright shadows (for me) are not very wearable
*Do not last very long unless you have a good primer underneath and the shadows can fall down and they can move around a bit on my eyes
Overall, I would not buy this palette personally as I don't like bright colours that much, they are all shimmery and for me I would not wear some of the shades in public! (such as Graffiti and Fishnet) but some of my friend would love this palette as they are more adventurous with their eyeshadow than I am.
Thank you for reading my review - this review is posted on ciao with pictures under my username labellavita1992
I first bought this make up pallet for my sister who is a huge make up brand fan, having never before used Urban Decay it did feel like a lot of money for something I was unsure about. I am totally glad I took the chance as it is just simply fantastic, I was so impressed with it that I later bought one of my own. There is such a nice range of colours to suit any style and occasion, there is no limit on how blendable the eyeshadows are either and so creating your own lighter/darker shades and slight change of colour is incredibly easy. Vibrancy is always an important factor in eyeshadow for me, and these just tick all boxes, it's fantastic. Even though each block of eye shadow is only small they seem to last forever. A nice bonus is the primmer potion base which is just as fantastic if not better than the eyeshadows themselves!
****Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box ****
After hearing about how great this product was i decided to buy it. This is Urban Decays 2nd biggest selling product and the first time i tried to get it i found it was sold out . At the time i picked another of their products but couldn't help but wish i had got this one so the first time i saw it in stock (months later) i had to get it !!.
**About Urban decay**
Urban decay are a cosmetics company which sells mainly vegan/vegetarian products. They are a high end brand which means there products can be expensive but in my opinion i think the quality of the products makes it completely worth it plus they have a guarantee that says
" if you don't love our products, for any reason, we'll take it back within 45 days of the order date AND refund the full product price."
The eye shadows in this kit come in a purple-faux box with silver mesh in the middle(just look at the picture :P). It feels really soft and looks nice but i somehow 1 got foundation on mine and have found it hard to get off which has been annoying simply because if this had happened with any other eye shadow kit i had i would have been able to wipe it off because most come in plastic packaging. This has a decent sized mirror on the lid to help you apply the eye shadow and you get 2 little applicator sponges which to be honest are never that great anyway.
In this you get 9 different colours(set out in rows of three) and these are:
Fishnet-This is like a iridescent pink/purple shade,very pretty on.
Honey-This is a very light shiny gold colour.
Ransom-This is a purple. I have found that this is very vibrant on.
Graffiti-This is a bright green,great for nights out or i sometimes wear it with peace.
Zero-This is a black with a shimmer through it
Peace-This is a shimmering turquoise. When ever i wear this colour i always get compliments on my eyes like all the time. Its such a pretty colour on and i love it. I have brown eyes and it just makes them look great. This shade goes nice with the coralista benefit blusher also.
Shag-light bronze,again this has a shimmer to it.
Scratch-Light pink champagne/brown. One of the more subtle colours i would recommend this for a day time look.
Underground-medium fawn/darker gold.
I don't have any of these in my other kits so even if you have another kit it might be worthwhile buying this if you don't have it. These are mostly quite shimmery and the colours are quite bright so as much as they are really nice the workplace might not appreciate you wearing them :( . I wear these over the Urban Decay Primer Potion (which you get a free sample off) and they last all day. I never have reapply the colours or anything even on the hottest of days(pigment is great). On the website all of these colours are marked with the s symbol which means none of them have glitter which i like as i am not a big fan of glitter products. All these colours can also be applied wet and used as an eyeliner.
These colours are all from the deluxe range so paying £20 for the box is really good when they can be about £11 each.
Overall i love this brand and would recommend it to everyone. It is a little expensive but the quality is great!! This is the 2nd best pallette they offer(after book of shadows vol 2)
On ciao and dooyoo
I bought this palette just as a random purchase. But this is probably the best cosmetics purchase I have made recently.
At around the £20 mark, it's great value as it works out as at just over £2 a shade - bargain!
The colours are beautiful, the best way to describe them is velvety/jewel-like colours. My favourites are the brightest shades: Fishnet (warm bright purpley-pink colour) Graffiti (bright green) and Peace (Gorgeous turquoise).
There is also a black colour called 'Zero' which can be used wet as an eyeliner. Or you can use it dry over the lid to blend with a brown shade to get that Eva Longoria look.
Although the colours may seem bright you can use them during the day. Use the eyeshadow on the lower lid for a day look, or all over the lid up to the crease for a party look.
The colours also blend together beautifully. Whether its 2 similar colours eg Graffiti (green ) and Peace (Turquoise). Or 2 different colours like Peace and Honey.
The velvety purple box come in a plastic box. I keep this on the case, even when I travel, as I don't want to ruin it! You also get 2 applicators, which work fine if you don't want to use an eyeshadow brush. You also get a miniature size of the famour Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer which is fantastic (you're welcome to visit my review)
The pigment in these colours is fantastic, I have Asian skin and sometimes find that eyeshadow colours don't show up, but these do. And when you compare these eyeshadows to other high pigment brands like Mac, in my opinion, these have just as much impact, but for half the price!
Despite the palettes gaudy exterior, these jewel-like shades are amazing applied dry or with a wet brush. The nine shades range from near-neons to beautiful natural tones, and though they look extraordinarily bright they suit everyday wear, as well as for statement eyes on big nights out. 'Scratch' is my personal favourite shade in the collection, a shimmery dusky rose colour highlighting wide 'doe eye' looks.
The shadows themselves are velvety soft on the eyelids, layering and blending very well so that even the most amateur makeup artist can create awesome looks. The standard black eyeshadow, available in all the big palettes, is wonderful used with a liner brush, wet or dry the depth of colour is intense.
I would recommend this set to anyone new to owning a full set of decent makeup - with the Urban Decay individual shades ranging from £10-12, the palettes are well worth the money and will literally last for years, both in amount and style.
The Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box is probably one of my all time favourite Urban Decay products. Although it is a little pricey at £20, it is long lasting and technically value for money.
The 9 shades are pink, purple, gold, green, black (very good for lining), bronze, beige, brown and blue. All of the eyeshadows have amazing staying power, that you can increase (and the intensity) with the mini size Urban Decay Primer Potion that is included. I wore this make up for an intense dancing show once and it lasted all night, I could even easily stick false eyelashes over it.
The set also comes with two foam tipped applicators, but I personally find them cheap, nasty and basically no good. For these eyeshadows I would recommend using a decent make up brush. I also kept the plastic inner sheet as otherwise the powders would mix.
Overall I love this gorgeous little box and the wonders inside. The cute mesh rattles around and the suede-y outer is nice to the touch. If you wear make up then this product is for you. It can be used for almost any style (brights/tropicals/glam/scene/natural/etc) so is suitable for most people.
9 shades in pallette /