Urban Decay Loves NYC as much as me!
Another product to consider for our Holiday Gift Guide is Urban Decay's third rendition of highly popular, limited edition Book of Shadows series. Last year's Alice BOS (Book of Shadows), still shows up on Ebay for x3+ it's original retail price. This year's version is still readily available, though probably not forever.
I was really impressed with the quality of these shadows. Not a gritty or dry shadow in the bunch. All applied very smoothly with great pigmentation (yes, even the ones with chunky glitter). The pencils and PP (Primer Potion) are classics and will be used up probably before you get close to hitting the pan on any of these shadows.
This would be a great kit for someone who loves vibrant colors. Not for someone looking for a "neutral" kit, obviously.
My only complaint about this palette is that I wish they had altered some of the shadow names to be more about NYC (as they did with Alice). I just think it adds to the theme... but that's no biggie.
This set contains:
16 x 0.03 oz uber pigmented eyeshadows (see swatches below, 7 shades are new)
2 x 0.03 oz 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils
0.13 oz Mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
$54 available at Sephora, Ulta, UrbanDecay.com
Zero and Ransom
What combinations would you put together?
Any colors that strike out at you?
Pros: Excellent pigmentation. The standard of texture has be up'ed a few levels. Go-to pencils and eyeshadow primer. Super cute illustrations and packaging design.
Cons: No NYC-themed names.
Overall Rating: A