First of all, here's a big HELLO!!! to everyone
Christmas may be over but i hope you guys are still feeling the yuletide spirit.
Finally, my very own UD Book of Shadows!
(better late than never hehe)
I enjoyed doing the graphics for this post because i love both New York and Urban Decay
Reminds me of the good stuffs...
I was inspired to use street-art/graffiti as my theme
for this one:-)
This palette is such a wonderful creation
because it is an art by itself
The integration of the city's landmarks, lifestyle and people (different races)
is what makes this makeup truly unique
I've been lemming for this for quite sometime
It's like a toy for a grownup lady
Since the time this product came out in the market i cannot get it off my head. For months i've been reading and drooling about this palette from other beauty bloggers. Sadly, Urban Decay is not available locally so these goodies are not easily accessible:-( Paging Sephora! Yoohoo?!
It's amusing how this palette depicted NYC
with its cute mini collage/cutouts (complete with skyscrapers, Central Park, hippies, yellow taxi...etc)
I could just stare at it for hours!
Btw, this pop-up girl caught our (me and Zoe's) eye-- Spunky! LOL;-)
Yes, i tested the pop-up lights in total darkness...
but got scared and quickly turned the lights back on!
So this is how it looks like--interesting huh?
NOTE: The pop-up collage keeps closing on its own-- the ribbon that supports it seems quite
short thus tugging it back. I had to keep holding it open (hassle) so i can take decent pictures. I was almost tempted to pry it as far back as possible just so it would hold still, but of course i didn't do that...hehe:-)
16 chic urban shades
7 Exclusive shades:
Loaded (sparkly emerald green), Kush (green metallic with silver glitter), Rockstar (deep red-purple with metallic base), Money (metallic light green), Bordello (pale pinky-purple with shift), Radium (bright blue), Suspect (sheer sparkly beige)
Perversion (matte black), Uzi (metallic silver), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (shimmery pink champagne), Last Call (shimmery deep plum), Maui Wowie (shimmery medium gold), Smog (deep coppery bronze), Snatch (shimmery pale pink coral), Haight (shimmery teal blue), Psychedelic Sister (shimmery bright purple--my favorite)
Most of the colors that i like are in here
Aside from its pretty packaging, rarely do i find a palette that houses most of the shades that i want. The shimmery colors looks even more gorgeous in real life!
My faves are psychedelic sister, kush, radium and bordello <3
Notice the shadow effect on the graffiti wall?...nothing, i just like it... hehe;-)
These eyeshadows are highly-pigmented. Even a single swatch delivers a rich and even coloring that stands out on its own (even without a primer). It is such a delight to sweep it all over my lids as it applies oh so smoothly! It doesn't crease or tug. The interesting play of various textures and finish makes this palette even more fun. You can achieve both neutral or vibrant looks with its versatile range of colors, depending on your mood. Staying power is also great.
Swatches on my arm
I noticed that uzi (metallic silver) has large chunks of glitters that is quite bothersome. It literally looks like the one being used for school projects-scary!I'm afraid that it might enter my eye and irritate me. So i'm gonna pass on this one (unless needed).
Also, after each swatch i would wash my arm with soap and water, and i noticed that i had a harder time removing perversion, loaded, kush, haight & radium. I had to repeatedly rinse and scrub my arms several times to fully remove the tough pigment stains.
It has 2 eyeliners and the iconic UDPP
I'm very happy with my Book of Shadows. It's a real cool item to own. The 7 exclusive colors makes this product even more special. It's worth every penny considering the amount of items you'll get with each box. The size is travel-friendly too. Like a typical pocketbook (slightly bigger) with the thickness of a regular Sidney Sheldon/Dean Koontz novel. Hehe! But for normal daily use, it can be quite frustrating coz' it's bulky size eats a lot of space especially when i'm using a tiny purse. Also i'm slightly worried that i might accidentally squish the fragile cardboard casing knowing how i just throw stuffs in my bag. I'm crossing my fingers that it won't ever happen...
I would love to collect more palettes from UD in the future Really really love this!...that's all for now folks
I'll leave you again with a doggy pic, this time it's Chino taken a few days before Christmas.
As you can see he looks so unhappy and bored here. We were forcing him to do a holiday pose...hehe:-)
Thank you for your sweet and precious time :-)