Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Urban Decay, 15th Anniversary paletteUrban Decay is celebrating it’s fifteenth birthday (wow, time flies), and what better way to celebrate than with new makeup? The 15th anniversary palette features fifteen brand new, never-before-seen shades of eyeshadow. The palette (which has a bejeweled and removable lid) rests in a velvet-lined tray, which could store jewelry after you’ve used up the shadows. The palette is $55 (free shipping!), available everywhere you usually buy Urban Decay.
Urban Decay, 15th Anniversary palette, 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection, swatches, Midnight Rodeo, Tainted, Deeper, Midnight 15, Junkshow, M.I.A., Vanilla, Omen, Ace, Flow, Evidence, Blackout, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
All in all, these shadows have great texture and great pigment. Midnight Rodeo is a pink-bronze shimmer/frost metallic. It’s the only shade that contains glitter, but the glitter isn’t over the top. Tainted is a satin lilac with tiny, subtle gold shimmer. Deeper is an almost-olive golden bronze frost. Midnight 15 kind of reminds me of MAC Prance. It’s a white-pink/pink-purple-silver pearl frost. Junkshow is fuchsia satin with lavender shimmer/reflect (slightly duochromey!). M.I.A. is a dark, satin, mushroom-gill brown. Vanilla is a golden-white shimmer, like pearly, iridescent, magical, melted vanilla ice cream. Omen is blue-violet duochrome shimmer. Ace is blue-charcoal dark-wash-denim satin with a slight iridescence. Flow is peach frost. Evidence is shimmery, glowing sapphire blue. Blackout is matte black.

I tried (but failed) to fit all 15 shadows on one arm, so rather than swatch the last three shadows by themselves, I decided to take the opportunity to change the swatching order, and put similar colors next to each other for comparison purposes.
Urban Decay, 15th Anniversary palette, 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection, swatches, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, Chase, Midnight Rodeo, M.I.A., Deeper, Deep End, Half Truth, Ace, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Chase is a golden bronze. Comparatively, you can see Midnight Rodeo is more pink. I also think you can see Deeper’s “almost olive” a little better in this photo. Deep End is bright shimmery turquoise. Half Truth is blue-violet shimmer.

Is the 15th Anniversary palette a must-have for you?

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9 Responses to “Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette”

  • Laci says:

    I ordered it the first day it was available through UD. I love it!

  • Keerthi says:

    oooh, I like Midnight Rodeo and M.I.A.!

  • sixpomegranateseeds says:

    i’m liking it alot, and i don’t usually like UD palettes. thanks karla

  • Sabrina says:

    It is still not here in my country…cant wait for it to be launch in my country… :(

  • Rachael says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette. Its probably the best they’ve come out with, simply because every color is new. It helps that all the shades are high quality with strong pigmentation. I also think the horizontal color combos work really well.

  • Nellie says:

    Big pass for me, surprisingly. I love UD palettes, but nothing is particularly unique or noteworthy in this — a few pinks, a handful of blues and a whole lotta neutrals. Definitely not what I expect from UD.

  • Sota says:

    Hi Karla – I have to say I keep coming back to your swatches – they are the best! I missed this Palette a few times – any idea where it would be available now? Also could you swatch the UD vice palette?

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