Urban 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.
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.
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?