To a great roar over the land of makeup Urban Decay has released its fourth Book of Shadows. The roar is deafening if you happen to be a hardcore fan.
I’m a fan and lover of Urban Decay for many, many years. It was my first official “high end” makeup.
But do I need another Book of Shadows?
This mirrored compact is a visual feast for the eyes with the typical bells, whistles, and flair that Urban Decay gets into with their Book of Shadow Palettes. You either go gaga for palettes of this caliber due to the packaging or you simply hate it and find it to fussy and bulky to use. It’s entirely up to your personality.
Urban Decay packs on even more bulk with this palette as they include not only the typical fair of sixteen eyeshadow shades (a total of ten are BRAND NEW shades) but also the addition of QR codes for scanning with your phone and viewing exclusive “how-to” get the look videos.
Drop the your phone into the cradle, plug the included speaker into your phone and than go to work using the shadows, Travel Size Primer Potion, Supercurl Curling Mascara, and 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (full size) to create your look!
- Blue Bus (periwinkle blue sheen)
- Gunmetal (gunmetal gray with silver glitter)
- Cobra (smoky green with gold shimmer)
- Baked (rich golden bronze shimmer)
- Bender (moss green sheen), Gravity (violet with silver glitter)
- Lost (neutral brown shimmer), Hijack (metallic muted teal)
- Midnight Cowgirl (golden beige with gold glitter)
- Sin (light shimmering champagne)
- Midnight Rodeo (beige shimmer with silver glitter)
- Crystal (pale icy blue shimmer), Bust (taupe sheen)
- Missionary (light taupe sheen), Skimp (ivory peach sheen)
- Zephyr (pearly cream sheen)
Do I want it?
I feel the need to collect it because I have all the other Book of Shadow Palettes but I admit it’s bulky and it’s gimmicky. Stila released their version a few years ago but in that case it was a train case with a place for my phone yada, yada…
I can use instruction for getting a good eye look down but I do not want to combine my smart phone with my makeup. As much as I love technology this just isn’t something I’m personally up for and I consider it a hassle and troublesome particularly if you’re like me and apply your makeup in your bathroom.
It’s bulky and over done.
Will I buy it?
For once in my life I won’t jump on this train at the first stop. I’ll bide my time, be patient, and possibly haul it during Sephora Friends and Family as $64 is a little costly when I’m eyeballing Too Faced Holiday 2011.
Sometimes makeup junkies have to be honest with themselves, and if I’m honest, this one proves a little too bulky with a little too many bells and whistles to get me excited.
How about you?
Would you buy it?
Why or why not?