November 12, 2008

Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box Review & Swatches

Ahh variety, the spice of this Muse’s life.

No, not this spice!

Yeah, well you’re either a geek and totally laughed at that or you’re clueless (Helpful Hint)!

This spice:

It’s Friends and Family Discount time at Urban Decay! 30% Off your total purchase! Ahhh everyone run around in a frenzy and scream!

I know, I know tis exciting!

In honor of good times at Urban Decay the Muse brings you a review of the brand spanking new Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box! Now you can really run around in a frenzy and get excited!

This new palette contains ten delicious shades of Urban Decay shadow but that’s not all! You also get a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion as well! Ahhh life is good isn’t it?

The Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box contains all of the following shadows:

  • YDK (Mocha with Gold Shimmer)
  • Flipside (Teal)
  • Grifter (Lilac with Silver Shimmer)
  • Uzi (Metallic Silver)
  • Twiced Baked (Dark Brown with Gold Shimmer)
  • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  • Flash (Bright Purple)
  • Oil Slick (Black with Silver Shimmer)
  • Kiddie Pool (Ocean Blue)
  • Half Baked (Golden Bronze)

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The Muse was thinking she should contact Urban Decay and have this renamed to “The Muse’s Box of Favorite Shadows”….has a certain ring to it dontcha think? Most of the shades included in this palette are my top favs from Urban Decay so it’s super nice having them all tucked away in one palette! Great for travel! Likey!

The palette retails for $36 USD but since it’s 30% Off you’ll get it for $25 USD which is $2.50 USD per a shadow….um can you say super deal? If you’re new to Urban Decay eyeshadow here in lays a great excuse to try the shadows out! The shadows have always been a favorite of mine even way before I was a MAC junkie and they remain on the top of my Must Have At All Costs list (another words if I needed desert island essentials…Urban Decay Eyeshadow comes before food and water!). The shadows are pigmented and contain a super dose of wonderful shimmer!

The palette is carefully constructed to avoid a mess which I can appreciate. It has a slick and beautiful bamboo cover that slides upwards to reveal the shadows. Swatch, swipe, and apply with the included brush (although the brush is a tiny bit small so you might want to use your own brush) and simply slide the cover back into place for storage! The design on the cover is a beautiful floral with butterflies and the Urban Decay logo!

I created three separate looks using the palette but honestly you can get at least twenty separate looks or more if you’re creative!

Uzi and Kiddie Pool


Half Baked and Twice Baked

Grifter and Flash

Honestly, the Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box is well worth checking out and Muse Approved for purchase! It’ll make an ideal gift for a makeup lover or seriously you know you so want it for yourself! Rather then purchase each shadow individually might as well indulge in this and get ten super shades plus a Urban Decay Primer Potion!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Phyrra

    OMG I’ve seen Dunecat before, only it had blue eyes.
    Soo adorable!
    The spice must flow!
    If you haven’t heard the dune techno stuff, it is a must!

    I must be on a brown kick. I’m seriously debating that palette.
    YDK, Twice Baked, and Half Baked look really appeal to me in that set.
    I also think Grifter, Uzi, Flash, and Kiddie pool look pretty.
    I’m already getting Oil Slick and Flipside in the other palette I picked up (foreshadow).

    I keep thinking Toasted, Vert, vapor, Crash and URB might be pretty to pick up, too.

    Gah, but I must behave!
    You make me want to be SOOOO naughty.

    Twice Baked and Half Baked look GREAT on you.
    Grifter and Flash look really pretty, too.

  • MC

    Oooh this is a neat palette. I think I might add it to my Christmas/Birthday wishlist this year (Christmas is 2 days before my birthday, so if I get for either or, it would be cool <3) XD

  • Paige

    lol! I love the movie Dune and I don’t care if it was a flop! The books were good too:) I also love those pics with commentary. My favorite is the seal sticking his head above the water with the caption “sumfin just brushed my leg” The big eyes make it so funny. Thanks for sharing the funnies!! And the makeup too, of course!

  • Anonymous

    Kayvid: I have been wanting this for 2 months or more now…with FF I am soon going to order it…I LOVE IT…I do love my Deluxe palette the best though,…I hope you have that one…

  • Kanita

    Hey Muse! If you buy from Avon anytime soon, try to check out the Jillian Dempsey for Avon Essential Beauty Palette. I just ordered the warm one, it looks very promising for only 7.99!!

  • Phyrra

    I’m bad. I broke down. I ordered this and I think I’ll either return the foreshadow palette or gift it to someone for the holidays.

  • Rhondalei G.

    Musey! I love this palette too! I actually picked it up a few months back when that damn email went out about a holiday presale on these. I was thinking they were going to run out. Yeah…jumped the gun! My only gripe is how gritty-glittery Uzi is. Major fall out on my cheekies!

  • alyssa

    i’m so liking this palette! i wish i could get my hands on them. Been wanting to get their primer potion since forever too. Too bad we don’t have it here unless from sprees which i haven’t done it before =(

  • kae

    i love how u update so much! lol. kiddie pool looks pretty! is that what u used for the baby blue-ish look? it flatters your skin tone ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sihaya

    awww, i love dune! (can you tell by my nickname?)
    sadly we don’t have UD in my country (hey, we don’t even have friends and family discounts), so i can only dream about it, or overpay it;))
    (of course, if i could control the spice, things would be different,aaargh….lol)

  • Nell

    I laughed so hard at that Dune cat, thanks for that!!!! Obviously I am a geek ๐Ÿ™‚

    The palette looks yummy, although I am forced to go without e/s at the moment, because my skin is so sensitive and reacts to everything right now, thank God I still tolerate mascara, that is something I couldnยดt be without.

    Great review!!!

  • the Muse

    hey dd!

    OMG! I love the techno dune stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You’re such a geek! hehehe!

    I love the darker shades in the palette too and I’m completely partial to Kiddie Pool! Hawtness!

    LOL honey you got some list there ๐Ÿ™‚ why didn’t you buy the book of shadows? It’s fabs!


  • the Muse

    hey mc!

    Ahhh you’re the lucky one that gets bday and xmas gifts ๐Ÿ˜‰

    This is a great one! Love the new palettes from UD they did an awesome job!

  • the Muse

    hey paige!!!

    How are you? LOL geeks are we eh?

    I’m more of a book fan then the film but it was good too ๐Ÿ™‚

    LOL I haven’t seen that one! My fav is the seal and the bloody bucket lol! And I also love the kitten with his tongue out and the caption reads “I haz a flavor” lol!
    My pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you laughed!

  • the Muse

    morning kayvid!

    I don’t have the deluxe one sadly ๐Ÿ˜› I have all the deluxe shadows aside from one or two so that’s why I didn’t bother indulging in the deluxe palette but that doesn’t prevent me from wanting the damn thing lol!

  • MandyPandy

    Methinks Dunecat won’t be so pleased when he discovers where ‘Spice’ comes from.

    Damn! Now you’ve outed me as a dork!

  • the Muse

    hi there Inspiring Beauty Creator!

    Oh this doesn’t have that..:) this isn’t book of shadows..BoS has that shade hehe!

  • the Muse

    hey Rhondalei!

    how are you? LOL I got it back then too! Actually before that ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t blame you, totally relate..I’m always on board first and fearful there won’t be enough lol!

    Uzi blows ๐Ÿ˜› It’s my absolute fav shadow and the fall out is such a b*tch! yak! i use scotch tape to remove the fall out from my cheeks ๐Ÿ™‚ even though it’s fall out hell I still love the shade ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    hiya alyssa!

    It’s gorg isn’t it!? Why dontcha check around MUA lovie? I’m positive someone will be willing to cp ๐Ÿ™‚

    UDPP is the best! I’m positive a kindly MUA’er would do a cp for ya!

  • the Muse

    LOL Sihaya!!!!!

    I actually just thought it was your name LMAO! I always wondered about that ๐Ÿ™‚ your the desert spring ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehehe!

    aww that stinks ๐Ÿ™ I always rec people go to MUA and see if they can find a swap buddy!

    LOL noooo I control the spice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hi Nell!

    LOL!!!! awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ I always worry people won’t get my weird sense of humor!

    aww that stinks! Sorry to you know what’s causing it to be so sensitive? ๐Ÿ™

  • the Muse

    morning connie!!!!!!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks hun! I love variety ๐Ÿ™‚ and this has plenty of that!

  • the Muse

    Mandy we can rule the spice together you, me and the kids! We can control the spice ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • emma

    This is a pretty pallete and you look pretty in it!
    I thought one of the colours was called “Kiddie Poo” as the l was missed off in the swatch photo. HAHAH

  • makeupmag

    Smashing, simply smashing! Do you not have those shadows in singles?!

    I like the look of that brush…;)

  • the Muse

    LOL emma..that would be disturbing ๐Ÿ™‚ kiddie poo ๐Ÿ˜‰

    thank hun!


  • makeupmag

    Ah, but you didn’t have that nifty slidy cover or that awesome combination of colours in one box. So there! ^.^

  • alyssa

    babe, how do u compare this pallette with the ammo palette? i need to get on of these but i can’t decide. You gotta help me!!

  • Kanita

    Ooh I did check out the retro charm collection from JD and I got the collection when everything was reduced–lipstick was 2.49 i believe. it ended up being very good quality for the price!

  • the Muse

    kanita fantastic! Glad you nabbed it on clearance ๐Ÿ™‚

    I loved the collection especially the lippies!

  • the Muse

    hey alyssa!

    mmmmm it really depends as ammo has some killer shades in it as well like maui wowie plus it comes with a full side udpp!!!!!

    I think it depends on what colors you are wanting…I think this one has louder colors where as the ammo has a few softer shades ๐Ÿ™‚ they are both REALLY GOOD ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope this helps eep!

  • the Muse

    thanks gio ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s a fab little palette for sure!!!!!!!

    How are you?


  • Jenn

    *proceeds to die from the squee*

    Best lolcatz evar. My gales of laughter at 6AM have official made me a hated member of my guesthouse…but that is awesome.

    And that eyeshadow looks awesome. I found, of all things, an Urban Decay counter here (Japan) but it’s not fully-stocked. None of the umpty-million lipsticks, nor that marshmallow-smelling body glitter (I think it also comes in honey if I recall?), though they have the full complement of shadows. I hope they stock this one…

  • the Muse

    LOL jenn! So glad you’re digging the spice ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!

    If you ever need any UD from here Jenn let me know! plus they have 30% off this week w00t1

    Yes yes yes ๐Ÿ™‚ I have them…I wish they still had them! even have the peppermint one and the ginger ๐Ÿ™‚ they are so lovely! They dc’ed them a while ago!

    Thanks for the comment!
    Owe ya an email too! Will get to it shortly!


  • Phyrra

    It’s taken me until this year to be ok with liking more than 1 makeup company, MAC. Now I like Aromaleigh, Meow, MAC, Urban Decay, Too Faced, and I may even decide I like TheBalm’s Stainiac enough to pick it up.

    Thank you for showing me new things!


  • Phyrra

    And yes, I’m a super geek who loves her darkwave, techno, goth etc. So I LOVE my dune cds ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse


    awww you’re super *hugs* I’m so glad you’re thinking outside the box and enjoying new brands ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep reading, keep reading, I’ll convert you to more great brands hehehehehe!

  • the Muse

    were twins dd ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re the dark side and I’m the kawaii side with a dark chewy center lol!

  • redapple291

    i’m really fond of your makeup tute and reviews !!! and it’s one of my favorite web ^^… I want to buy 1 Urban Decay eyeshadow pallete like yours, could u pls tell me how I can have discount 30% off for it ?? thks so much ^o^

  • Phyrra

    Lol, I've been called perky goth, many times, even by Voltaire.
    I <3 that man and his girlfriend.
    We can be naughty twins!

  • the Muse

    hi redapple ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks so much!!!!! I’m glad you enjoy my blog!

    Friends and Family discount is available on the urban decay website by using the coupon code FF30!

    Happy Shopping!

  • the Muse

    hey dd ๐Ÿ˜‰

    getting back on twitter in a sec ๐Ÿ˜‰

    oh my…naughty twins ๐Ÿ™‚ can I join in? cheeky triplets???? ๐Ÿ™‚