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Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette – another look August 21, 2011

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15 days ago I received my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette.  I reviewed that here. I still absolutely love that palette.  Unfortunately it is a very large palette so it is not easy to tote around – those shadows need to be used at home and nearly planned. Its unfortunate because I think it is probably my favorite palette. Anyway, I had some extra time the other day and wanted to play with my beautiful toy.  I realized that I’d never thought I would be able to use Junkshow – the hot pink one in the middle.  I decided to dare myself to figure out a look with that one.  I decided to start with Chase. On my skin it comes up as a lustrous gold color. I put it all over. Then I decided upon Evidence, the highly pigmented super saturated dark-wash denim color. I used that on my eyelid and just under my eye. This was already outside my comfort zone and I still had to add HOT PINK.  Ok, I calmed myself down and decided that I would use Junkshow in the crease.  I tried that and voila – it actually looked decent. I did just a minimal amount of blending then added some Vanilla at my brow bone and inner eye for good measure.  I topped the whole thing off with my jet black cream eyeliner and 2 coats of Dior waterproof mascara. I think it kinda looks like an upside-down sunset. I think it is super pretty. This photo just doesn’t do it justice!

How would you use junkshow?

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Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette Review August 6, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 12:54 pm
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Yay!!!!! I spent at least two weeks stalking Urban Decay, Ulta, and Sephora since I learned of the release of Urban Decay’s 15 year anniversary eyeshadow palette. These colors were simply craveable.  Finally last week it was available at Sephora. I bought it right away (and got a dr. jart+ beauty balm as a premium sample!).  Yesterday it arrived on my front porch. Yay. So what did I do? Tried to restrain my excitement. After opening the box and getting rid of all of Sephora’s careful packing I came to the case. It is about 6 inches by 6 inches and a gunmetal chrome color. Along the edge is a pretty floral vine design.

After opening the case I was confronted with 15 (get it 15 year anniversary?) full sized shadows of 0.05 oz each which totals 0.75 oz.  All of these are shimmery except for the one matte – blackout. Midnight rodeo and Midnight 15 are both shadows that contain glitter. The remaining 12 are all simple shimmers. To me – and no ones photos do these colors justice including mine – the entire center column is almost irridescent.  In my opinion every color is super wearable except perhaps junkshow.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Palette review July 27, 2011

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Even though it is Wednesday for everyone else it is my Monday.  I’m done with my trip to St. Louis. It was fun but too hot!!!! I don’t know how people can bear that heat. I live in Seattle, so 85 is sweltering – 105 feels like an inferno – a humid inferno. Luckily I had used my urban decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion so my makeup stayed nice all day long – at least on my eyes.

Today I’ll review the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Palette. I got this palette the first time I ever went to Sephora. I never really wore bright colors but this one was just so amazing I had to try the colors.

The palette is a nice black box with an amazing foil and velvet design on the front. Upon opening it you will find a generous sized mirror and 10 0.03 oz shadows (their full-sized shadows are 0.05 oz) It also comes with a sponge brush, which as usual instantly went into the garbage.

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