Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II (Review & Swatches)

I just recently celebrated my birthday on Oct 7th. Two days later I received a special card in the mail from my sister soul Debbie aka aiversonbabe on twitter. I loved her birthday card, and she sent me a awesome certificate for Ulta! I was so shocked and honestly it was so generous of her. I'm very lucky to have a friend like her, and this is not just because of my gift. She is a awesome friend who is there when you need her, who listens, makes you laugh, and is a great friend. For that, is a true gift to have! It's very hard to find supportive women out there, that aren't selfish, that aren't judgemental, but make you grow as a person. For that I wanted to give her a special lil thank you again. I always think of her when I use my Book of Shadows! <3>


So after my bad experience with the "Sustainable Palette" (hinges broke after two uses) lol not so "sustainable". I was quite put off of Urban Decay after that. Although, I still do use their 24/7 liners almost everyday & I love them.

When I went to Ulta I wasn't sure on buying this palette, but I was quite impressed with the amount of shadows, liners, and mini potion that was included. I mean it comes out only $3.00 per eye shadow! I call that a bargain! You girls know me and my bargins ;D lol I thought it was a great combination of matte, shimmer & glitter.
I do have issues with their glitter shadows, with all the fallout. I know many women who can't stand the glitter shadows as well.. but since there was only two that were so glittery I still went for it.

Each of the shadows are so pigmented, and soft. I love how my brush only needs to touch the shadows lightly to pick up such color. Each shadow is gorgeous in it's own way. Which is great, because the one color I wasn't sure about ..is my favorite! I love "Sellout" it's a plain looking color but a awesome highlight. I've been using it every day and I'm worried about using it to much! lol. Might have to restock up on that. I did try the glitter shadows again, using a more sticky base, like a NYX pencil, and had less fallout. Which was good because the color Midnight Cowboy Rides Again is gorgeous on the lid.

The liners are by far my favorite product from Urban Decay. They are so vibrant, and I have many. This palette comes with Zero (very black) & Bourbon (sparkly rich brown). They glide each time so smooth, with no drag which is easy on the eyes. I was lucky, because I was almost out of my old Zero liner. ;D Even though travel size, these liners will last you for a very long time & not just on wear.

I was very pleased with my purchase, and if they come out with another book of shadows I'll be sure to buy again. I am very impressed with this book of shadows, on the quality, price, & daily usage. Please let me know if you have the same product and your thoughts on it in the comment section!

Ulta stores for $48.00

(1) Look Book
(16) Eyeshadows
Includes shimmers & glitters, neutrals and brights. AC/DC (deep eggplant shimmer), Nylon (champagne sparkler), Mushroom (taupey-gunmetal), Sphynx (pink sparkle/shimmer), Jinx (bright blue shimmer), Homegrown (bright green shimmer), Misdemeanor (deep teal sparkle), and Perversion (matte black), Sellout (perfect highlight, sheen), Gunmetal (shimmer/glitter), Ecstasy (purple shimmer), Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (sparkler), Twice Baked (deep brown shimmer), Half Baked (golden shimmer/slight glitter), Flipside (blue green shimmer) and YDK (deep gold shimmer).
(2) Travel Size 24/7 Eyeliners
(1) Mini Primer Potion




(Left to Right) Zero, Bourbon & Primer Potion


(Left to Right) Perversion, Gunmetal, Ecstasy, AC/DC


(Left to Right) Nylon, Sellout, Mushroom & Sphynx


(Left to Right) Half Baked, Twice Baked, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again & YDK


(Left to Right) Jinx, Flipside, Homegrown & Misdemeanor

To purchase please visit: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1500698

To get the looks: http://www.urbandecay.com/stealourlooks


  1. Your friend looks gorgeous on that pic!
    I love both my BoS, I think they're great value for money and the eyeshadows are very pigmented. I don't like the glittery ones either but I read somewhere that you can take off the glitter with tape, and since it's all on the surface, then you can enjoy the color without the glitter!
    xx Mariella

  2. Thanks for the review. I'm going to have to add this to Santa's List. :)

  3. Ale! I got that palette for my birthday this past September and I have been enjoying it ever since. I definitely love the consistency of the shadows and I adore how pigmented they are. As most women have said (I've noticed, anyway, lol), I could probably do without the glitter, but they're all pretty nonetheless.

    I have Book of Shadows Vol. 1 and I definitely like that they gave eyeliner pencils and primer with this one. It totally makes my traveling so much easier, haha. :)

    Thanks for the sweet review! <3

  4. Thanks for the review, Ale. I want that palette so bad!

  5. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Check out mine too if you want! :)