Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Urban Decay's Book of Shadows Volume IV



Book of shadows Vol. IV is the latest addition to Urban Decay's limited edition palette series. This palette features 16 eye shadows (10 of these eye shadows are new and exclusive to the palette), a 24/7 full size Waterproof Liquid eyeliner (in perversion), a .18 fl oz Supercurl Curling Mascara, and a .13 fl oz Eyeshadow Primer Potion (original formula).



The Book of shadows Vol. IV also features a card with five QR codes, that allows you to access fives tutorial videos from your smartphone. Also included, is a small portable key chain speaker and a set of cables (USB/Audio) that allow you to connect the speaker to your cellphone.



In the photo above, you can see the built-in compartment for your smartphone on the lower left hand side. 

Eye shadow names and color descriptions are listed below:

Colors are listed from left to right : Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra, and Baked

Blue Bus: A frosted cool toned medium blue with a purple duochrome shimmer.

Gunmetal: A blackened charcoal gunmetal frost.

Cobra: A matte blackened dark brown with copper, gold and green sparkles.

Baked: A bright frosty copper.

Colors are listed from left to right : Bender, Gravity, Lost, and Hijack

Bender: A  frosted dark hunter green with gold shimmer.

Gravity: A frosted deep plum purple with tiny pink and silver sparkles.

Lost: A frosty deep bronze brown with a taupe sheen.

Hijack: A metallic greyish brown based aqua blue with a mint sheen.

Colors are listed from left to right : Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo, and Crystal.

Midnight Cowgirl:  A shimmery pale yellow champagne with gold sparkles.

Sin: A pinked peach champagne  frost.

Midnight Rodeo: A brown based rose gold with silver and gold glitter.

Crystal: A shimmery pale grey blue with blue sparkles. This shadow's color reminds me of Cinderella's gown in the animated movie.

Colors are listed from left to right : Bust, Missionary, Skimp, Zephyr. 

Bust: A grey based taupe brown with a tinge of purple satin.

Missionary:  A pinkish light beige taupe shimmer.

Skimp: A beige vanilla satin.

Zephyr: A pale yellowed off white with a gold shimmer.

Urban Decay's Book of Shadows Volume IV offers a great selection of both color and neutral eye shadows. I find myself enjoying the the colors in this palette a bit more than in the Urban Decay 15 year anniversary palette.

My only gripe with the palette is in the packaging. The glue used to bind the decorative paper onto the palette  seems to be wearing off, thus scratching the surface of an entire row of shadows whenever the palette is opened. Also, the drawer slides out a bit to easily, so I need to either tape or tie something around the palette if I want to travel with it.

In the photo above, you can seen where the box is scratching the surface and dragging color along Zephyr, Crystal, Hijack, and Baked.

Beside the packaging malfunction, I love this palette. Some of the shadows are a bit on the sheer side (some times I enjoy a subtle sheer wash on color of the lid, not every look has to be "BAM!," here's some color in your face!!),  but they can be layered for a more intensity. All ten of the new eye shadows are gorgeous. Introducing the 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in this palette is genius on Urban Decay's part; for those who enjoy this liquid liner (present company included) will want to invest in more colors.

The Book of Shadows Volume IV retails for $64 and is available at urbandecay.com, sephora.com and macys.com

Which is your favorite Book of Shadows?

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8 comments :

  1. I LOVE this palette. Thank you for the nice swatches! :)

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  2. Hi Schni!!

    I've been really loving this palette as well. Actually, I prefer the book of shadows IV over the 15 year anniversary palette. I'm glad you liked the swatches. Please stop by any time :)

    By the way, you have a great blog. I've already subscribed!! I'd love to know more about German cosmetics.

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  3. Congratulations on your blog ! And most importantly, thank you for that content which always makes me happy !!

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