Friday, 3 February 2012

URBAN DECAY BOOK OF SHADOWS VOL II review with swatches


I noticed that everyone went crazy for the Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 palettes and I must admit- I was thinking about purchasing them myself.  I decided to wait though, because I own a huge collection of  single Urban Decay eye shadows (about 20) and the Book Of Shadows Vol II... and I really don't need more eyeshadows at the moment.  Saying that... I know that I will buy both of the palettes really soon :) haha. I am an Urban Decay addict and I love the formula of their eye shadows! Anyway... Here is my review of the beautiful Book Of Shadows Vol II. 


First of all, I like the unusual packaging. The palette comes with a big mirror and has a 'secret' compartment/door with a little booklet hidden inside. In the booklet, you can find some gorgeous makeup looks. The eye shadows are hidden in a pullout drawer and the whole thing is made of thick cardboard with  lovely peacock feather print accents.

There is 16 shades in the palette, all are easy to apply and stay on all day, if used with a primer. Most shades have a creamy consistency and they are definitely my favourites -easy to work with and super pigmented. My favourite shades are: Sellout, Half baked, YDK, Nylon, Jinx & Flipside. I rarely use Misdemeanor and Perversion, because the formula is less creamy than the other shades. It's great to have the eye pencils and a mini primer in the palette too, because you can do most of your eye make up without reaching for other products. (except mascara). The quality of these is equally good and I love how pigmented the pencils are. probably my favourite eye pencils ever!

I can't remember how much I paid for this palette, probably between £30-£40, but I am very pleased with it and I think it is worth every penny. I love it! I give this palette 10 out of 10! It is probably my most used makeup purchase ever and definitely my favourite eye shadow palette.

PS. All the swatches below were done with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion applied as a base.  


perversion, gunmetal, ecstasy, AC/DC

nylon, sellout, mushroom, sphynx


half baked, twice baked, midnight cowboy rides again,YDK


jinx, flipside, homegrown, misdemeanor

primer, glide on eyepencils in bourbon and zero

look from the booklet included in the palette

50 comments:

  1. Thats a great palette too- lots of fun colors and great neutrals. I'm a neutral kind of girl so I had to have the Naked palette but I would get this one too. Oh how I love UD's shadows!

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  2. I must say, now I want this palette. Maybe it's the peacock feathers... (i am obsessed with peacocks). The variety of colors makes this palette really appealing. This will be on go on my wish list for sure! :)

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  3. This was my first ever palette! I got it a few years back and I still use it all the time!

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  4. Looks amazing!! xx

    www.loryloowho.blogspot.com

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  5. What a gorgeous eyeshadow palette! I think I want this more so than the naked one! Scrolled down and your glossybox is FAB! Birchbox in the US is good but not as good as what you have! Thank you for stopping by my blog, would you like to follow each other?

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  6. Nice blog...
    Following.
    Kisses from Brazil.
    Cléo de Lucca
    minhaamigamedisse.blogspot.com

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  7. your eye makeup is beautiful! your making me want to buy this! haha!! i love urban decay!

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    Loretta xx

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  8. what an awesome review and amazing product!! I love how strong it comes out on your skin! your animal nails post is also amazeballs!!

    now following your gorgeous blog on GFC & Bloglovin x

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  9. make an urban decay giveaway,pls!!!!!!!

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  10. Love the colors soooo much!!
    xoxoxo

    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice Post :)

    http://shona-yournaturalbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  12. I seriously LOVE Urban Decay! I have the Naked Palette which I am obsessed with, and now I see the next palette I need to buy (you should check out my 2/3/2012 post because it is all about the make up haha)
    Thanks for visiting Glitterati and Glamour. I am an official follower and would love if you followed me back as well :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

    glitteratiandglamour.blogspot.com

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  13. Loove your blog ! :)

    http://meritique.blogspot.com/

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  14. They all look lovely. I had one of these years a go and used it to death :) x

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  15. I adore book of shadows, such beautiful shades, you can do so many looks with just the one palette :).

    xoxo

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  16. this looks great, thanks for sharing! and you have a lovely blog too :)

    love, the NaNa girls x

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  17. I'm loving the colours! Why does UB make me want to buy every single pallet, hahaha I just love their shadows. xx

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  18. I have been thinking about buying this palette, love the Nylon and Half Baked colors for work, but there are so many fun colors to play with for night time. I may need to invest!

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  19. what a gorgeous colours! would love to have this palette :)

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  20. Hi Sandra! Thank you for stopping by, I'm following AND...heading to Sephora during my lunch to get this palette! I agree with you, this is way more interesting than the naked palettte! Hope to see you back :)

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  21. I have Vol. III and I love it. You can't beat UD shadows in my opinion.

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  22. I love urban decay shadows! The neural colors are gorgeous!

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  23. I absolutely love urabn decay eyeshadows and this primer is among the best!thanks for your comment!
    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

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  24. nice palette! check out my blog and if you like it we can follow each other! xoxo

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  25. I like the colours
    thanks for u comment
    follow you now dear
    kisses from wendett.blogspot.com

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  26. I love Urban Decay!:) Lovely post!:) xoxo

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  27. I need this one, really bad!!! :)

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  28. I love this palette....really too much for me, I'm not able to decide!! Thanks for your comment, very nice of you!

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  29. All the colors are very pretty.
    Thank you for your very lovely comment!
    Now following you.
    ~Jazmin

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  30. looks great i think am gonna invest in some x

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    1. The colors are so pretty and shinny *.*

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  31. I heard great things about that! I need it!! xxx

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  32. am now following you hun :) follow back xx

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.com/

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  33. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  34. słodkie, a jakie cieplutkieee:) pozdrawiam i zapraszam częściej.
    xoxo

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  35. Love these colours!!! Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  36. This palette is full of great colors! I love it :)

    I'll follow you dear, really like your blog!
    And thank you for the comment you left in mine...

    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo

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  37. i love this colours, they are so nice :)
    veronika
    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  38. Wow, really nice colours, love it :)

    xoxo

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  39. I also have this one too and it's just so great!!! *o* I love it!
    Btw you have a nice blog!! i'm following you now! =)

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  40. almost screamed when I saw this! amazing colours, but how much is the product?? love your blog :)
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    xoxo

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  41. I love the colours. I've never tried urban decay make up but definately will now. :)
    xx

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  42. beautiful post :)
    would you like to follow each other? wish you a great day!
    xx

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  43. Uwielbiam kosmetyki Urban Decay!! baza pod cienie do powiek jest rewelacyjna! :) pozdrawiam! :)

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  44. The colours look amazing!!!! And youve got some nice neutrals in there, so buying the naked would not be necessary for you anyways =)Unless you realli want it!!

    www.zainabismbar.blogspot.com

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