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|