Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette

For their 15th anniversary Urban Decay released a palette with some of the most pigmented and smooth eyeshadows in their line. Famously edgy colors come from UD, and this palette is made of rich colors, some dark and some beautiful highlights, along with a couple unusual and bright shades.

Since its release, I have used this palette weekly (which is a lot for me, since I have many palettes in my rotation). Also, since UD often re-releases shades, these swatches and up-close looks at the eyeshadows can help you decide if you want to purchase them. I’ve been wanting to do a review of it for a while. I’m still working on my camera set up, so hang in there while I figure out the best lighting!

0006 urban decay 15th anniversary palette

Many standout shades, a few that fall short.

Midnight Rodeo

0007 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - midnight rodeo

A lovely, glittery beige shade. Very pigmented!

Tainted

0008 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - tainted

Sadly a disappointing shade. It’s very sheer and powdery. It is a lovely shade of pink that leans lavender.

Deeper

0009 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - deeper

I use this shade all the time as a standalone eyeshadow look. Lovely, pigmented and buttery smooth. It is a richer bronze/brown than the picture shows.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 002 row 1

Midnight 15

0010 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - midnight 15

A lighter cream shade than Midnight Cowboy with finer glitter flecks. Another shade that’s a standout on the lid! Very pigmented and shimmery.

Junkshow

0011 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - junkshow

A beautiful pink in the pan, but it’s on the sheer side, and it turns muddy when I try to blend it out.

M.I.A

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A very smooth, pigmented, dark and shimmery brown. Lovely in the crease.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 003 row 2

Vanilla

0013 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - vanilla

This is a gorgeous shimmery cream shade that is more than just a beautiful eyeshadow – I also like to use it as a highlighter on my cheekbones.

Omen

0014 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - omen

Like Junkshow, this shade is lovely in the pan, but sheer on application, though this purple/blue shade has a cool shift when you look close.

Ace

0015 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - ace

A shimmery slate grey that has a blue undertone. Great pigmentation and very easy to apply.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 004 row 3

Flow

0016 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - flow

An awesome peach shimmer shade, wonderful on its own on the lid or as a highlight.

Evidence

0017 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - evidence

A dark denim blue, this looks lovely in the crease with Deep End on the lid. Very pigmented and buttery smooth.

Blackout

0018 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - blackout

A disappointing matte black. The formula on this just doesn’t work when swatched, and it took several passes to get it opaque.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 005 row 4

Chase

0019 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - chase

Golden beige to complement your tan, lovely lid shade or highlight on deeper skin tones.

Deep End

0020 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - deep end

My favorite of the palette! This shade is so pigmented and rich. It looks amazing on the lid, under the eye on your lash line, really anywhere you want to put it. Buttery and smooth, this blends like a dream.

Half Truth

0021 urban decay 15th anniversary palette - half truth

This looks almost grey in the pan, but it’s really a deep silvery brown-purple. Awesome crease shade, or to darken the corners of your eye with Junkshow on the lid!

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 006 row 5

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope this is helpful to you!

-Tia

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