Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume IV

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume IV

I decided to continue the series of reviews with the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV, since it’s the main BOS that I use. I really enjoy the shadows in this palette! I’m still working on lighting, but thanks for hanging in there everyone!

urbandecay bos 4 001

This is the palette in indirect sunlight, it really has a lot of beautiful shadows.

Row One:

urbandecay bos 4 002 row 1 swatches

Blue Bus:

Blue bus is beautiful in the pan, a bright bluebell color. It is patchy on application and very sheer. It takes several tries to get it to appear at all, in a swatch or on the lid. One of the less stellar shades in the palette.

Gunmetal:

Awesome gunmetal grey with a little bit of fine glitter, I love using this shade for smokey eyes.

Cobra:

A deep forest green, almost black shade with microglitter (the microglitter doesn’t really appear at all on the lid). It’s great as a powder liner.

Baked:

I would say this is the smoothest and most pigmented eyeshadow in the palette. A lovely buttery-gold shade.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 002 row 2 swatches

Bender:

A nice dark green, lighter and more shimmery shade when compared to Cobra. A little powdery, but still really nice on application.

Gravity:

Really pretty dark purple that looks good in the crease with Blue Bus on the lid, with nice pigmentation.

Lost:

The second most pigmented shade in the palette and it actually looks lovely in the corner of the eye with Baked, or as a powder liner.

Highjack:

Dark ocean blue-teal that is really great as a liner under the eye! Pigmented and smooth.

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 002 row 3 swatches

Midnight Cowgirl:

Lighter than Midnight Rodeo, this contains microglitter and is a lovely shade across the lid or in the inner corner. It’s a little too reflective for me to use it as a browbone highlight, but if you want that, this is perfect.

Sin:

Champagne highlight shade, classic and contained in many UD pallets, I use this shadow a lot.

Midnight Rodeo:

Creamy tan with glitter. Awesome on the lid, I avoid using this in the inner corner of my eye because I don’t want to get glitter in my eye.

Crystal:

The worst performing shade of the palette. It looks awesome in the pan, but barely shows on the skin – I really packed it on to get this swatch to show. Such a bummer!

Swatches:

urbandecay bos 4 002 row 4 swatches

Bust:

Finally, a taupe! Totally in love with this as a crease shade, and blending it out looks so nice and clean.

Missionary:

Missionary is more frosted and has a whiter base than Sin, which is a little pinker. Missionary also doesn’t show up in the inner corner as well, but makes a great brow highlight.

Skimp:

Almost matte, slightly shimmery, this shade is lighter than both Sin and Missionary.

Zephyr:

Off-white, frosty but smooth, a great highlight shade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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