The most exciting thing about this palette for me was that UD had moved away from their bulky Book of Shadows packaging, and that they'd included 15 all new shades. However, many of these shades are very similar to existing Urban Decay colors, or are dupeable in general. And while I like that the palette isn't as bulky as the Book of Shadows palettes, it is a pain to get into and holds fingerprints like crazy.
|Here's the palette in its velvet box.|
|And here is the palette itself!|
I swatched each column, maintaining the top to bottom order on my wrist.
|From top to bottom is Midnight Rodeo, Midnight 15, Vanilla, Flow, and Chase.|
|From top to bottom: Tainted, Junkshow, Omen, Evidence, and Deep End.|
|Finally, from top to bottom, Deeper, M.I.A., Ace, Blackout, and Half Truth|
You know, I don't find myself reaching for this palette very often. I think the colors lean either very light and frosty, very bright, or very dark; there aren't many neutral daytime shades, but this is a great set of colors for some bolder looks. Don't a lot of these feel like riffs on some Urban Decay standards, though? Ace is like a purple-er version of Gunmetal, Flow is like a cross between X and Sin, Midnight Rodeo and Midnight 15 are slight variations on other popular "Midnight" colors UD has released, Vanilla is like a golder Snow, Junkshow and Evidence are very much like Asphyxia and Ransom, and the various browns are a lot like things you'll find in the Naked palette. Overall, I don't regret this purchase; the colors are interesting and different enough from Urban Decay favorites to justify having the dupes in my collection, especially since I really like Urban Decay's formula, and the differences are there, even if they're subtle. I only wish I went out more so that I could do some crazier looks and use this more often!