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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Swatcheroonies: Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows

Hey all.

I thought I'd give you a quick swatcheroonies post on the Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows because the photos of the eyeshadows really don't do them justice or show you just how pigmented they are!
I've taken photos of the swatches with a flash and then without the flash so you get a better feel of the products but keep in mind that my camera sucks so the colours aren't as true to life.


Without flash:
(L-R) Perversion, Uzi, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Last Call

Favourites: Midnight Cowboy Rides Again & Last Call


Without flash:
(L-R) Loaded, Kush, Rockstar, Money

Favourites: Loaded & Rockstar


Without flash:
(L-R) Haight, Maui Wowie, Radium, Snatch

Favourites: Haight & Radium


Without flash:
(L-R) Smog, Bordello, Suspect, Psychedelic Sister

Favourites: Smog & Psychedelic Sister

24/7 Liners:

(Top-Bottom) Ransom, Zero

Favourite: Ransom

I definitely think that the colours in this palette are gorgeous and would suit pretty much all skintones when used with the right combo. Also, keeping in mind that all of the above swatches are done with one swipe of the finger and have no primer underneath, you can see just how great the colour payoff really is for each shade. However, because the shadows are quite soft, you'd probably see a lot more fallout especially with the ones that contain large glitter particles (i.e. Uzi, Kush, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Maui Wowie and Snatch).
Colours such as Loaded, Money, Haight and Radium definitely caught my eye as soon as I saw them purely because they're so different and have a slight pearly/metallic finish to them which would make them ideal for a night out.
With it's fair share of neutrals, purples, pinks and blues, the Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows has secured it's place in my heart :)

What colours caught your eye in the palette and what combinations would you put them with? Drop it in the box at the bottom!

Take care and keep swivelling those hips in your

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