Monday, November 8, 2010
Review: UD Book of Shadows III
Ok I have had this palette for well over a month now, and am just getting to reviewing it! But, if you are considering this palette, hopefully I will help you make your decision. Keep reading to see more!
The Book of Shadows III is a limited edition palette featuring 16 multi-colored eyeshadows, two 24/7 liners, and a mini primer potion, all for $54. I am not 100% positive, but I believe 5 colors are "new" colors- which ones, I couldn't tell you.
The focus for this palette is NYC, and the vibrancy of these colors certainly represents the city's character in my opinion. The packaging even features this pop up scene of NYC, including a light up mirror:
Sadly it doesn't stay propped up very well on its own, but is kinda fun to look at. The packaging is definitely bulky and heavy for the amount of product included, but is part of the charm of UD's "books".
Here are some swatches of the many different colors:
l to r: Perversion, Uzi, Loaded, Kush
l to r: Midnight Cowboy, Last Call, Rockstar, Money
l to r: Haight, Maui Wowie, Smog, Bordello
l to r: Radium, Snatch, Suspect, Psychedelic Sister
liners in Black, Ransom; UDPP
^^Pretty colors no?!
They have great color payoff! Most are frosts or shimmery colors, some have glitter (which can be cool or just annoying). There is one matte, Perversion (black) which is a great addition to tone down all the more shimmery colors. One thing I noticed this palette doesn't have, is a subtle highlight color! Not even a shell pink or anything. The closest is Uzi, which is a total silver glitter bomb, and looks a little too stark on the browbone. I hate having to reach into a totally different palette just for a highlight color, when one could have so easily been included in this set.
Overall, if you are looking for some fun vivid colors like blues, purples and greens, this is a great palette. The payoff is great and the colors last all day. There are couple down sides like no brow highlights, but the palette is still worth the $54 pricetag.
Rating: Go For It!