Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection

Just because my addiction is really uncontrollable, here I am with yet another Urban Decay Palette. This time its their 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection.

Urban Decay 15 year Anniversary Palette

Why I got it? Hello! I'm an addict! I don't need  a reason! lol! And I try to collect Urban Decay Eyeshadow palette as much as I can.

But if you need some convincing here's a few things why you should consider getting this.
  • It has 15 new (as in never before seen) eye shadows. Meaning, you won't get repeats from the previous Urban Decay Book of Shadows which are pretty much reincarnation of each former palettes. 
  • It's ultra sleek huouse in a hard gunmetal plastic that is almost like steel, with the UD logo/sign encrusted on the cover. If you flip the cover, you have a very large size mirror to see the looks you've created with this palette.
  • The color combination of this palette is highly flattering compared to the previous Urban Decay Palettes. It's definitely more usable for day and night looks. I especially like 
  • It's amazingly pigmented. Seriously, Urban Decay never fails me when it comes to pigmentation.
  • It's Limited Edition! As we all know, many Urban Decay Palettes that you've pass up now cost more than it's original price.
  • They really are nice to look at. :) Hehehe!

The only problem I see about this palette is how it attracts finger prints like crazy. But I can live with it.

Urban Decay 15 year Anniversary Palette

I do like the filigree details on side of the cover.
I've always want a filigree for a tattoo... sigh!

Urban Decay 15 year Anniversary Palette

Purple isn't really my favorite shade but because of Urban Decay, I've had a change of heart. Urban Decays makes purple so luxurious!! And this palette can soon be converted into a keepsake box once I'm done with the eye shadow. I can simply pop out the palette, and it will reveal a suede-lined container for mementos like photos and love notes. Maybe even a lock of hair. Or is that too much?

I've always been impressed with Urban Decay palettes. Yes, even when they keep on repeating the shades on most of them. After all, those shades are the best sellers, it's only fitting they put what they know many would use, right? --- Okay! You know you're an addict if you're defending having 5 similar eye shadows from the same brand! Lol!

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary Palette did not disappoint. Although some shades I coul;d have probably do away and could have found a dupe for but nothing beats having the whole thing itself. This palette has an impressive combination of neutrals and pops of colors for the tamed or adventurous and of course, the bipolar! *raises hands*

As always, I expect these eyeshadows to be buttery soft when applied

Urban Decay 15 year Anniversary Palette

Lovely, isn't?

Now on to the eye shadows! I got crazy again in taking photos on them. Please don't get bored! I'm just really excited to show them to you guys and show how great this palette this is!

Midnight Rodeo



Midnight Rodeo | Tainted | Deeper

Midnight Rodeo has a bit of shimmer that I'm not all too thrilled about since they cause fall out. I suggest doing your eyes first before your foundation so avoid glitters setting under your eyes. But the great thing about this is that its such a nice base for those shimmery neutral looks. Great for accentuating those brow bones, too.

Tainted is a nice purple pink. It's pigmented enough but you need to pat this to show its true colors. You can use this as a highlighter with a not so dense blush brush. This would make a nice base for those purple eye makeup look.

Deeper is one of the best eyeshadows here as it reminds me of the Smog but a little bit deeper and cooler in tone. This is really ideal for those who likes those smokey bronzey gold makeup look.

Midnight 15



Midnight 15 | Junkshow | M.I.A.

Midnight 15 is an oyster pearl with some silver glitter. I personally think they could have done away with the glitter but you know how edgy Urban Decay can get. I love this for highlighting especially for smokey look as it blends to skin tone.

Junkshow is such a show stopper, described as a bright pink. It is bright I still don't know what to do with this shade but it will probably find it in one of my rainbow makeup looks of as base on my purple smokey eyes.

M.I.A., described as soft shimmery dark brown but its sort of taupe-ish for me. It definitely remind s me of Ellana MPM in Delicate but a tad darker. You can just use this as your only eyeshadow, blend it and you're good to go.




Vanilla | Omen | Ace
Vanilla is a shimmery white gold that probably one of the best shade for highlighting as it compliments my skin tone like its lifetime partner. I am in love with this shades.

Omen is of course very near Mayhem and Ecstasy but is more more bright and almost has a blue tinge. It's a really nice base for smokey purple makeup. It's pretty light so I advise mixing this with other colors.

Ace is a nice dark gunmetal gray with shimmer. Come to think of it, it is a bit similar with Urban Decay Gunmetal but its definitely deeper in shade. It's love for a normal black smokey eyes.




Flow | Evidence | Blackout

Flow is a soft peach shimmer that a tad more deeper than MAC Femme Fi. Again, this is going to be a nice base for everyday neutrals and as a highlighter.

Evidence is a deep metallic blue but tends to go greenish against my skin (I think it's just me though). I like it but I'm not entirely in love with shade.

Blackout is your typical deep matte black. I'd like to say it's nothing special but for someone who loves doing smokey look, matte black is almost required when deepening the crease. There's no fail in using matte black for smokey eyes. I just hope they chose something else instead.


Deep End

Half Truth

Chase | Deep End | Half Truth

Chase is a favorite because I like anything that is almost gold or bronze and this one is a soft light bronze that can stand on its own. This is probably one of my favorite in this palette.

Deep End is the shade I've been itching to try since I love anything teal and with its bright shimmery texture. I love love this shade. A shade that can stand on its as well.

Half Truth for me is just another deep purple eye shadow that I can easily find a dupe with my other palettes but I'm glad it's in this one because I can never get enough of deep smoky purple. With this shade, it's practically a no-brainer to create a nice eye design.

If you missed out of Urban Decay's former palette and want something complete, meaning a collection that can take you from day to night, then this palette is for you. I'm glad that Urban Decay doesn't scrimp on quality with their palette (that's why I keep buying them) so you really get you money's worth. This is also lighter without the extras of the other palette. Not to mention that these are new shades.

Overall, I love this palette for its versatility the availability of neutrals, shimmers, and smoky shades. I definitely recommend this for those who hates thinking of what eye shadows to mix since most of the eye shadows compliments each other whether your warm or cool tone.

Shades you can combine:

Smoky Bronze Look: Chase, Deeper, M.I.A. and Flow
Smoky Black Look: Ace, Blackout and Midnight 15
Shimmery Neutral Look: Chase, Flow and Vanilla
Rainbow Bright Look: Vanilla, Junkshow, Omen, Deep End, Evidence and Midnight Rodeo
Smoky Purple Look: Omen, Half Truth, Blackout and Vanilla
Bridal Makeup Look: Tainted, Chase and Vanilla
Smoky Blue Look: Evidence, Ace, Blackout and Vanilla

Nice stand alone are: Chase, M.I.A., Deeper, Ace and Half Truth

This is a palette that works hard and party hard, IMHO. :)

I got mine at Digital Traincase (as usual!)

Addiction rating: 110%!

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  1. Jennifer Fitzgerald26/8/11 8:42 AM

    Great review!! I really want this now.

  2. Digital Traincase?? I just placed my order there! Haha... was that a pre-order item, Shen? Covetable goodness! (how much was it? must save up! xD)

  3. ang ganda ng omen!!!!

    i miss you ate shen! thanks sa comment mo sa nose ko. nacoconscious tuloy ako pag may sinasabi hahaha

  4. hi chiqui, sol here of digital traincase, it's on hand at 3,800 per palette, thank you! 

  5. I so love your pictures! What camera are you using?

  6. waaaa I want to scream I want one but I can't afford it...huhuhu. The shades are just really beautiful!

  7. Issachavez26/8/11 8:21 PM

    wow, your review is very detailed! love it! i want one for me too but can't afford it, hihi....very beautiful palette...

  8. Oh wow! But monies!!!! I have none... yet. :(( Hopefully soon. :D 

  9. Sisterhood, grabe, i won't even bear touch it ! masakit sa loob ko! this looks super good! parang pwedeng ipamana sa anaK ? hahahaha

  10. they look so wonderful and the packaging is luxurious ☺♥

  11. Jannah Lopez7/9/11 12:25 PM

    it looks so pretty!!! :)

  12. chewing-pearls.blogspot.com11/9/11 7:11 PM

    I want to grab my hands on that palette! Hands down on the packaging! :)

  13. chewing-pearls.blogspot.com11/9/11 7:12 PM

    I want to grab my hands on that palette! Hands down on the packaging! :)


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