Wednesday, August 17th, 2011


Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4

Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4 Swatches

Full review, photos, and swatches to come. Please hold ALL questions until I have had a chance to review.

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Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4


Urban Decay Blue Bus Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Gunmetal Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Cobra Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Baked Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Gravity Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Lost Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Hijack Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Sin Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Crystal Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Bust Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Missionary Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Skimp Eyeshadow


Urban Decay Zephyr yeshadow

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52 thoughts on “Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. 4 Swatches

  1. I really wanted to dislike this. I can’t :/…*puts on to buy list*

  2. I think i just fell in love *__*

  3. Super pretty, but not unique enough for me to want it. :(

  4. Carrie

    Some of the colors look nice, but I think I’m underwhelmed by the palette as a whole. Good thing for my wallet at least ;)

  5. Tiff

    Cobra and Gravity are super pretty! Hijack is a pretty unique color too (just I probably wouldn’t know how to use it).

  6. Not a fan of the colors, or the price :P Thanks for swatching, Christine!!

  7. Kristina

    I just had a makeup-gasm! THESE are so GORGEOUS!!! Cobra is so STUNNING!!!! *I NEED THIS*!!!!!

  8. Avatar of Maritza DW

    While I love the shadows, the rest is a waste of money. Slim down the palette, get rid of the cords, mirrors, and speakers and reduce the price.

  9. I think most of these shades have already appeared in other palettes(Sin, Midnight Cowgirl, cobra, gunmetal, skimp) or are easily duped from their other palettes. I’m sorry, UD… I have to pass…. I haven’ been thrilled by the last two BoS palettes because there were so many repeat colors!

    That said, I would happily buy a palette of the SEphora exclusive colors(Woodstock, Free Love, Psychedelic Sister, Haight, etc.) and just skip this nonsense.

    I have to admit—it has been a long time since an UD palette really wowed me. Even the Naked palette was sort of “meh” because I wanted a few more shades with no frost—particularly a highlight color.

  10. sam

    i really love it but there’s no mattes.. gonna skip this one! i’d like to see them put out a full matte BOS

    • Avatar of Nicole Nicole

      I totally agree 100%. A BOS that is all mattes or even mattes w/ satins would be a dream. I’ll take either or. Hope you hear us UD…you’d make some loyal fans extremely happy. *hint, hint* :)

      • I actually sent a letter to UD About a year ago asking for a matte palette. I even posted it on my blog. Let’s all team up and make it happen! To be honest, I thought they were going to do it,what with selling some of their matte shadows for $6 last month…

    • Avatar of Gina Gina

      Honestly! Not all of us like to do full-frost looks. I like to mix some mattes in for added texture. I’d really like to say maybe we’ll see some mattes in palettes in the future, but seeing as how UD is currently discontinuing their mattes, I don’t think they’re getting the message.

  11. Sandy

    Bender is the only one that stands out to me.

  12. Agnes

    This is lovely, might be my fave BoS in terms of shades, so many neutrals:)

  13. Lulee

    i can safely say i wont be getting this. im glad you give us these great swatches. i have BOS2, alice, and 3 along with naked and 15th anniversary palette, and this is definitely not unique enough to warrant a purchase. they should’ve included more colors since the naked palette has so many neutrals but that is just my opinion.

  14. Avatar of Joan Joan

    Mostly very nice, but a few of these are kind of underwhelming. And I can’t justify paying the additional price for the extra gimmicky stuff that comes with the eyeshadows.

  15. Catch

    Ooooooh! Cobra and Hijack are gorgeous!

  16. Linda

    WANTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be anxious to know when it’s coming out!

  17. rissa

    a lot of the colors, barely even look like a color. just looks like you added some shimmer to your skin hah.
    i dunno, the last book i bought from urban decay, i don’t use a lot of the colors, causes i don’t know what to pair them with. x__X

  18. Tigress

    These colors are actually quite boring to me. I’ll probably still buy it though.

  19. Whew. I’m relieved that I actually don’t want this. I was thinking about skipping the 15th anniversary palette in favor of it, but I’m glad I didn’t!

  20. Avatar of Christina Christina

    This is quite a neutral palette, isn’t it? There are only a few brights, and the rest are all neutrals that look pretty similar to each other and to other palettes. I definitely will pass on this. Plus, paying extra from the gimmicks I won’t even use does not appeal to me. I have tons of USB cords at home; why would I want it with my makeup palette…

    Thanks for posting this Christine!

  21. Shi

    These all look pretty ‘meh’ to me. -hugs wallet-

  22. These swatches look great!! Can’t wait for the review on the palette itself.

  23. Avatar of Elena Ellie

    Happy to see Blue Bus isn’t that great. It’s the colour that most “spoke” to me. I just got the 15th Anniversary Palette so I don’t need this one too, and now I’m happy to not want it all that much. (Or rather I don’t want to buy it for myself, I’d be happy to get it as a gift.)

  24. amanda

    another sin? like frig..

  25. Laura

    So many neutrals…

    Disappointed in the shade selection, but I’m still buying it nonetheless.

  26. No more Midnight Cowboy Rides Again!

  27. Avatar of Elizabeth Elizabeth

    Hmmm. That swatch of Cobra looks nothing like the Cobra in the Black Palette that they released. I wonder if they are supposed to be the same color? Mine from the Black Palette looks much much darker and more black based.

  28. Such pretty colors! This is a must have for me! Can’t wait to pick it up once it comes out!

  29. Avatar of Angela angela

    Is it me or does Sin look pinker than usual? or maybe it’s the lighting…

  30. I’m so NOT excited about these colors! I wanted to like Crystal and Bust but they look just blah… :(

  31. Liz

    The swatches are definitely prettier than the colors appear in the pan!

  32. Avatar of Sandy Sandy

    can it be that they’re running out of clever names AND clever colors? i love UD as much as the next fashionista, but i’m 30 — plastic butterflies and laser lights just don’t do it for me anymore.

    Edgy? Or dated? … does the design of this thing remind anyone else of the 90′s?

  33. Avatar of Brie Brie

    Awww man! I just swapped away my BoS Vol. III because I rarely used it and therefore thought I could easily skip Vol. IV. But now seeing the swatches, these are all colors (with the exception of Blue Bus) that I could work into my every day looks (as opposed to Vol. III which I didn’t find practical), and I will now have to amp up my willpower by about 1000!

  34. Baked , Blender, Lost and Hijack are gorgeous!

  35. Sorry, I meant Bender*

  36. meme

    I am such a UD fan and so wondering what they are doing with the eye shadow collections having pulled almost all of them. So for that reason alone, I am curious about this pallet. I like this over the 15th anniv pallet just because it’s manageable size wise where as the 15th was full of wacko colors for me and I have no where to put that HUGE pallet and hate I have to turn it over to even get the lid off – it’s going back actually. I will wait for this one and wait to see what the heck UD is doing with their shadow collection. Some here are new shades – some are returns. I don’t mind some of the usual repeats they put in all these boxes because I get enough else to mess with and most of the repeats are ones I would use. I like to just grab a pallet and go when I need to pack up and head out of town.

    • This is nearly double the size of the 15th Anniversary Palette! The lid just lifts off – you don’t have to turn it over? Or at least I didn’t have that issues.

  37. Shannon

    I will ABSOLUTELY be getting this one as well!!! Yaaaay for UD!

  38. Avatar of Chrissy Chrissy

    Cobra looks nice!

  39. Scarlett

    I see alot of dupes, will be skipping this one. I’m much happier with the 15 UD anniversary pallete. :) TY for posting Christine.

  40. megan

    Not unique enough for me…i’ll pass. Thanks for the swatchec Christine!

  41. Avatar of Romina romina

    Oh no another BOS! I love the packaging, but I don’t like their shadows…

  42. Sophie

    they need to put ‘strip’ in a palette!

  43. OMG. LOVE the swatches *THANK YOU*…. CANNOT WAIT!!!! :) Excited about your review! :D

  44. Avatar of brandy Brandy

    thanks for the swatches, I always trust your pics. I think I can finally pass on an UD palette! haha. bust looks JUST like wet n wild nutty!