Monday, September 29th, 2008

Urban Decay’s Holiday 2008 assortment offers this delectable eyeshadow palette called the Book of Shadows ($45.00). Personally, I think it’s really the star product of what’s available (or coming soon) for their holiday offerings, despite there being a bejeweled “Poison Ring” ($50.00). It offers an adorable pop up of flowers and eyeshadows, which is cute, though not something that really makes or breaks the palette. When the lid is popped up, there is a small mirror available, so for those in a pinch, you could use it to apply the contents found inside.

What I like about this palette is they don’t sacrifice eyeshadow quality. Each eyeshadow is pigmented, smooth, and there is such a great variety of colors within it. There are dozens of amazing eyeshadow combinations to be found and created! Oh, and did you see the price tag? You get sixteen eyeshadows for that price (oh, and two palette brushes and a trial size of UDPP). Cooler yet is it includes several never-before-seen colors from Urban Decay, which are exclusive to this palette, making it just that more tempting. I strongly urge you to check this out at your nearest Urban Decay counter or Sephora store!

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Swatches follow the order left to right as the actual palette.

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56 thoughts on “Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows for Holiday 2008 Makes Giving Easy

  1. SnickerDoodle

    what a range of colors!! WANT IT!

  2. victoria

    that’s what i love about urban decay, they’re shadows are pricier but they always come out with palettes that are affordable.

  3. leigh

    some lovely colours there, i want one!

  4. lisa

    I was eyeing this one up but for a while but wasn’t sure if i wanted to buy it since i want so many other stuff but after seeing these swatches i want it for sure.

  5. Eva

    I bought this last night on ebay, can

  6. Apple

    I want this book of shadows !!! It is very beautiful !!

  7. L A S

    I think I want this. Absinthe looks stunning! Can you think of any dupes for it (any brand)?

  8. Dawn

    Too Funny! I was looking at these on Sephora last night and I was like; hmm, I think I want these! Now that I’ve seen swatches I really want them! GIMMIE!

    I got an UD eye palette for a friend of mine and she almost didn’t get it! LOL. they have really pretty colors

    • LOL!!

      It totally worked out for me, because I think UD has some great shadow choices with amazing color and pay off… but I haven’t been able to purchase many. Now I have a whole palette full!

  9. Anitacska

    Mine came in the post today. :) It’s so pretty!

  10. Anna

    Thanks for the swatches!

    Wow, that’s a lot of colors…and they’re all so beautiful. How big is the palette?

    • I’d say it’s about 8″ wide and 5″ in length? It’s decent sized. It’s definitely worth the money for how many shadows you get, and you should be able to get plenty of use out of the colors in it. Even if you start getting through one, you can buy it full-size later on if you love it that much :)

  11. Oh my goodness that whole row of neutrals is just speaking to me!!! Especially the Sidecar/Gridlock combo, those are gorgeous…

  12. Stephanie

    Hey I know there are brushes included with them, how’re the quality of those? Thanks for the swatches!

  13. snowprincess

    three dollars for urban decay shadows! what a fab bargain! quantity and quality! this looks like such a great buy for a make-up newbie such as me :) thanks for the swatches!

  14. Asta

    I love UD and I want this badly, but I’m not allowed to buy anything besides the MAC holiday pigments and MAYBE some brushes. I am CUT OFF for the rest of the year.

    But maybe I’ll buy it for my best friend. And she can let me use it. Heh heh heh heh.

  15. Jennifer

    Oh my goodness I soooo desperately want Absinthe and Protest – I wish UD would bring them out as individual shadows, because I have almost all of the permanent colors in the palette and I don’t want to buy the palette when I would only use two colors :-(

    But really, I must go searching for an Absinthe dupe….

  16. danielle

    OMG!!!! I WANT IT! UD is one of my favorite cosmetics brand.

  17. grace

    i really really like absinthe. and the set is quite affordable, but what i really don’t like about urban decay is their packaging. it always somehow looks..cheap.

  18. Marta

    I’ve always wanted to try the UD shadows but I’ve been reluctant to stray from Mac cause I loove their colour payoff. This palette seems like it might be worth a try …

  19. Oh I’m so glad I have this coming in the mail! It’s such great value and I especially love the Absinthe!

  20. J

    I just bought this! But so many shadows, I don’t know what combinations to make. I’d love to see some looks from you.

  21. I just ordered this the other day, and can’t wait! Those colors are all so gorgeous, and the price is fantastic!

  22. j.a.

    Thanks for the swatches, I can’t wait to get this palette!

    That Absinthe e/s is too much, UD needs to release it in full size immediately.

  23. kukuroshu

    I bought it and they’re sold out everywhere!

  24. Brandi

    I want this so badly. Shattered is gorgeous!
    =) For anyone who wants to know, I think they sell Urban Decay at Sephora.

  25. glitter princess

    got this a few months back and i love it take it everytime im travelling…now debating wheather i shuld get vol 2 getting put of as i have the bamboo pallet and it would mean that i already have 6 of the colours already but boots is doing 3 for 2 on urban decay/too faced/ruby and millie and other brands at the mo xx

    • Ohh, 3 for 2! That’s awesome!

      • glitter princess

        i was so excited i ended up getting the 24/7 superstash which incs. NINE shades of the waterproof 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils. it has four NEW shades,for £18 or €28
        also got the skin primer and the hall of fame set which im not sure is a uk exclusive but includes travel sizes products)(skyscrapper mascara, travel size midnight cowboy lipstick,timothy pocket rocket lipgloss which looks very red in tube but goes lovely with the lipstick and atravel size zero which is the black 24/7 eye pencil) plus an XL Primer Potion – 60% larger than its regular size!

  26. Aliyah

    Does anyone know where I could get this? I searched many places and all of them are out of stock! :( I really love the colors in this one (compared to Vol. 2). I want it so bad! :(

  27. Diana

    Scandal is so gorgeous i have ran out of it :( Is there any MAC eyeshadows that looks remotely to Scandal Chrisitne?