Sunday, February 21, 2010

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows, $52

I can't tell you how I excited I am about Urban Decay's Book of Shadows, inspired by Tim Burton's new rendition of the classic Alice in Wonderland story. The limited edition palette includes 16 eyeshadows, 2 eyeliners, and a small (0.13 fl oz.) bottle of primer, hidden underneath a dreamy pop-up scene from the story. The result is a playful, exciting, and whimsical addition to any Urban Decay or Alice in Wonderland fan's collection.

Urban decided to take 16 of their best-sellers, change their names around, and put them in a brand new palette. It includes shades for everyone and every mood: dark, sweet, crazy, trippy, warm, exciting, and playful. What's not to love?

(left to right: Alice, Midnight Tea Party, and Muchness)

As we've written before, Urban's eyeshadows are highly pigmented, blendable, full of texture and depth, and stay put all day. (PS - 7 of these are included in the Ammo palette.) The eyeliners (black and electric blue) are soft, also highly pigmented, and last a long time, especially over the primer. Having them altogether here is not only convenient and fun, but is also a really great value.

Did I mention the amazing pop-up scene?

I'm in love.

Final verdict:
Cost: For around $50, you get a lot of eyeshadow, 2 eyeliners, a primer, and an awesome case to hold it all. The only problem: I haven't been able to find it anywhere! Well, you can find it on ebay, though you might pay a little more!
Variety: The palette includes a great variety of shades for any occasion.
Quality: We already knew the quality of Urban Decay eyeshadows--this just cements it. This is the first time I've tried their eyeliner, though, and I'm just as happy with it as I've been with all of their products. Urban for life!
Repeat offender?: Unfortunately this particular one is a limited-edition special for the movie. However, I will definitely buy their eyeshadows, eyeliners, and primers again!

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