Sunday, 29 May 2011

Urban Decay NYC Palette Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Book of Shadow 3
Hi Guys!
The NYC palette is the third in the Urban Decay Book of Shadows series. It contains 16 eyeshadows and comes with a travel sized primer potion plus 2 mini-sized 24/7 glide on eye liners in Zero and Ransom. This is an amazing looking palette and I was so excited to get it! The outside of the palette has 'UD NYC' embossed on it and features a pop up book style feature which shows NYC themed decorations plus a mirror and back lights! The eyeshadows themselves are in a tray which is pulled out underneath the pop up feature.
Below are the eyeshadow and eyeliner swatches shown on NW20 skin plus the colours and their descriptions.

(L to R) Perversion, Uzi, Loaded, Kush, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Last Call, Rockstar, Money

(L to R) Haight, Maui Wowie, Smog, Bordello, Radium, Snatch, Suspect, Psychedelic Sister, Zero 24/7 Liner, Ransom 24/7 Liner

Perversion: Matte black
Uzi: White/silver with silver glitter
Loaded: Green with metallic shimmer
Kush: Medium green
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again: Pink-tinged champagne with flecks of glitter
Last Call: Medium shimmery plum with red undertones
Rockstar: Dark eggplant purple
Money: Silvery blue with a blue/ green sheen
Haight: Medium frosty blue
Maui Wowie: Gold with metallic sheen
Smog: Shimmery medium bronze
Bordello: Mauve-tinged pink with pink glitter
Radium: Medium blue
Snatch: Frosty peach- pink
Suspect: Medium bronze
Psychedelic Sister: Medium purple with red undertones
Zero Eyeliner: Dark black
Ransom Eyeliner: Eggplant Purple

As is the norm with many Urban Decay palettes, several of the shadows have appeared in previous palettes so make sure that you check your own collection before you purchase this if you don't want any dupes!
Overall I have to say that this palette is great value and a bit of a collectors item! The size of the palette does mean that it isn't really ideal for travelling with but for everyday use it's fine. The colours are also highly pigmented and wearable and there is a real colour range to choose from in the box.
Overall 4 out of 5 stars from me!
You can purchase this palette from Amazon here - Urban Decay Book of Shadow 3
Maz x

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