Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection: The Shadows

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 16 - 2011

The new Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection* offers fifteen new shades, that’s one for each year they’ve been around.  Fifteen years huh?  I wonder when they launched the brand to the UK market?  I can probably remember back to around 2005/6 but don’t quote me on that… as I think I’ve said before, it was their nail polishes that used to catch my attention back then.

Anyway, 15 years… 15 new shades.  Let’s take a closer look at them.

Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter)

Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer)

Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)

Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter)

Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift)

M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown)

Vanilla (shimmery white gold)

Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift)

Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)

Flow (soft peach shimmer)

Evidence (deep metallic blue)

Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)

Chase (metallic bright bronze)

Deep End (bright teal shimmer)

Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)


As far as the range of shades go, I think Urban Decay have taken a good line with this palette.  They seem to have placed a focus on the usable, a term which shouldn’t be confused with neutral.

However it may suffer from being a little non-commital, I’ve already heard grumbles from neutral-lovers saying that it reminds them too much of the Naked Palette (I guess there’s only so many variations of Bronze out there) whilst the brights fans may feel a little ignored with this release.

I’ve also read a couple of grumbles that there are no mattes in this palette which I have to agree is a real shame as Urban Decay have released some incredible and under-rated matte shades over the years.

Before swatching (my opinion may change!), the initial stand-out beauties for me are: Tainted, Midnight 15, Ace, Evidence and Half Truth.  I hope they don’t disappoint.

Swatches tomorrow but in the mean-time… Best shade there?  How about the worst?

The Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection is available to buy online at Debenhams.com, priced at £39.00

* press sample

18 Responses to “Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection: The Shadows”

  1. Toria says:

    Omen and Half Truth look stunning. Is Blackout the same matte black as was in the black palette? Love the blog btw, you’re doing a fabulous job! x

  2. Ellie says:

    I seriously have to stop looking at these colours – they’re amazing! So tempted to buy this palette hehe :) xx

  3. Kim says:

    Oh, aren’t you evil showing us this palette layer by layer 😛 Gimme the swatches now!! Actually don’t…I’m way too tempted by it as it is! I’m loving evidence, tainted, half truth and deep end…the list could go on!

  4. Vicki says:

    OMG that is beautiful I must have it..aargghh!!!!!

  5. Karen says:

    I have already purchased this as the colours are great.

    Would also like another bright pallette like the Deluxe – easily still my favourite.

  6. Gaelle says:

    Best shade there for me is Evidence. Worst? Not sure

  7. Vicki says:

    NOW look what you did I got the palette and two of th new liners and they gave me a mini PP and a lipgloss too …….

  8. Fabulous Fabs says:

    I’ve ordered the palette and I’m impatiently waiting for it.
    I would say my favourite shades are ACE, EVIDENCE, HALF-TRUTH and JUNKSHOW. Heck I like them all. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! and I can’t wait for your swatches tomorrow….

  9. Anitacska says:

    For me Midnight Rodea is just another MC(RA), pretty shade, but awful glitter fallout. Glitter was all down my face when I wore it. My favourite shades are the ones down the middle (Tainted less so though) and also Deeper, Half Truth, Vanilla and Flow. :)

  10. Rae says:

    Can’t wait for the swatches! You always have the best UD coverage, Charlotte – I love how in-depth you go with each shade of the palettes, and of course, the photos are always beautiful! xx

  11. Julianne says:

    UGH, stop convincing me to bus it to Oxford St Debenhams and hand over my £39…

  12. Eden-Avalon says:

    Amazing pictures. Seriously!

  13. Leah says:

    Your descriptions are ace. I love the look of *deep breath* Omen, Ace, Evidence and Deer End.

    You’re not doing anything to stop me wanting to buy this palette 😉

  14. Joselin says:

    Your photo of ‘Tainted’ looks darker than mine in the palette :S its more of a light pale baby pink, but it looks purple on your photo, I wonder why!? Here is the picture of it on my palette.


  15. Gauri says:

    Urban Decay and their limited edition collections are so beautiful, its just not fair.

  16. Chloeblue2005 says:

    I swore to myself I was done with palettes until I saw this – now it is on my must-have list.

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