Back to the business of beauty, this time I'm taking a look at Urban Decay's Deluxe shadow box which is another one of the goodies I picked up in Kuala Lumpur. The Urban Decay goodies I bought on my visit to Sephora in KLCC in the twin towers.
I paid $145 Malaysian ringgit for the set, which at the exchange rate I had back then roughly translates to be around $45 AUD. Personally I don't think that's too bad considering the RRP from Urban Decay's website is $38USD, and then you have to factor in shipping costs. You can pick them up on EBay though for anything between $20 - $30 USD plus shipping.
The palette itself is similar to the 1st naked palette in that it is that hard magnetic closing cardboard covered in a velvet finish. The deluxe shadow box is about the size of my hand and is covered on the edges in a royal purple velvet in laid with silver mesh. On the inside you have a mirror in the lid, with 9 square colour pans, in 3 rows of 3 and 2 small sponge tipped applicators. It also comes with a 2.66ml primer potion.
The colours contained in the palette are
fishnet - bright purple with blue undertones
honey - bright yellow gold
ransom - deep royal blue
graffiti - bright lime green
zero - shimmer black
peace - light bright blue
shag - medium coppery brown
scratch - neutral skin toned pink
underground - chocolate brown
I bought this palette simply because I was attracted to the fact that it had brights and neutrals all in one. The shadows themselves are very similar to what is in the NAKED palette very soft and smooth and easy to use, while they are pigmented I don't feel they swatch or apply quite as bright as you initially see in the palette, but they are still quite bright.
photo time :)
The outside packaging
left to right - fishnet, honey, ransom, graffiti, and zero
peace, shag, scratch and underground
Are there any Urban Decay fans out there and what palettes of theirs do you own other than the NAKED palette?