Urban Decay has done it yet again by coming out with another “Book of Shadows” eye shadow palette.
Urban Decay is a high end cosmetic company that is supposedly cruelty free, so this is a good selling point already.
Most of their line seems to be dedicated to releasing these palettes that look like “books” that have pop out pieces that you could display if you wanted to.
I am honestly not sure how many grown women are going to display pop out cartoony like boxes on their dressers, but you never know.
I am always intrigued by the themes of these collections as this one is the 4th, but aptly named “Volume 3”, because the 3rd was actually inspired and named for the movie “Alice and Wonderland” that has recently been released.
Now, onto the actual colors and prices of this palette.
All of these “Book of Shadows” seem to be priced pretty high considering you only get travel sizes of everything included. Of course in this one you do get a lot of shadows, 16 to be exact, but some of the colors can be found in other palettes and in their permanent line.
This particular book was inspired by New York City and has several new shades, permanent best sellers, neutrals and some really bright hues of green and blue.
The eye shadows are .8 grams a piece and are in rectangular form in the bottom drawer of the book that you can pull out with a small ribbon. The ribbons are probably the best way to pull this drawer out, but no one said it was going to be an easy task.
I do not recall seeing a mirror, only the huge pop out art of a semi New York City from the 80’s.
The colors are all very pretty and include the infamous “Midnight Cowboy rides again” that I have seen in a lot of Urban Decay palettes already. There is a new color “Radum” which is an ultra bright hot blue that might be a turn off to most gals as this is certainly not an everyday color for most women.
Kush is a pigmented mint green with almost the look of a true Kelly green. This one is really pretty and maybe my pick for the best one of the bunch.
There are some neutrals like “Suspect” and “Smog” but since “Smog” is pretty popular already, Urban Decay lovers probably have 1 or 2 of these lying around somewhere else.
There is a lot of glitter mess in some of them which makes the entire palette hard to clean. There is some fallout too with these shadows, but some are more metallic looking.
The pigmentation is pretty good in all of them though.
There are also 2 eyeliners that are both travel size, .03 oz a piece, and come in a classic black and a deep bright blue.
You can also try out a sample of the famous “Primer Potion” in the .13 fluid ounce size.
This really sums up the entire palette.
Oh, did I forget the price of this one? A hefty $54 is what you will be spending if you choose to purchase this.
It is currently sold out online, but you might be lucky enough to catch in stores.
I might pass this up as it is costly and so many of the colors of shadow are in their permanent line, but if you are an Urban Decay “shadow book” collector, you might want to get this one anyway.