I recently got an email that the UD 15-year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection was live on Urban Decay’s website. By the time I got home from work, it had already sold out, and I was a sad panda. Then, I saw a tweet from Christine at Temptalia that the palette was for sale at Ulta! So I retweeted it and snapped it up. Unfortunately it sold out nearly as quickly at Ulta as it did at on Urban Decay.com. Hopefully it will be available again soon from Urban Decay. I’ve got them all swatched here on Meow’s Light Primer.

The Website Claims:
15 ALL-NEW shadows for our big 15! You get neutrals, brights AND deep shades in a sleek gunmetal collectible box (our most luxe EVER!).

Ingredients:
(Ace/Half Truth/Junk Show/Omen/Evidence) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE. (Deeper) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE. (MIA) Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE. (Tainted) Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sorbic Acid. (Black Out) Zinc Stearate, Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Boron Nitride, Sorbic Acid. (Deep End/Flow) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. (Midnight Rodeo) Polyethylene Terephthalate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Talc, Acrylates Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer. (Midnight 15) Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Zinc Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, PTFE, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE. (Vanilla) Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide. (Chase) Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PTFE, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Silica, Stearic Acid. All Shades May Contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77510 (Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 77400 (Copper Powder).

Price:
$55.00 (and I got free shipping!) Fill Weight: 15 x 1.3g e 15 x 0.05 US oz

Shades in Order:
Row 1 = Chase – Midnight Rodeo – Deeper – M.I.A.
Row 2 = Vanilla – Midnight 15 – Flow – Tainted
Row 3 = Ace – Half Truth – Omen – Junkshow
Row 4 = Blackout – Evidence – Deep End

Shades in Order:
Row 1 = Chase – Midnight Rodeo – Deeper – M.I.A.
Row 2 = Vanilla – Midnight 15 – Flow – Tainted
Row 3 = Ace – Half Truth – Omen – Junkshow
Row 4 = Blackout – Evidence – Deep End

Shades in Order:
Row 1 = Chase – Midnight Rodeo – Deeper – M.I.A.
Row 2 = Vanilla – Midnight 15 – Flow – Tainted
Row 3 = Ace – Half Truth – Omen – Junkshow
Row 4 = Blackout – Evidence – Deep End

Shades in Order:
Row 1 = Chase – Midnight Rodeo – Deeper – M.I.A.
Row 2 = Vanilla – Midnight 15 – Flow – Tainted
Row 3 = Ace – Half Truth – Omen – Junkshow
Row 4 = Blackout – Evidence – Deep End

Shade Descriptions:
Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown)
M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown)
Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer)
Blackout (darkest, most saturated black)
Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple)
Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer)
Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift)
Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift)
Evidence (deep metallic blue)
Deep End (bright teal shimmer)
Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter)
Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter)
Vanilla (shimmery white gold)
Flow (soft peach shimmer)
Chase (metallic bright bronze)

Does it live up to its claims?
Heck yeah. I love the colors. I love Junkshow, as it’s an amazing bright pink and you can really see the fuchsia shift. Omen is an amazing, gorgeous purple shade. Blackout reminds me of Sugarpill’s Bulletproof. All the colors are really pretty and they’re nicely pigmented. I was happy with the amount of duochromes. I also love the mix of shades, since there were a lot of neutrals, a fair amount of purples, some blues and teals. The only color hue missing to me was a green. I didn’t experience any fallout with any of these shades, which surprised me.

Would I purchase again?
Yes. If I ever used up all of this palette, I’d want to snag another. I think it’s a great deal because at $55 for 15 shadows, it breaks down to about $3.67 per shadow. I actually really love the purple velvet box and I have it on top of my vanity. Much like with the the 15 year anniversary 24/7 pencil set, I’m pleased with my purchase.

What do you think of this palette? See any shades you like?

Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.