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Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection Swatches & Review

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!).

(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).

$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.

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    • http://www.aijuswhanakno.com Mika Chan

      I missed it on UD’s website, and on Ulta. I’m on the waiting list, so I hope it comes up soon!

      • Phyrra

        It looks like it’s back in stock at Sephora!

    • Alexis

      I recently received this and love it. All the shades have a great texture. I do wish there was a green and a few more mattes. Half Truth is my favorite shade out off all the colors. With Omen being a close second. The neutrals are just nice to have. I hope to see some looks from you using the palette. :) It would be nice inspiration.

      • Phyrra

        Omen is sooo gorgeous! I’ve done a few this week :)

    • http://www.glostix.net Bekka

      That is so much sexy. I didn’t get a chance to order it, so I am hoping beyond all hope that it’ll restock… after I get my student loans in… yes…

      • Phyrra

        It’s back Bekka!

    • E.

      Ugh so pretty I want it!!! Evidence is gorgeous, can’t wait for the UK release.
      I could travel with this palette and be set for any occasion.

      • Phyrra

        Definitely! It really does have a lot of versatile color combinations.

    • http://in-the-pink-fog.blogspot.com Charlotte Sparkle

      Nice review and swatches.

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Charlotte!

    • http://roxcat.net/blog/ roxcat

      I want this palette sooo bad! I hope I’ll be able to get it here in Europe. My favorite shades by looking at the swatches are probably Omen, Junkshow, Flow, and Deep End.

      • Phyrra

        I hope it comes out soon for you ;)

    • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

      I think I’m gonna need this. *sigh* Bye bye, money.

      • Phyrra

        This is my favorite of all the UD palettes I’ve purchased. It’s just got so much versatility going on.

    • Inky

      I woke up early and ordered it the day it premiered on the UD site – I got lucky!! The colors are beautiful and I also like the purple holding box and the palette box. I haven’t had a chance to do anything but swatch the colors and I can’t wait to play with them.

      • Phyrra

        I hope you love it Inky!

    • Tina

      Very very pretty!

      • Phyrra

        I definitely agree Tina!

    • Christina

      Phyrra, you do some of the best swatching work I’ve ever seen. You should be a professional swatcher, if indeed there is such a profession. :-D I managed to get my grubby little hands on this palette last week when Ulta restocked for a second time before selling out lightning-fast yet again! Your beautiful swatches make me appreciate my own palette even more. This really is such an outstanding selection of colors and finishes! I think UD completely outdid themselves on this one. No surprise that it’ll keep selling like hotcakes wherever it IS in stock. I normally don’t buy from Ulta but had to make an exception just this once because as of then it was my only hope of getting the palette. Thanks for your swatches, I always love looking at them!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Christina! If only there was such a profession!

        Yeah this is an amazing palette. I think I like it because there are only like 2 shades with glitter, there is a versatility in the shades offered, and they’ve got a nice finish.

    • http://sparklingluna.blogspot.com Olivia

      OMG the colors are gorgeous , as usual from UD . If there’s a webshop that ships internationally and sells this palette , please let me know :D The shops where i buy from , don’t have the big palettes from UD only regular things. Mostly i buy such palettes from Ebay , but for this palettes the prices going crazy !!! Sometimes almost 90$ for this one without shipping :(

      • Phyrra

        Can you order from Amazon? It will likely be on there.

        • http://sparklingluna.blogspot.com Olivia

          Yes i think i can ! Thank you !

    • http://www.prettymom.org coco

      all the colors are so gorgeous!

      • Phyrra

        I think so too, Coco.

    • Sharon

      I really hope this comes out to Sephora soon so I can buy it here in Canada. I would love to experiment with those colors!

      • Phyrra

        They’re so lovely Sharon.

    • Sara

      Damnit, it’s sooo pretty I have to have it. I love the mix between neutrals and brights/others. Sephora better stock it soon!

      • Phyrra

        I saw it up there last night, Sara!

    • lesleyk

      Just happened to check the website and the palette was in stock so I snagged it, even though I was waiting for it to come to Sephora or back to Ulta. Woohoo!

      • Phyrra

        Yay! It’s back at Sephora, too.

    • http://nana-komatsu7.livejournal.com Misato-san

      I have to admit I’m not fond of this palette because each colour reminds me of another similar shade by UD…

      • Phyrra

        I think I like it because of the fact that there are only like 2 glittery shades, so no fall out.

    • http://www.ruthsmakeup.blogspot.com Ruth

      Before I wanted this but now I feel I need this. Your swatches always make things so clear. Some of those neutrals are like nothing I own! x

      • Phyrra

        Which are your favorites, Ruth?

    • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@BeautyReflections

      OH MY. I NEED THIS!!!

      • Phyrra

        It’s definitely gorgeous, Tracy!

    • http://www.outinapout.blogspot.com Jessica Allison

      I’m always disappointed w/ UD palettes, so I’m staying away for now, but just out of curiosity, can you tell us which shades have the infamous chunky disco-ball glitter that Urban Decay loves so much? I know that could be a deciding factor for a lot of people :)

      • Phyrra

        I only experienced fall out with Midnight Rodeo (which is a lovely neutral) and a little with Midnight 15. The rest of the shades don’t have the glitter going on, which makes me happy. I much prefer a pearly sheen, a duochrome, etc to huge chunks of glitter on the cheeks.

    • http://www.etsy.com/shop/MazzieCosmetics Rachel Mazzie

      Dying to get this and ULTA hasn’t gotten it in yet. It looks amazing though! Once it comes in, I’m so grabbing it from work.

      • Ash B.

        check the UD site…it’s back in stock. Also, Sephora has it online with free shipping. Good luck! :)

      • Phyrra

        It’s back at UD and Sephora now :)

    • http://olgiepolgie.blogspot.com/ Olgie

      It makes me sad that I won’t get my hands on this palette, just like the Naked palette. Sometimes it really sucks living in the arse end of the world.

      • http://sparklecrackfreak.blogspot.com Shayne A

        @Olgie ~ I would be more than happy to pick up a palette for you & ship it to wherever you are :0} I think it’s an absolute crime that if you live in a certain part of the world, you can’t get the beauty products that you want.

        Oh Phyrra, your swatches are amazing, as usual. I am so getting this palette. They have them in stock in my local Sephora, and the ladies are so amazing there, they’re holding one for me.

        • Phyrra

          @Olgie I hope you’re able to get ahold of it :)

          @Shayne glad you like the swatches!

    • Thepaigest

      It’s back in stock!! :) Thank goodness!!

      • Phyrra

        Yay! It’s back at Sephora!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Every single shade looks so buttery and smooth in your swatches. I’m impressed!

      • Phyrra

        The shades really reminded me of the deluxe shadow formula, for the most part.

    • Ash B.

      If anyone is interested it’s back in stock on Urban Decay’s website. It’s also available on Sephora’s website with free shipping! Hope this helps for anyone looking to swoop this up!

      • Phyrra

        I’m glad it’s back in stock so people can get it :)

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    • http://sakuradesu.com Sakura

      Wow! I love it! There are many many colours I love! I’d like to check it at some store! I wonder how much is that in Europe.
      Thanks for review&swatches!

    • http://www.jennifae.com/ Jennifae

      Thanks for the great swatches! I can’t wait for mine to arrive! (^_^)

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Jennifae!

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    • sche

      Gorgeous swatches. This makes me super excited to get mine. I happened to hit the UD website the other day when it was in stock, and it should arrive in the next day or two, yay.

      • Phyrra

        Yay! Glad you’ll be getting it soon.

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    • http://lipglossandspandex.com Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

      I want this palette so bad! The palette casing is just gorgeous, there are only TWO glitter shades, and they’re all NEW.

      • Phyrra

        I’m using the velvet box part right now for my whimsy jewelry. Love it!