Monday, 19 May 2014

Rave Review: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box!

Gimme that Deluxe Shadow Box! This beautiful box of colorful shimmery shadows from Urban Decay was gifted to me by the lovely Pam from Jade in the Palace blog! We had a swap some months ago and this was an amazing surprise from her as she knows that I like playing around with bright colors and I love shimmery shadows!

I'd almost ordered this for myself two years ago but the shipping cost from the site was too high for my liking and skipped. I was sad as this isn't produced anymore and isn't sold in many places anymore so receiving this was such a heart warming surprise!

Continue below for the review, swatches and looks!
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box!

The cover has a thin chain mail scale netting! It's super fun and eye catching!
Straight up, I love the packaging! This shadow 'box' is super cute and although it's not the slimmest, it's actually a very small box packaging. I do like how there's a mirror on the inside which can come in very useful and the motif on the inside is very cute. 

I'm a fan of the purple scheme, the velvet material on the cover is very nice to touch and it's a nice difference from the usual plastic compacts or just hard cardboard type packaging. There's a very strong magnetic snap shut closing mechanism which I like and am confident in so I don't believe this would open easily. It comes with two sponge tip applicators which I will keep but probably won't use.

Just opening the box made me all fuzzy and warm inside! Sooo pretty!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box swatches: Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti, Zero, Peace, Snag, Scratch, Underground!

These little squares of shadows are perfection! They are pigmented, smooth, buttery, filled with super fine shimmer and blend so easily together and with other shades! I've always had an eye for fun bright shades, especially those with shimmer as I am just a pure shimmery junkie. I have used matte shadows but always prefer shimmery shades.

This palette comes with an assortment of their' deluxe shadows which you can buy individually in singles that come with A LOT of product. This box has most of the deluxe shadows as the line is very small. I love that there are three beautiful neutral shades and then more blue/cool toned shades which I'm a huge fan of.

After swatching and using a couple of these bad ones, I just can't find any downsides to them unless you've got no ideas of how to use them. I can easily see these shades using as all-over-lid shades or you can use two or three together! I can't wait to use this palette for more looks!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box swatches: Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti, Zero, Peace, Snag, Scratch, Underground!
Fishnet: A beautiful warm toned violet shade with micro bluish shimmer reflects!

Honey: A warm bronzed golden honey shade, it's an 'old' gold looking shade!

Ransom: A cool toned indigo purple, I really want to use with a bold blue soon!

Graffiti: A neutral grassy green with a slight yellowish reflect!

Zero: A great even black that's just about a black but nowhere as deep as perversion, it's filled of micro shimmer!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box swatches: Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti, Zero, Peace
Peace: A fun light bold turquoise shade! I totally want to do a peacock inspired look with this!

Shag: The perfect warm bronze, it's great for all over the lid and for blending out other shades!

Scratch: The prettiest pinky oyster-ish shade, I was super close many times to buying this in a single!

Underground: A warm taupish brown, not yet taupe but it has a lovely grayish undertone!

Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box swatches: Graffiti, Zero, Peace, Snag, Scratch, Underground!
Purple sunrise look! Check out the full look here!
I used Fishnet  on the inner lid, it's the perfect shimmery violet shade that goes with brown!
Soft spring inspired eye look using Fishnet, Ransom, Peace and graffiti! I used the shades very lightly here!
Check out the full look here!

Shades of green! Using Graffiti and Scratch!

Shades of green! Using Graffiti and Scratch!
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box and swatches of all the shades! They are so perfect!
Paid: Gifted to me in a swap from Pam from Jade in the Palace! (See the swap here!

Retails for $38 USD originally, it is no longer found on Urban Decay's website.

Recommend: YES! If you love playing around with bold shades but nothing too crazy and like shimmer, this palette is amazing. It's the perfect play box and I just love that there are three lovely neutrals which come in super useful for blending out other shades with!

Repurchase: Yes! In terms of shadows, I'd totally buy more eyeshadows from Urban Decay because their shadows seem to be just amazing in all aspects. I am looking forward to getting the Naked 3 in the future!

Bottom line: A palette with a great mix of bright cool shades and a few lovely neutrals that make for a perfect palette for playing around with. These shades are so shimmery, soft and pigmented! I can't recommend this palette anymore!

Do you own any palettes from Urban Decay?
Would you get this palette?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. honey and graffiti look yum! I am still looking for a palette with many bright colours / Claire xxx

  2. I love the colours in this palette xx
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  3. I was thinking of getting this online thanks for sharing your review :)

  4. ive been humming and hawing about this palette for a little while now. i love all the colors and recently have been seeing it on sale too!
    A Beautiful Zen

  5. What a pretty palette, the shades look so vibrant and pigmented! I love what you've done with the shadows, you're so great with creating gorgeous eye looks :)

  6. These colors look so fun! I can totally imagine using these colors for summer festivals.

  7. OMG, all shades are soooo pretty and cool! Though I'm not a big fan of shimmers but love these especially the neutral shades! The purple one is beautiful among bright shades! They look creamy and pigmented! Love the eye makeups, you have created <3 Great pick honey! Kisses <3

  8. amazing colours <3 they look awesome and so gorgeous on you <3

  9. Such fun colors. Urban Decay always make fantastic eyeshadows.

  10. Oehhh that's so nice to swap from her ^__^
    The colors looks super nice c; amaaaazing
    purple shade on your eyelids! Xx

  11. I am so glad that you love it!! I knew you would be able to create exciting looks using this palette! Urban Decay eye shadows are just awesome!

  12. I'm loving the green on you!!

  13. Love this eyeshadow palette! I need a palette with colors in it...and this seems like a great one to have on hand, thats for sure! Love the looks you created! And I subscribed...I could've sworn I subscribed awhile back.... but I guess I didn't! Wopesy daisy.
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  14. Ouuu, I remember this palette kept going on sale on Sephora a while back, but it was always sold out whenever I clicked on it to buy...THOSE LIARS.
    The colours included in this box is gorgeous! I'd probably be too shy to wear the bolder shades (maybe pops of colour along the lower lash line?) BUT THOSE NEUTRALS ARE GORGEOUS.

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

  15. I was lucky enough to get this palette on sale for just $12! It's a beautiful palette and I love all of the looks you create with it! I especially love the "Shades of Green" on you!




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