Urban Decay 15 Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette

Woot woot!!! I got the palette!!! This post is for me to gloat… because it’s not yet available in Malaysia, but I got it from sgDrugstore. You can even search for sgDrugstore on Facebook. Great communication and excellent transaction =)

Anyway, here are some eye candy for you… get ready some tissue to wipe your drool. Muahahahah!!! *such an evil laugh*

Intricate design


Beware of the case – finger prints galore!
Shadows can be removed (see bottom right corner). Just pull them out and you can use the box to store jewellery
Better representation of colour – taken in natural light. See my reflection?


I did the swatches on my daughter Chloe’s arm. She was having loads of fun but I was very nervous because I was afraid she’d ruin my palette. Why would I say that? Well, she’s only turning 4 years old soon but she loves makeup. Her favourite colour is Deep End =) See the swatches below.

(L to R) Top and second row, in natural light
(L to R) Top and second row, flash
(L to R) Third and Fourth row, natural light
(L to R) Third and Fourth row, flash
Last row, natural light
Last row, flash


The shadows are soft and buttery but I don’t see much fall outs. If you like applying eyeshadow with your fingers, you have to be gentle when picking up the colours. If you press a little too hard, the shadow will get powdery on your fingers (picked up too much). To be on the safe side, better use a brush.

The colours are pigmented and very beautiful. There are neutrals, brights, darks, all in one palette. There are only 2 really bright colours in the palette, which are Junkshow (pink) and Deep End (teal). They might be bright but I assure you, they are wearable… and oh so gorgeous!! I don’t know if you can *read* my excitement, but I’m typing so fast, even my fingers are excited!

Anyways, if you will never wear the bright colours here, then, I’d suggest the Naked Palette which I also absolutely love. The Naked Palette retails for RM175 at Sephora Malaysia. The Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette is not yet available but I heard it should be coming in September 2011.

Go stalk Sephora because I can definitely foresee this as another phenomenon where the palettes just fly off the shelves before you can say I… Fans of this palette already stalked Sephora Malaysia’s page on Facebook ever since its launch. Me included. Or, the easier way is like me – chase Ryan from sgDrugstore. I got it for RM215.

This is a MUST HAVE if you’re a shadow freak like me!!


  • Hello! Deep End, Half Truth and Omen are gorgeous!! I think it's best I avoid all blogs featuring this palette as I might just give in and rush to the nearest Debenhams to get this baby! :s Thank you for the swatches, they look lovely! =)
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  • Nooooooo *runs and throws debit card away* I have their Naked palette AND their Book of Shadows 3 so I don't know if I'm ever going to use them up =p But even the box is so pretty…… *sighs*
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  • Hi Samantha! I was reading your conversation with Lily and I was wondering if you've tried M.A.C's oh-so-famous 217 eyeshadow blending brush? Face brush wise, I love my Guerlain Meteorites brush which can be a little scratchy but picks up colour really well! I'm happy to see yet another blush addict like myself =p
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  • I'm not an shadow freak (my purse breathes a sigh of relief), I'm contented with my cs 88 warm palette, but I'm a hopeless nail polish and blush freak.. sigh…
    Btw, since you swatch your eyeshadows using brush, do you experience lesser color pick-up and more fall out with synthetic brushes? I know my Ecotools eyeshadow brushes does the worst job ever.
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  • Chloe.Ash

    Hi Sukie, I love all the colours! And apparently so does my daughter. This limited edition palette is a must have though… *tempt tempt*

  • Chloe.Ash

    Oooo… I have a nail and blush post coming up. LOL!
    For powder shadows, I always use natural bristles. I save my synthetic brushes for cream products. Come to think of it, 99% of my eye brushes are natural hair. If there are fall outs, just pat on the colour instead of sweeping it on. I have the CS88 warm palette too and the colours are lovely. Too bad there are a few bad ones in there, like super chunky fall out or no pigmentation at all.
    Anyway, have you tried any eye brushes other than Ecotools?

  • Hello Lily =) Yes like you I have way too much stuff and I've only just started giving some of them away!
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  • No, I haven't tried other brand other than Ecotools as of now. Well, it's not because I'm squirmish about animal hair nor am I all for the environment, it's the nice packaging of Ecotools that has won me over (yes I'm a sucker for the bamboo handle). Anyhow, it's good for pigmented goodies like Illamasqua, but it's hopeless for sheer blushes such as Benefit Dandelion, the blush powder just keep teasing me by swirling around in the little cardboard box and landing on the table. Pathetic, I tell you.
    Do you have any good natural bristles brushes you can recommend? Soft and good colour pickup. This time, I'm cool if it doesn't have pretty packaging. One learns. 😛
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  • Chloe.Ash

    Hi Samantha. I also read Sukie's reply re. Brushes. I love my MAC and Sigma brushes. MAC is way more expensive and Sigma is a cheaper version of MAC comparables. I have a few posts on brushes that you can check out. If you like the bamboo handles, check out my post on Makeup Show brushes.

    To go to Sigma's webpage, you can click on the Sigma ad at the top of the sidebar. It will take you straight to really cool brush sets.

  • Chloe.Ash

    Aiyoh… I don't think I'll ever finish any of my stuff at all! I should give some of them away. Too bad they're used. I can only give them to people who don't mind.

  • Chloe.Ash

    Oh yeah, I forgot. For eyes I always use a few brushes. One for patting on shadow, one for blending and one for defining / smudging. My first good set of brushes that I didn't throw out and still loving is from Sigma. It's their full pro set. I did the calculation and I saved heaps! It's only equivalent to 3 MAC brushes. Hahaha!!