Rants & Raves of the Beauty Obsessed

Self confessed beauty junkie. I love anything that has to do with personal care ranging from handcrafted artisan soap to luxury brand cosmetics combined with writing & having an opinion on everything I try, jumping on the blog train just seemed natural as I love reading other peoples blogs about everything beauty. Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

Urban Decay's fourth installment of the Book of Shadows. The colors in this year's release are somewhat subdued compared to last year's almost complementing the nude craze that makeup has undergone, even reaching the stretches of Bobbi Brown's spring lines. I enclosed a picture of this year's palette in comparison to last year's palette and it says it all. Last year's colors were a lot more varied and vibrant. Not to say that this year's colors aren't, they're just more practical. I mean how many of you are going to rock sparkling hot pink shadow to work.......for some of you, on the weekends, or ever even? Anyhow, I haven't taken any pictures yet of myself in them, but I have swatched them for you. There are 10 new colors in the B.O.S IV, of course repeats however, they're of colors I use often so I really didn't mind all too much. The extra's in this year's palette were great as well, a 24/7 waterproof liquid liner in Perversion (black), a travel size primer potion in the newer squeeze tube, and a travel size supercurl curling mascara. This year also gets technical on your bootie by including a tiny speaker and cables to connect to your phone to scan a tutorial card for examples of different looks that can be achieved. There is monochrome, smoke out, crystallized, purple cat, and naked. If it's a complete pain to scan the codes into your phone like mine, the tutorials are also available on UD's site on youtube which when scanned directs your phone instantly to anyway. The best thing though for people reading right now.......if you head over to urbandecay.com pronto, the B.O.S IV is on sale for an outrageous discount......$44.00 with an additional $15.00 off with the code SEVENTEEN11 which is right on the website making the palette only $29.00 originally $64.00!!!!! Waiting for a little while when these palettes come out literally pays off big time especially with UD and if you're also familiar with Too Faced Cosmetics opposed to jumping on it when it debuts. Unfortunately the powerhouses like Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.... the prices will never budge. We however are discussing the fabulous, edgy Urban Decay so on to the photos! Enjoy my darlings ;)
Book of Shadows IV
Please excuse my bruise the swatches are running into

Book of Shadows IV on the left, Book III on the right

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