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Bottom Tray featuring 16 eye shadows (10 are new!), Travel Size Original Primer Potion, Travel Size Super Curl Mascara, and a full size 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion, a portable speaker, and cords for downloading:
Travel Size Super Curl Mascara:
Full Size 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion:
Eye Shadows & Swatches:
ROW 2 - Bender (shimmering dark mossy green), Gravity (deep vibrant purple w/ multi-dimensional glitter), Lost (shimmering dark brown), Hijack (greyish green w/blue and green shimmer)
ROW 3 - Midnight Cowgirl (shimmering gold w/gold sparkle), Sin (shimmering champagne), Midnight Rodeo (metallic medium brown w/silver and gold glitter), Crystal (light silvery blue w/multi-dimensional shimmer)
ROW 4 - Bust (taupe brown w/subtle gray shimmer), Missionary (light taupe w/pink shimmer), Skimp (shimmering ultra-light nude), Zephyr (shimmering off-white)
Almost all of the shades are buttery smooth and nicely pigmented. I thought that Cobra and Gravity weren't the easiest to swatch, and may look nicer when used wet. Crystal is gorgeous, but not very pigmented. Other than that, I was extremely pleased with the selection.
I'm a little surprised to see a Book of Shadows 4 this year, since the 15th Anniversary Palette was just released not that long ago. It's a lot to digest for UD junkies that want to collect it all! What is different and awesome about this particular palette is that it comes with a FULL SIZE Waterproof Liner, that alone retails for $18. The value for everything that you get is really a great deal.
Personally, I was drawn to this particular palette to play with shades like Blue Bus, Crystal, Hijack, and Cobra. Once I'm able to do a few looks with these, I'll be able to comment on how they wear on the eye and how easy they are to apply. I plan to do several looks over the next week or two using each of the shadows at least once, and from there I can comment further. I also LOVE the packaging (I know, sucker!) because I adore butterflies.
I don't own a smartphone, and I guess that makes me technologically challenged... so all of those features are lost on me... but my sister in law has one, so perhaps I'll play around a bit with hers, just to see what they have on there.
In my time as a blogger, I've also reviewed a few other popular palettes from Urban Decay:
~ 15th Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection
~ Book of Shadows III
~ Alice in Wonderland BOS
~ Naked Palette (unfortunately I never swatched this... weird! But there are pics!)
The Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV retails for $64 and can be purchased at UrbanDecay.com, Sephora, and Ulta. It is Limited Edition.
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