Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II

Sorry again for the deluge of posts. I'm trying to catch up a little and address some requests!

The Book of Shadows Vol. II a very nice palette, but it doesn't quite leave me fanning myself the way Vol. I did, perhaps because it's a revamp on an existing theme instead of a new theme. With that said, I think it has more wearable colors than the original Book of Shadows did. Unfortunately, it's just as bulky! =/

AC/DC, Nylon, Mushroom, Sphynx, Jinx, Homegrown, Misdemeanor, and Perversion are all exclusive to this palette; the rest of the shades are part of the permanent line and can be purchased as singles. (Perversion is available as a single, but the single has a different finish from the one in the palette. The single is very matte; the palette version claims to be matte, but has a more satiny finish, I feel.)

One quick tip - if you have trouble with fallout from super-glittery shades like Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, try the Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (only available on Fyrinnae's website) with your eyeshadows. It provides a slightly tackier base for the glitter particles to stick to and will completely eliminate the fallout problem. It works in the same way for difficult-to-work-with loose powder eyeshadows, mineral or otherwise. (I highly recommend Fyrinnae products in general, if you like ordering from e-tailers and/or small private businesses! They have the best customer service you will ever find anywhere! ... and no, they're not paying me to say this. I just love their products and have a huge friend crush on the two guys who run the company, to boot. =p)

Anyway, back to Urban Decay. The Book of Shadows Vol. II retails for $48 and is available from Sephora, Ulta, Amazon.com, Beauty.com, UrbanDecay.com, etc. Sephora is currently having a 20% off Friends and Family sale online (code: FF2009), but Urban Decay has also hinted that they will soon be having their own Friends and Family sale. In the past, Urban Decay's F and F sales have been for 30% off, so it might be worth waiting unless you have a Sephora gift card to burn or something like that.

Here are some close-ups of the shades:

Book of Shadows Vol. II: Perversion, Gunmetal, Ecstasy, AC/DC, Nylon, Sellout, Mushroom, Sphynx, Half Baked, Twice Baked, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, YDK, Jinx, Flipside, Homegrown, Misdemeanor


  1. Beautiful colors!! Definitely on my wishlist!

  2. I LOVE it when you post so many reviews at once :D This has been in my Sephora cart for a awhile and I ordered this on Monday as soon as Sephora's F&F started :) Keke, can't wait to get it! Ectasy and AC/DC look amazinggg.


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