Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary: Omen

Here is another brightly colored eye using the new Urban Decay palette.  The palette includes some nice warm neutral shades, but I can’t get neutral shades to look as intense on camera as it is in person (at least with my limited photography skills).  So brights it is.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Brun Eye Shadow
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Gel
Base: Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Short Shorts
Crease: Urban Decay – Cult; Rock & Republic – Denim
Lid: Urban Decay – Omen
Inner Corner: Urban Decay – Junkshow
Outer Corner: Urban Decay – Ace
Upper Lash Line: INGLOT Gel Eyeliner – #77
Upper Waterline: Milani Liquif’Eye – 01 Black
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Rockstar
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Asphyxia
Mascara: Clinique High Definition Lashes
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Tan

Get This Look:   

After applying Painterly Paint Pot all over the lid, I put a matte grayed-purple shade (Cult, discontinued) into my crease using a Hakuhodo socket brush.  In the end, this shade was too light when compared to the lid shades.  So, I applied a matte navy shadow (Denim) on top.  I purposefully left the crease more defined since I was taking the darker color further into the inner corner.

I applied Omen, which is a light, iridescent purple on the center of my lid using a shader brush.  I used the edge of a Mac 239 to form the Outer V using Ace and also applied Ace to the outer third.  Ace is gunmetal shade, but I lightly applied Omen on top of Ace to bring out the purple.  Junkshow was applied to the inner corner and blended up toward the crease.  Junkshow is incredibly pigmented, so used a light hand during application.

Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary: Deep End

I didn’t mean to do another green and blue eye look because I just did one, but Deep End was too pretty to pass up.  It is an intensely bright teal shade that is just fantastic and what initially attracted me to this anniversary palette.  The gold shade I used in this look mutes the color a bit, but it is bright and beautiful.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eyebrow Crayon – Spiked
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Gel
Base: Mac Soft Ochre
Highlighter: Mac Manilla Paper
Crease: Mac Cork
Lid: Urban Decay Deep End
Inner Corner: Urban Decay  Chase
Outer Corner: Urban Decay Evidence
Upper Lashline: Mac Kohl Pencil – Feline
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Electric
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil – Eldorado
Mascara: Clinique High Definition Lashes
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Tan


Get This Look:

I applied Mac Cork with a crease brush after smoothing on Soft Ochre paint pot.  Cork has sat in my collection and had not received much attention from me at all.  I ‘discovered’ it this past week and used it a lot in my crease.  On my skin, it creates a nice shadow versus being an obvious brown shade.  It is a typical Mac matte and not easy to blend out.  Cork gets mostly covered up by the lid shades but does peak out a bit.

Using a Mac 239 and used Chase for the inner two-thirds of my lid.  I wish I hadn’t taken the color over that far because it muted Deep End too much.  Using the other side of the 239, I patted on Deep End starting on the outer corner and blending in towards the inner corner.  Using a pencil brush, I used Evidence to form my outer V.

I used a bright blue (Electric) and gold (Eldorado) liner on my lower lash and water line to create a more teal shade.  I didn’t set Mac’s Feline with a black shadow, but I would have if I were leaving the house or wearing this look for an extended period of time.

Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette


I am not a fan of pre-made palettes.  I truly am not, but I will occasionally make an exception.  The new limited edition Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow palette is that exception.

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The palette contains 15 brand new, full size (0.05oz) eye shadows for $55.  What made this palette irresistible is the price per shadow, the great pigmentation and the color mix.  My beef with typical pre-made palettes is either there are too many cool toned shades that I won’t use or the pigmentation isn’t consistent.  That is not the case with this set.

I’ve adored Urban Decay’s matte shadows for a while (its creamy texture unmatched by anything else I’ve come across).  I hadn’t delved much into their shimmer shadows with exception to their new shadow pencils.  I’ve heard mixed reviews about their shimmers, but this set gives me courage.

I will eventually depot these shadows, but the casing isn’t too bulky.  Urban Decay describes the casing as gunmetal with a filigree design on the sides.  The palette sits inside a purple velvet-lined compartment that can be used to store other items, but the compartment is quite shallow.

This palette was recently released and already sold out on Urban Decay’s website within hours, but it is now available on their website, Sephora and Ulta.  It should hit Sephora and Ulta stores this week.  Enjoy picture swatches for now.  The shades wills soon be added to my Swatch Bin (this coming week, I promise!).  Looks featuring some of these shades have been done and will be posted soon.

Urban Decay’s shade description:

Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown), M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Flow (soft peach shimmer), Chase (metallic bright bronze)