Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Introducing....Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Volume II

We've seen the first edition of the Book of Shadows. We've loved the selection of colors and finishes - the glittery to the more subtly shimmery, the popping hues to the more neutral tones. We snatched up the palette because it was a great deal and an awesome way to try out some of Urban Decay's best shadows. But, did we think Urban Decay was going to do it again? I'm sure we held out the hope that they would! Well, they've gone and done it, my friends! Meet the newest Book of Shadows, Volume II to be precise, another great collection of 16 eyeshadows - 8 popular shades and 8 new/exclusive shades. The box also comes complete with a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion, UD's best-selling shadow base, and two travel-size 24/7 Eye Pencils in Zero (black) and Bourbon (a slightly shimmery brown).

Here are the eyeshadows that you can expect to see in the second installment of the Book of Shadows:

New/Exclusive Colors:

AC/DC - deep eggplant shimmer

Nylon - champagne sparkler

Mushroom - taupey-gunmetal

Sphynx - pink sparkle/shimmer

Jinx - bright blue shimmer

Homegrown - bright green shimmer

Misdemeanor - deep teal sparkle

Perversion - matte black

Existing/Best-selling shades:

Sellout - pink champagne shimmer

Gunmetal - gunmetal gray with silver glitter

Ecstasy - bright purple with slight pink tint

Midnight Cowboy Rides Again - golden beige with bronze, gold, and silver glitter

Twice Baked - brownie brown with gold glitter

Half Baked - subtle, lustrous bronze

Flipside - electric teal with blue sheen

YDK - bronzed mocha with golden microglitter

Some details on the packaging: The shadows come housed in a pearly white "book" with purple foil design. Upon opening the Book of Shadows, you find a large mirror surrounded by a border with a peacock design. One thing that you will find in the second volume of the Book of Shadows that was not present in the first is a "look book," with different looks that will inspire the make-up lover.

The Book of Shadows Volume II is a limited-edition collection and is currently available at http://www.urbandecay.com/, and it retails for $48 (think...that means only $3 per shadow!) I highly recommend checking this baby out! Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us, my birthday....Oops, did I just mention that out loud?!? ;-) Seriously, though, this would make a fantastic gift for a friend (or for yourself!), for the very make-up enthused to the less savvy (this would be a great way to start out an eyeshadow collection). I also am quite excited that many of the shades from the Get Baked Eyeshadow Palette are included in this group. I was incredibly close to ordering that palette, but now I can snag most of the shades (and more) with the new BOS! I am definitely going to be purchasing this...or maybe some lovely friend or relative will get it for me as a birthday gift *ahem* ;-)

What are your thoughts on the new shadow book? Do you think you will pick it up? Do you own the first edition? Do you love it? Tell me!


  1. i have the first one and I think I have used it once... its so pretty though.. i always just forget about it!

  2. Sara - Same here! I love the first one, but it can sometimes get lost under my other palettes in my drawer. I need to pull it back out and play with it again!