I’m dying to get my hands on Urban Decay’s new 15-Year Anniversary Shadow Collection. I was already coveting it before it even became available, but when it went up on Urban Decay’s website and promptly sold out in something like an hour, my need for it went up even more. And then it went up on ULTA’s site and sold out just as quickly, and my desire skyrocketed. (Both times I was at work and didn’t find out the collection was for sale until it was sold out.) It should show up in stores soon, but I’m finding it so hard to wait. There’s just something about a hard-to-score makeup item that makes it even more desirable than usual, especially when it’s one that’s already fabulous.
The Anniversary Shadow Collection is especially fabulous because it has fifteen shadows in it—all fifteen of which have never been available before. (I’ll give you a minute to stop squealing and compose yourself). That’s a big departure for Urban Decay, because while I almost always love their palettes, a lot of them contain the same (or similar) colors, so I always have a good cop–bad cop thing internally going on when I see them. (It goes something like this: Good Cop—“Sure, I’ll admit it’s pretty, but you already have five of the eight shades in it. Do you really need to buy this one?” Bad Cop—“Shut up! You may have five, but that still means there are three you don’t have. And the packaging is very cool. Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!”) Needless to say, Bad Cop usually wins, so the fact that I know ahead of time that these are all brand-new shades makes me very happy.
I haven’t seen it in person yet, so I can’t say what my favorite shades are going to be for sure, but I can guess from the descriptions that I’m going to swoon over Ace, a dark gunmetal shimmer; Omen, a shimmery metallic bright purple with blue shift; Midnight Rodeo, a medium metallic brown with silver and gold glitter; and Evidence, a deep metallic blue. (I could probably have picked almost all the shades for this, but I made myself stop at four).
I also love the gunmetal box that the collection comes in—it’s totally display-worthy on your vanity or bathroom counter—and the fact that the collection costs $55. That works out to only $3.66 a shadow (less than drugstore brands cost). I think even Good Cop would tell me to take this one home!
Read more of Stacey’s musings at The Daily Obsession .