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Friday, January 29, 2010

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Perversion

I'm going to review Urban Decay's Book of Shadows volume 2 but I'd like it to be more intensive rather than just an over all review of the whole palette. With Urban Decay's Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows' arrival to the Philippine shores soon, now is the high time to review these eye shadows one by one. 

Here's what Urban Decay has to say:
By popular demand, we created new Matte Eyeshadows that are sexy, sophisticated, and never dull. The collection comes in a wide variety of shades—from blendable earth tones to vibrant bursts of color. Pigment-rich with an ultra-soft texture, Matte Eyeshadows are low in binders, so payoff is amazing and never chalky! The classic Urban Decay subway token is dressed up with a gunmetal finish so you can tell them apart from your other Urban Decay Eyeshadows.
Tips: Combined with Eyeshadow Primer Potion, color lasts even longer and payoff is even richer. Use Eyeshadow Transforming Potion to use Matte Eyeshadows as a liner, or all over opaque color.
Perversion described as jet black and Marley approved- hurrah to no animal testing! ^.^

Here's a swatch of Urban Decay Eye shadow in Perversion

The left swatch's color is achieved by foiling
The right swatch's color is achieved by simply using a dry brush 

I love how the color becomes very very rich and pigmented after wetting the brush! It's really jet black and it's perfect for vampy night outs or heavy metal concerts. Right? It's really true black and even I was surprised to see the results. 

Tip: you can also use a wet eye liner brush and use this as your eyeliner. The color is as solid as eye liners.

But I also love how versatile Perversion is because you can opt to use it dry in those days or nights you want to wear black eye shadow that's buildable in color. 

Don't know what to pair this with? I love to pair this with Sphynx which is the icy pink color in the Book of Shadows 2 ^.^ 

The more I use my Urban Decay eye shadows the more I begin to appreciate the superb quality. Honestly, when Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume 2 came to me I thought the colors are very pretty and unique as compared to the usual eye shadows sold here in our market. But I usually have problems using them because at first glance the colors look so similar but when applied they look different; others look so shocking and I can't seem to control the glitters falling off. I was a bit discouraged so I opted to use my trusty MAC eyeshadows (in Goldmine and Amber  Lights- very neutral colors to my yellow undertones) but now the more I study how to use Urban Decay eye shadows- experimenting with foiling, UDPP and without UDPP to see various finishes and how I could use these finishes on various occasions, I would honestly say these are comparable to my trusty MAC eye shadows at a fraction of the price- I just need to be more adventurous using different colors instead of sticking to golds and bronze colors =p

More individual reviews and swatches from Urban Decay Book of Shadows coming up soon!


  1. cannot get Urban decay in M'sia. too bad...

  2. hey Lavender! u can go to Singapore right? I heard Sephora Singapore is getting Urban Decay soon! Check their facebook out ^.^

    hope it helps!
    Lucky you it's very near your border... I have to import mine from US =p