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Nov 12, 2008

Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box Review & Swatches

Ahh variety, the spice of this Muse's life.

No, not this spice!

Yeah, well you're either a geek and totally laughed at that or you're clueless (Helpful Hint)!

This spice:

It's Friends and Family Discount time at Urban Decay! 30% Off your total purchase! Ahhh everyone run around in a frenzy and scream!

I know, I know tis exciting!

In honor of good times at Urban Decay the Muse brings you a review of the brand spanking new Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box! Now you can really run around in a frenzy and get excited!

This new palette contains ten delicious shades of Urban Decay shadow but that's not all! You also get a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion as well! Ahhh life is good isn't it?

The Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box contains all of the following shadows:

  • YDK (Mocha with Gold Shimmer)
  • Flipside (Teal)
  • Grifter (Lilac with Silver Shimmer)
  • Uzi (Metallic Silver)
  • Twiced Baked (Dark Brown with Gold Shimmer)
  • Midnight Cowboy Rides Again
  • Flash (Bright Purple)
  • Oil Slick (Black with Silver Shimmer)
  • Kiddie Pool (Ocean Blue)
  • Half Baked (Golden Bronze)

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The Muse was thinking she should contact Urban Decay and have this renamed to "The Muse's Box of Favorite Shadows"....has a certain ring to it dontcha think? Most of the shades included in this palette are my top favs from Urban Decay so it's super nice having them all tucked away in one palette! Great for travel! Likey!

The palette retails for $36 USD but since it's 30% Off you'll get it for $25 USD which is $2.50 USD per a can you say super deal? If you're new to Urban Decay eyeshadow here in lays a great excuse to try the shadows out! The shadows have always been a favorite of mine even way before I was a MAC junkie and they remain on the top of my Must Have At All Costs list (another words if I needed desert island essentials...Urban Decay Eyeshadow comes before food and water!). The shadows are pigmented and contain a super dose of wonderful shimmer!

The palette is carefully constructed to avoid a mess which I can appreciate. It has a slick and beautiful bamboo cover that slides upwards to reveal the shadows. Swatch, swipe, and apply with the included brush (although the brush is a tiny bit small so you might want to use your own brush) and simply slide the cover back into place for storage! The design on the cover is a beautiful floral with butterflies and the Urban Decay logo!

I created three separate looks using the palette but honestly you can get at least twenty separate looks or more if you're creative!

Uzi and Kiddie Pool


Half Baked and Twice Baked

Grifter and Flash

Honestly, the Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box is well worth checking out and Muse Approved for purchase! It'll make an ideal gift for a makeup lover or seriously you know you so want it for yourself! Rather then purchase each shadow individually might as well indulge in this and get ten super shades plus a Urban Decay Primer Potion!


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Blogger Phyrra said...

OMG I've seen Dunecat before, only it had blue eyes.
Soo adorable!
The spice must flow!
If you haven't heard the dune techno stuff, it is a must!

I must be on a brown kick. I'm seriously debating that palette.
YDK, Twice Baked, and Half Baked look really appeal to me in that set.
I also think Grifter, Uzi, Flash, and Kiddie pool look pretty.
I'm already getting Oil Slick and Flipside in the other palette I picked up (foreshadow).

I keep thinking Toasted, Vert, vapor, Crash and URB might be pretty to pick up, too.

Gah, but I must behave!
You make me want to be SOOOO naughty.

Twice Baked and Half Baked look GREAT on you.
Grifter and Flash look really pretty, too.

November 12, 2008 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger MC said...

Oooh this is a neat palette. I think I might add it to my Christmas/Birthday wishlist this year (Christmas is 2 days before my birthday, so if I get for either or, it would be cool <3) XD

November 12, 2008 at 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Paige said...

lol! I love the movie Dune and I don't care if it was a flop! The books were good too:) I also love those pics with commentary. My favorite is the seal sticking his head above the water with the caption "sumfin just brushed my leg" The big eyes make it so funny. Thanks for sharing the funnies!! And the makeup too, of course!

November 12, 2008 at 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kayvid: I have been wanting this for 2 months or more now...with FF I am soon going to order it...I LOVE IT...I do love my Deluxe palette the best though,...I hope you have that one...

November 12, 2008 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Inspiring Beauty Creator: said...

I love this palette! My fav color is absinthe!

November 12, 2008 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Kanita said...

Hey Muse! If you buy from Avon anytime soon, try to check out the Jillian Dempsey for Avon Essential Beauty Palette. I just ordered the warm one, it looks very promising for only 7.99!!

November 13, 2008 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I'm bad. I broke down. I ordered this and I think I'll either return the foreshadow palette or gift it to someone for the holidays.

November 13, 2008 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger Rhondalei G. said...

Musey! I love this palette too! I actually picked it up a few months back when that damn email went out about a holiday presale on these. I was thinking they were going to run out. Yeah...jumped the gun! My only gripe is how gritty-glittery Uzi is. Major fall out on my cheekies!

November 13, 2008 at 1:35 AM  
Anonymous alyssa said...

i'm so liking this palette! i wish i could get my hands on them. Been wanting to get their primer potion since forever too. Too bad we don't have it here unless from sprees which i haven't done it before =(

November 13, 2008 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger kae said...

i love how u update so much! lol. kiddie pool looks pretty! is that what u used for the baby blue-ish look? it flatters your skin tone :)

November 13, 2008 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Sihaya said...

awww, i love dune! (can you tell by my nickname?)
sadly we don't have UD in my country (hey, we don't even have friends and family discounts), so i can only dream about it, or overpay it;))
(of course, if i could control the spice, things would be different,

November 13, 2008 at 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

I laughed so hard at that Dune cat, thanks for that!!!! Obviously I am a geek :)

The palette looks yummy, although I am forced to go without e/s at the moment, because my skin is so sensitive and reacts to everything right now, thank God I still tolerate mascara, that is something I couldnĀ“t be without.

Great review!!!

November 13, 2008 at 3:36 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

The colors in the palette are so varied. love all the looks!

November 13, 2008 at 3:48 AM  
Anonymous jonnie said...

Dunecat is awesome! (^_^)

November 13, 2008 at 6:47 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Love the first look most! :)

November 13, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

OMG! I love the techno dune stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're such a geek! hehehe!

I love the darker shades in the palette too and I'm completely partial to Kiddie Pool! Hawtness!

LOL honey you got some list there :) why didn't you buy the book of shadows? It's fabs!


November 13, 2008 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mc!

Ahhh you're the lucky one that gets bday and xmas gifts ;)

This is a great one! Love the new palettes from UD they did an awesome job!

November 13, 2008 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey paige!!!

How are you? LOL geeks are we eh?

I'm more of a book fan then the film but it was good too :)

LOL I haven't seen that one! My fav is the seal and the bloody bucket lol! And I also love the kitten with his tongue out and the caption reads "I haz a flavor" lol!
My pleasure :-) glad you laughed!

November 13, 2008 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning kayvid!

I don't have the deluxe one sadly :P I have all the deluxe shadows aside from one or two so that's why I didn't bother indulging in the deluxe palette but that doesn't prevent me from wanting the damn thing lol!

November 13, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Methinks Dunecat won't be so pleased when he discovers where 'Spice' comes from.

Damn! Now you've outed me as a dork!

November 13, 2008 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Inspiring Beauty Creator!

Oh this doesn't have that..:) this isn't book of shadows..BoS has that shade hehe!

November 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Kanita!

Ooo I seen these..look very promising stop back and give me the deets when it arrives..I'm curious about these myself :)

did you check out the retro charm collection from JD?

November 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

LOL! good for you! You're going to love it!

November 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Rhondalei!

how are you? LOL I got it back then too! Actually before that :)

I don't blame you, totally relate..I'm always on board first and fearful there won't be enough lol!

Uzi blows :P It's my absolute fav shadow and the fall out is such a b*tch! yak! i use scotch tape to remove the fall out from my cheeks :) even though it's fall out hell I still love the shade :)

November 13, 2008 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya alyssa!

It's gorg isn't it!? Why dontcha check around MUA lovie? I'm positive someone will be willing to cp :)

UDPP is the best! I'm positive a kindly MUA'er would do a cp for ya!

November 13, 2008 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey kae!

Aw thanks! I'm really glad you enjoy the updates! I'm sometimes worried that people will be overwhelmed :)

that's kiddie pool and uzi combined :)

thanks!!!!!! :)

November 13, 2008 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL Sihaya!!!!!

I actually just thought it was your name LMAO! I always wondered about that :) your the desert spring ;) hehehe!

aww that stinks :( I always rec people go to MUA and see if they can find a swap buddy!

LOL noooo I control the spice ;)

November 13, 2008 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Nell!

LOL!!!! awesome :-) I always worry people won't get my weird sense of humor!

aww that stinks! Sorry to you know what's causing it to be so sensitive? :(

November 13, 2008 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning connie!!!!!!

;) thanks hun! I love variety :) and this has plenty of that!

November 13, 2008 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jonnie!

hehe :) dunecat is rockin' XD!

November 13, 2008 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey serene!

Thanks ;-) I love kiddie pool and it's my fav one too!

November 13, 2008 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Mandy we can rule the spice together you, me and the kids! We can control the spice ;)


November 13, 2008 at 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Toya said...

LOVE IT!!! I must have it!

November 13, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger emma said...

This is a pretty pallete and you look pretty in it!
I thought one of the colours was called "Kiddie Poo" as the l was missed off in the swatch photo. HAHAH

November 13, 2008 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger makeupmag said...

Smashing, simply smashing! Do you not have those shadows in singles?!

I like the look of that brush...;)

November 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

it would look amazing on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 13, 2008 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL emma..that would be disturbing :) kiddie poo ;)

thank hun!


November 13, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL mags of course I do but you know how diseased I am ;-)

November 13, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But isn't our sex life spicy enough? And why involve the kids?

November 13, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger makeupmag said...

Ah, but you didn't have that nifty slidy cover or that awesome combination of colours in one box. So there! ^.^

November 13, 2008 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous alyssa said...

babe, how do u compare this pallette with the ammo palette? i need to get on of these but i can't decide. You gotta help me!!

November 13, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Kanita said...

Ooh I did check out the retro charm collection from JD and I got the collection when everything was reduced--lipstick was 2.49 i believe. it ended up being very good quality for the price!

November 13, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ew wrong on so many levels bringing the kids into it Mandy LOL

November 13, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

exactly mags!!!!!!! LOL!

November 13, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

kanita fantastic! Glad you nabbed it on clearance :)

I loved the collection especially the lippies!

November 13, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey alyssa!

mmmmm it really depends as ammo has some killer shades in it as well like maui wowie plus it comes with a full side udpp!!!!!

I think it depends on what colors you are wanting...I think this one has louder colors where as the ammo has a few softer shades :) they are both REALLY GOOD :)

I hope this helps eep!

November 13, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous gio said...

I love this palette! The colors are gorgeous and I love all the looks you did!

November 13, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks gio :)

It's a fab little palette for sure!!!!!!!

How are you?


November 13, 2008 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

*proceeds to die from the squee*

Best lolcatz evar. My gales of laughter at 6AM have official made me a hated member of my guesthouse...but that is awesome.

And that eyeshadow looks awesome. I found, of all things, an Urban Decay counter here (Japan) but it's not fully-stocked. None of the umpty-million lipsticks, nor that marshmallow-smelling body glitter (I think it also comes in honey if I recall?), though they have the full complement of shadows. I hope they stock this one...

November 13, 2008 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL jenn! So glad you're digging the spice ;) LOL!

If you ever need any UD from here Jenn let me know! plus they have 30% off this week w00t1

Yes yes yes :) I have them...I wish they still had them! even have the peppermint one and the ginger :) they are so lovely! They dc'ed them a while ago!

Thanks for the comment!
Owe ya an email too! Will get to it shortly!


November 13, 2008 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

It's taken me until this year to be ok with liking more than 1 makeup company, MAC. Now I like Aromaleigh, Meow, MAC, Urban Decay, Too Faced, and I may even decide I like TheBalm's Stainiac enough to pick it up.

Thank you for showing me new things!


November 13, 2008 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

And yes, I'm a super geek who loves her darkwave, techno, goth etc. So I LOVE my dune cds :)

November 13, 2008 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...


awww you're super *hugs* I'm so glad you're thinking outside the box and enjoying new brands :)

Keep reading, keep reading, I'll convert you to more great brands hehehehehe!

November 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

were twins dd :) you're the dark side and I'm the kawaii side with a dark chewy center lol!

November 13, 2008 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger redapple291 said...

i'm really fond of your makeup tute and reviews !!! and it's one of my favorite web ^^... I want to buy 1 Urban Decay eyeshadow pallete like yours, could u pls tell me how I can have discount 30% off for it ?? thks so much ^o^

November 13, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Lol, I've been called perky goth, many times, even by Voltaire.
I <3 that man and his girlfriend.
We can be naughty twins!

November 13, 2008 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi redapple :)

thanks so much!!!!! I'm glad you enjoy my blog!

Friends and Family discount is available on the urban decay website by using the coupon code FF30!

Happy Shopping!

November 14, 2008 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd ;)

getting back on twitter in a sec ;)

oh my...naughty twins :) can I join in? cheeky triplets???? :)


November 14, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

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