Every have your gut tell you to wait for something better? My gut did that to me in November when Urban Decay came out with their Book of Shadows II. I was so unimpressed with the Book of Shadows II, that opted to get Shadow Pony instead and wait for what would come from Urban Decay...
Then in January, I was doing my daily reading of Muse's Blog and feasted my eyes on her review of something..something I wanted bad. Something I already knew I had a lot of the shades of in my shadow collection..that something was Urban Decay's Alice in Wonderland's Book of Shadows! 16 of Urban Decay's best selling shadows renamed into the whimsical names you read in Alice in Wonderland...It was love at first sight. I love Alice in Wonderland, plan on seeing the Johnny Depp version when it comes out...I got excited...
But then I realized that I already own a good number of shadows that are in this set. What does a girl do in that case? Easy!!! I sold off some of my similar shades to a friend so I could justify purchasing this Book of Shadows.
Was it worth it?
The colors range from sparkly neutrals to bright vibrant purples and blue to smoky and sparkly grey and black. One complaint from some people is that there are too many glittery shades. I like glitter, so YAY MOAR FOR ME!!! ^_^
Seriously though, think about it: You do get a lot for $52. 16 high quality shadows that are univerally flattering, 2 high quality pencils (which are about an inch shorter than the standard 24/7 pencil), and a deluxe sample size Primer Potion. I've heard people complain about the price but consider buying ANY of these individually. As someone who has been buying high end cosmetics since she was 13 (and I'm 29 now), I can see the value that I recieved in this.
I'm very very happy with this. Here are some pics of my set:
I'll be posting several looks that can be created from this one set in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned. ^_^
Love and Hugs,