Urban Decay’s Novel New Book of Shadows Vol II

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Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II shadows

I devour books like they’re food! There aren’t many things I cherish more than a few uninterrupted hours alone with a good novel in a comfy chair, mmm…


Now, Urban Decay’s newest “book” (Book of Shadows Vol. II ($48)) may not have an ISBN and be in stock at Borders, but it’s still a novel product that I wouldn’t mind curling up with on a brisk fall afternoon. 🙂

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II open
Hmm, what’s inside?

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II open 2
I spy a look book and 16 shadows, two pencil liners and an eye primer!

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ideas 1
Smokin’ hawt! I think I’m gonna try this look first.

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ideas 2

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ideas 4

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ideas 3

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II glide on eye pencils and potion primer
From left to right: wee versions of the Eyeshadow Primer Potion, 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Bourbon and 24/7 Glide-On Liner in Zero

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II glide on eye pencils
From top to bottom: Bourbon and Zero

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II review 1

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II review 2

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II revoew 4


Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II swatches-1
From left to right: Perversion, Gunmetal, Ecstasy and AC/DC

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II swatches-2
Nylon, Sellout, Mushroom and Sphynx

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II swatches-3
Half Baked, Twice Baked, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again and YDK


Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II swatches-4
Jinx, Flipside, Homegrown and Misdemeanor

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II closed

What do ya think? Nice little palette, right? I can’t wait to try it out with some looks!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rae says:

    Gorgeous!! I’ve had my eye on this one… your gorgeous swatches are NOT helping my self-restraint!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Fyrinnae follow-up… aka homemade CCBs! =-.

  2. amy says:

    all of these colours look gorgeous. I haven’t tried any UD shadows yet, but I love the 24/7 liners. Time for a trip to Sephora.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC DSquared Greasepaint Sticks Swatches on Eyes: As Eyeliner =-.

  3. Rebecca says:

    That’s awesome! I love the cute little version of the primer potion, and I definitely want to give some of those shadows a try. I’m loving Misdemeanor, YDK, and Perversion. In fact I love all of them… why am I so attracted to all things shimmery?
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… My Beauty Staples: Diorshow Blackout Mascara =-.

  4. Nina says:

    Im liking Twice Baked, Misdememeanor, Nylon and AC/DC. That pallete is awesome!!!

  5. YadiQ says:

    Omg isn’t it divine I scored this baby as soon as it released isn’t it to die for !!!??!! My faves are sellout , misdemenor and mushroom though I truley love them all!! I am actually taking this baby to Tampa with me tomorrow!!

  6. Lily says:

    omg I’m drooling over this…

    aofijwoejawe if Only I hadn’t bought those stupid art supplies…..

    .-= Lily’s last blog post… In Class Procrastination! chartpak vs. prismacolor, Wacom Tablets. =-.

  7. Maggie says:


    BUT! This will not phase as I have my eyes set SOLELY on the Show Pony palette. 😀 But I just have to wait until my Sephora has because I can’t shop online. (Which is a pain in the arse in these situations!:()
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… September 2009 Favorites! + Video! =-.

  8. Solé says:

    Be still my beating heart. I am in love. *le sigh*

  9. ezzie says:

    urban decay strikes again with their gorgeous, one-of-a-kind palettes.

  10. Meghan says:

    I have this and absolutely love it!! A recent look I loved is misdemeanor on the outer corners and crease, homegrown on the middle of the lid and lower lashline, half-baked on the inner corners, and sellout on the browbone blended well with the other colors. 🙂
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  11. Synaesthesia says:

    why isnt Urban Decay ships internationally ?

  12. These colors are all so beautiful! I got the Book of Shadows #1 last year and love it!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… A Smoky Eye With Just 1 Product! =-.

  13. Christy says:

    Ok, no one is getting Christmas presents from me this year, just cookies and cupcakes. I’ll be too busy buying this and all that new MAC coming down for the holidays!
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Mail Time! =-.

  14. Sharon says:

    Oh my gosh! My fh is going to france in november. I’ve sent him for it. I hope it’s still available when he goes there. Oh makeup gods help a girl out! I can’t wait to get my greasy little fingers on that book. Now that’s a book my mom won’t have to force me to read 🙂

  15. Jen says:

    I bought this almost as soon as it was released on UD’s website… Luuurve. Glad to see you’ve picked it up too!

  16. gio says:

    wow, I’m in love! This palette is gorgeous!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW: How often do you wash your brushes? =-.

  17. Vonvon says:

    Oh dear…..thanks for the lovely swatches…..now, I really need to have this ‘book’!!!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… EOTD: Clarins Colour Quartet For Eyes #40 Les Mordores – Forest =-.

  18. Pobeda says:

    Peach and vanilla with some rose? Ahhhhw, that sounds great! And knowing, that Paris perfumes are always saturated and sweet, that’d be a wonderful sweet treat! Yey for Karen’s choice!

    My fav cities are: (here’s a short list)

    1. Atlanta,GA
    2. Bruxelles, Belgium
    3. and Moscow, Russia – beyond question. 😀

    Email: pobedochka(at)gmail.com
    .-= Pobeda’s last blog post… Pobeda: RT @karenmbb: RT to Win Siren by Paris Hilton Perfume http://bit.ly/3ssPXF =-.

  19. Kim says:

    Hey girl, long time no comments! LOL. I know, I’m a bad poster. I check your blog every day, don’t worry about that — I’ve just been busy at work to type up clever little comments :D.

    I love, love, love this book of shadows. I bought my first few eyeshadows when Hautelook had their UD sale over the summer and OMG. The pigmentation and ease/creaminess. WHAT have I been doing all this time without UD shadows? I need to stop all this tomfoolery called work and school and focus on beauty 😉

    Have you considered doing guest looks of the day using something you’ve previously reviewed? I bet you’d get a few gorgeous combos you’d never even thought of! And everyone’s always looking for a new look to try. I think today my look is using NYX’s Chocolate (muted brown) all over the lid with some deep, dark gold from L’Oreal’s HiP duos… then rock out on my lower lash line with UD’s Chronic to the inner third, and finishing the last half with UD’s Goddess. Neutral with a pop. I love it.

  20. Tiffany says:

    so many options! I can’t wait to see the looks you do with this!

  21. TaLaisa says:

    Those are gorgeous swatches. Swoon. Sigh. I love it.
    .-= TaLaisa’s last blog post… Happy Valentines =-.

  22. Kristen says:

    I swear that UD makeup artists are geniuses. Every time I see a new lookbook or promo photos, the makeup — particularly on the eyes — is unbelievably stunning.

    Again, the included photo tutorials are making me swoon.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Recession Beauty: BeneFit To Go set at Sephora =-.

  23. Katherine says:

    I Love it!
    I hope they will have 30% off on their website, i want to try it!
    .-= Katherine’s last blog post… Kim Kardashian Inspired Loose Spiral Curl =-.

  24. Marina says:

    I saw a lot of reviews and swatches of this palette and I like your swatches the best!

    I am going to get UD 24/7 Super Stash and not sure about this palette yet.
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Vogue Russia. October 2009 =-.

  25. Loving the packaging. Cannot wait to see you rock ’em.

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 5 Ridiculous Photo Retouching … =-.

  26. Sherry B. says:

    The first look—the one you said you want to try first—is absolutely gorgeous! Please show us how it turns out for you when you do it!

  27. Daya says:

    I’m getting this palette, but I’m not sure if I will keep it or give it to my stepdaughter. Another poster mentioned the Show Pony palette. Are their swatches here?? 🙂

  28. JillyB says:

    I have last year’s Book of Shadows and I love it. I can see this one jumping into my cart when Sephora has it’s friends and family sale this fall (assuming that they are.) I like that this year’s version comes with a book of ideas. Cool.

  29. amy says:

    There is going to be a FF sale for Sephora from October 19 to Nov 2, so this might be in my goodie bag. Hopefully the sale applies to Canadian residents as well.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC Feline Kohl Power Pencil, Product Pictures, Swatches, Review and Shoe of the Day =-.

  30. Stef says:

    Karen, you’re a bad bad girl! ha ha ha Urban Decay is my favorite and I wasn’t going to get this palette, but now it’s looking like I might have to.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      You apply a thin layer on bare lids with a finger or a synthetic brush like the MAC 217 or 239. It goes on after your moisturizer and before your eyeshadow. Basically it gives your eye products more “stick” so they stay on for longer.

      Urban Decay has two versions of the their Primer Potion — Original and Sin. I prefer Sin because it has a light shimmer. Plus, I find it works better for complex blending. 🙂

      Hope this helps! If you have any more questions hit me up!

  31. Sarah says:

    Thank you Karen for answer my question about the Urban decay Primer Potion.
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… CrazyCatLadie: @burnkitty How long is your flight? Which airport you flying out of? Need a ride? Yea! Having a car rocks. lol =-.

  32. Marce says:

    Oh yah, that looks gawjuz. Can’t wait to see your go at the 1st look, it really is beautiful. I may just try to recreate it too, so pretty it is!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look Primavera 09 – Go Naked =-.

  33. Nora says:

    Are you going to do a tutorial with these? Pretty please?

    I’ve been trying to decide between this palette or the Makeup Forever Eye wish palette, which one do you think is better or more bang for the buck?

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