Makeup in Aisle 3: An Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Palette Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

I’d forgotten I was out of contact lens solution when I got the urge to play with the new Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Palette last night, and I remembered just about the time I finished this look with blue, green, brown and gold.


So I went to Target, LOL! I felt a little crazy town cruising the store with gold glitter on my lower lash line — it’s probably a better look for da club than eye care on aisle three — and I’m pretty sure I startled the cashier, but whatcha gonna do? Sometimes you just need contact lens solution AND glitter. πŸ™‚

urban decay 15-year anniversary eyeshadow collection


A breakdown of the look…

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Chase on the inner lid
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Evidence on the outer lid
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Chase Deeper in the crease
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Deep End in the outer crease
  • Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara on both the upper and lower lashes

Do you ever run errands wearing makeup looks you only intended to wear around the house? Sometimes I can’t help myself. If I like the way a look turns out, it seems like a shame not to take it outside, even if outside is just to Target or Trader Joe’s.

So how was your night? Did you watch anything good on TV?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alex says:

    Is this out at Sephora yet?
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  2. LOVELY! i really like seeing the blue eyeshadow with the pink lips together =).

    also, i once gardened w/ full eye makeup on from a look i did on my blog… let’s just say i got some pretty interesting looks from my neighbours :p.
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  3. Eesha says:

    I agree Karen, sometimes we just go crazy for ‘that’ glitter in life. I absolutely loved this look. We don’t have UD in India :(. But will try to replicate with whatever I have, I so loved it.
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  4. Pernille says:

    I think that is a beautiful look and not at all over the top for running errands in. A few days ago I did a very graphic and dark purple eye with an Armani eyes to kill shadow and then I had to go to the shop to get milk….the cashier asked me if I was off to a party – on sunday afternoon:-)

  5. laksh says:

    Love your earrings! and that gold glitter sure looks great πŸ™‚

  6. Kaitlin says:

    I LOVE your earrings!! Where did you get them?

  7. Faye says:

    Love the blue and gold look you did with it!

    I bought the palette last week, and while I loved the colors, I was kind of put off by the packaging – bulky and tacky. It was a bit too, um, “bling-y” for me.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Faye!

      I figure the packaging is something you either love or don’t love. Even though it picks up fingerprints quickly, I don’t mind it so much. Too bad it isn’t more travel-friendly…

      What are your favorite colors from the palette?

      • Faye says:

        Yes, it’s a shame because I’m going away this week and I’d wanted to bring it with me, but it’s way too bulky.

        I really like Omen and Evidence.

  8. Nina says:

    love the look, Karen! and yes — glitter in our lifes = a necessity!

  9. Larie says:

    Your earrings are so cool!

    And I answered the door with a bare face and BRIGHT red lipstick (while wearing sweats) once a couple weeks ago…the door-to-door sales guy standing on the other side seemed very confused. But sometimes you just need to have fun! πŸ˜€ Rock that glitter in the aisles πŸ™‚
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    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Larie. I got them a while back at Forever 21.

      And LOL… I’ve totally done the same thing with bright lipstick — both with red and pink.

  10. Ruchita says:

    Very pretty – I especially I like the blue shadow!

    I finally got around to watching True Blood last night. I liked it, but there were a lot of different storylines. I’m most interested in the ones with the witches and I’m curious to see what happens to Eric!

    • Karen says:

      True, there was a lot going on. I’m liking this season more than last season so far, though. I hope they keep the momentum up!

      So what do you think of Jason and Jessica? I predict they’re going to have a thing.

      • Ruchita says:

        I agree with you about Jason and Jessica. It’ll be interesting to see how that turns out. I hate waiting for Sunday to roll around for another new episode. I’m addicited! πŸ™‚

  11. Vonvon says:

    Such eye look is not really OTT! I think it’s very pretty, and I have worn brighter eye makeup (sometimes) and gone out to do my grocery shopping. It’s usually after I have done a look for my blog.
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  12. Heidi says:

    If I feel like a fun glittery look I’m never very concerned about where I’m going to be seen with it! This is a really pretty look.

  13. gio says:

    This is a beautiful look! That blue eyeshadow is really pretty.
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  14. Mary says:

    Blue really is a great colour on you – really emphasizes your eyes!
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    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Mary. Blue eyeshadow is all sorts of fab for brown eyes. I wish I discovered it earlier (I only started wearing it in the last few years).

      Hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday!

  15. karo says:

    Lovely! πŸ™‚
    And you look so beautiful!
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  16. Paigest says:

    I really wish UD would restock this already!!!! πŸ™ I wanna play too! Really Pretty Karen. I don’t think it looks like crazy town!!

    Caught up on True Blood last night sooo good! Seeing lots more of Alcide and Eric I have nooo problem with that!!! Also Drop Dead Diva. Love that show! Hey did you ever say which NARS Pam was wearing?

    • Karen says:

      Oh, I totally forgot about Drop Dead Diva. My tivo is so flaky! It never seems to record the shows I actually want. Grr…

      As for Pam and her NARS, she uses Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the show. πŸ™‚

  17. Jenn Staz says:

    Wow – I love how evidence looks! I’m so hesitant to wear blue shadows, but this one is so classy. Great look!
    Nothing good on TV last night… just an old episode of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew! πŸ˜€

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenn,

      You know, it took me a while to get on board with blue eyeshadow, but now I really, really love it. You should try it sometime! You never know. πŸ™‚

      There doesn’t seem to be anything good on TV on the weeknights!

  18. Amanda says:

    Love the look. I was able to snag one on last Friday when it made a brief appearance. It’s supposed to be delivered tomorrow and I cannot wait to get it!

  19. Trisha says:

    A face of the day! You definitely don’t do these enough.

    And you look awesome. Really good color combination.
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  20. Liz says:

    Karen, I LOVE your earrings! *___*

  21. Chris25 says:

    I would wear rainbow eye makeup to school, so I am not afraid to wear crazy looks to the store. One time a drunk guy hung out of a bar window as I was passing by (with my UD Peace and Ransom eye makeup) and shouted at me “Too much makeup, ma!” I was like, whatever. πŸ˜›

  22. Christine says:

    Ahem, this is all too familiar. Last week I had just got a box from Sephora and was excitedly trying all my new goodies out. After I had a bright blue eye, complete with hot pink cheeks and lips (a bit like what you have above, but not as tasteful and moderated :P), my Blackberry went off reminding me I had to go to work. Oops. Never scrubbed down my face so fast in my life, heehee.

  23. Shanice says:

    I love your technique! And I would have never thought to use blue and gold together. They create a very nice look. πŸ™‚
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  24. jen. says:

    You can never go wrong with a little glitter in your life, even if it is to Target! Besides, I would much rather see people over-dressed than under-dressed when I’m out picking up my Cheez-its and Milkbones (for me and for Enzo, respectively). I love seeing people with nicely done makeup so I can sneak a peek and some inspiration for myself. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      True, true. I do love seeing glammed-up folks at Target and TJ’s. It makes life a little more exciting.

      BTW, my old lab (RIP) loved Cheez-its…

      Big hugs to Enzo!

  25. TJ says:

    I’m with Jen. I steal the good ideas for myself, so shop on!!!

  26. Ashley says:

    Does anyone know when the Urban decay 15 year anniversary palette will be available in stores or when they will have more available on the web site. I’m driving myself crazy waiting to buy this.

  27. heidi Werber says:

    gorgeous photos of you!

  28. Wendy A. says:

    Hey Karen If I were to buy one palette which one would you recommend? The Naked palette or this because somehow this palette seems more versatile?

  29. Alina says:

    Urban Decay’s fall collection has left me speechless! It’s definitely something I am looking forward to! By the way, LOVE your earrings!!!!!
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  30. This is a really pretty look! I think it’s perfectly Aisle-3 appropriate xD Really love your earrings too.
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  31. Kim says:

    Oh, I think you look glitterific! I feel oddly self-conscious just wearing colored liner or (gasp) lipstick, so I totally understand how, when you’re wearing out-of-the-ordinary-for-you makeup, it feel like everyone is giving you looks. This is pretty, though, and you can rock any look – even in aisle 3. πŸ™‚

  32. Kelly says:

    I want this palette so badly!! I say glitter it up all the time! One day I may want to go with a subtle speckle of glitter here and there before I head out to the grocery store or decide to go all out with bold glittery lids.. Wear your glitter with pride and confidence!
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  33. Barb says:

    I almost always wear a full face of makeup, even on weekends! I’ve gone to little league baseball games with glitter on my eyes πŸ™‚

    This palette looks so pretty. Might check this one out. Thanks!

  34. Thepaigest says:

    IT just came back in stock at Urban Decay online guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Patricia says:

    Those colorful earrings are beautiful, do you mind telling me where they are from???? I looooove them and look gorgeous on you!

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