Thursday, August 5, 2010

Review: Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box

The Urban Decay Ammo Shadow Box came out ages ago, I got it three Christmases ago from my sister. It is quite slim and compact which I like, the packaging is cute too, the lighter purple print in the pic above is actually velvet. The print is quite elaborate too, with a pistol shooting out butterflies, skulls, fish, hearts and other swirly things. This shadow box retails for $36 on the Urban Decay website.

This shadow box came with 10 best-selling shadows to celebrate Urban Decay's 10th birthday at the time. They are said to be arranged in duos to be used together, if you want to go that route. It comes with a large mirror inside, and a double ended sponge applicator. The palette also has a magnetized closure, which is nice to keep it all tightly closed. Since it's black on the inside, it can get fairly dirty if used often.

The shadows in this palette are gorgeous, and they overall, are less glittery than the ones in the Sustainable Shadow Box. I would get this palette alone for the gorgeousness that is "Last Call" that shadow is soo beautiful and I think similar to MAC's Starviolet.

I will go over the shadows that are found in the Ammo Shadow Box, descriptions taken from Sephora:
Smog - deep coppery bronze, this is a beautiful buttery brown everyday crease brown colour.
Maui Wowie - sandy sheen, I thought this shadow would be too glittery, but it's actually not horrible when swatches, pretty smooth gold champagne colour, extremely pigmented.
Mildew - shimmering metallic green, I don't have a lot of green shadows and this one is beautiful.
Last Call - iridescent plummy purple, one of the prettiest purples ever, love this shade and my favourite in this palette.
Chopper - shimmering fawn with glitter. Peachy colour with subtle shimmer.
Shattered - bright iridescent aquamarine. Pretty oceany blue with no shimmers, glitter anything.
Sin - light shimmering champagne, this is another beautiful colour, shimmer is delicate and the shadow is smooth and lovely.

Oil Slick - black with rainbow glitter. I have this in the Sustainable palette too and hate it, never wear it.
Polyester Bride - sheer white shimmer, crumbly, thick mess.
Grifter - sparkling pale purple ,too much fallout and crumble on this one.

This palette is really nice, the packaging is cool and the shadows contained are pretty good, aside from the three "losers" that I pointed out above. I am happy that I have this palette in my collection and reach for it from time to time. I only have the two for now, Sustainable and Ammo and I would choose Ammo over the other in a second.

If you are thinking of picking up an Urban Decay palette, please keep in mind that their shadows can be crumbly, glittery and have lots of fallout, but some shadows are also very, very good quality and some of those are in this palette.


Steph said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I really like Last Call and Shattered. Lovely palette!

alvira said... Best Blogger Tips

All the colors are so beautiful , both sephora and urban decay don't do shipping to Pakistan can someone please tell me any online shopping store which can do shipping here because I want to purchase sephora and urban decay palettes

❤ilvoeshopping❤ said... Best Blogger Tips

i wish we have urban decay here in the Philippines so I can this lovely palette.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

the colors look cute!

I love the Shattered color and Maui Wowie color :D


alicesmother said... Best Blogger Tips

as always with this brand, I love the palette and the colours. The only thing I'm not fond of is the glitter. Thanks for showing it

Estefany said... Best Blogger Tips

You have such a great collection of make up! So jealous! Ima make a make-up request to you soon!

P.s. Thank for taking the button. Your words were so kind. I barely saw it today =)

Rubinha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this palette! :D

ndoodles said... Best Blogger Tips

I think that I want to try out their other palettes - I can't remember the name... ahh but yeah I've always wanted to try out Urban Decay's stuff.

KeysGoRound said... Best Blogger Tips

Hah! I haven't this palette for awhile and had NO IDEA that they were "lined up" in pairs like you said! Thanks for the review on an "oldie" but a goodie!

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this palette, but definitely agree with you over Oil Slick..but I'm not a fan of black eyeshadow (or should I say I'm not very good at applying black!)

My only issue with this palette has been that the magnet is too strong in mine and pulls the casing up with it that should be around the shadows...very annoying, but worth it for the gorgeous colours!