Friday, March 25, 2011

[Product Review] Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box

Description from URBANDECAY.COM: It's gorgeous, it's loaded with Eyeshadows, and it's eco-friendly! (It has a lot in common with you, actually.) The Sustainable Shadow Box holds TEN dynamic Eyeshadows, a cruelty-free Eyeshadow brush, AND a travel size bottle of Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
Fill Weight: Eyeshadows 10 x .56g e 10 x 0.02 US oz, Eyeshadow Primer Potion 2.66ml e 0.09 US fl oz
Ingredients: (Grifter & Uzi Ingredients) Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (Oil Slick Ingredients) Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (Kiddie Pool Ingredients) Polyethylene Terephthalate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (Twice Baked Ingredients) Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben (Midnight Cowboy Rides Again Ingredients) Polyethylene Terephthalate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Price: $36.00 USD

Urban Decay can be found at your local Sephora, or Ulta. If you prefer online shopping you can go to,,, or If you might know where else to get Urban Decay products please post it as a comment. 

My Opinion/Review: Urban Decay is the best company for the creative designs on there product and being cruelty free! Seriously how can you hate Urban Decay for that? You can’t and you won’t. This palette contains 10 shadows and cost $36.00 USD, so breaking it down you get $3.60 for each shadow, what a deal right! Some people forget that getting the palettes is a better deal than individually getting a single shadow for usually (high end products) $16.00 USD, or some people my think the shadows are of lesser quality in a palette, and yes that might be true to some brands, but Urban Decay certainly delivers.
I simply adore the overall appearance and packaging of this palette. The decor on it is a bit different from the others; it contains no skulls or death related designs, which is a bit livelier than the other palettes.
The palette swivels open and closed, which I really don’t care for actually. I like it better if it flip up open like all the other palettes.
Oh! And did I mention that it’s made out of bamboo, and other recycled materials, which makes it so nice and light weight. It’s not as compact as the other palettes, but if you carry a huge bag with you, there should be not problem lugging it around in your bag.
Has every other eyeshadows Urban Decay contains, these shadows do not differ from pigmentation. It’s simply vibrant with each color in this palette.
Most of these eyeshadows blend very nicely, almost effortless. Though the shade, Oil Slick is harder to blend out because it is a matte shade, just with glitter. And if you know makeup, matte shades are a pain to blend out sometimes.
Some of the eyeshadows contain glitter, and these glitters seem to give off a lot of fallout, whish is a turn off with most people. But you can get over it by using a wipe or tape; also avoid applying face makeup on 1st.
Creasing, Fading and Staying Power?
If you wear these eyeshadows alone with no eyeshadow primer, the colors still appear vibrant and there is minimal creasing and fading thru out the day, than your other brand eyeshadows. But like always I suggest an eyeshadow primer, to keep it from fading or creasing, and give it that overall staying power. Also using an eyeshadow primer keeps your eye makeup looking like you just freshly applied it.
This palette comes equip with a mini eye shadow primer potion in original and a brush (the wonder brush to be exact). The mini primer potion I gave to my sister since I already have the full sized version. If you like to see a review for the primer potion, I already put out a post for it, it is found ---> HERE.
The mini version of the wonder brush is really awesome, especially coming from a palette. This wonder brush is great for getting in the inner corners, applying multiple colors on the lid, and it’s thin enough to be a liner brush also. It’s definitely a handy brush to have around.
Bottom Line...
Pretty much the only real downfall of this product is the glitter fallout, which I really don’t find a big deal, but others may find this problem a huge factor in buying the product or not. In other words I still recommend it; it’s just up to you if you want to put up with it, the other aspects of this palette are so great I’m willing to look over the glitter fallout.

Color Description & Swatches: The shadows in this palette are either shimmery or glittery.
YDK = bronzed mocha with golden microglitter
Flipside = electric teal with blue sheen
Grifter = sheer lavender with lots of silver microglitter
Uzi = metallic silver with big iridescent sparkles
Twice Baked = brownie brown with gold glitter
(Without Eyeshadow Primer)

(With Eyeshadow Primer)

Midnight Cowboy = golden beige with bronze, gold & silver glitter
Flash = bright iridescent purple
Oil Slick = black with silver glitter
Kiddie Pool = ocean blue with iridescent glitter
Half Baked = subtle, lustrous bronze
(Without Eyeshadow Primer)

(With Eyeshadow Primer)

Overall Score: ★★★★☆

Hope You Enjoyed This Entry. Till Next Time!
OX Dizzy
P.S. Let Me know what you think of Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box! Love It or Hate It?


  1. They look pigmented, but I already own 6 of the colors!

  2. Definitely love it! The package is great! ^^
    Made out of Bamboo? Nice!!

  3. This palette looks really beautiful! I love the packaging, esp if it's made out of bamboo!

  4. @ Vintage Makeup --- Aww that kinda sux, I wish UD would at least use differ colors in each palette, so your not getting most of the same colors.

    @ MayClover --- Me Too! Awesome buy!

    @ DinaXYYan --- I know right, lovin the bamboo.

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